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Drive by wire systems have no mechanical connection between the input decive (like a throttle/gas pedal) and the output device (like the engine). They use only electrical signals. To my knowledge there aren't any cars that use this system for steering. Your steering wheel is mechanically connected to the front wheels but is assisted by an electric motor. ...


After referencing the comments above and taking it into a different dealer, I had it confirmed that it was the rack. It is a known issue with Audi's electric steering. They fixed it by replacing the rack.

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