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I was driving last week and the power steering gave out. I took the car in for service and they noted that there may be a loose cable and they tightened some other things and worked with Fisker tech.

So I picked up the car yesterday and on the way home, the power steering gave out again. After a soft reboot with the car off for 3 minutes, it came back.

Anyone else?
 

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Nothing on my end about 1800 miles and counting.
 

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I somehow doubt the power steering is tied into sometimes quirky software that occasionally needs rebooting. Perhaps the power steering pump is failing. I suppose that software might decide if the pump is turned on or not, but that seems like overkill.
 

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doug said:
I somehow doubt the power steering is tied into sometimes quirky software that occasionally needs rebooting. Perhaps the power steering pump is failing. I suppose that software might decide if the pump is turned on or not, but that seems like overkill.
Here's the description of the steering system for Fisker's specifications page:

Rack and pinion with variable speed, electro-hydraulic power assist
I would think some sort of computer control may be involved in the "variable speed" aspect of it. But I agree that the most likely cause is something mechanical like the pump.

BTW, my car is just a few miles shy of 5K miles, and <knocking on reclaimed wood> have not had any problems with steering.
 

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The "variable speed" descriptor might refer to a change in the steering ratio that depends on one's speed, so that at low speeds (parking lot maneuvering), small steering wheel turns result in lots of change in the car's direction, while at higher speeds control is more subtle. If so, that ratio is probably computer-controlled and dysfunction in that controller could create or contribute to a perceived loss of power steering.
 

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I got a call from Bob at Fisker today and he explained that there are a small percentage of cars that have been affected nationwide, but all of the others have been fixed once they did the service to fix it. Mine is the first that it has recurred. The next time I bring it in for service (6.20 probably), he and a tech are going to fly out and personally try to figure it out as it is a known problem.
 

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bigdaddyo811 said:
I got a call from Bob at Fisker today and he explained that there are a small percentage of cars that have been affected nationwide, but all of the others have been fixed once they did the service to fix it. Mine is the first that it has recurred. The next time I bring it in for service (6.20 probably), he and a tech are going to fly out and personally try to figure it out as it is a known problem.
Is it a software issue, a part that has failed or a mystery at this point?
 

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Harleyguy said:
I would also be interested in what the fix is this post is the first time I've heard of the problem .
Probably a set of weights you can use to build up your arms and shoulders so that you don't feel the power steering going out. :D
 
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