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Q: What does the electronic power steering Warning Light mean?

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What does the electronic power steering Warning Light mean?

A: The electronic power steering Warning Light...

The electronic power steering Warning Light is located on the instrument panel, and is accompanied by a buzzing sound. When this light illuminates, there is a problem with the electronic power steering system. This issue can reduce your ability to steer, so you should stop the car immediately and have the vehicle serviced.

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Like all warning lights, the electronic power steering Warning Light briefly illuminates when you turn the car on. The light is only a problem if it stays lit when the engine is turned on.

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