Driver support

Speed-dependent steering force

Updated 1/21/2020

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.


P5-1846-Steering resistance symbol

In rare situations the power steering may become too hot and then needs to be temporarily cooled – during this time the power steering operates with reduced power and turning the steering wheel may then be perceived to be slightly heavier. Then the message Power steering Assistance temporarily reduced and this symbol are shown in the driver display.

While the power steering is working at reduced power, the driver support functions and steering assistance system 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.

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