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
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.