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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,000 miles

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2012 Audi A4 steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Audi A4 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 262015


  • 58,000 miles


Steering wheel shimmies/vibrates. The vibration is very noticeable at low speeds when the steering wheel is being turned. It may occur at higher speeds but it cannot be detected since roads are not smooth. The current updated hose -- not sure which one -- was oem on car but at 28583 miles the "servotronic valve/converter" was replaced and problem corrected for a time. Original problem has returned and continues during and after the warranty period -- I.e., problem has been present starting with the purchase in 2011 and is still present at 12/26/2015. Audi authorized service center confirmed with Audi that this is a defect in the manufacture of the car and is present in other 2012 Audi cars. Safety of drivers is being compromised.

- Rehoboh Beach, DE, USA

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