STEERING-WHEEL, POWER-ASSISTED STEERING
Adjusting the steering wheel height and depth
Lower the lever 1 and position the steering wheel in the required position.
Then, raise the lever fully, beyond the point of resistance to lock the steering wheel.
Make sure that the steering wheel is correctly locked.
For safety reasons, only adjust the steering wheel when the vehicle is stationary.
Steering wheel heating
(depending on vehicle)
This function heats the steering wheel 2.
When the temperature is reached, the function regulates the temperature of the heated areas for approximately 30 minutes and then switches off automatically.
Activating the function
With the ignition on, press the switch 3, the warning light integrated in the switch lights up.
Deactivating the function
The function switches off automatically after the regulation phase of approximately 30 minutes. The warning light integrated in the switch 3 remains on.
Note: if the function has switched off automatically, press the switch 3 twice to reactivate it.
If switch 3 is not pressed again, the function will be reactivated the next time the ignition is switched on.
To deactivate the function during the regulation phase, press the switch 3. The indicator light in the switch 3 goes out.
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) while the force needed to steer increases progressively as the speed rises (for enhanced safety at high speeds).
Special feature of Stop and Start
With the engine on standby, power-assisted steering is no longer operational. In this case, it returns to its original state when the engine is restarted or when the speed exceeds 1 mph (1 km/h) (hill, slope etc.).
Note: the power-assisted steering depends on the driving mode selected in the “MULTI-SENSE” menu (MULTI-SENSE).
Never leave the steering wheel on full lock when the vehicle is 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).