Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Warning light reveals electronic steering gear box needs replacing

asked by on

Several times the ‘service advancetrac’ warning light has come on recently. This morning I took my van for a diagnosis at the dealership. They reported that the electronic steering gear box should be replaced (Very expensive)! They also said that the steering could fail because of the condition of the gear box. This news, of course, causes alarm and great concern! I haven't had any steering problems. Would I have experienced some kind of steering problem if the cause is truly the electronic steering gear box?

A: With modern vehicles that have many electro...

With modern vehicles that have many electronic systems, it is not unusual for parts to quickly fail. In the past, mechanical parts would take awhile to fail and would generally let the users know something was wrong. Electrical parts, while more reliable, have a tendency to fail much more quickly or just stop working. If you want to have a second opinion on this from an independent mechanic, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to inspect your steering system and let you know what fixes may be needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Can a wide turn on a pickup be fixed?

Long bed trucks do have a large turning radius, made even larger if the vehicle is 4x4. As the dealer said, this cannot be changed. However, if you feel the turning radius is abnormally large and others of the same...

Q: Shift selenoid "A" electrical P0753

If you did not do so while replacing shift solenoid "A" (if I am reading your query correctly), disconnect the battery for 10 minutes or so, re-connect the battery, and drive the car for 15-20 minutes. This will reset the...

Q: Rear level change, ABC Light on

Hello. The active body control light comes on when the computer detects an issue with the active body control system. The active body control system uses a hydraulic pump to level out the vehicle's suspension. If a problem occurs with...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...