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Robert, UK Qualified Car Technician
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Experience:  self employed in the motor repair buisness 19years
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Nissan micra steering column faulty. Fluid ok, 56 reg Sorry

Customer Question

Nissan micra steering column faulty.
JA: Have you checked the fluids?
Customer: Fluid ok
JA: What year is your Micra?
Customer: 56 reg Sorry 53 reg
JA: Are you fixing your Micra yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No. Nothing
JA: Is there anything else the Mechanic should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No other thing
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Nissan
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Still waiting.
Customer: replied 19 days ago.
I'll be driving now. May not response pro.ptly but will respond later
Expert:  Robert replied 19 days ago.

Im Rob, A fully certified vehicle technician and Garage/MOT centre owner in the UK and will be assisting you with your question today.

These K12 Micras arent unknown for faults in regards ***** ***** power steering,If a malfunction occurs in system, normal control stops and the system switches to fail-safe status. At the same time, electric power steering warning lamp turns on "the PS warning/sign" and steering wheel switches to manual steering status.(Steering wheel operating force becomes heavy.) and sometimes down to the electric motor on column or the eps control unit itself becoming faulty.If you have local garage with a good diagnostic machine "maybe a second opinion as such" to actually interrogate and read the codes from the steering control unit - they can confirm this or try clearing the faults stored in the steering ecu. and sometimes the steering will then work ok .However it may likely do it again..sometimes checking the connections into the column can help resolve it if its a loose connection,so maybe worth checking that too aswell..either way if there is total loss of steering and the codes can't be cleared and has been verified the column needs replaced via the faults codes..there are places online that do re-manufactured/supply/exchange bases columns for these so again would be worth searching for or your garage. hope this helps..