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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2013 Audi S5 steering problems

steering problem

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2013 Audi S5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012013

S5 6-cyl

  • 5,000 miles


While driving at highway speeds, there is resistance at the 12 O'clock position in the steering. This resistance causes the driver to over correct and makes it difficult to keep the car driving in a straight line. This issue has been reported as the 'notch' feeling in then electric steering to dealer and manufacturer and was told no fix is available.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 102013


  • 9,000 miles
I was turning into a parking lot and the steering locked up in the middle of the turn and a message came up "steering defective. Do not drive". the dealer picked up the car and after researching informed me the power steering module had failed and needs to be replaced. They said they need to order parts from germany and it will take 2-3 weeks. Today is the start of the 3rd week and they are still working on the car.

- Flagstaff, AZ, USA

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