C0176 Code: Meaning, Causes, and Symptoms | OBD2 Codes

C0176 – System Thermal Error


C0176 Possible Symptoms


Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light ON,Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)


C0176 Possible Causes


Excessive lock-to-lock turns of the steering wheel


C0176 Description


The Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) monitors the temperature of the power steering system. The PSCM uses voltage, current levels and input from an internal temperature sensor to calculate an estimated system temperature. If the PSCM detects a high system temperature event is occurring, the amount of assist is reduced to lower system temperature to prevent thermal damage to the power steering components.