The power steering of my 2005 Smart ForFour doesn't start immediately when I start the car. I first have to turn the wheel left and right a few times. Then I hear the soft click sound of a relay at the foot of the passenger seat, and then the power steering is on.
This problem started a few weeks ago and it doesn't seem to get worse (yet). I just got back from the mechanic where they told me it's an all electrical system and I need to go to another place that specialises in this stuff. They could replace the whole system but that would cost me close to €1500.
Before I spend any more money on it I would like to know if someone here is familiar with the problem. And if so, what's the right place to look?