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2007 Audi A3 / S3 repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (22%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 253 repairs.

2007 Audi A3 / S3 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (22%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (19%)

Chart based on 67 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Audi A3 / S3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Audi A3 / S3 in Florida, United States
Apr 2007 - Jun 2015
Jul 2007

2000 mi
Open Sky sunshade clip broken, replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2007

5000 mi
A/C quit working, replaced entire system. 
Dec 2008

27000 mi
Rear opensky shade latch. 
Jun 2013

80000 mi

US $1300
Brake job plus 75k maintenance 

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2007 Audi A3 / S3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2011
Nov 2007

5000 mi
Complained to dealer about mushy brakes. Dealers said normal, but still don't think so. 
Audi A3 / S3 in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2007 - Sep 2015
Apr 2008

18000 mi

US $46
My bulb-out warning light came on for my license plate lights. I changed the bulb with a bulb that is proven to work, but it still wouldn't power on. It looked to me like an electrical problem. However, Audi simply changed the bulb and it worked. Odd. 
Sep 2013

66000 mi
License plate lights melted sockets, no longer functioning. Entire latch unit needed to be replaced, which houses the license plate lights. Part ended up back ordered for a few days. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Oklahoma, United States
Mar 2007 - Apr 2013
Jun 2007

7000 mi
Dash rattles cured. 
Oct 2007

10000 mi
Bad right front wheel bearing replaced. intermittent CEL - noted as intake manifold flap sticking. 
Aug 2009

28000 mi
Window switches on drivers door became sticky and intermittent. 
Jun 2010

34000 mi
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. 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Oct 2015
Dec 2007

15000 mi
there was a single click noise when the steering wheel was turned. The problem was resolved and described as a loose spring in the airbag compartment. 
Dec 2009

43000 mi
Coolant light came on two days in a row (in the 30s) when I started the car and started backing up. When I stopped the car and turned it back on, the light would not come back on. 
Aug 2011

62500 mi

US $300
some intake valve was broken -- the engine EMS light was on. replaced valve. 
Sep 2014

91000 mi

US $1000
replaced rotors and pads. worn down. 
Dec 2014

93000 mi
coolant warning light would go off every morning. They checked the coolant levels and everything seemed in order so they just reset the error. Seems to have fixed the problem. engine warning light went on for a week. Diagnosed as the intake valves and gaskets needed cleaning for the price of $930. Decided to try fuel additive first to try to clean it without repairs. 
May 2015

100000 mi

US $800
engine warning light on. Diagnosed as the intake valves and gaskets needed cleaning 
Audi A3 / S3 in Virginia, United States
Jul 2007 - Aug 2010
Oct 2007

4000 mi
A button on the radio sticks. The head unit needs to be replaced. New head unit has been ordered. 
Mar 2008

16000 mi
Radio Button sticks (needed replacement of radio). 
Apr 2009

31000 mi
I took into shop for bad engine hose replacement/yellow check engine light. 
Oct 2009

39000 mi
Driver side window retracted and would not adjust anymore (stayed in the retracted position). 
Jun 2010

48000 mi
Needed small part that allowed trunk to lift properly. 
Jul 2010

48000 mi

US $36
brake light needed to be changed 
Aug 2010

48000 mi
Brake light cover was leaking and needed to be replaced. 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2012
Aug 2007

5000 mi
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. 
Nov 2009

44000 mi
CEL came on. Code pulled and a throttle body solenoid was replaced. 
Dec 2009

44000 mi
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. 
Jan 2010

44000 mi
Brought in car for replacement of 2 parts previously ordered. Installed. 45k service performed at same time. Installed new sunroof shade. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Florida, United States
Mar 2007 - Aug 2010
Aug 2007

5000 mi
Roof moulding strip alongside Open Sky panel was beginning to lift. 
Jan 2008

10000 mi
Failed oxygen sensor attaching to the catalytic converter. 
Mar 2009

28000 mi
Faulty air temperature sensor and air coolant leak. 

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2007 Audi A3 / S3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 / S3 in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2006 - Nov 2013
Jun 2007

5600 mi
minor, warranty-related: driver's door window rattle 
Mar 2008

15000 mi
Buzzing noise in or around glove box, psgr seat, psgr door at low speeds. Noise was reproduced for service advisor but not consistently enough to locate without keeping the car for longer. 
Nov 2009

35000 mi
Sunroof shade pull was cracked; known problem with design of part 
Aug 2010

45000 mi

US $230
Air conditioning needed recharge Sunroof shade latch was broken (third time for this part) 
Jan 2011

52000 mi

US $240
Window would not roll up; had to be guided by hand or would roll itself back down. Repaired by resetting the motor and regulator. 
May 2011

55000 mi

US $550
drivers door lock switch fell off. seatback panel loose, was secured without replacement. loose wiring and clips within passenger door reported several times, finally addressed. drivers seat bolster cracking. dealer's contracted repair person unavailable so repaired elsewhere. 
Dec 2011

58000 mi

US $200
Driver's seat bolster cracked vinyl 
Jun 2012

66000 mi
Rear seat armrest/drink holder/pass-thru release broke off, stuck in closed position. 
Sep 2013

83000 mi

US $970
Wheel bearings starting to fail. CV boots replaced in front. 
Nov 2013

85000 mi

US $650
rear rotors and pads circuit board controlling third brake light failed, required diagnostic time and replacement. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Florida, United States
Apr 2007 - Dec 2011
Mar 2008

16000 mi
Clip for sunroof sunshade broken. Fixed under warranty. 
Sep 2008

24000 mi
Daytime running light out. Will take in for repair at next scheduled maintenance. 
Oct 2008

25000 mi
DRL socket failed. Covered under warranty/TSB. Part not available, must return to dealer for install. 
Dec 2008

28000 mi
Rear sunshade clip and track broken. Fixed under warranty (3 visits required). 
Jan 2009

29000 mi
Replace sunroof guide frams Remove and install roof rail (sunroof) Fixed under warranty ($1200) 
Jun 2009

37000 mi
Roof trim strip on driver's side - detached at rear of roof and popped up. 3rd repair attempt. 
Jul 2009

38000 mi
Installed new roof trim. 
Jan 2011

62000 mi

US $750
Issue with the infamous Audi/VW HID bulb/ballast flickering/failure issue. Dealer replaced 2 HID bulbs and ballasts. Ballast covered by AOA, bulbs on my dime. 
Feb 2011

64500 mi

US $1800
Replaced passenger side xenon headlight assembly due to failed shutter motor on high-beam. High beams were totally inoperative. Rear passenger window stuck open. 

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2007 Audi A3 / S3 Repair Histories

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