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Hello you all.I am new to the forum.Has anyone there experienced any problem with electric power steering on i20?I am a driving school and my pupils some time get in trouble with the steering wheel as it becomes too heavy to steer when doing manoeuvres like 3 point turns or where a series of sharp steering required.
I took it back to the dealer where they put it on the computer and said nothing wrong with it.They advised I should release the lock back on the wheel a little to the opposite direction.We have tried it out but it seems the problem is still hiding there.Any advise appreciated.
Hi... I too have a new i20 with just 260 miles on the clock and I also have that "funny" feeling on the EPS but from previous experiance on new cars with EPS they do feel somewhat stiff until after about 1000 miles in which it will start feeling better and more positive after the moving parts have smoothed themselves out and settled in. Hope this helps !. Cheers Tez
Hi ag, funny that you should mention the steering problem as I too use my i20 as a driving school vehicle and after repeated 3 point turns and reverse parking manouvres the steering gets very heavy ie no assistance.
I've been back to the dealer who informed me that this scenario is caused due to the EPS motor getting too hot and shuts down as a safety precaution to prevent it burning out. After about 5 minutes or so it comes good but it is very frustrating for my students.
I am also interested if your car suffers from detonation at all as mine is dreadful especially at around 20 to 30 km/h which is where it does most of it's work during lessons. The dealer had admitted it is pinging but have written it up as "normal" which is absurd in anyone's language. I can't see the engine lasting very long with this problem and I've already engaged my solicitor to prepare for a legal challenge to recommend that the vehicle is not fit for purpose and must be repaired. i20 buyers beware as they are NOT anywhere near as good as they're promised to be.
Do you get the pupils to turn the wheel while they are still making some progress, forwards or backwards?
Turning the wheels while totally stopped will probably cause the motor to overheat.
I saw a presenter on a TV motoring programme doing that the other day, drive to kerb then turn wheels whilst stopped - very bad practice.
Never had any problems on three point turns in my i30.
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