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2007 Audi A3 Problems and Repair Histories

91 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Audi A3. 57 of these members (62.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 192 repairs to 2007 Audi A3s--an average of 2.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Audi A3 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Audi A3 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 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 2007 Audi A3 repairs by problem area

33% of the 2007 Audi A3 repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 2% to the brakes, 4% to the suspension, 29% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 26% to the body and trim, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 192 repairs.

2007 Audi A3 repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Audi A3 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 23% cost less than $100, 31% between $100 and $499, 27% between $500 and $999, and 19% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 48 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 2007 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 manual FWD

Audi A3 in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 0    
2000 0 Open Sky sunshade clip broken, replaced under warranty. 
5000 0 A/C quit working, replaced entire system. 
27000 0 Rear opensky shade latch. 
80000 1300 Brake job plus 75k maintenance 
84000  

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2007 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 2000    
5000 0 Complained to dealer about mushy brakes. Dealers said normal, but still don't think so. 
 
Audi A3 in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 0    
18000 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. 
66000 0 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. 
66000  
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  
Audi A3 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 0    
15000 0 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. 
43000 0 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. 
62500 300 some intake valve was broken -- the engine EMS light was on. replaced valve. 
87000  
Audi A3 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 0    
4000 0 A button on the radio sticks. The head unit needs to be replaced. New head unit has been ordered. 
16000 0 Radio Button sticks (needed replacement of radio). 
31000 0 I took into shop for bad engine hose replacement/yellow check engine light. 
39000 0 Driver side window retracted and would not adjust anymore (stayed in the retracted position). 
48000 0 Needed small part that allowed trunk to lift properly. 
48000 36 brake light needed to be changed 
48000 0 Brake light cover was leaking and needed to be replaced. 
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 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. 
 

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2007 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 0    
6500 0 minor, warranty-related: driver's door window rattle 
15000 0 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. 
35000 0 Sunroof shade pull was cracked; known problem with design of part 
45000 230 Air conditioning needed recharge Sunroof shade latch was broken (third time for this part) 
52000 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. 
55000 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. 
58000 200 Driver's seat bolster cracked vinyl 
66000 0 Rear seat armrest/drink holder/pass-thru release broke off, stuck in closed position. 
83000 970 Wheel bearings starting to fail. CV boots replaced in front. 
85000 650 rear rotors and pads circuit board controlling third brake light failed, required diagnostic time and replacement. 
Audi A3 in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 7000    
16000 0 Clip for sunroof sunshade broken. Fixed under warranty. 
20000 0 Daytime running light out. Will take in for repair at next scheduled maintenance. 
0 DRL socket failed. Covered under warranty/TSB. Part not available, must return to dealer for install. 
0 Rear sunshade clip and track broken. Fixed under warranty (3 visits required). 
0 Replace sunroof guide frams Remove and install roof rail (sunroof) Fixed under warranty ($1200) 
37000 0 Roof trim strip on driver's side - detached at rear of roof and popped up. 3rd repair attempt. 
38000 0 Installed new roof trim. 
62000 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. 
64500 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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