Recall 16V648000

Power Steering Assist Fails

Recall Details

The electric power steering system may fail, causing the need for extra effort steering the vehicle. Dealers will replace the steering rack free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The electric power steering system may fail, causing the need to steer with increased effort unexpectedly. This could result in a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by an Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Audi dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, September 08, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 08, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2017 Audi Q7 vehicles manufactured November 11, 2015, to November 23, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the electric power steering assist control unit may short circuit resulting in a loss of power steering assist.
With a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering rack, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 48M5.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to
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