C0710 - STEERING POSITION SIGNAL

POST UPDATED IN February, 2023

Description of DTC code C0710 Generic

The Steering Angle Sensor has 12 volts of reference from the EBCM (Electronic Brake Control Module), which in turn forms the Controller Area Network (CAN) and receives multiple message inputs from the Steering Angle Sensor. With these inputs or electrical signals, the module can identify the position and direction of rotation of the vehicle. The signal from this sensor is used by the EBCM to calculate the driver’s intended driving direction.

When the C0710 OBDII fault code is set, it is because a malfunction of the Steering Angle Sensor has been detected. The reason for this failure in the voltages sent by this sensor is not within the parameters set by the manufacturer.

Symptoms of fault code C0710 Generic

  • Check Engine lamp illuminates.
  • Traction Control System (TCS)/Vehicle Stability Enhancement System (VSES) disabled.

Causes of OBD2 C0710 Generic

The reasons why the C0710 OBD2 diagnostic code setting occurs are:

  • There could be bad wires or connectors related to the Steering Angle Sensor.
  • Steering Position Sensor electrical connections may be faulty.
  • The Steering Angle Sensor may be defective.
  • The Yaw Acceleration Sensor may not send sufficient drift signal output.
  • EBCM could be damaged.

Possible solutions of the DTC code C0710 Generic

The steps to troubleshoot the DTC C0710 OBDII code are:

  • Consult the Technical Service Bulletins.
  • Through an automotive scanner, you should verify if there are other DTCs If this is the case, perform the diagnosis of them according to the order shown in the tool.
  • Check that the vehicle has a proper alignment. It should not pull in any direction while driving on a level surface. Make corrections as necessary.
  • Inspect all electrical components related to the system and check that none of them are damaged due to corrosion or wear. Performs necessary repairs.
  • Performs voltage tests to the steering angle sensor and verifies that the resistance of the steering angle sensor is as indicated by the manufacturer's specifications. An out-of-range value requires correction or replacement as applicable.

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