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Last week the power steering failed on our Vantage Neo, based on a September 2022 Fiat Ducato auto. Fortunately for us we were in a car park on the north Antrim coast and there was no accident or injury.

The vehicle was recovered to Fiat Professional garage Donnelly of Mallusk in Belfast. They diagnosed failure of the electronic steering due to corrosion. They have been unable to source the main steering part required and it’s at back order with Fiat. We have a Fiat Customer Service reference and they’ve been pretty good at updating us, but still no part.

Anyway, we hired a car and booked a week’s accommodation. In the absence of the part we’ve come home to the north west using a one way car hire and will return to Belfast to collect the van when repaired.

Has anyone had Fiat parts on back order and if so approximately how long have they taken? Anyone else lost their steering?
 

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Guess the back order timeframe would be part specific. FIAT Pro garage should be able to get the info from FIAT.
 
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Last year we had a two week back order on an o-ring, and a four week wait on a bearing from Fiat in Italy. They were for a 2002 ducato so hopefully your wait will be less as there should be more up to date parts available.
 
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Hope so. The garage have been really helpful so far, but can’t say how long the back order might take. As you say, it’s relatively new and I’d have thought these parts would be readily available.
 
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Corrosion on a 2022 vehicle?

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Last year we had a two week back order on an o-ring, and a four week wait on a bearing from Fiat in Italy. They were for a 2002 ducato so hopefully your wait will be less as there should be more up to date parts available.
No doubt blamed on the micro processor shortage after COVID. :unsure:
 
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"Corrosion" sounds like an excuse to make this a non-Warranty repair.
 

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It will depend if it's the electric pump or the control board. If the latter it could be quite a wait and may be quicker to get the board repaired
 

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They diagnosed failure of the electronic steering due to corrosion.
Given the 000's of Ducato based motorhomes could you get more specific detail of the failure please.
The steering is mechanical but power assisted, there will be some electronic controls involved but not "fly by wire electronic".
Part description / Part # they're trying to source?
 
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Son's Ford Ranger had electric power steering, the motor was hung low off the steering rack and he clobbered it on something which let water in and corroded the circuit board within the motor. We managed to get a second hand unit and luckily it didn't need recoding to the vehicle.

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