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2018 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133281
TSB ID: Scheduled Mainte

Oil capacity table: for a3 b-cycle 2.0 tfsi engine: changed oil spec from 508/509** castrol edge® professional® 5w40 to 508/509** castrol edge® professional® 0w20 long life iv
04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133289
TSB ID: A171890 2050501_

This bulletin contains repair instructions for when condensed water leaks near the rear axle.
04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133231
TSB ID: A171785 2045581

This bulletin provides instructions regarding an oil level sensor message that appears due to excess oil in the vehicle.
03/13/18 NHTSA ID: 10130183
TSB ID: A871679 2041717-

This bulletin applies to any repair that requires replacement of the air conditioning compressor and details how to run a odis gff test plan.
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10127825
TSB ID: A401771 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.
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10128350
TSB ID: A171782 2010043-

This informational bulletin contains all the the audi oil quality standards that should be used when doing an oil change.
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02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10128340
TSB ID: A441764 2022563-

This bulletin provides information regarding vibrations or movement that are felt in the wheel.
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10127752
TSB ID: A461772 2047830

This informational bulletin contains instructions for proper brake maintenance.
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10127818
TSB ID: A191789 2046712-

This informational bulletin contains guidelines for figuring out why coolant marks are present around the coolant expansion tank cap.
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10127860
TSB ID: A401770 2018194-

This informational bulletin contains knowledge on why oil may appear on one or several of the shock absorbers.
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10128399
TSB ID: A1915612025303-5

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 19 number 14-50 dated june 20, 2014. discontinuation and mixing of audi-approved engine coolants. g11, g12, and g12+ coolants have been replaced by an improved version. g12++ coolant (for service
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10127827
TSB ID: A401773 2044060-

This technical service bulletin asks the reader to check for improperly installed or deformed front shock bellows and to replace if necessary.
10/04/17 NHTSA ID: 10118415
TSB ID: A191777 2046712-

This informational bulletin contains guidelines for figuring out why coolant marks are present around the coolant expansion tank cap.
02/05/18 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10127840
TSB ID: A911736 2024323-

This bulletin contains technical information regarding when the parking aid sporadically warns of obstacles that don't exist or it is inoperative/constant warning.
02/05/18 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10127758
TSB ID: A911732 2033355-

This informational bulletin contains information on why acc sensor could be deactivated.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133370
TSB ID: A911755 2048436

This bulletin contains repair instructions for when after pdi is performed, the customer states that the audi connect services are not functioning.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133348
TSB ID: MY 2018 Audi USA

Under additional maintenance items section: removed e-tron from "perform every 130,000 miles. timing belt - replace. check condition of timing belt tensioning system, dampening pulleys, and idler pulleys and replace if necessary (2.0l tdi
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133379
TSB ID: A931709 2049384

This informational bulletin contains documentation to ensure that the correct battery repairs are performed.
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04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133416
TSB ID: Dealer Letter -

On audi vehicles with audi smartphone interface (asi) manufactured within a specific period, an error may occur in the smartphone connection.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133419
TSB ID: PDI 2018 A3 e-Tr

Vehicle preparation section: added "using guided functions" to "set adaption channel to enable cd ripping (if equipped)"
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133420
TSB ID: PDI 2018 A3-S3 S

Vehicle preparation section: added "using guided functions" to "set adaption channel to enable cd ripping (if equipped)"
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133262
TSB ID: A911768 2037809-

This informational bulletin contains instructions about updating the navigation map.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133426
TSB ID: PDI 2018 Audi Te

All models: vehicle preparation section: added "using guided functions" to "set adaption channel to enable cd ripping (if equipped)" a8 and q3: audi connection: removed: "turn on the wireless network (if equipped)"
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133427
TSB ID: PDI 2018 Audi Te

Audi a3 e-tron sportback: audi connect section: added "turn on the wireless network (if equipped) ensure the wireless network is turned on (telephone > options > wi-fi® options > wi-fi® mode ?hotspot?) " audi a3/s3/rs 3: added: verify s
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04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133437
TSB ID: Scheduled Mainte

Additional maintenance section: added, "(if applicable)" to battery - connected gateway - replace
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133436
TSB ID: Scheduled Mainte

Additional maintenance section: changed: "rs 7 plus" to "rs 7 performance" on rear axle every 40,000 miles and spark plugs - replace every 30,000 miles or 3 years added: "(except rs 7 performance)" and "(except s8 plus)" to spark plugs
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133403
TSB ID: Bulletin - Updat

On audi vehicles with audi smartphone interface (asi) manufactured within a specific period, an error may occur in the smartphone connection.
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130229
TSB ID: A001796 2047812

This informational bulletin contains instructions for setting up and using the sd creator program.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127949
TSB ID: A911743 2042097-

This informational bulletin contains resource information for when the traffic feature is inoperative in the mmi navigation.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127841
TSB ID: A911737 2047576-

This is a reference bulletin that contains software update information for the mid2 mmi system.
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02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127906
TSB ID: A001799 2045316-

This bulletin contains information about the start/stop system.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127938
TSB ID: A911744 2037073-

This bulletin details why the radio sounds different due to different hardware.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127801
TSB ID: A911735 2048436-

This bulletin contains repair instructions for when after pdi is performed, the customer states that the audi connect services are not functioning.
11/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10123615
TSB ID: A911525 2042506-

Audi drive select functions cannot be selected. cruise control does not work (in a3 or tt only). navigation is not activated. bluetooth is unavailable. voice recognition is unavailable (in all cars except a3 cabriolet. for a3 cabriolet, see
11/16/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10123668
TSB ID: A911527 2038073-

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 91 number 14-57 dated august 11, 2014. the infotainment system cannot be switched on. the infotainment system cannot be reset. the infotainment system cannot be operated via control panel and stee
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119786
TSB ID: 12-13-2016B

New document
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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
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.
03/15/17 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: 10095105
TSB ID: A91167220370734

This bulletin details why the radio sounds different due to different hardware.
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.
03/07/17 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
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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.
02/21/17 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
04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133221
TSB ID: A001706 2047812-

This informational bulletin contains instructions for setting up and using the sd creator program.
04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133365
TSB ID: A351727 2049449

This bulletin contains repair instructions for dtc p060700.
04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133299
TSB ID: A351828 2049449_

This bulletin contains repair instructions for dtc p060700.
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04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133311
TSB ID: A911875 2038073_

This bulletin contains repair instructions for when the infortainment system cannot be switched on, reset, or be operated via control panel and steering wheel buttons.
03/13/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10130208
TSB ID: A911691 2042506-

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
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128026
TSB ID: A921612 2038151-

This bulletin provides instructions for repairing a vehicle with a washer solvent light on but the level is correct.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128222
TSB ID: ATE-17-05

Due to increasing requests for high voltage personal protective equipment (hve ppe) for dealer technicians working with high voltage vehicles (hybrid, plugin hybrid, electric vehicle), the volkswagen tools and equipment team has identified
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127804
TSB ID: MY 2018 A3 e-Tro

Interior section: removed "verify windows can be operated with the key*"
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128027
TSB ID: A921613 2038151-

This bulletin provides instructions for repairing a vehicle with a washer solvent light on but the level is correct.
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02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127937
TSB ID: A911746 2048436-

This bulletin contains repair instructions for when after pdi is performed, the customer states that the audi connect services are not functioning.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128253
TSB ID: MY 2018 Audi Nor

New document
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127727
TSB ID: MY 2018 A3 e-tro

New document
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127734
TSB ID: A001793 2047812-

This informational bulletin contains instructions for setting up and using the sd creator program.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127803
TSB ID: MY 2018 A3-S3 Se

Infotainment section: added: "if audi connect is not functioning with an error message, ?the myaudi server is currently unavailable?, reference tsb 2048436 to activate service"
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127794
TSB ID: MY 2018 Audi Tec

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02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127992
TSB ID: A001684 2037949-

This technical bulletin provides instructions for an an error message and updating with an svm code.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127770
TSB ID: MY 2018 A3-S3 Se

New document
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127769
TSB ID: MY 2018 A3-S3 Se

New document
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127768
TSB ID: MY 2018 A3 e-Tro

New document
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127846
TSB ID: MY 2018 A3 e-tro

Infotainment section: added: "if audi connect is not functioning with an error message, ?the myaudi server is currently unavailable?, reference tsb 2048436 to activate service"
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127845
TSB ID: MY 2018 A3 e-Tro

Audi connect section: added: "if audi connect is not functioning with an error message, ?the myaudi server is currently unavailable?, reference tsb 2048436 to activate service"
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02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127844
TSB ID: MY 2018 A3-S3 Se

Audi connect section: added: "if audi connect is not functioning with an error message, ?the myaudi server is currently unavailable?, reference tsb 2048436 to activate service"
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127835
TSB ID: MY 2018 Audi Tec

Trunk inspection section: added: "check battery clamps for proper torque refer to elsa pro for specification"
11/16/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10124021
TSB ID: ATE-13-05

Vwgoa is pleased to inform you of the release and automatic delivery of new required special tools used on audi vehicles. starting march 25, 2013, every audi dealer will be shipped one at-348 special tool package, freight f.o.b. snap-on oem
10/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120800
TSB ID: Maintenance Sche

Additional maintenance items section: perform first at 60,000 miles: removed rs 3 from air cleaner exceptions
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119787
TSB ID: 12-13-2016D

New document
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119791
TSB ID: Scheduled Mainte

New document
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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
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.

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Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 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.