Fault in the steering systemFault in the steering system  - Auto-check control - Driver information system - Controls - Audi S5 Owner's Manual - Audi S5

The steering wheel cannot be unlocked if there is a fault in the electronic steering lock.

If the symbol display, there is a malfunction flashes in the display, there is a malfunction in the electronic steering lock. The symbol is accompanied by a driver message giving you more information about the fault. This message will disappear after about 5 seconds, but you can call it up again at any time by pressing the SET button:

Do not drive vehicle. Steering defective

Ц You should obtain professional assistance.
Ц Do not have the vehicle towed away.

WARNING
The vehicle must not be towed if there is a fault in the electronic steering lock: the steering will be locked and the vehicle cannot be steered. Towing a vehicle with locked steering can cause an accident.

Note
On some models the symbol may look slightly different.