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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 (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (21%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 263 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

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Audi A3 / S3 in Washington, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

66000 mi

US $700
Recall related ignition misfire issue 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2011
Dec 2009

38000 mi
Replaced my ignition coils for the 2nd time. 
Apr 2010

43000 mi
Squeaking from engine, engine mount straps replaced. Could not diagnose cold start problem. 

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2007 Audi A3 / S3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2016
Jul 2009

53000 mi
Very sporadically, sound from radio would suddenly go away. Needed to turn off radio to get it back. 
Feb 2011

80000 mi

US $50
Check Engine light went on. Dealer ran diagnostic: cold engine misfire (dealer stated that it was more than likely due to carbon buildup). Light stayed on for about another week, and then went away. 
Apr 2011

83300 mi
A portion of one of the "digits" in the odometer on our Audi A3 is out. It would cost over a $1,000 to repair (since the entire console needs to be replaced). 
May 2012

100000 mi
A portion of one of the "digits" in the odometer remains out 
May 2014

137000 mi

US $1000
Replaced AC compressor 
Dec 2015

167000 mi
Radiator leaking - replaced 
Audi A3 / S3 in New South Wales, Australia
May 2012 - Jun 2016
Jun 2012

57660 mi
Vent fan bearing ringing noise. Pulled fan out and lightly greased bearings. Water marks noticed. Plenum cover was warped by sun and not contacting the windscreen over half the width with a gap at the end of up to 5mm. Added two screws to force it harder against the wind screen. Not perfect but new plenum was over $400. 
Jul 2014

65137 mi

A $290
V groove belt failed when patches of rubber broke off. Tensioner was shaking badly. Belt had lasted only 25000km. New belt installed. Engine idle speed surging and high pitch scream from hot engine. High oil consumption - low level alarm. Fault assumed to be V belt but found ripped diaphragm on PCV valve. Replaced original type F PCV with new type N PCV. 
Sep 2014

66340 mi
Axle diff oil leaking on LHS rear inner CV boot or diff seal. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

12000 mi

US $30
it was really not a big deal 
Audi A3 / S3 in Germany
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

55180 mi

€160
failed exhaust sensor; 10 minute replacement; free coffee 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Feb 2009

25000 mi
Rhythmic chirping noise when engine is cold. Dealer replaced timing belt cover. Problem seemed solved, but noise has returned. EGR Valve replaced. Dealer said there was a TSB that valves could have been faulty.  Light for driver's side vanity mirror (on visor) failed. Dealer said it was the switch, and replaced entire visor. 
Feb 2010

36700 mi
Rear windshield squirter had stopped working. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Texas, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2014
Mar 2009

22000 mi
Air Conditioning compressor failure. Repaired under warranty so cost is unknown. 
Jan 2010

35000 mi
Exterior trim was loose, had it repaired during 35,000 mile service. Dealer reported a TSB so I'll bring it back for a permanent repair. Although the temporary fix looks pretty good. 
Jun 2010

42000 mi
Exterior trim replaced. 
Feb 2013

76000 mi

US $600
left rear wheel bearing replaced 
Feb 2014

89000 mi

US $5
Reglued the back of the driver seat back on 
Audi A3 / S3 in Maryland, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

53300 mi
Drivers side window intermittently fails to open. Repeated issue. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Illinois, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2015
Sep 2010

44000 mi
Drivers bottom outside seat bolster split. Repeat problem for this car - that area is vinyl, not leather, like the center panel. 
Jul 2011

52000 mi

US $300
Minor valve cover gasket oil leak 
Dec 2011

53000 mi

US $35
Coil pack went out 
Apr 2012

61000 mi
PCV valve problem caused pressurization that puch a small amount of oil out he filler cap Fuel pressure regulator replaced as part of a TSB on the last visit failed or was installed incorrectly. 
Dec 2014

100000 mi

US $100
Replaced coil packs to cure a hesitation. Very simple 
Apr 2015

106000 mi

US $80
Washer fluid resivoir leaking 
Audi A3 / S3 in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2011
Aug 2010

35000 mi
Stereo head unit volume cycles up and down on its own. Head unit replaced by dealer under warranty. Roof trim clips replaced, recall item.  
Dec 2010

38000 mi
Fan control unit in the climate control stopped working, replaced under warranty.  
Jan 2011

40000 mi

US $25
Coolant level warning on very cold days. Visual inspection shows levels below min on cold starts. Light turns off after car warms up. Problem solved by adding small amount of coolant purchased from dealer.  
Feb 2011

43000 mi
Sudden excessive oil consumption, 2.5 times normal oil consumption and sudden 20% decrease in gas milage. Awaiting diagnostics from dealer, car still under warranty. Two days after visit for oil and fuel overconsumption, engine is misfiring, rendering vehicle inoperable. Towed to dealer. Dealer can't replicate issue but finds fault codes in computer consistent with misfire. No repair made or attempted. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2008 - Sep 2014
Feb 2011

39300 mi
Window regulator was making noises as if about to fail. Dealer elected to replace before warranty expired. 
Aug 2011

49300 mi

US $200
Missing when cold 
Oct 2011

54000 mi

US $100
Missing when cold but no "check engine" light came on. Took techs a long time to diagnose, and I think they ultimately just started replacing stuff until it was fixed. CPO warranty paid for all but $100, and I had a great car for a week. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Georgia, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2016
Aug 2010

65000 mi

US $70
A/C developed stench. Had system cleaned by mechanic. Stench came back. I replaced the pollen filter. It seems to have cleared up. 
Oct 2011

95000 mi

US $220
Cam gaskets were leaking oil into the spark plug wells and shorting them out. Gasket was replaced stopping the leak. 
Dec 2011

97000 mi

US $250
MAF sensor 
Dec 2012

113000 mi

US $100
Check engine light, misfire. Buildup on the valves from the direct injection problem. Mechanic used Seafoam sucked into the intake manifold to clean it up. Will probably need a repeat again soon. 
Feb 2013

115500 mi

US $125
Coil died. 
Nov 2013

125000 mi

US $120
Second time a coil pack has failed. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Virginia, United States
Aug 2008 - Apr 2010
Dec 2009

48000 mi
Coolant Sensor Malfunction Coolant Sensor Replaced 
Audi A3 / S3 in Maryland, United States
Jun 2012 - Oct 2014
May 2012

54813 mi

US $85
Replaced a leaking radiator that was damaged by undetermined causes The master window switch in the drivers side was replaced. The window completely stoppped working on the drivers side. 
Jun 2012

54865 mi

US $700
The CV Joint was cracked it was found by tech during and inspection 
Jul 2012

59000 mi

US $85
The window on the passenger side would not go up using the passenger side controls. the part was replaced 
Feb 2013

71500 mi

US $85
The coolant light flashed vigorously when i would start the car. I took it in and they replaced the coolant resevoir The center console latch broke. Excessive oil consumption. Car was down over 1 quart of oil in less than 3,000 miles. Car was taken in and the oil diagnostic mode was activated on the car. Drove for 1k as instructed. levels rechecked. Came back "normal range". topped off. 
Mar 2013

73000 mi

US $85
The gas cap was faulty and was allowing vapor to escape. This signaled my check engine light to come on. 
Sep 2013

83000 mi

US $85
The check engine light came on, then off again, then on steady. THe EVAP Purge valve was replaced under warranty with an 85.00 deductible. 
Jan 2014

88700 mi

US $85
The CV boot was torn. Replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2014

99300 mi

US $1530
CV boot cracked, 265 Right axle cracked, possibly missed in December, 500 
Oct 2014

101000 mi

US $2900
Fly wheel failure Problem turned out to be the fuel pump flange. Still needed an ignition coil. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Colorado, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Jul 2008

5000 mi
Didn't screw the gas cap on tightly, which resulted in a warning message, which I corrected by tightening the cap. A little later got an error message. Apparently this is a normal result, but I did have to go to the dealer for them to turn the message off 
Audi A3 / S3 in Florida, United States
Apr 2007 - Jun 2016
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 
Audi A3 / S3 in Colorado, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2014
Mar 2014

130000 mi

US $1000
Replaced heater core. 
Audi A3 / S3 in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2016
Sep 2015

70000 mi

US $500
Carbon buildup 
Audi A3 / S3 in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013
Feb 2013

47300 mi

US $350
tear in CV boot 

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2007 Audi A3 / S3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 / S3 in Bulgaria
Dec 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

77500 mi

$30
RNS-E is consuming power even when the engine is off and the car is locked. 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Apr 2012
Sep 2010

29000 mi
Trim piece came loose and replaced 
Jul 2011

35000 mi

US $950
Timing belt was replaced under warranty. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
Apr 2014

52000 mi

US $250
The air conditioning pressure switch failed. 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2016
Feb 2015

117000 mi

US $223
Heater blower motor failed to blow air 
Mar 2016

128000 mi

US $130
Door lock actuator failed and had to be replaced. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Washington, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2016
Oct 2013

63500 mi
coolant guage not functioning. Replaced coolant tank. 
Sep 2014

69000 mi

US $484
Engine light came on and dealer indicated thermostat was stuck open. Wanted $796 to fix but found another shop that would do it for $440 plus tax. 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2013
Oct 2012

55700 mi

US $500
Power window cable failed and was replaced. 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2014
Jun 2012

54000 mi
weak battery 
Audi A3 / S3 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2013
Aug 2012

55690 mi

US $415
Diagnosis fee for rear shock replacement Rear armrest broken. Attempted repair (failed) Rock stuck in brake heat shield CPO car had defective window switch Cpo car seatback fell off Rear arm rest broken on newly certified car Rear shocks needed replacement immediately on CPO car Rear wiper motor replaced Sway bar link replaced 
Sep 2012

56391 mi

US $783
Fuel pump replacement 
Aug 2013

62000 mi

US $1485
Interior door handle broke 
Audi A3 / S3 in Arizona, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2016
Aug 2011

58000 mi

US $275
Sudden loud high pitched whistling from under hood. Check engine light came on soon after. Pressure regulator valve / PCV failed and required replacement, along with gasket. Both were replaced. 
May 2012

74000 mi

US $1918
A/C compressor failure. Compressor, receiver/drier, expansion valve and associated parts replaced. System purged and recharged. 
Jul 2012

78000 mi

US $563
AC fan slowly died. Fresh air fan replaced, 1K1-820-015-J 
Mar 2013

90000 mi
Engine light came on. Dealer says evap system fault, and needs fuel tank replacement @ $1800. Declined repair. 
Nov 2013

100000 mi

US $725
Replace split front outer CV boots. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - May 2011
May 2011

24000 mi
A number of interior rattles and squeaks that drove me crazy when sold. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Jun 2016
Jul 2010

44600 mi
Torn CV boot detected during routine maintenance; parts ordered - to be replaced this week. Installed new CV boot. 
Aug 2012

73780 mi

C $2100
Compressor blew and needed to be replaced 
Jan 2014

99360 mi

C $700
Exhaust system clamp replaced Wheel bearing replaced (left rear wheel) 
Jun 2014

108500 mi

C $400
Brake shield rusted and became dislodged - replaced. 
May 2015

122760 mi

C $500
Calipers replaced on both back brakes after one started leaking brake fluid. Brake sensor replaced on front wheel 
Sep 2015

128340 mi

C $250
Wire corroded - left vehicle dead. 
Feb 2016

137840 mi
Replaced torn CV boot 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
May 2010 - Feb 2015
Jun 2010

31000 mi
On my way home from Vegas to LA, in 113 degree heat, power would cut out unless I added much more pressure to accelerator. Check engine light came on. Problem stopped once I reached LA. Cause was a bad fuel pressure sensor. There is a TSB. 
Oct 2011

50700 mi

US $85
The idle was erratic, changing between 800 to about 1500 RPM. It is a common issue for the VW/ Audi 2.0T engine where the PCV valve developed a leak. It was covered by the CPO warranty although I had to pay $85 as a copay. 
Jun 2012

59000 mi

US $85
Rear windshield wiper motor stopped working. I had it replaced at the dealership under the CPO warranty with an $85 copay. 
Jun 2014

80000 mi

US $50
Low coolant warning showing when engine was cold, even though there was plenty of fluid. Warning would go away as soon as engine warmed up. Reservoir sensor went bad. I had reservoir changed at next service. 
Feb 2015

87000 mi
AC heating flap stuck, no heat in the left side of the car. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2007 - Jun 2016
Jul 2008

15000 mi
Driver's window squeaking due to being out of alignment. Window realigned. Problem solved. Covered by warranty. Parking brake light and warning tone coming on intermittently while driving. Problem localized to a short in a wire. Plastic molding on roof rail could potentially come loose. Dealer pointed-out issue and placed additional clips to better secure. 
Jul 2009

27000 mi

US $50
PCV valve failed 
Apr 2010

37000 mi
Rattle in headliner isolated to gasket associated with sunroof. Gasket replaced. Rattle fixed. 
Feb 2011

47000 mi
In dash LED computer display had a progressively growing squiggly line that was obscuring the display. Dealer replaced entire instrument display under warranty. 
May 2013

76000 mi
The 12v power wire to the driver's door broke from fatigue at the door hinge. All of the driver's door and window controls were non-functional including remote functions.The broken wire was spliced back together and the problem was solved. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Florida, United States
Feb 2008 - Oct 2012
Aug 2008

25000 mi

US $50
Check engine light- fuel pressure sensor error. Researched, known issue. Covered under warranty, but chose to purchase and replace part myself to avoid the hassle of going to the dealer. Repair took less than an hour in the garage, part cost $50. 
Sep 2010

57000 mi
Plastic backing piece came loose on both front seats at the top. Both were held on with adhesive from the factory. Reattached with silicone-based adhesive. Performed repair myself, so no cost (had the adhesive on hand.) 
Jun 2011

68000 mi
Fault code for A/C interior temperature sensor and fan. Self repaired by disassembling climate control unit and cleaning sensor and fan. Problem has not recurred. 
Jan 2012

75000 mi

US $21
One coil pack failed, a problem for which Audi has extended the warranty. I opted to purchase the coil and replace it myself, as that was much less expensive than towing the car 30+ mi. to the dealer to "diagnose" the problem. 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2012
Sep 2008

35480 mi
Repaired roof side rails 
Dec 2010

73000 mi

US $1100
Replaced both front and rear open sky shade latches 
Audi A3 / S3 in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2007 - Jun 2016
Jun 2008

14000 mi

US $7
Engine needed a quart of oil just a few months after last oil change and with only 14,000 miles on it! A month later (in early July) another quart of oil was added. This sounds like more of the old VW oil burning problems from the 1970s. 
Jan 2011

39000 mi
Excessive oil use continues. Wife had dealer reexamine car when she had to add 1.5 liters after ~2500 miles. Dealer cited VW policy and manual that such oil consumption is normal. 
Nov 2011

46700 mi

US $200
Continuing to use a lot of oil!@ Also, continuing to have tire balancing problems. Both of these have occurred since we got the car. 
Dec 2015

84000 mi

US $100
Power outlet fuses keep blowing. Repaired. Worked for a day and then failed again. 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2013
Jun 2008

17000 mi
Cold start problem with check engine light. Solution was reflash of ECU. 
Sep 2008

20000 mi
Rear center armrest lid clasp broke. The lid to the center armrest storage area could not be latched due to broken item. 
Nov 2008

22000 mi
 Left bottom seat bolster on Sport seat is cracking. Unannounced visit to dealer to report problem. Dealer stated there was no fix as the cracking was normal wear and tear, and would not be covered by the dealer.  
Jan 2009

22000 mi
Dealer will not cover cost of repairing driver side seat bolster on Sport seat. 
May 2009

27000 mi
Rear center armrest hinge (1 of 2 hinges on either side of the armrest lid) broke. Glued the plastic hinge at home. Was told by Livermore Audi they would not cover the repair. 
Mar 2010

35000 mi

US $625
driver side passenger window was scratched due to misaligned window trim. Rear console hinge broke, as well as lid latch. 
Feb 2011

43000 mi

US $300
Fuel sensor in gas tank was replaced after engine light came on. 
Aug 2011

46000 mi

US $375
Fabric wind deflector on Open Sky tore and was replaced by dealer at owner cost. 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Jun 2016
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 
Jun 2016

109000 mi

US $1500
new blower 
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 New Jersey, United States
Jul 2007 - Jun 2016
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 California, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2016
Nov 2007

5000 mi
Complained to dealer about mushy brakes. Dealers said normal, but still don't think so. 
Oct 2015

52300 mi

US $1300
Failed thermostat Window regulator failed with window down. 
Audi A3 / S3 in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2011
May 2009

32000 mi
AC compressor froze Air Bag light on caused by passenger seat belt latch 
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. 
Audi A3 / S3 in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

36000 mi
Window would not roll up, replaced motor. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Nebraska, United States
May 2007 - Sep 2011
Jun 2010

36000 mi
EPC and ESP lights coming on, sometimes also CEL. Would then reset itself. Took dealer three trips to diagnose and fix. Overall they replaced the throttle body and rewired from TB to ECM twice. The second rewire did the trick. 
Jan 2011

41000 mi

US $60
Car seems to be "consuming" coolant from what should be a closed system. No leaks were seen from a visual standpoint. A pressure test indicated no leaks & no coolant found in oil. Therefore their conclusion is that there is no problem? 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Aug 2007 - Aug 2015
Aug 2009

25000 mi

US $54
Short circuit in driver's side sun visor, rendered light for vanity mirror inoperative. Rear wiper washer jet replaced. Rear armrest replaced to repair brokem latch. PCV valve and hose repaired under TSB. 
Jan 2011

41 mi
1. Replaced broken window regulator, driver side back door -- warranttee 2. Replaced retainer clip for driver side sunshade -- warranttee 3. Leaking valve cover gasket: replaced gasket, spark plugs and ignition coils -- warranttee 
Aug 2015

100000 mi
Oil leak from the valve cover gasket. 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Sep 2007 - Dec 2010
Oct 2007

9000 mi
Gas line rattle behind glove box. 
Mar 2010

28000 mi
Fuel pump sensor replace by dealer under service/repair bulletin. Some clips on body were also replaced. 
Sep 2010

31000 mi
Turbo relief valve replaced through warranty. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Hawaii, United States
Apr 2007 - Jul 2014
Jan 2010

46300 mi
Bluetooth module. 
Audi A3 / S3 in South Africa
Dec 2008 - Sep 2014
Oct 2009

58900 mi
Loss of electrical current when switching ignition off and on. Battery change and software upgrades solved the issue. 
Dec 2009

63860 mi
Glovebox hinge broke because of faulty glovebox breaker (damper). Engine tapping noise sounding like tappets knocking - multiple unsuccessful attempts to fix. 
Sep 2010

78120 mi
Tailgate actuator problem making it difficult or not possible to open tailgate. 
Feb 2011

83080 mi
Removed Parrot Bluetooth car kit on account of excessive current draw resulting in run-down battery. 
Mar 2011

83080 mi
Window collision sensitivity was too high resulting in front windows bouncing down too often. Re-training the window was tedious. Since new, dealership would change switch but not the actuators. Replacing the actuators resolved the problem. 
Jun 2011

85560 mi
Total loss of power steering after starting the car. Driving reverse a long distance had no effect. Driving straight forward a short distance restored power steering. Every time ignition is switched off/on the power steering would be gone. Erratic idling & jerking on initial forward movement after starting the car. These were later said to be link but I doubt it since erratic idling has been corrected but leaping after starting still happens. Suspect dual clutch control unit. 
Sep 2011

88660 mi

R 125
S-Tronic gearbox smoothness on take-off in 1st gear or reverse deteriorated over time. Car would jerk/hesitate/jerk when taking off for the first time (forward or reverse). Mechanical adjustments were made and the problem is resolved. Attempted aircon regas only to discover that the compressor was at fault. sometime switching on and sometimes not. Repair shop billed for diagnosis since car is under extended maintenance plan from dealer. Car will go to dealer later. 
May 2014

142180 mi

R 250
Suspension bushes worn out. Replaced. To be fair, I live on a dirt road and this car has sport suspension. Car handling had not been affected. I requested change because I could see they were already torn and would break through any time. Same old battery problem that has plagued this car since new. Battery lasts approximately 1year. 
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 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. 

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2007 Audi A3 / S3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 / S3 in Virginia, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

99000 mi
The sensor in the passenger seat which controls the airbag went bad. I did not fix it. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Colorado, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2016
Oct 2014

57300 mi

US $200
Auto lights and rain sensor control 
Jun 2015

59000 mi

US $1728
2 front boots replaced front pads and rotors replaced battery replaced 
Audi A3 / S3 in Washington, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2016
Nov 2012

70500 mi

US $1900
Flywheel (DMF) developed loud rattle. Car had bad vibration. Flywheel was found to be out of tolerance and was replaced. Elected to do DSG service early while the car was in the shop. 
Mar 2014

86000 mi

US $450
Cooling system started to boil in reservoir. Diagnosed as bad gasket on coolant tank. Flush and fill with new coolant and replace tank and cap with gasket. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2008 - Oct 2011
Mar 2010

59000 mi
4 coil packs replaced. One had failed other three replaced as part of recall 
Audi A3 / S3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

38000 mi
CPU Flash. Flashing PRNDS on display. 
Jun 2010

51000 mi
Two failed coilpacks. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Florida, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2016
Dec 2012

85000 mi

US $2000
Engine would not fire sparkplugs. Dealer took a week to root cause to the ECM and another 10 days to order and replace it. 
Feb 2013

89700 mi

US $250
Electrical system was pulling additional amperage while shut off. Root cause was a short on the cable connection board next to the ECM. Part was replaced. Total cost was around $500. Warranty covered amount above $250. 
Jun 2015

127000 mi

US $2200
Electronic Steering Rack failed. Rack replaced and steering re-aligned 
Sep 2015

132000 mi

US $200
Replaced Vacuum hose 
Dec 2015

136000 mi

US $2200
Rear of the vehicle was bottoming out with light loads and handling was deteriorating. Replaced suspension. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Virginia, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2015
Jun 2013

53000 mi

US $50
Rear right brake bulb burnt twice in a span of 3 weeks. Second visit was charge free 
Sep 2013

54000 mi

US $1388
Both Front Suspension Lower Control Arms Rear Bushings were separated causing play 
Jul 2015

69000 mi
ABS light came up. Unexpected Mechanical Gear Disengagement. Repair covered under Audi S Tronic Ext 10/100,000 Recall. 
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. 
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. 

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