My daughter's 2008 2.0TFSI (60,000mls) is making a terrible knocking noise over uneven ground. Local garage has diagnosed a faulty steering rack.. An OE replacement was quoted at £1000 plus fitting so I'm looking at trying to source a refurbished/re manufactured replacement if I can. I have a few questions; Is a steering rack failure common on this model? Can anyone recommend a supplier for a replacement rack? I live in Cheshire. I believe the rack may need to be 're-coded' but would that be for a replacement rack or would the existing one need to be re-coded too if I get that refurbed? Thanks in advance for any info.