Originally Posted by J Reacher
I just got my SQ5 back from the dealer after the 5K service. In addition to the standard service they performed a 48K8 powering steering update that took all of the "feel" out of the dynamic-sport mode. I thought it was in my head but confirmed with the dealer that the update does remove the resistance from the sport mode due to a lock up problem. It feels like I'm driving in comfort mode 100% of the time and that's not my speed. I'm told there is no reversing the update process. Has anybody had this experience and figured a way around it? My wife's 2013 S4 with 17K miles still has the dynamic feel and she won't swap with me, so I need a fix.
I just took mine in for a hitch install and they mentioned this upgrade was suggested by Audi for my SQ5 as well. I have read others that had your experience as well.... so I was scared. The Audi tech said that of the 100s of installs they have done (not necessarily on SQ5s obviously) that he has only had 3 complaints.
I am debating whether to get the upgrade or not; like you I don't know if it can be rolled back. To date I have not had any steering issues at all and like how it drives. I think I am going to pass.