That’s really unusual, there is a mechanic link on the steering. The steering is powered ASSIST, but there is a direct link between the steering wheel and steering rack. You have something else happening here! Sounds like someone has messed with the system and got it ‘really’ wrong!sure, though I need to fix something else at it first; maybe you could have a look in a couple weeks?
Edit: the steering drive gave in yesterday. As a tried to steer with no PS the steering wheel gave out and just didn't connect with the car wheels anymore. I had to spin it one way for about 20 seconds before the wheels would turn too. Had a mechanic look it up today and there's nothing he can do since it's an electrical problem. So it's not really safe to drive so I can't come your way anymore in the near future at least :/
Seems likely. The Halfords mechanic mentioned that there was some evidence of somebody messing with it in the past. I'm surprised the steering wheel even works now tbh since the connection to the wheels was somehow interrupted (luckily I was just trying to leave the parking space and wasn't actually driving). The wheel is just in a wrong position now (basically upside down) and it needs tracking, but it the wheels turn just fine when I steer. I'm obviously not gonna try driving it around town tho.That’s really unusual, there is a mechanic link on the steering. The steering is powered ASSIST, but there is a direct link between the steering wheel and steering rack. You have something else happening here! Sounds like someone has messed with the system and got it ‘really’ wrong!
I can only fix it by either plugging into the car or the unit it self. I cannot fix remotely sorry.Sorry to jump on this thread but I get the NATS light on after about 5 minutes of driving. The PS unit was replaced maybe 3 years ago and this has been happening since. Can I get this resolved anyway. I am on N.Ireland and panicking of my battery dies I will be stranded
Hi mate any luck with the sourcing of suitably replacement units ?Hey.
At the moment James I’m struggling to get any decent units, I have someone waiting for a unit and everyone I interrogate it has previous faults within its life history.
I’ll drop you a message and send you my number, I have someone who has 15 units and wants me to buy as bulk rather then a few, I didn’t need any yet and was planning to buy 10 late March for other applications, I may have to suck it up!
I’ll drop you my number
I am in the same boat As you mate..located west of London .. @huttojb (hope he can can assist us..)@huttojb my EPS has failed intermittently over the past year or so, returning after clearing the fault each time. I'd like to bite the bullet and replace it. My K12 Micra only has 25K miles on the clock so I'd like to keep it running for a few more years.
Please let me know if you can help. I am based in London.
Hi Huttojb ive been trying to find out how to get in touch with you regarding a k12 eps problem with immobiliser, im really stuck and would more than appreciate some guidance, please could you email me at [email protected] thankyou James.Sheets,
Like I said above, I wouldn’t recommended the solution suggested above. A used unit cost £40+ from a scrap yard but it will not be paired with your car and therefore you’ll have NATS issues. It is quite simple to remove and replace the EPS but you need to get it paired.
Not sure what the refurbish ones are like and don’t really trust them.
Would you be interested in sending me your one (at your cost), I’ll check it and either send the original one back with it cleared or send one from the scrap yard which can pair to your car if the original one Has a hard fault.
Message me and we can discuss.
Hey buddy, how has the car been since you cleared the fault with program??Hi, I had the ubiquitous power steering failure and had been driving the awful car without assistance for 9 months, but as it looked like I'd be sadly keeping it a while longer, the steering needed sorting for the MOT.
In the end I came across Nissan Data Scan 3, its a simple program that offers full dealer level diagnosis and code reading but only costs £30 and uses a £17 VAG K+CAN cable. The support for the k12 on the website is almost non existence but I can confirm that it does work.
The NDS III software is intended for the latest generation Nissan and Infiniti cars build after year 2008. They are equipped with a 16 pin OBDII connecter and use a Consult III protocol over a CAN bus.nisscan.com
With the software I read and cleared the codes and the power steering is now working fine. Obviously this wont resolve every problem and mine might go again, the relays are noisy, but I can easily clear the codes again myself.
Hi huttjob my nissan micra k12 with ps on dashboard ,,garage fixed with a refurbished steering column 18 months ago with no issues but now error come back and steering is stiffGood luck. May last for a few months. The torque sensor is an optical sensor and was manufactured in a clean room environment. And if my memory is correct, if there is any dust greater the 40 microns it can cause a failure. But if the dust moves it will then work once the faults are cleared. There is only a small window of operation so as long as the contamination particles don’t pass over the operation window it won’t trip again.
Obviously with the DTC code doesn’t give you exactly the internal fault codes, so there was about 20 internal fault codes relate to the torque sensor, from dust in the system to the disc falling off. 95% of the time it was contamination.
I do have 3 units in but hopefully you will be fine. I would replace the systems personally, especially on a torque sensor issue that can happen on speed. I did some testing with fault insertion on the MIcra and it’s not nice when the system trips at any kind of speed.
Usually people wait till it’s a hard fault, so you know where I am if you need me.
Hi @huttojb,I’ve sent my mobile number over on a direct message