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: Sudden Power Steering Failure

08-09-2011, 04:16 AM
Hello all - I am a new member who loves his 2003 Audi A8, maintains it carefully, but had a serious problem about a week ago that scared the heck out of me and my wife.

In a 50mph winding curve my power steering failed completely. Fortunately I made it through and parked down the road. I have owned my car since 2005, bought it CPO with 30K miles and now have 140K hwy miles without any previous service issues beyond routine maintenance. No fluid loss is apparent and all connections are tight. Is there a known issue or recall for such a problem? Perhaps a sensor/electrical? I am rural and have limited service providers and options. Any help or even hints would be greatly appreciated!