I considered that. It possibly could be, but I don't think so. It sounds like it's coming from the steering column, almost like rubber is rubbing against more rubber. It never terribly bothered because, as mentioned, it goes away after the first turn. I'll pay a bit closer attention in the future.Badboy and Bas...are you possibly hearing tire noise? When my Q is cold and in the garage it also squeaks at first wheel crank but that's the tires on the sealed concrete floor, not the steering wheel itself.