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Good Evening,

I picked up my new i3 this week and have been loving every minute of it.
I seem to be finding the steering a little heavier than I am use to (Nissan Leaf). Today I went for a 20 mile countryside drive and found the steering was actually tiring my arms out, I was only going 20-30mph.

Is there anything I can do to lighten the steering so it requires a little less effort? (Apart for going to the gym) :)

For info, my tyres are 38psi rear and 32psi front.

Thanks in advance
Alex
 

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I've never heard anyone describe the I3 steering as heavy. There have been complaints in the opposite direction. Best advice would be to take it back to the seller to get it checked out.
Thank you for your reply, maybe mine has a fault. My Nissan Leaf 40 steering Is so effortless, it requires very little force to turn the wheel when driving. I just found the i3 to be very heavy at speed of 20-30mph
 

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Thank you for all your responses, I’ve pumped the tyres up to the recommended pressures and it’s sadly not made any difference.
I’ve started to think that the above statement is correct, it’s a BMW and not a Leaf and the heavy steering is part and parcel of the BMW experience.

Just to clarify that the steering is very heavy when making minor movements, the type you don’t really notice your making. An example would be keeping the car in the middle of the lane, slight bends in the road.
However when turning a shaper corner or using a roundabout the steering feels perfectly normal. Its that first initial movement.
Ive owned a 1 series so I do understand that BMW’s do have different steering to most cars.
I think I’ll book it in with the garage and if all is well and that’s how the steering should be then I’ll probably trade it in.

Thank you for your help
Alex
 
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