Hi there, you can drive without power steering, it's just alot more difficult to turn.
Can you tell me what symptoms he has? is it leaking power steering fluid? is the pump whining? does he get any noise when turning?
Symptoms - stiff at low speeds but has stiffened up at higher speeds after a long drive. It is an electric ps. I do not believe there is any whining or noise. However there has been comment that it might seize up?
The light has come on, however at the last garage they visited it would appear the problem is solved - either because electrics reset OR because the electrical connection at the bottom of the unit was loose. As engineer Turkish he was unable to understand exactly what sorted it. I believe there is a good chance it will occur again, in which case they can now check socket, however if that does not cure it we are back to my original question will it remain just hard to steer OR will it ultimately seize up?