Power steering assist warning came on and no power steering. Any thoughts? 2014 ford fiesta

2014 ford fiesta. Power steering assist warning came on. No power steering.
Any thoughts?

Your vehicle utilizes electronic steering assist instead of hydraulic steering assists.

This means instead of having a power steering pump your vehicle has an electric motor mounted on the steering rack that provides steering assist.

There’s a problem in this system.


In a 5 year old car I would have the battery checked first! An old, tired battery will cause the electric power steering to act wonky. The steering draws a LOT of power - more than just the alternator alone can provide. The rest comes from the battery for short steering events.

It may be all you need to fix this.

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