Speed-dependent steering force

Speed related power steering causes the steering wheel force to increase with the speed of the car so as to be able to give the driver enhanced sensitivity. On motorways the steering is firmer. When parking and at low speed steering is light and requires less effort.

Reduced power

In rare situations, the power steering may need to work at reduced power, and turning the steering wheel may then seem slightly heavier. This may occur when the power steering becomes too hot and then needs temporary cooling. It may also occur if the power supply is disrupted.

P5-1946-Steering resistance symbol

In the event of reduced power, the message Power steering Assistance temporarily reduced is shown, as well as this symbol in the driver display.

While the power steering is working at reduced power, the driver support functions and steering assistance systems are not available.


If the temperature increases too much, the servo may be forced to switch off completely. In such a situation, the driver display shows the Power steering failure Stop safely message, combined with a symbol.

Change the steering force level*

Steering wheel resistance can be adjusted when using INDIVIDUAL drive mode.

Tap on Settings in the centre display's top view.
Select My CarDrive ModesSteering Force.

Steering wheel resistance selection can only be accessed if the car is stationary or is moving at low speed and in a straight line.

  1. * Option/accessory.