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Car will not start steering defective fault

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car will not start steering defective fault
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.

Hello and welcome to Justanswer!

There are many things that could be preventing it from starting. The problem could be with low battery voltage, wiring or power distribution, or it's possible that you have a communication issue. If the communication bus network between modules isn't allowing communication then it can cause a no start issue and the steering warning.

What happens when you try to start the engine?

Did it die while driving or was it running fine and just didn't start the next time you tried to drive it?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
drove to the store went in and wouldn't start when i came back, it went to the Steering defective work shop error message, went back 10 hrs later it started drove it home and 10 min later tried to start it and got the same error message and no start
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.

What happens when you try to start the engine?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it gives the error and doesn't start
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it will not turn over nothing just dings with the error message
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.

Have the battery connections been checked?

Are the headlamps normal brightness?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it's a 2010 with original batteries
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.

Are the headlamps normal brightness?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.

A scan tool is going to be necessary to diagnose the issue. Do you have access to a full capability scan tool?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
thanks
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 years ago.

Do any modules communicate? If so, what does communicate and what does not?