2013 Audi S4 Steering problems & defects.

Audi S4 Steering problems : 14.

My 2013 audi s4 Exhibits An Alarming Tendency To Weave From Side To Side Without A Steering Input. This Occurs Without A Change In Steering Wheel Position, Vehicle Speed, Or Change In Road Surface Or Prevailing Wind Direction. It Is More Pronounced At Highway Speeds And When Wheel Is Centered At 12 O’clock But Does Occur At All Speeds And Steering Vectors. audi Dealership Notes The Problem And Blames The New Electric Steering System But States It Is A “characteristic” Of The System And Is Not A Defect. I Disagree And Feel Any Direction Change In A Vehicle Without A Driver Input Or A Explainable External Factor Constitutes A Potential Safety Issue. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUKGAFL5DA. AUDI S4 2013 problem was reported in LITTLE ROCK, AR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Dec 12, 2012

Starting Around February 2, 2013 My Vehicle Started Displaying Intermittent Bizarre Steering Behavior. The Issues Were Two Fold. First, While Driving At Any Speed But Most Commonly Over 50 Mph The Steering Exhibited A “slip And Connect Feeling” Where The Steering Would Feel Disconnected (or Very Loosely Connected) To The Wheels. Large Driver Steering Inputs Resulted In Only Minor Corrections. Only When Turning The Steering Wheel About Two Inches In Either Direction Would The Steering Grab And Feel Normal Again. This Phenomenon Has Resulted In Several Near Miss Accidents Where The Car Swerves Into The Adjacent Lane. The Second Issue Is A Steering Notchiness Which Occurs At Any Speed And Most Apparent During Turns. I Can Best Describe This As If The Steering, Which Is Electronic, Changes From High To Low To High Boost While Turning The Steering Wheel. Although Not As Much A Safety Concern As The First Issue, It Requires Vigilant Attention To Ensure Car Control. Both Of These Issues Have Been Reported By Many audi Drivers On Several Online Forums. The Following Thread Has Over 850 Posts From Concerned audi Drivers, Many With These Same Issues. Http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/513862-steering-issues-2013. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 4500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUKGAFL2DA. AUDI S4 2013 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Feb 02, 2013

Electric Power Steering (eps) Randomly Gets A “notchy” Feeling And Loses Its True Center. The Wheel Cannot Be Held At A Perfect “12 O’clock.” It Is Either At 11:57 Or 12:03, So Going Straight Down A Road Requires Constant Correction On The Part Of The Driver. These Notches Persist Throughout The Entire Steering Wheel. In Other Words, By Making A Hard Left, The Wheel Will Pass Through 8-10 Different Notches. At Some Point, The Problem Will Then Go Away And Disappear. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 3700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBGAFL1DA. AUDI S4 2013 problem was reported in LAFAYETTE HILL, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Feb 17, 2013

My Steering Is Unable To Keep A Straight Line At Times. The Steering Wheel Feels Like Is In Notched Like A Gear Would Be. My Car Will Start Moving Towards The Left Lane Like The Alignment Is Off. When I Try To Correct This The Steering Makes A Non Fluid Movement To Next Landing Notch To The Right, Then The Car Starts Moving Off To The Right Lane. I Have To Move Between These Two Landing Notches Every Few Seconds To Remain Within My Lane. This Is Extremely Unsafe And Is Very Concerning! I Today Started Researching This And It Appears This Is A Well Known Issue With The Newer audi‘s But Not Fix Is Being Released. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 3500 miles. AUDI S4 2013 problem was reported in KALAMAZOO, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Feb 01, 2013

audi‘s Electronic Assisted Steering On My s4 Exhibits Unpredictable Behavior Which Could Result In An Accident. It Has A “notch” At 12 O’clock Where The Car Usually Does Not Respond To Wheel Inputs Until You Turn It More Than An Inch In Either Direction. When It Does Finally React, It Often Overcompensates. It Does Not Always Happen However. Sometimes The Notchiness Is Present, Sometimes It’s Not Even On The Same Steering Settings/same Speed. I Can Not Keep The Car Going Straight At Times. The Slightest Movement To The Right Steps It Over Into What Feels Like The Next Groove And I Start Slightly Heading Off The Road Too The Right, Try To Correct And It Steps A Notch Over To The Left And I Start Slowly Changing Lanes That Direction. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 3000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBGAFL6DA. AUDI S4 2013 problem was reported in BOSTON, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Feb 01, 2013

While Driving At A Low Speed On City Roads, The Steering Became Difficult To Control. It Felt As If The Steering Wheel Was Notching/ratcheting As I Turned It. I Was Able To Maintain Control, But Steering Felt Loose And Inaccurate. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 5100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBGAFLXDA. AUDI S4 2013 problem was reported in ROCKVILLE, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Feb 18, 2013

The Steering Has A Notching Just Off Center To The Right And Left. Feels Like The Steering Falls Into A Detent Position. Makes Controlling The Car Awkward. The Feel Is Not Progressive. The Steering Cannot Be Held In The Desired Position. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDGAFL0DA. AUDI S4 2013 problem was reported in YARMOUTH, ME. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Oct 12, 2012

The Steering Feels Notchy When Turning, It Also Feels Like It Is Floating When Centered At Freeway Speeds, Causing The Driver To Over Correct To Keep The Vehicle Straight. When Turning There Is A Slight Slip Of Resistance Similar Turning A Dial With Grooves. I Do Not Feel Safe With The Unknown Steering Response. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 753 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUKGBFL6DA. AUDI S4 2013 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 57 mph.

Nov 23, 2012

The Car’s Steering Is Extremely Notchy And Skips Over The Center Entirely. It Becomes Easy And Hard And Whips Back Sometimes. It Causes You To Swerve In Traffic And Is A Major Safety Issue. I Have Contacted audi Of America And My Dealer Several Times And They Are Aware Of The Issue, But They Do Not Have A Fix For It. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 150 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUDGAFL9DA. AUDI S4 2013 problem was reported in MIDDLETOWN, DE. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Oct 17, 2012

Car Intermittently Develops A “notchiness” Around The Center Point And Is Non-responsive To Steering Input From Center At Highway Speeds. There Are Many Similar Complaints On audi Discussion Forums. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 2500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBGAFL5DA. AUDI S4 2013 problem was reported in GAITHERSBURG, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Mar 18, 2013

My 2013 audi s4 Exhibits An Alarming Tendency To Weave From Side To Side Without A Steering Input. This Occurs Without A Change In Steering Wheel Position, Vehicle Speed, Or Change In Road Surface Or Prevailing Wind Direction. It Is More Pronounced At Highway Speeds And When Wheel Is Centered At 12 O’clock But Does Occur At All Speeds And Steering Vectors. audi Dealership Notes The Problem And Blames The New Electric Steering System But States It Is A “characteristic” Of The System And Is Not A Defect. I Disagree And Feel Any Direction Change In A Vehicle Without A Driver Input Or A Explainable External Factor Constitutes A Potential Safety Issue. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 4500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUMGAFL7DA. AUDI S4 2013 problem was reported in SAN JOSE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Feb 28, 2013

The Power Steering In My New 2013 audi s4 Failed While Driving 4 Days After Purchase. I Couldn’t Turn The Wheel And Needed Lot Of Effort To Turn It. I Luckily Managed To Get Back Home. The Power Steering Malfunction Showed Up On Console When I Was Going At 35mph And I Panicked But Managed To Control The Car. I Couldn’t Even Park The Car.as I Took The Car From A Dealer Who Is 40miles Away From My Place I Had To Call Them But They Mentioned That They Cant Tow The Car 40miles And Gave A Nearby Service Address. When I Called The Nearby Service They Said That They Don’t Have Any Loaners And Cant Help. My Purchase Dealer Finally Sent A Tow Truck And I Had To Go Along With Them At 9 Pm To The Service Center And Even They Mentioned That They Don?t Have Loaners Available. Luckily A Lady Then Just Dropped Her Loaner Car Which Was Given To Me. The Service Center Mentioned That The Power Steering Module Failed And Needs To Be Replaced. I Was Shocked To See Steering Failure On A 4 Days Old audi I Clearly Mentioned The Dealer That I Wont Be Taking The Old Car And Asked For A New One. Its Been More Than A Week And The audi Response Was Soo Sick They Cant Find A Similar Car For Me. If The Color Matches Then The Options I Preferred Wouldn’t Or If They Match The Color Wouldn’t. I Am Soo Frustrated That Even The So Called Premium Brand Cant Even Satisfy Their Customer With What They Want? They Decided What Car I Should Be Taking By Giving Me Very Few Options Which Doesn?t Satisfy What I Want Even After Spending A Lot. The Steering Failure Is Such A Life Hazard And Would Have Caused An Accident. Some Serious Action Needs To Be Taken On This But Don’t Know Whom To Contact. I Don’t Know If There Are Any Region Wise Head For audi With Whom I Definitely Want To Talk But The Advocate Says That They Cant Help. This Is The Most Scared And Frustrated Experience Of Owning A Premium Brand Like audi. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 580 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUBGAFL9DA. AUDI S4 2013 problem was reported in ANN ARBOR, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

June 11, 2013

My 2013 audi s4 Went Into The Dealership For Its First Free Oil Change. Without My Permission They Installed An Update On My Power Steering(48k8) And Now My Car Veers From One Lane To Another. My Steering Wheel Does Not Move Yet My Car Goes From The Right Side Of The Road To The Other. The Dealers “act” Like They Have Never Heard Of This Problem, Yet It Is All Over The Internet. audi Commonwealth And audi Newport Refuse To Help Or Say They Cant Do Anything. audi Usa, Like The Dealerships, Claim They Have Never Heard Of This Problem. I Have Since Brought The Car Back 3 Times And Nothing Changed Each Time. They Gave My Car An Alignment And Chamber Check And Still Nothing Changed. They Also Loosed, Bounced And Reset Front Lower Control Arms, Road Tested, And Still Wondered. They Performed A Few Other Random Things, Inspect I Shaft U Joints(which Were Fine), G85 Steering Angle Sensor Basic Settings Performed(didn’t Help), Power Steering End Lock Adaptation Performed(didn’t Help). Shop Foreman Road Tested And Verified The Vehicle Is Now Operating Normal Compared To Like Vehicle, Other Vehicles Have This Same Problem, I Don’t Want My Car To Drive Like Other Cars, I Want My Car To Drive Like It Did Before Commonwealth audi Performed A Service I Did Not Ask For Or Ok. I Am The Only Person To Ever Drive My Car, I Know How It Drove Before And After The Update, Not The Shop Foreman. This Is Extremely Unsafe For Cars To Be Wondering The Road Like This. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 5160 miles. AUDI S4 2013 problem was reported in COSTA MESA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Feb 26, 2014

The Steering Of My 2013 audi s4 Has Two Problems That Make Driving Very Dangerous: 1) The Steering Slips At The Center Position Either A Little Bit To The Left Or To The Right, So The Car Will Not Go Straight On Highway Speeds. The Car Requires Constant Steering Corrections To Go Straight. 2) The Steering Feels Notchy Between 10 O’clock And 2 O’clock Positions. It Is Like The Steering Is Objecting The Driver’s Input. Both Issues Are Very Common With All The New audis (2013+ Models) That Have The New Electric Steering Issue. The Following Is A List Of Similar Nhtsa Complains, All For audi Models With The New Electric Steering. 10505438 10503937 10503501 10499877 10499851 10498547 10498541 10498470 10498457 10498341 10495010 10545446 10509971 10503726 10503217 10501368 10501365 10500833 10495057 10573003 10572699 10548120 10543784 10524655 10509530 10507320 10507134 10503907 10502189 10499530 10497799 10495251 10494775 10562801 10574487 10569246 10556552 10543625

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 9500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):WAUKGAFL5DA. AUDI S4 2013 problem was reported in MENLO PARK, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 11, 2013

2013 Audi S4 problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Audi S4, driving a 2013 Audi S4, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Steering problems and defects.

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One thought on “2013 Audi S4 Steering problems & defects.

  • Vibhoragarwal

    (September 15, 2016 - 5:49 pm)

    I had purchased an Audi A4 2013 and kept it like a child and few days back I had horrific experience that My Audi A4 steering is jammed all of a sudden with no hit signs found on the car both by my Insurance surveyor and the audi service staff , after Web browsing I came to know that there are hundreds of these complaints, and the dealer is giving Rs. 3,00,000 amount of bill ,
    So I want to know that Audi is selling defective cars as also the car is showing the word ( Defective Steering Do not Drive ).

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