Fiat 500 Power Steering Fault

Fiat 500 steering rebuild

The Fiat 500 is a well-known car for its constant problems, and loss of power steering is one that plagues the model across all build years. Even with two different versions in circulation this remains one of the biggest issues for 500 owners.


This Fiat 500 power steering fault is a common malfunction which usually happens intermittently to begin with, often leading to complete and full failure leaving heavy steering that may not respond as expected or at all when you need it most - such as an emergency situation where quick reactions matter most!


When diagnosing the issue using fault code readers the most common code to be found is C1002 – Steering Column Motor Torque Sensor. The code may well clear, but it will always return along with no assisted power steering.


Don’t buy an expensive new replacement, that will ultimately fail the same way.

Instead we offer a full test and rebuild option for this electric power steering unit, completed within 3-5 working days, with an unlimited mile Lifetime Warranty and without the need for coding when we return it.


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Common Failure symptoms:

  • Intermittent to permanent loss of power steering


Common fault codes:

  • C1002 – Steering Column Motor Torque Sensor


Affected Vehicles:

  • Fiat 500 2007 – 2021



Removal instructions:



Test and rebuild:

Each Fiat 500 electric power steering column undergoes rigorous testing on our bespoke testing rigs. Once the EPS has been identified as faulty, our highly skilled technicians move onto the rebuild stage. Fully stripping each unit and replacing common failing components with higher rated than standard versions ensures that the power steering functions in accordance with OEM specifications – always, completely eradicating the Fiat 500 power steering fault.



No need for expensive programming when you receive it back – just plug in and drive!



With our experienced and skilled team, we have successfully remanufactured these electric power steering columns for main dealers and specialists all over the globe. You can be assured that you're getting a high standard of replacement components, workmanship and ESD safety.



Lifetime unlimited mileage*


How do I get my unit rebuilt?

To pay for the rebuild click the Shop Now link above, select your part number and click: Get yours rebuilt

Print the payment/booking confirmation email.

Package the Fiat 500 steering column inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received we will test, rebuild and return your unit with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty. (if your unit turns out not to be faulty then we will refund your payment less a small testing fee and return shipping)


What if I don’t want to pay up front?

This is not a problem, if you prefer this option then follow the following steps:

Fill in and submit this test form.

Print the booking confirmation email.

Package the power steering unit inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received, we will test your Fiat 500 steering column and call you to advise on the outcome of testing, if your unit is faulty and you choose to go ahead with the rebuild then we will take payment over the phone using a debit/credit card.

We will then rebuild your power steering and return it to you with an unlimited mileage warranty.

If you require further information regarding this Fiat 500 electric power steering then please contact us.

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Comments on "Fiat 500 Power Steering Fault"
Laura says: 28/3/2022 7:23:05 PM
Hello my powered steering just keeps cutting out ??? What do I do many thanks
ECU Admin says: 29/3/2022 9:40:32 AM
Hi, it reads as though you are suffering from the common failure of these units. We would recommend sending your unit for test and rebuild.
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