Power Assisted Steering
Never drive with an inadequately charged battery.
Variable power assisted steering
The variable power assisted steering system is equipped with an electronic control system which alters the level of assistance to suit the vehicle speed.
Steering is made easier during parking manoeuvres (for added comfort) whilst the force needed to steer increases progressively as the speed rises (for enhanced safety at high speeds).
Never leave the steering wheel at full lock while stationary.
With the engine switched off, or if there is a system fault, it is still possible to turn the steering wheel. The force required will be greater.
Never switch off the ignition when travelling downhill, and avoid doing so in normal driving (assistance is not provided).