I own a 2010 Suzuki Swift 1.5 and I'm having issues with the Power Steering since a couple days ago.
I was driving last Friday on the highway at 110 kph and since it was foggy I turned on the fog lights. When I pushed the button, the lights turned on but the EPS light on the dashboard turned on too:
At the same time, obviously, the wheel was hard as hell as if the car didn't had any power steering. I pulled over and turned the engine off and back on after a minute or so. The EPS light was off, but it turned on again as soon as I moved the wheel.
I had to drive all the weekend in that condition, and last Monday I went to a workshop so they could scan it. All they found was a "C1142" failure. He tried to erase the failure but his computer didn't seem to be working properly.
I went the next day to another workshop and the same happened (same issue code and same weird functioning of the pc-scanner). They suggested me to go to an official Suzuki workshop as soon as I can and I will do that, but I'd love to know first if any of you had this same issue and how you managed to solve it.
To summarise, this is the chronology:
- Friday Morning: Changed the tyre pressure to 32 PSI each. (my tyres are 185/60R15)
- Friday Night: I drove about 30 km and then the EPS light came on after I turned on the fog lights. The wheel became very hard to move, specially at low velocity.
- Saturday Morning: I changed the battery since it was having major issues and delivering incorrect voltage. The EPS light continued to appear as soon as I moved the wheel.
I read many forums and some people got it fixed after they changed the battery, some of them said it was a wrong tyre pressure. I could be having both here, or maybe the steering engine is already damaged because of the old battery.
I'd appreciate any suggestions on this matter
Thanks and regards