Audi RS Q3   Driving tips  Intelligent technology
Electro-mechanical power steering assists the driver when steering.
The degree of power assistance is adapted electronically, depending on the speed.
Warning/indicator lamps and driver messages
Steering defective! Do not drive vehicle!
If the warning lamp lights up permanently and the message appears, there may be a power steering failure.
Do NOT drive on. Obtain professional assistance.
If the indicator lamp lights up, the steering response may be heavier or lighter than usual. In addition, it is possible that the steering wheel will be off centre when driving in a straight line.
Drive slowly to a qualified workshop and have the fault rectified.
Steering lock: malfunction. Please contact workshop
There is a malfunction in the electronic steering lock.
Drive to a qualified workshop soon and have the fault rectified.
WARNING!
Have the system malfunction repaired by a qualified workshop as soon as possible – risk of accident!
Note
You can drive on if the warning/indicator lamp or lights up only briefly.