04 Feb, 15

Audi A3 Electric Power Steering (EPS) Problems + Repairs

Audi A3 Electric Power Steering (EPS) Rack RepairsAudi A3 Electric Power Steering (EPS) Rack Repairs
The Audi A3 from 2003 onwards is fitted from factory with an Electric Power Steering Rack (EPS) and not surprisingly this is a very common failing part and extremely expensive if wanting to purchase a brand new replacement from a local dealer.

The following part numbers have been associated with the Audi A3 Electric Power Steering Rack (EPS) but it’s not a complete list so don’t worry if you cannot see your part number on the table below.

Part NumbersPart NumbersPart Numbers
1K2 423 055 F1K2 423 055 FX1K2 423 055 G
1K2 423 055 GX1K2 423 055 J1K2 423 055 JX
1K2 909 144 H0273 010 009And More..!

Common Audi A3 Electric Power Steering (EPS) Problems
There are various ways in which the Audi A3 EPS system can fail and below are some of the common faults we’ve seen recently with this type of unit, all of which we have been able to successfully repair.

  • Intermittent Loss of Power Steering
  • Complete Loss of Power Steering
  • Red Power Steering Warning Light On
  • One-Sided Heavy Steering

If the electric power steering on your Audi A3 has failed then you will most likely be advised to have it replaced with a very expensive new part which comes with a 12 month limited warranty. The part is only available from main dealers and will require coding at an additional cost. The initial purchasing cost of a second-hand used part is relatively cheaper but this will also require programming at an additional cost and with the units being such common failures, you could end up back where you started with steering faults all over again. Second hand parts come with a limited 30 – 90 day warranty.

How Can Sinspeed Assist With My Audi A3 Electric Power Steering (EPS) Fault?
At Sinspeed we carry the Audi A3 electric power steering rack in stock and are also able to offer a full testing and repair service for your original unit. We use new genuine OEM components and uprated parts when possible when rebuilding the electric steering rack to ensure each and every rebuilt steering rack meets & exceeds OE specifications. Whether it’s a replacement or a repair of your existing unit, we guarantee you will not need to carry out any coding / programming on the parts we supply. All of our remanufactured units come with our Lifetime warranty for peace of mind.

We also offer a professional diagnosis & fitting service if required.

If you have an Audi A3 with an electric power steering fault then give us a call today on 0844 847 9999.

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40 thoughts on “Audi A3 Electric Power Steering (EPS) Problems + Repairs
  • Hi, i have orange light on indicating steering problems. It’s an Audi A3 54 plate . Please can you send me pricing list for spare. Thank you

    • Hi Nadia

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with pricing and information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

    • Hi Jerome

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with full pricing and information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi Sinspeed,

    My Audi A3 2.0 TFSI 2007 sportback (RHD) steering rack is not working/loss power & i believe i need to change them. My steering part number is: motor 1K2 909 144 L & rack 1K2 423 051 BA.
    Any suggestions to get my EPS back to normal are welcome.

    Thx
    ADR

    • Hi Adrian

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      It’s a very common failing part so I wouldn’t be surprised – but if there is no warning light on the dash, get the problem diagnosed because normally a faulty rack on this vehicle would bring up a warning light. We’ve got replacement units in stock and can also offer a full test and rebuild of your existing unit if you prefer.

      I have sent you an email with full pricing and information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi Sinspeed,
    I have a A3, s3 8p 2004
    I got the red steering wheel To indicate no steering assistance.
    Can you give me a prise for the replacement including shipping to Norway?
    One more question, where can i find The part number on my car??

    • Hello Glenn,

      Thanks for the enquiry, and many apologies for the delay in getting back to you.

      I have just sent over an email now with full pricing and information regarding the Electric Power Steering Rack repair for your Audi A3.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      Sinspeed

  • hello i have a fault with my steering once u drive for about half an hour it becomes heavy and not nice to drive . if you stop and turn the steering lock to lock it becomes very light again .have had it vag tested no fault codes no lights could it be the pcm instead of rack or elec motor could you email me with a price list please

    • Hello Alex,

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      I have just sent over an email now with full pricing and information regarding your Audi A3 Electric Power Steering Rack repair.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      Sinspeed

  • Hi,

    I have an Audi A3 3.2 V6 Quattro of which I need to have the power steering rack replaced. The parts number is either 1K1423055M or 1K1423055F (am not sure which is correct, steering wheel is on the left side). Could you give the pricing (VAT should not apply) for the part and shipping it to the UAE?

    Thanks.

    • Hello Victor,

      Thanks for the enquiry, and many apologies for the delay in getting back to you.

      We’ve just sent over an email now with full pricing and information regarding the Electric Power Steering Rack repair for your Audi A3.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      Sinspeed

  • Hi, my yellow power steering light is on on my audi a3 2.0 fsi 2005 and wont turn off. Nothing seems to be wrong with the power steering though. Can you give me an idea of price?

    • Hi Joe,

      Thanks for the enquiry and many apologies for the delay in our response.

      It’s a very common issue and one we can definitely get sorted for you. We’ve sent over an email now with full pricing and some further information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • we have an Audi a3 2004 53 reg steering light on , no steering assistance , won’t reset if driven in a straight line above 20 kmh. unable to comunicate with steering control . also the gatway has a fault code for no coms with steering . what do you think. I think rack .

    • Hi Howard

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      This is a very common fault and we have corrected this fault many times by remanufacturing the electric steering rack. We now also carry replacement units readily available in stock. I’ve sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

    • Hi Sal

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We have sent you an email with full information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • I have a a3 tdi 54plate with steering rack fault, could you please forward details of cost and repair and also fitting and repair.
    Many thanks

    • Hi

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      I have sent you an email with full information about our testing and repair services, as well as costings for the removal and fitting service if required.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

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