Common Failing Renault Modus EPS
Renault Modus vehicles built from 2004 – 2011 have a common problem that causes the electric power steering to fail suddenly and completely. When the fault occurs you will notice a complete loss of power steering and a message on the dash that states ‘Steering Fault – Stop Engine’.
When the steering fails suddenly you may feel as though you are trying to steer a tank as the steering will become very heavy indeed, sometimes cycling the ignition off and then on may cure the problem temporarily, but this will not cure the fault completely. If you go to your local garage to get the problem diagnosed then you will likely discover that you have the following fault codes stored: 'C1608 - ECU Internal Fault' or 'DF002 - Computer Internal Electrical'.
If the above fault codes are present in the steering system, then it would not be worth spending any more time or money isolating the fault further as it can only mean one thing…
Your Electric Power Steering Column has failed!
There are no current rebuild solutions for this variant of the Renault Modus electronic power steering system from the years 2004-2011. However the full electric power steering column is still available from the dealership, but also can be purchased secondhand. For more information on used parts click the following link: https://www.1stchoice.co.uk/parts/ecu
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