Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Steering

Description

Electromechanical steering supports the driver's steering movements by electronically adapting the power steering depending on the vehicle speed. The settings depend on the selected Audi drive select* mode.

Dynamic steering

Applies to: vehicles with dynamic steering

The driving dynamic and driving stability are increased by the steering ratio based on the speed.

At reduced speeds, steering is direct in order to provide agile steering behavior and keep the steering effort as minimal as possible when the driver is maneuvering the vehicle. This sets the steering to be less sensitive at higher speeds in order to provide improved vehicle control.

Messages

The following messages may appear depending on the vehicle equipment:

Steering: malfunction! Please stop vehicle

The power steering may have failed. Adapt your driving style immediately to compensate for the fact that it may be more difficult to turn the steering wheel, and stop your vehicle in a safe location as soon as possible. Secure the vehicle against rolling before exiting the vehicle. Do not continue driving. See an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility for assistance.

Steering: malfunction! Please stop vehicle

There is a malfunction in the electronic steering lock. You cannot turn the ignition on. Secure the vehicle against rolling before exiting the vehicle. Do not tow your vehicle because it cannot be steered. See an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility for assistance.

Steering: malfunction! You can continue driving

There is a malfunction in the steering system.

Steering may be more difficult or more sensitive.

Adapt your driving style. Have the steering system checked immediately by an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility.

Please note that the red indicator light may turn on after restarting the engine. Do not continue driving if it does.

Steering lock: malfunction! Please contact Service

There is a malfunction in the electronic steering lock. Drive immediately to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility to have the malfunction repaired.

Dynamic steering: correcting steering wheel position

The steering is reinitializing. The steering wheel will move easily after starting the vehicle. Reinitialization might be necessary if the steering wheel was moved while the engine was switched off.

The display turns off if the initialization was successful.

WARNING

Do not tow your vehicle if there is a malfunction in the electronic steering lock because this increases the risk of an accident.

Tips

  • If there is a malfunction, the steering wheel may be crooked when driving straight.
  • If the or indicator light only stays on for a short time, you may continue driving.

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