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Scoobiedoo79

Steering Malfunction Error Message

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Hi

Looking for some info with my 09 Mondeo I Noticed the other day when driving that the tabs on the hud console disappeared leaving just the radio greyed out and the settings and trip options available left it as it was as I had to go into work and when I checked it later all was well this has happened again since but not for a few days

Now when I was on the car tonight I got an error message on the console steering malfunction got home and switched off and back on again started fine same error

message Disconnected the battery and left it off for about half an hour and then connected it back up car powers up when unlocking and still gives the error steering malfunction but now will no longer start

It’s a key less entry and I have tried the other key and also sticking the key in the blanked off slot where a normal key goes and still the car won’t start doesn't

give me the press clutch message that normally comes on before starting

Had a look at the fuses for the key less and steering lock and they look ok and tried the battery again and still nothing

Any ideas or suggestions before I book it in to get looked at and potentially cost me a fortune

Cheers

ScoobieDoo

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Hi Derek,

I would suggest that you disconnect all the wiring harnesses from the GEM board and try again (with the battery disconnected)

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I own a 2012 Mondeo. And exactly the same problem. Steering malfunction displays, then I can start the car at most 3-4 times and after that it won't start again. When I drove to the garage for the fist time - they told me the battery was nearly flat. Told me it must have been my fault and I had to purchase a new battery. Since then it happened again 3 times (with the new battery!). Currently the car's been in the garage for 2 weeks, they still do not know what is causing the battery to drain intermittently. Last time I dropped it off immediately when the error appeared, without stopping the engine even. They charged the battery (again) and have been waiting if it to start loosing voltage, it has not. But I was told no repair can be done until it starts loosing voltage again, then they will hopefully try to find what is causing it. Any ideas what it could be??

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Hi Mate

Mines turned out to be a sensor to do with the keyless entry I was getting the steering error message and then not long after it the car just cut out and wouldnt even turn over powered up but nothing worked and wouldnt start

Said that the sensor was part of a system that alows the car to start and because the sensor was broke it wouldnt alow it to go any further

This happened a few times and was reprogrammed before they advised me to replace it (About £350 ish)

Since its been replaced to be fair I have had no issues

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Hi halandmore Did you get it sorted, as I've got an 11plate & sounds like it's             Exactly same problem as yours 

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On 3/6/2015 at 6:06 PM, Scoobiedoo79 said:

Hi Mate

Mines turned out to be a sensor to do with the keyless entry I was getting the steering error message and then not long after it the car just cut out and wouldnt even turn over powered up but nothing worked and wouldnt start

Said that the sensor was part of a system that alows the car to start and because the sensor was broke it wouldnt alow it to go any further

This happened a few times and was reprogrammed before they advised me to replace it (About £350 ish)

Since its been replaced to be fair I have had no issues

hi scoobie doo 

Mine came up with the same message about steering message.

I have had the car recover to ford evans halshaw and they have said it the central locking modular and that i have to replace it costing my £400.

Was this what you had to get replace.

Hope to hear back from you soon as i dont want to pay it if that is not the problem 

thanks Dan Benson 

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Pretty sure that was the part that was replaced

Basically said it was a sensor for the key-less remote and because it wasn't getting the signal to start the unlock process the car and remove the steering lock etc so it was pretty much dead

£400 is more than I paid for it to be done mine you it was about £350 for mines in a ford garage (AA transported it 100 miles to it mind you because of where I live (Far north of Scotland) but the problem you have is the car is dead so you cant exactly shop around etc

Its a sore one to take mate but since mines was done I've not had any problems with it so far touch wood

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yeah i know i had a mechanic come out to look at it i was shopping at morrisons when it happened.

I hope to god that its the same thing i think evan halshaw like to charge more as before christmas it went in for the sony cd player and they said it would cost my £1000 to get it replaced i dont think i will be getting a car from them again as they did not even ring when the car got there in the workshop.

Thanks for the quick reply as you have put my mind at rest now.

 

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With mines it was reprogrammed 2 times before it was replaced

First time got it done locally and it solved the problem

Second time it gave the steering message thankfully I was close to the garage that eventually did the work and they programmed it and told if it happened again replace it so that's what was done when it went again

Dunno if its worth getting it reprogrammed as that only cosy me about £70 for it short term fix that might stick and solve it for you but with mines it didn't make any difference and had to do the sensor

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Had mine reprogrammed 4 months back & been ok since. But told if it happens again that I'll need a new module

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