I have a friend that suffers from bad arthritis who is struggling with the effort to turn the steering wheel. They drive a small 2004 vehicle but are quite willing to buy a newer car if it will help. FWIW the car will likely need to be of Japanese origin as that is mostly what we get here.
It occurs to me that it must be possible to make a cars power steering lighter, but I don't know what terms/functionality to look for to guide us towards cars whose power steering can be reprogrammed to make the steering easier.
Can anyone advise the names of the technologies to look for (with the idea we can then get help from an auto electrician to reprogram the power steering)
(I've had little luck looking up odb-ii power steering), and dont even know how to correctly ask the question.