Good luck getting it diagnosed by Audi, I’ve had a cracking noise from my steering column area for over a year and Audi always say they can’t hear it even though I’ve got it on video from my dash cam. I went out for a drive with a “specialist “ and was told the noise was to do with the indicators and was a “feature” on the A3 Saloon. I nearly stopped the car and told him to get out.
Hello friends, im new here so dont mind correcting me if im wrong.
I have simmilar problem with steering wheel but mine is not producing sound only when turning but also when driving forward. I found out that sound is coming from underneath the horn/airbag, inside the steering wheel and it sounds like shortage(electrical wiring) when driving under 2000rpm in every gear or even when parked with under 900rpm . Only one position i made it to stop is when turning the wheel 90° (both sides) and pressing the plastic behind the horn/airbag or pushing the horn down left/right.
I've had it in with audi a few times and they've replaced the clock spring assembly. It is doesn't creak anymore but still makes a noise. Seems to do it less when I've left the car a day or two but it's no longer super annoying like the it was. Just going to leave it for now and hope it doesn't get any worse. I didn't notice a relationship between the temp and creak