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      10-21-2019, 12:44 PM   #1
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New 330i - Steering does not self center

I'm trying to find out if this is normal behaviour, maybe due to the car being brand new?

Basically at motorway (highway) speeds the steering does not auto-center from about 11 o'clock to 1 o'clock. So on a long sweeping turn I can lightly remove my hands from the wheel and it continues to turn round the corner with no input.

I know it doesn't sound much, but it makes it more difficult to keep in the center of a lane, as you have to provide more force than normal to make the micro adjustments required to keep in lane.

I hope that makes sense
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      10-21-2019, 11:34 PM   #2
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Can't say I have experienced this to that degree, but I think the general phenomenon is common with the newer BMW's with electric steering.I remember my E90 steering would fight me to get back in the center position.

Also, I have noticed that bc the steering ratio is a bit quicker than the F30, you do need to make a few more adjustments at high speed to keep the car tracking straight/in lane.
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      10-22-2019, 12:10 AM   #3
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11 - 1 o'clock is a lot! Certainly not the case in my car. But, if it is the last degree, then yeah.
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It's looking like a software issue - Went out today and it's perfect, returning to near enough dead centre when you relax your grip.
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      10-22-2019, 05:50 PM   #5
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Lane departure settings?
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      10-23-2019, 01:14 AM   #6
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No definitely got the steering intervention part turned off as I really didn't get on with it.
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      10-23-2019, 04:04 AM   #7
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It's looking like a software issue - Went out today and it's perfect, returning to near enough dead centre when you relax your grip.
Does road speed and mode selection influence the feel? Possibly how the servotronic is set up for your model.

BTW, what were you driving before? (For steering comparison).
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      10-23-2019, 04:30 AM   #8
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It doesn't appear do it at lower speeds - I only noticed on the motorway at 70 mph.
Previously I had the F30 330D.
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