Join Date: 12th January 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I bought my 06 Civic Sports in 2008 and didn't start experiencing this issue until 2010. At first it was intermittent, but eventually the EPS light would come on every time I started the car. Forked out $1300 (was originally $2100 but managed to talk them down) to have the EPS rack replaced. It worked fine for a few months, then one night driving home from work, the steering completely locked - that is, the wheel wasn't just hard to turn as it is when the EPS goes off, but completely locked up and would not turn at all and the EPS light did not come on.
Took it back to the dealership a few days later and they identified a faulty sensor and replaced it (no charge). However, a month later and the EPS light keeps coming on again.
Will be taking it back to the dealership again next week, but this will be their last chance before I take the matter to the ACCC.