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Audi A3 Problems and Repair Histories

515 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Audi A3. 252 of these members (48.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 719 repairs to Audi A3s--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Audi A3 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Audi A3 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Audi A3 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Audi A3 repairs by problem area

39% of the Audi A3 repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 3% to the brakes, 4% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 17% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 719 repairs.

Audi A3 repair cost distribution

Of the Audi A3 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 10% cost less than $100, 49% between $100 and $499, 25% between $500 and $999, 14% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 187 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Audi A3 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 0    
5000 0 Roof moulding strip alongside Open Sky panel was beginning to lift. 
10000 0 Failed oxygen sensor attaching to the catalytic converter. 
28000 0 Faulty air temperature sensor and air coolant leak. 
 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 0    
5000 0 CD changer ate CD's and refused to eject them on the day of delivery. Rattle in rear of car. Not normal. Dealer claimed they could not duplicate. Since the sound was not horribly loud, i'm sure they felt "it was normal" CD changer replaced when part received. 
44000 0 CEL came on. Code pulled and a throttle body solenoid was replaced. 
44000 0 2 items brought in to be repaired prior to warranty expiring: 1. light on drivers side sunshade mirror went out;  2. front sunroof shade was sticking in the tracks; both parts ordered. 
44000 0 Brought in car for replacement of 2 parts previously ordered. Installed. 45k service performed at same time. Installed new sunroof shade. 
 
Audi A3 in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 5000    
7000 0 Dash rattles cured. 
10000 0 Bad right front wheel bearing replaced. intermittent CEL - noted as intake manifold flap sticking. 
28000 0 Window switches on drivers door became sticky and intermittent. 
34000 0 Repair sunshade latch. Also replaced roof trim (TSB). Dealer also replaced intake flapper and ignition coils (Audi TSB's), and did a complete free detail on the car. 
61000  

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2006 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Audi A3 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2005 3000    
10000 0 Made an appointment for a check engine light. A fault code for a "flap" was found in computer and part replaced. Computer code was reflashed while doing this. Computer reflash was unsuccessful. Made two additional trips (reported separtely) 
 
Audi A3 in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2005 4000    
10000 0 Check engine light 
16000 0 Flashing engine light 
29000 0 Oil cooler malfunctioned and was replaced 
48700 400 Temp gauge sensor problem 
54000  

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2006 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 in Rhode Island, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2006 18000    
22000 0 Broken Sun Visor Clip - repaired under Warranty Complained about excessive cabin noise - Tire issue and NOT the bearing probalem I thought was the cause. Referred to tire manufacturer for remedy. 
32000 20 Low oil, light came on. Was told engine operating within manufacturer's specifications. 
48000 0 Leak in emissions systems. Repaired, not told with what. 
65000 475 The coil pack failed without warning as I was driving on the interstate. Save for the recall notice that it might fail, there was no other indications. In fact, I had an appointment scheduled for the next day for replacement, but it failed a day early. 
69300 50 Secondary fan was not operating, dealer replaced under warranty-$50 deductible. 
91000 230 replaced fuel pressure sensor 
 

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2006 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

250-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A3 in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2005 1000    
15000 0 Sunroof rattling due to poor alignment. Email 050107: Dealer checked alignment, claimed normal. 
26000 0 Evaporative system malfunction. Required new fuel cap. 
35000 0 Cracked bolster on driver's seat cushion Rattle in headliner above passenger rear seat. 
48000 0 Crack in radiator. Leaking coolant. 
50000 0 Coil packs replaced. 
 

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2006 Audi A3 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Audi in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2006 1000    
14000 0 Rattle in engine bay repaired by replacing missing screw and tightening loose screw. Open Sky wind noise above normal level. Dealer adjusted to remedy cause. 
 

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