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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,000 miles

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1997 Audi Cabriolet steering problems

steering problem

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1997 Audi Cabriolet Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 272002

Cabriolet 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles


Steering linkage failed. While pulling out odf a driveway, the linkage between the steering wheel and rack broke rendering the car unsteerable. The steering wheell simple spun. Fortunately this did not occur at high speed. The dealer service dept said it was " normal wear and tear. This vehicle does not have high mileage and is maintained by Audi. I have the broken part for your inspection. It is broken in two.

- Westport, CT, USA

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