View Full Version : Steering - Rubbing Sound

28-05-2011, 08:12 AM

Our Q7 has had this for a couple of years and Audi have never managed to diagnose a fault.

When the car is moving slowly and the steering wheel is being turned, we can intermittently hear what I described as like a low noise that almost sounds like a plastic/ nylon rubbing sound.

Anyone help please because the car is under warranty and if someone has an idea, I'll get the garage to investigate...:confused:

01-10-2011, 09:03 PM
Hi, I have the same problem. Did you ever manage to find a solution?

03-10-2011, 11:36 AM
Hi, I have the same problem. Did you ever manage to find a solution?

No, asked the Audi garage to check it and they say they can't find a fault. The noise still prevails sometimes though.

31-01-2012, 08:43 PM
Mine does the Same. just haven't had time to take a look

31-01-2012, 11:51 PM
Could it be the slip ring behind the steering wheel? Do a search on Slip Ring in the A6 C6 forum - one of the threads about it on there links to a video on YouTube where you can hear the noise. This will tell you if it's what you are hearing in your Q7



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22-12-2012, 02:07 PM
I asked Audi to look at this and they said that it caused by the steering oil and there is a tech note out on it. They said that the oil needs changing for a different type!?

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22-12-2012, 02:11 PM
I'm sure after nearly a year the OP has the problem sorted lol