2008 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 SXI
Power steering not working on start up

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Chris Speakman
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Sep 2, 2020 (4 months ago)
power steering and ABS warning light comes on when starting on coldish morning. Both don't work for a mile or so. Then restart car and problem goes away...has anyone else had this and knows a solution?

Car details
Car: Vauxhall Corsa
Variant: 1.2 SXI
Model Year: 2008
Category: Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres
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whittingehame
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16,849 points

Sep 2, 2020 (4 months ago)
You need to get your battery load tested and your alternator charging rate checked also .
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Chris Speakman
Driver
1 points

Sep 2, 2020 (4 months ago)
Thanks, just purchased the car so had been sitting on the forecourt for a few weeks, so battery maybe low. Will be doing a long drive tomorrow so hopefully that might help matters
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whittingehame
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16,849 points

Sep 2, 2020 (4 months ago)
Sitting for a long time may have caused it as you suggest . Your trip may boost it back up , if not a trickle charge should do if battery has no weak cells . Alternator would SEEM to be ok if after short journey it has put enough back into the battery to clear fault . Enjoy your drive .
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Chris Speakman
Driver
1 points

Sep 2, 2020 (4 months ago)
Thanks again for your advice - much appreciated
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