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2016 Audi A3 / S3 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10119940
TSB ID: A011514 2014753-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 01 number 13-09 dated june 21, 2013. the use of contaminated gasoline or gasoline with a low content of deposit control additives may result in excessive accumulation of deposits on intake valves,
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10119945
TSB ID: A101511 2018288-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 10 number 13-10 dated september 5, 2013. prior to engine replacement, any debris lodged in transferred assemblies must be removed. if the engine experienced a serious mechanical problem, it is pos
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10119946
TSB ID: A171557 2010043-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 17 number 13-35 dated january 9, 2013. this bulletin lists engine oils that meet audi oil quality standards (vw 501 01, 502 00, 505 00, 505 01, and 504 00/507 00).
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10119861
TSB ID: A461599 2034181-

The customer may report hearing brake noise from front or rear brakes. the customer may describe these noises as a squeal, squeak, grinding, groaning, thumping, or creaking. brake noise can be attributed to many causes. brake discs or brake
10/04/17 NHTSA ID: 10118302
TSB ID: A191664 2039777-

Coolant warning light on, coolant level close to or below minimum. the customer had to top off the coolant several times. air gets into the cooling system during production or when refilled during previous repairs. as this air escapes, the
10/04/17 NHTSA ID: 10118308
TSB ID: A421629 2042645-

Rear shock mounting noises. customer may report hearing rumbling noises from the rear of the vehicle when driving on very uneven roads or over potholes. this bulletin only applies to s3 vehicles with audi magnetic ride. the rear shock mount
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10/04/17 NHTSA ID: 10118425
TSB ID: A401759 2043424-

Thos bulletin contains repair information for when there is a creaking or squeaking noise from the front of the vehicle. this only occurs on uneven roads.
10/04/17 NHTSA ID: 10118393
TSB ID: A151627 2043735-

The mil is on due to dtcs for cam shift actuator "a" or "b" cylinder range/ performance beings stored in the ecm. customer complains of occasional poor performance and that cruise control does not always work. malfunction of the camshaft ad
06/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10106613
TSB ID: ATU 8/2016

Running gear: audi magnetic ride - knocking noises from rear shocks on s3 (8v) and tts (fv)
03/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10094963
TSB ID: A20166920441821

This technical service bulletin is repair authorization for issues with fueling the vehicle.
03/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10094967
TSB ID: A40165220440601

This technical service bulletin asks the reader to check for improperly installed or deformed front shock bellows and to replace if necessary.
03/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10094969
TSB ID: A42163320425394

This technical service bulletin instructs the reader to replace both rear shock assemblies based on a noise complaint.
03/03/17 NHTSA ID: 10093647
TSB ID: A42163120426453

This bulletin instructs the reader to replace both rear shock assemblies and both rear shock mounts if they are causing noise.
03/03/17 NHTSA ID: 10093655
TSB ID: A42163220426454

This bulletin instructs the reader to replace the rear shock assemblies and rear shock mounts if they are causing noise.
03/01/17 NHTSA ID: 10093304
TSB ID: A40165420440602

This technical service bulletin asks the reader to check for improperly installed or deformed front shock bellows and to replace if necessary.
02/28/17 NHTSA ID: 10093295
TSB ID: A0116582043735

This technical service bulletin instructs the reader to diagnose a malfunction of the camshaft adjuster of the audi valvelift system and to replace the affected part.
02/23/17 NHTSA ID: 10092726
TSB ID: A40165220440601

This technical service bulletin asks the reader to check for improperly installed or deformed front shock bellows and to replace if necessary.
02/23/17 NHTSA ID: 10092729
TSB ID: A42163320425394

This technical service bulletin instructs the reader to replace both rear shock assemblies based on a noise complaint.
02/23/17 NHTSA ID: 10092714
TSB ID: A20166920441821

This technical service bulletin is repair authorization for issues with fueling the vehicle.
02/22/17 NHTSA ID: 10092501
TSB ID: A97165620424502

This technical service bulletin provides instructions for insulating the bracket for the starter motor wiring harness with fabric tape to reduce a noise.
02/08/17 NHTSA ID: 10090989
TSB ID: A151631 2045732_

This bulletin provides information on removing a damaged screen from the non-return valve.
02/15/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10091823
TSB ID: A39161620431442

This technical service bulletin provides repair instructions for the all-wheel drive coupling.
02/14/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10091641
TSB ID: A37166720450501

This technical service bulletin provides instructions for the replacement of the "base gearbox" when authorized by the technical assistance center.
02/10/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10091282
TSB ID: A39161620431442

This technical service bulletin provides repair instructions for the all-wheel drive coupling.
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122359
TSB ID: A911437 2030947-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 91 number 13-92 dated july 16, 2013. the customer complains that when he or she is trying to place a phone call from the vehicle while using a bluetooth®-connected phone, the phone call disconnect
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122361
TSB ID: A911439 2037087-

The option to send new text messages cannot be accessed through the messages function in the mib mmi telephone menu. additionally, the option to send text messages using "new" is greyed-out in the messages menu. received text messages canno
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122364
TSB ID: A911440 2037073-

The customer says that the vehicle's reception for sirius radio differs from the reception in his or her other audi vehicle. the customer says that the vehicle's reception for sirius radio only shows "linking" when the vehicle is driven in
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120806
TSB ID: A911593 2037087-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 91 number 14-39 dated april 24, 2014. the option to send new text messages cannot be accessed through the messages function in the mib mmi telephone menu. additionally, the option to send text mes
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120832
TSB ID: A911598 2018187-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 91 number 14-50 dated july 10, 2014. customer may report that cracking, grinding, rattling, humming, whining, or similar interference is coming from one or more speakers. parts of the speakers (su
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120827
TSB ID: A911591 2040939-

Facebook not available through audi connect. audi of america has been informed that beginning june 1, 2015, facebook will discontinue access to user newsfeeds and private messages through various applications, including oem-embedded, in-veh
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120829
TSB ID: A911595 2040926-

The navigation map update database 8r0051884cj cannot be activated using software version management.
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120830
TSB ID: A911596 2040843-

Mib mmi: traffic incidents are not prioritized by proximity to vehicle. starting with the mib mmi in model year 2015 a3 vehicles and with the mib-2 mmi in model year 2016 a6 and a7 vehicles, the traffic incident list display has changed. by
10/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120831
TSB ID: A911597 2041043-

The navigation function is not available, and the message ?the navigation data are not activated? appears in the mmi. dtc b126cf2 (navigation system navigation database not enabled) is set in the information electronics control module, j794
10/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120633
TSB ID: A911633 2037809-

The navigation map does not show the latest roads or points of interest. the map download provided by the myaudi website cannot be performed. the customer does not know how to obtain the data or cannot perform the update after downloading t
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119955
TSB ID: A911578 2011500-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 91 number 08-129 dated november 12, 2008. customer states that the reception of satellite radio occasionally fades or drops out. the information display may show a message related to the satellite
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120041
TSB ID: A871563 2010146-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 87 number 14-54 dated august 28, 2014. there is an unpleasant, musty odor coming from the heating and ventilation system. the odor usually occurs when the vehicle has been sitting unused for five
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120040
TSB ID: A871562 2040653-

The air conditioning system does not blow cold air. dtcs are stored in the air conditioning / heating electronics control module, j255 (address word 08). in the course of diagnosis, the refrigerant circuit volume is checked and the refriger
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120002
TSB ID: A911582 2029903-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 91 number 12-42 dated june 20, 2012. the customer complains about the picture quality of rearview backup camera image in the mmi screen. the picture is fuzzy or distorted. the picture looks too br
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120048
TSB ID: A911588 2026390-

When a phonebook with a large number of contacts is being downloaded, the mmi screen freezes briefly after the initial bluetooth connection (shortly after the phone is bonded to the vehicle), after the ignition is switched on (shortly after
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119958
TSB ID: A941564 2017806-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 94 number 15-60 dated february 12, 2015. the light bulb warning light is displayed in the instrument cluster with the following message: "vehicle lights: malfunction". dtcs are stored in the vehic
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120004
TSB ID: A941566 2017566-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 94 number 13-12 dated march 29, 2013. the headlight switch knob was designed with a normal position and a pushed-in position. this feature was designed to avoid injuries during a collision.
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119894
TSB ID: Email - A3 Batte

Due to a product quality investigation, 12-volt batteries installed in the a3 will be on 100% submission for the 2015 and 2016 model years. because the a3 does not have a battery manager, physical inspection of the battery is the only way t
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119954
TSB ID: A911577 2039677-

Dtc b10f413 (antenna for satellite radio open circuit) is stored in the information electronics control module 1, j794 (address word 5f). the customer may have complained about the function of the satellite radio. the dtc can be incorrectly
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119956
TSB ID: A911579 2038824-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 91 number 14-69 dated november 4, 2014. the following message appears on the mmi display: "device or cable type not supported". the ami cable being used is a genuine audi-branded cable with an aud
10/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119383
TSB ID: A911705 2045723-

This bulletin provides update information for when there are no online services provided by the sim card in the vehicle.
10/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119387
TSB ID: A931704 2046556-

This bulletin provides software update information for e-trons that are unable to be charged intermittently.
10/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10118327
TSB ID: Elsa Newsletter

Tsbs in this newsletters include the mil on due to dtc p042000 and/or p043000 (catalyst system bank 1/2, efficiency below threshold) being stored in the ecm. new ecm software implemented to correct the condition.
10/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10118340
TSB ID: A301620 2043144-

Haldex coupling does not work (dtc c111204) (haldex clutch pump faulty). all-wheel drive does not work and/or the epc warning lamp is illuminated. there is an internal leak in the hydraulic pump.
10/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10118358
TSB ID: A961604 2042811-

Audi connect gen1 and gen2 systems: differences and troubleshooting. the customer has a general concern related to audi connect. different features are included with different generations of the audi connect system. the audi connect gen1 sy
10/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10118359
TSB ID: A961605 2043428-

Side assist inoperative or warning about sensor vision. audi side assist (lane change assist) does not work. a warning about sensor vision appears in the driver information system. dtcs b200000, c111504, c1114f3, or c1115f5 may be stored in
06/12/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106088
TSB ID: ATU 8/2016

Running gear: audi magnetic ride - knocking noises from rear shocks on s3 (8v) and tts (fv) brake system: braking noises - basic principals for diagnosis and repair. running gear: multi-collision brake
03/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095637
TSB ID: A2416562045049

This technical service bulletin provides a software update that corrects an issue that prevents cruise control from being turned on while the vehicle is being driven.
03/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095105
TSB ID: A91167220370734

This bulletin details why the radio sounds different due to different hardware.
03/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095147
TSB ID: A91167620359123

This bulletin provides troubleshooting for an incorrectly coded top view / corner view camera system.
03/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10095155
TSB ID: A94168220175666

The bulletin states a normal function of the headlight switch and how to fix but not replace. dealer is to advise customer on why the headlight switch presses in.
03/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094048
TSB ID: A91163720425062

This technical service bulletin explains how to determine the status of activation keys (that affect the function of audi drive select, cruise control, navigation, bluetooth, smartphone interface and voice recognition), and how to update th
03/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094053
TSB ID: A91163920420133

This technical service bulletin explains how to diagnose and resolve issues with audi connect online destination search, google earth navigation view, and inrix online traffic.
03/03/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093803
TSB ID: A91163520370733

This technical service bulletin explains that vehicles with the mib mmi radio platform use a new sdars chipset that receives radio programming from a different band than previous platforms, which may affect the reception.
03/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093410
TSB ID: A57162620220327

This technical service bulletin provides troubleshooting information for the vehicle locking system.
02/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093245
TSB ID: A24165620450491

This technical service bulletin provides a software update that corrects an issue that prevents cruise control from being turned on while the vehicle is being driven.
02/23/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092736
TSB ID: A68161720441251

This technical service bulletin instructs the reader to apply fleece tape to specific areas related to the left instrument panel in order to eliminate rattling sounds.
02/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092325
TSB ID: A91166420425063

This technical service bulletin explains how to determine the status of activation keys (that affect the function of audi drive select, cruise control, navigation, bluetooth, smartphone interface and voice recognition), and how to update th
02/17/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092106
TSB ID: A91166420425063

This technical service bulletin explains how to determine the status of activation keys (that affect the function of audi drive select, cruise control, navigation, bluetooth, smartphone interface and voice recognition), and how to update th
02/08/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10090980
TSB ID: A091600 2046321_

This repair authorization is for dtc b12ecf2 and dtc b12edf2 when the led control module has had water access it.
05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10067714
TSB ID: EDITION 104

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10066386
TSB ID: 2037087/1

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10066387
TSB ID: 2037073/1

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10066391
TSB ID: 2037073/2

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10066396
TSB ID: 2037606/1

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10066398
TSB ID: 2033355/2

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10066401
TSB ID: 2037809/1

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10066418
TSB ID: 2039054/1

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10066431
TSB ID: 2037164/1

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/23/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10066435
TSB ID: 2037810/1

Summary to be provided on a future date.
05/18/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10066330
TSB ID: 2029714/3

Summary to be provided on a future date.
10/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120821
TSB ID: A871564 2010146-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 87 number 15-63 dated may 18, 2015. there is an unpleasant, musty odor coming from the heating and ventilation system. the odor usually occurs when the vehicle has been sitting unused for five hou
10/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120703
TSB ID: A701544 2038029-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 70 number 14-39 dated august 11, 2014. various squeaks and/or rattles are heard from the roof area on vehicles equipped with a panoramic sunroof. these noises can be created by the points of conta
10/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120679
TSB ID: A661549 2030471-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 66 number 15-46 dated february 19, 2015. customer may report that the license plate attachment screws do not install properly. the license plate brackets are designed to be used with the appropria
10/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120665
TSB ID: Tire Chain Info

This document contains audi tire chain information by vehicle. snow chains must not be used on the compact spare wheel. provided the subject tires can accommodate snow chains, such chains can be used only on the front wheels if the vehicle
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120069
TSB ID: PDI - 2016 Audi

The pre-delivery inspection technician reference document is designed to be a resource used in hand with the pre-delivery inspection checklist (pdi). the pdi checklist has been simplified to make the process more efficient, and in doing so,
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119809
TSB ID: SM 03-2017

This special notice is to inform dealers to return all repair sets based on the criteria provided.
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119810
TSB ID: SM 04-2017

This special notice is to inform dealers to return all windshields based on the criteria provided.
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119814
TSB ID: 2016 Audi Tire C

3.0t r18 235/55 r19 104h winter wheel and tire pkg changed to r19 235/55 r19 104h winter wheel and tire pkg
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120036
TSB ID: A551536 2040628-

Customer complains that the trunk lid open warning is displayed in the instrument cluster even though the trunk is closed. no dtcs are stored. in certain driving conditions, a reverse current may be sent from the halogen trunk light if it i
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119999
TSB ID: A741521 2036572-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 74 number 14-19 dated may 9, 2014. the panel on the back of the front seat is warped or dented. the headrest on the rear seatback may also be damaged. the damaged is caused when the headrest of th
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120020
TSB ID: PDI - 2016 A3 e-

This document contains the audi delivery guidelines checklist.
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120021
TSB ID: PDI - 2016 A3 e-

This document contains the audi pre-delivery inspection checklist. all items must be completed prior to customer delivery by an audi technician. audi recommends using an audi approved battery charger to prevent excessive battery discharge d
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120022
TSB ID: PDI - 2016 A3 e-

This document contains the audi pre-delivery inspection checklist. all items must be completed prior to customer delivery by an audi technician. audi recommends using an audi approved battery charger to prevent excessive battery discharge d
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120023
TSB ID: PDI - 2016 A3 Sp

This document contains the audi delivery guidelines checklist. this document is in spanish.
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120024
TSB ID: PDI - 2016 Audi

The pre-delivery inspection technician reference document is designed to be a resource used in hand with the pre-delivery inspection checklist (pdi). the pdi checklist has been simplified to make the process more efficient, and in doing so,
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120025
TSB ID: PDI - 2016 Audi

The pre-delivery inspection technician reference document is designed to be a resource used in hand with the pre-delivery inspection checklist (pdi). the pdi checklist has been simplified to make the process more efficient, and in doing so,
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119934
TSB ID: Tire Pressure Ta

This document contains the audi normal load condition tire pressure table. this document is in spanish.
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119935
TSB ID: Tire Pressure Ta

This document contains the audi normal load condition tire pressure table.
10/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10118387
TSB ID: Tire Pressure Ta

This document contains the tire pressure table for my 2017 audi vehicles under normal load conditions.
10/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10118357
TSB ID: A941674 2037810-

Xenon headlights are aimed too low or passenger side is too high. the customer says that there is a ?dark spot? in the middle of the xenon headlight illumination pattern over road. the customer says that one or both of the xenon headlights
09/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10118058
TSB ID: A911697 2045723-

This bulletin provides update information for when there are no online services provided by the sim card in the vehicle.
03/09/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094449
TSB ID: A91165220443182

This techical service bulletin provides instructions for insulating parts of the rear subwoofer speaker to prevent noises.
03/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10094126
TSB ID: A97165520439681

This bulletin provides instructions for replacing damaged rear lid wiring harnesses.
02/24/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092830
TSB ID: 2016 A3-S3

New publication
02/23/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092765
TSB ID: A91164420443181

This techical service bulletin provides instructions for insulating parts of the rear subwoofer speaker to prevent noises.
02/17/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10092264
TSB ID: A91166020448511

This technical service bulletin provides replacement instructions for a missing mmi volume knob.
02/16/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10091987
TSB ID: A91166020448511

This technical service bulletin provides replacement instructions for a missing mmi volume knob.
05/23/16 Other NHTSA ID: 10066441
TSB ID: 2038131/1

Summary to be provided on a future date.

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Audi A3 / S3 TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.