WARNING   WARNING:  The electric power steering system has diagnostic checks that continuously monitor the system. If a fault is detected, a message displays in the information display. Stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. Switch the vehicle off. After at least 10 seconds, switch the vehicle on and watch the information display for a steering system warning message. If a steering system warning message returns, have the system checked as soon as possible.
WARNING   WARNING:  If the system detects an error, you may not feel a difference in the steering, however a serious condition may exist. Have your vehicle checked as soon as possible. Failure to do so may result in loss of steering control.

Adapt your speed and driving behavior according to reduced steering assist.
Extreme continuous steering may increase the effort to steer. This occurs to prevent internal overheating and damage to the steering system. If this occurs, you will not lose the ability to steer your vehicle manually nor will it cause damage to the system. Normal steering and driving allows the system to cool down and steering assist returns to normal.
Note:   There is no fluid reservoir to check or fill.
When your vehicle is still moving, a significant decrease in steering assistance or a loss of steering assistance could occur if:
  • You switch your vehicle off.
  • Your vehicle loses electrical power.
  • Your vehicle detects a concern.
When your vehicle is off and your vehicle begins moving, there is no steering assistance.