really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
46,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replaced steering column & rack (1 reports)
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This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Audi dealer.

problem #1

Feb 242015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,500 miles

Recurring problem after car was amply warmed, driven 15 minutes and allowed to rest in cold conditions. After 20 minutes rest, upon restarting, 2013 A4 displayed message "Steering defective. Do not drive car." Steering locked and wheel would not turn even in neutral. Dealer could not diagnose on first visit.

The second occurrence was at -24 F, waited 3 hours for a tow truck. Yes, it is Vermont. Dealer said Audi authorized replacing steering column and rack. All work was covered under warranty and car drives tight as new. Fabulous dealer and warranty.

- Denise S., St. Johnsbury, VT, US