Q: Warning lights came on, and then power steering and fans don't work

asked by on

I started my car, and the brake , battery, power steering and slip lights all turn on, and then the power steering and fans don't work. Restarting the car didn't do anything. I disconnected the battery and that work, but the problem has since happened again. What could this be from?

I suspect that the issue is in the ignition system or control modules not communicating properly with each other. Disconnecting the battery will reset the computer modules but will not fix the issue. I would recommend taking the vehicle to a dealer since the dealer will have the latest ECM updates and information before it is let out to the public arena. It may be a problem that could leave you stranded if it continues, so I recommend getting it looked at and fixed as soon as possible.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Warning lights came on, and then power steering and fans don't work

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: While driving my car wasn’t accelerating pulled over then when I tried to start it again it just made a click/clunk noise

It sounds like you may have broke a timing belt. If you did then you may have bent the valves and caused major engine damage to the cylinder head due to bent valves. If the timing belt did not break...

Q: 2008 Kia Sportage had extremely low or no oil or radiator fluid a day after ECM replacement and sensor lights did not come on.

ECM replacement does not implicate the engine lubrication or cooling systems. It is possible the fluid levels were already low when the vehicle was presented for service although admittedly it is also possible to envision a scenario where a shop...

Q: What does the Master warning light on the dash mean?

The Master Warning Light is usually accompanied by another warning light, and indicates that one or more warning systems have been detected. The Master Warning Light ranges in its levels of significance and severity. It is important to check your...

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...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...