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- Jul 15, 2010
- west chester pa
- 2015 passat tdi sel premium 2015 golf s tdi gls tdi b5.5, 2002 eurovan,Peugeot 505 td,Citroen cx25 prestige
The electromechanical steering system is indeed wonderful, however, VW neglected to address a serious safety issue. If the engine is not running, the steering assist is nonfunctional, and is extremely difficult to steer the car. Its not like steering a hydraulic assisted system. If the engine quits, as it did with me, while climbing a slight grade on a heavily traveled two lane road with no shoulders, My choice was to either leave the car in the lane and get out of the car in 7f temp or roal backward and back into a little traveled lane, a 90 degree turn. I'm pretty strong and I was barely able to turn the wheel at slow 2-3 mph.I managed to make it but only with a long sweeping turn. What was unavoidable, was a concrete portion of the drain running under the llane wiping out a sensor on the bottom of my def tank.No emergency steering activation. I was lucky, it could have been a much worse, like middle of buy intersection or in middle lane of turnpike, etc. Vw must believe their cars don't quit running?Anyone have any comment before I fill out a NHTSA incident report?