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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,126 miles

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2013 Audi A6 steering problems

steering problem

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2013 Audi A6 Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 202018


  • 3 miles


I got a message on my wash it said "steering detective do not drive". my steering wheel gets hard and moves on its own sometimes. It does it intermittently in any condition or driving speed.

- St George, UT, USA

problem #3

Feb 122016


  • 30,400 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Audi A6. While backing the vehicle out of the driveway at 5 mph and attempting to turn left, the vehicle failed to turn. The contact pulled back into the driveway, turned off, and restarted the vehicle. A "do not drive vehicle steering failure" warning message appeared. The contact shut off the vehicle and called the dealer and the manufacturer. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the electrical mechanical power steering module failed. The power steering control module and the steering gear failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 30,400.

- Lakeville, CT, USA

problem #2

Aug 022014

A6 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Audi A6. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the steering wheel seized as the steering warning light illuminated. The failure recurred two times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the electronic magnetic steering needed to be repaired. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000. Updated 04/08/15

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 022013

A6 4-cyl

  • 2,100 miles
Steering feels loose-hard to keep the car going straight.Audi performed software update for the steering-same problem still exist-most noticeable in cold weather.

- Ottumwa, IA, USA

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