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2013 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 in Michigan, United States
- Dec 2014
Dec 2014

24001 mi
Alternator failed & had to be replaced. Covered under warranty. 
Audi A3 in New Jersey, United States
- Mar 2013
Jan 2013

5000 mi
Replaced left front axle, flange, hub, and bearings. Vibration went away. Came back roughly 1000 miles later. 
Mar 2013

6000 mi
All 4 wheel bearings replaced. No real difference that I could tell. Problem still exists. 

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2012 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Audi A3 in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

18577 mi
Water pump leaking; replaced 
Dec 2015

29337 mi
Water pump replaced (no failure) under Audi open campaign 
Sep 2017

43298 mi
Takata Airbag Safety Recall - driver frontal airbag inflator replaced 
Nov 2017

45011 mi
Driver seatback rear panel coming off - I felt as a result of the airbag inflator replacement, but that wasn't ever really confirmed or denied by the dealer. lol. However, they repaired at no charge. They re-epoxied the clips that hold the seatback panel on. 

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2012 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in Nevada, United States
- Oct 2014
May 2013

12800 mi
Found water pump leaking after road trip. This is the primary water pump and not the recirculating pump. Very concerned since car has low miles and is not driven hard at all. Found out this is a common problem across all 2.0T engines. 
Feb 2014

20000 mi
Went to start car after sitting for a week, battery did not have enough power to start vehicle. Drove home after getting jump, no problems. Car sat for one hour, same thing. Dealer came and got car, replaced battery and power relays. 
Oct 2014

26500 mi
Water pump was found leaking again, had the first one fail at 13k and now here we are at 26k and another water pump failure. Obviously a very poor design, this is the 3rd repair on this vehicle. Very disappointed in Audi. 

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2012 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 in Arkansas, United States
- Nov 2012
Nov 2012

8150 mi
Examined front driver door frame rubber seal, which was starting to come up from the floor. Ordered replacement on warranty. 
Audi A3 in Michigan, United States
- Dec 2017
Dec 2017

146000 mi
emissions canister plugged and needed replacing. 

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2012 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 105hp 1.6L I4 Diesel 7-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 in Turkey
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

62620 mi

$300
The low coolent warning light came in, topped it up and later came on again. Mechanic found a defective hose and replaced it. 

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2012 Audi A3 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Audi A3 in New Zealand
Aug 2020 - Sep 2020
Sep 2020

93620 mi

$726
Faulty inlet manifold replaced, was causing engine warning light to appear yellow, and lowered performance of the car 

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2011 Audi A3

Engine not specified

Audi A3 in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Dec 2014

49000 mi
Cracked rear stabilizer; replaced under warranty. 

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2011 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Audi A3 in Washington, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

28000 mi
Car ran rough, would die after several seconds. First happened 12/31/14, towed to dealer but they couldn't replicate the problem. Happened again 2 weeks later, again towed to dealer. This time they replaced the fuel filter. 
Jan 2015

28000 mi
Car started, ran rough and died. 
Feb 2015

28300 mi
Car started, ran rough and died. 

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2011 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

45880 mi
Wheel Bearings Replaced 
Jun 2014

53940 mi

C $650
Ignition coils failed and replaces. 
Audi A3 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2015 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

C $200
Replaced downstream O2 sensor 
Audi A3 in Florida, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015

46900 mi
High pressure fuel pump, and two fuel injectors froze open. 
Audi A3 in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

598300 mi

C $275
Engine light keeps coming on. The evaporation valve was the culprit as per the computer code. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

55000 mi
Rattle and wind noise depending on window position of driver, front passenger doors, front driver and passenger doors squeaking when opened. 
Audi A3 in Colorado, United States
May 2013 - Jan 2015
Jan 2014

58000 mi

US $89
Replaced Intake Manifold, Throttle Body, Radiator Temp Sensor (failure happened during repair of previous mentioned parts) 
Apr 2014

61700 mi

US $89
Dead Ignition Coil.  Second dead ignition coil about 30 days later. 
Nov 2014

70700 mi
Latch for center arm rest broken - did not attempt to repair, replacement ~$300. (most likely valet error, could not trace to place blame) 
Audi A3 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Mar 2016
Aug 2015

41840 mi

C $275
Replaced dead battery 

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2011 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 in Minnesota, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2017
Jun 2015

47000 mi
Leak in fuel tank 
Aug 2015

50700 mi
leak in fuel tank, had to replace 
Oct 2015

51500 mi
battery could not hold charge 
Feb 2016

55400 mi

US $2300
fuel pump failure and replacement of high pressure injectors 
May 2016

58500 mi

US $700
Low pressure injector failed. 
Jul 2016

59300 mi

US $200
Erratic power loss 
Jan 2017

54000 mi
Cause of erratic power loss never found. 
Audi A3 in Connecticut, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2013
Nov 2011

5000 mi
Heated seats did not work! Dealer insisted seats working as designed. We searched problem and found a software fix that dealer did not know about. Heat has now improved but not like the A4's (6 of them) we had in past. Disappointed in Audi. 
Audi A3 in New Hampshire, United States
Oct 2010 - Nov 2016
Feb 2013

36500 mi
Sun visor clip snapped off when inserting the sun visor. 
Feb 2014

52600 mi
Second time a sun visor clip snapped. 
May 2015

74000 mi

US $150
Battery just died without warning and could not be jump started, not even by garage. 
Jun 2015

75000 mi
Exhaust valve flapper stuck open. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
May 2011 - May 2015
May 2015

54000 mi

US $80
Transmission was making noise in 5th gear. Transmission was replaced under CPO warranty. 
Audi A3 in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2013
May 2012

17700 mi

US $100
took in for recalls and they also replaced a taillight lamp. 
Dec 2012

22000 mi
ink stain from factory on rear armrest 
Audi A3 in New Hampshire, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2016
Nov 2013

67700 mi

US $100
relay replacement 
Oct 2016

135000 mi

US $780
Front wheel bearing Exhaust gas recirculation filter clogged causing check engine light. 
Audi A3 in Maryland, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

40000 mi
Glove compartment hinge cracked and was not closing properly. Glove compartment door was replaced. 
Jan 2014

39100 mi
Glow plug light flashing. Check engine light on. Car was losing power for a brief period. 
Apr 2016

74300 mi
Check engine light reported problem with emission system. EGR relay was replaced. Check engine light was fixed but returned after a couple of days. Check engine light was evaluated a second time, and the recommended repair was to replace the diesel park upset filter and an EGR filter, which was declined due to cost. 
Dec 2016

79000 mi
Check engine light never resolved. 
Audi A3 in Ohio, United States
Apr 2011 - Jan 2017
Jun 2011

3000 mi
check engine light came on. dealer replaced two sensors--light out. 
Aug 2014

31700 mi
Turbo making a "whistling" sound, monitored for 6 weeks. Sound getting louder. Replaced turbo. 
Aug 2015

42500 mi
ignition cylinder was defective ignition cylinder replaced 
Audi A3 in Ohio, United States
Mar 2015 - Feb 2017
Oct 2015

53300 mi

US $400
Car would not start, towed to shop. Diagnosed defective battery, replaced, tested electrical system. 
Dec 2016

71000 mi

US $300
Replaced several exhaust hangers that were broken. 
Audi A3 in Georgia, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

38000 mi
Adjusted timing of automatic shifting. 
May 2017

50500 mi

US $350
Problem with pressure sensors in fuel tank and injector manifold. Likely caused by water in diesel fuel. Diagnosis from codes was impossible. 
Audi A3 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2015 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

56000 mi

US $1400
Water pump 'disintegrated' leaving us stranded. Timing belt and water pump replaced. Leak down test showed no damage to cylinders or valves. 
Audi A3 in New York, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

70000 mi

US $350
Check engine light resulted in fuel systems-related error. Fuel filter replaced. 
Audi A3 in Washington, United States
Jun 2012 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

46000 mi
DPF cracked and clogged the EGR valve, throwing a check engine light. Car still ran fine, didn't bother getting it fixed as I was selling the car back to the dealership re: TDI emissions scandal. 
Audi A3 in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Feb 2017
Sep 2013

64000 mi

US $50
Fuel housing leaking diesel 
May 2016

103000 mi

US $125
Noted increased time for the AC to start. Checked by dealership, and concluded the compressor will eventually stop working. No leaks, but pressure too high and will stop working. 
Jun 2016

103000 mi

US $6
The back panel from the front driver and front passenger seat came apart. The adhesive markers were very dry, notable heat and humidity have taken effect to these panel in my location. Applied Permatex 5 minutes epoxy (x2), ~$6, but need 1. 
Sep 2016

107000 mi

US $5
Driver door attn rest handle tire in half upon shutting the door. Placed epoxy to join the torn section, x2 because the 1st attempt didn't hold up to the epoxy. Summer heat & humidity. Back seat panel came off as well. 
Audi A3 in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2013

14000 mi
check engine light came on with reduction in power, taken to dealer who did extensive road check found that fuel line was kinked and replaced 
Jun 2015

34200 mi
mechtronics unit replaced faulty mechatronics unit replaced by Audi at no cost, the vehicle was 6 weeks out of warranty but Audi acknowledged the the fault and picked up the tab 
Aug 2015

38500 mi
approx. 3000 miles later similar symptoms with transmission occurred and Audi decided to replace the whole transmission at no cost. vehicle is 10 weeks out of warranty 
Jun 2018

67000 mi
exhaust system recall for 2.0L diesel engines 

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2011 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 105hp 1.2L I4 7-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 in Spain
May 2012 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

13020 mi
S-Tronic Transmission failed. A new mechatronic unit had to be imported from Germany and installed. I traded the car as-is and will never buy another car with auto transmission again. 

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2011 Audi A3 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

73160 mi

C $600
blower motor replaced. audi dealer cost 700 $ small mechanic shop 550. both after market blower 87.50 plus 0.5 hours work 

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2010 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in Brazil
Jan 2013 - Mar 2017
Jan 2014

39300 mi

$500
Since I went stage 2 my hpfp started acting up and current fuel at WOT. Simple hpfp swap and 1 hour of labor resolved the issue. 
Aug 2014

37700 mi

$150
water pump leaked. replaced it. 
Apr 2015

43180 mi

$150
DSG Issues with changing from D to R or from N to D or R. Replaced mechatronic unit - didn't help (good thing it was a borrowed unit). Now bought a clutchpack and waiting for install. hope that resolves it. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2015
Aug 2013

40400 mi
Battery not charging. Battery replaced under warranty. 

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2010 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in Utah, United States
May 2011 - Mar 2016
Mar 2013

20000 mi
R&R'd a portion of the wiring harness that included O2 sensors. 
Audi A3 in New York, United States
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Jun 2011

14000 mi
Oil leak from oil pan plug. Turns out it got stripped during previous oil change. Had to replace entire oil pan. Once warm, the DSG (dual-clutch) transmission bangs into gear when coming to a stop or beginning to move, causing uncontrollable lurches. Research shows previous year models had recalls regarding this. Dealer refused to acknowledge problem. 
Audi A3 in Quebec, Canada
- Aug 2010
Aug 2010

4712 mi
Noise at the Haldex system. They fix a new one. 
Audi A3 in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Oct 2013
Aug 2011

22940 mi
Car was "jerking" and stuttering on cold starts and RPM's between 1500-2000. Was told that 2 fuel injectors were damaged and leaking fuel. Dealer replaced all 4 fuel injectors. Problem has been resolved. 
Jun 2012

32860 mi
Driver sun visor clip failed to latch. Dealer replaced under warranty 
Oct 2012

36160 mi
Battery would not hold a charge. No accessory units like cellphone or GPS devices were ever plugged in. Car was less than 3 years old. Told that the battery was defective. Dealer replaced only the battery. 

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2010 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 in Great Britain
Nov 2012 - Jun 2015
Sep 2014

26000 mi
Auxiliary drive belt tensioner failed resulting in loss of charging - whole system shut down and car had to be recovered to garage. The previous failure, described above, confused the auto gearbox software necessitating a computer re-set. 

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2010 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 in British Columbia, Canada
May 2011 - Dec 2014
Jul 2013

58160 mi

C $400
Battery died. Got a jump start from local Automobile Association (BCAA - see bcaa.ca), drove to dealership, had battery replaced. 
Dec 2013

63240 mi

C $250
Blown bulb in left rear tail light fused to housing, requiring the replacement of entire housing. 
Feb 2014

65720 mi
Exhaust flap malfunction. Covered under extended warrantee 
Audi A3 in Oregon, United States
Jan 2011 - Jan 2016
Dec 2013

50000 mi
Tail light replaced, internal electrical issue. Had to order a part which is why it took a a couple days 
Jun 2015

60000 mi

US $2900
Dual mass flywheel - replaced AC recharged 
Oct 2015

62500 mi

US $2000
Replaced cracked intercooler 
Dec 2015

64000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failure necessitated replacing entire fuel system 
Jan 2016

65000 mi
Something in the exhaust system clogged. 
Audi A3 in Washington, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2017
Jul 2012

41000 mi
AC worked intermittenly. AC would come on maybe 1 out of 5 attempts to turn it on. Dealer reported AC compressor would be replaced under warranty and ordered one. I got a loaner car while the part was on order. 
Audi A3 in Illinois, United States
May 2011 - Feb 2017
Jul 2011

21000 mi
Air bag light came on. Took car to dealer 4 times to have it fixed. Light kept coming on each time. On last visit called service manager to elevate issue. AoA was called to help, part is ordered but on back order, wires need to be changed. 
Audi A3 in British Columbia, Canada
May 2011 - Jan 2018
Feb 2012

24800 mi
right front wheel bearing was found to be faulty and replaced 
Jun 2013

45260 mi
leaking vacuum hose, repaired under warranty 
Jul 2013

45960 mi
driver side mirror would not adjust. The mechanism had come loose. 
May 2015

77100 mi
The engine check light came on intermittently. A sensor had to be replaced. 
Sep 2015

83700 mi
Exhaust flap malfunction. The dealer said it was out of warranty but after my search revealed that VW extended the warranty for this part, Audi agreed to replace it without charge. 
Sep 2017

99200 mi
airbag replacement 
Audi A3 in Massachusetts, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2014
Apr 2012

25700 mi
Heated seats would not get warm 
Feb 2014

49000 mi
Engine cranking very slowly in cold weather. Dealer replaced the battery free under warranty. Good as new. 
Audi A3 in Michigan, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2017
May 2014

85000 mi
Exhaust pressure control valve (OBD II code p047F) went bad, was replaced under warranty for emissions systems (up to 120,000miles). I got great gas mileage because of the issue, but had it repaired anyhow 
Audi A3 in Georgia, United States
May 2011 - May 2012
May 2012

33000 mi
Battery dead; replaced under warranty. 

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2010 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

Audi A3 in Great Britain
Nov 2013 - Sep 2018
Jan 2018

83000 mi

£1458
Warning light said clutch overheating stop car. Garage diagnosed it as mechatronics unit failure. The cost of the part alone is over £1000. The part took about 3 weeks to arrive from Germany. Audi would give no assistance whatsoever despite this being a common problem. I asked for the old part and was given it but they had to check it was the right one as they had done a few of these units recently. Didn't expect a brand like Audi to fail so spectacularly at this mileage. Will not be buying another and will be looking to get rid of this before I get another expensive bill. 

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2009 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A3 in Belgium
Dec 2014 - Jan 2016
Mar 2015

69440 mi
Battery was dead because i don't drive it often so charged my battery a day, afterwards problem solved 
Aug 2015

71080 mi

€330
Rear windscreen wiper failure due to broken wiper motor 

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2009 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Audi A3 in Texas, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013

21000 mi
Car died on side of road. Dealer replaced alternator and battery. Didn't fix problem. Eventually replaced control module. 
May 2013

25000 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer said is was dirty connector near mass air flow sensor, cleaned it and reset. 
Jan 2015

36200 mi
Right rear door stopped locking and unlocking with remote or interior pushbutton. I took apart and repaired the power lock mechanism. Working for now, but may have to buy a replacement eventually. 
Mar 2017

52000 mi

US $100
Replace thermostat 
Oct 2017

54000 mi
Intake manifold valve arm fell off. Put it back on 
Audi A3 in Arizona, United States
Apr 2014 - Aug 2016
Jul 2014

68000 mi

US $10
Seatbacks are glued on from the factory. The adhesive has failed and the seatbacks have fallen off. 
Audi A3 in Washington, United States
Nov 2012 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

30000 mi

US $600
Air intake flap 
Audi A3 in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

59000 mi

C $280
Corrosion on wire to horn, horn did not beep when car locked or unlocked. 
Nov 2014

61160 mi

C $280
Intermittent loss of power to instrument cluster, possibly caused by freezing weather. Shop could not identify problem, no repairs made. 
Feb 2015

62000 mi

C $230
Fuel in tank slightly low, engine cutting out while driving. Low pressure fuel pump and fuel filter checked. Restriction in fuel filter found, filter replaced. Symptoms did not change. 
Feb 2016

62820 mi

C $1500
Three failed door lock actuators 
Mar 2017

66030 mi

C $290
Brake and trunk light 
Audi A3 in Utah, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2012
Jun 2010

11000 mi
All four brakes (pads, rotors, calipers) were finally replaced as dealer was unable to locate the exact source the noise after four visits. Was paid for under warranty. 
Aug 2011

22000 mi
Clutch "exploded" at 21k miles due to throwout bearing failure. Flywheel, master and slave cylinder, throwout bearing, clutch disc, clutch material all had to be replaced. Dealer refused to warranty but Audi of America did cover repairs Dead pixels in radio LCD. Replaced radio under warranty Unintended acceleration. Dealer not sure if software/sensor problem or gas pedal physically sticking. Either way they were unable to reproduce and therefore did not repair. 
Apr 2012

29500 mi
Blower motor failed Pollen filter housing damaged when dealer replaced blower motor, caused water to flood cabin through car wash 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

52000 mi

US $85
"Software glitch" dealer ran a SW flash and said throttle body also was not sealed. Dealer had serviced the throttle body in August - I strongly suspect shoddy dealer work led to this issue and "SW Glitch" was covering their butts. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Apr 2012
Aug 2009

5000 mi
Outside temperature sensor displayed an incorrect value, was replaced. This was done as part of the 5000 mile service 
Sep 2011

27000 mi
Driver's door bottom weatherstripping torn 
Feb 2012

32000 mi
Replaced battery 
Audi A3 in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2011
Sep 2010

16000 mi
Clip for sunshade broke off 
May 2011

28000 mi
Center console in back seat broke 
Audi A3 in Colorado, United States
Nov 2010 - Aug 2017
Apr 2011

29800 mi
Locking unit working intermittently (both from remote, or from lock/unlock door switch). 
Aug 2014

80000 mi

US $585
Symptom: engine light. Carbon removal, two fuel injectors replaced. High pressure fuel pump also replaced. 
Oct 2015

92300 mi

US $621
EPC/check engine light came on. Vehicle would exhibit loss of power. Dealer replaced throttle body connectors. 
Audi A3 in Oregon, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2012
Jan 2012

42000 mi
Cylinder misfire. Exchanged ignition coils between two cylinders. Used fuel additive. 
Audi A3 in Maryland, United States
Dec 2016 - Feb 2019
Jan 2017

63000 mi

US $10000
Engine sludge 
Mar 2017

64000 mi
ABS module replacement. Covered by a recall. First they tried a reset but that did not work. The ABS brakes and stability control lights were constantly going on and off and occasionally the ABS would activate on dry pavement, reducing braking effectiveness. The car was getting dangerous to drive. 
Jul 2017

73000 mi
Front seat back keep falling off. Finally used construction adhesive and clamps to reattach as the clips don’t hold. Poor German workmanship. 
Oct 2017

79600 mi

US $400
Replaced both front axles due to bad inner CV joints 
May 2018

94444 mi

US $300
Dealer replaced intake manifold under extended warranty Carbon buildup removed by dealer for $300.00 
Jan 2019

115000 mi

US $100
Replaced both front wheel bearings AGAIN! First time was at 50k so I guess the NAPA ones are a little better than OEM. It took very little time since I’ve been down this road before, but really annoyed to have to do it again. Replaced PVC valve to cure a number of CEL codes. 
Feb 2019

114500 mi

US $25
Replaced bad coil pack 

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2009 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Apr 2012
Apr 2010

10540 mi

C $500
Still dealing with dealership 
Audi A3 in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

24000 mi
Engine suddenly dies at highway speeds. Coasts to shoulder, restarts. This has happened on three occasions always at highway speeds. The most recent time it started and dies 3X on shoulder. Dealer says no error codes and cannot replicat 
Audi A3 in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2010 - Nov 2013
Oct 2010

4000 mi
ring connector in steering column replaced, connector transmits airbag and steering wheel button signals. airbag not functional until replacement 
Jun 2011

13000 mi
Back of driver seat fell off, dealer glued back in place. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
- Apr 2011
Oct 2008

1000 mi
window motor replacement 
Jul 2009 engine turned itself off- key fob was replaced 
Apr 2011

18000 mi

US $60
battery died and could not hold a charge. Replaced 
Audi A3 in Texas, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

96000 mi

US $400
Air intake replaced, coil packs replaced 
Audi A3 in Georgia, United States
May 2009 - Nov 2016
May 2011

11500 mi
Have intermittent rattle coming from right rear of car. Dealer could not replicate the problem. Problem is still occurring, so a return trip is in my future until it can be fixed. 
Nov 2012

19300 mi
Headlamp and turn signal out completely on right side; needed new control module and fuse box; had to order parts. 
Mar 2013

21000 mi
Loose screw on inside of hatchback. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

37000 mi
Intake manifold replaced at 36,500 mi under OEM warranty 
Jun 2014

49000 mi

US $291
Passenger door lock failed. Won't lock. $450 parts and labor to replace motor One of two horns failed. $450 parts and labor quoted to replace. 
Apr 2018

92000 mi

US $1100
Carbon build up cleaning from direct injection design flaw: Cleaned intake valves, removed intake manifold, replaced gaskets, 8 hours of labor 
Audi A3 in South Dakota, United States
Sep 2015 - May 2016
Dec 2015

170000 mi
Failure of coil. Replaced OEM. Failed again under 1 year. They failed to cover the replacement one on warranty. Both times disabled vehicle. Second time they replaced all 4 coils. 
Feb 2016

171400 mi
Failure of electronic position sensor on foot pedal. Replaced OEM. Failed again under a year. Refused to cover under warrantee. 
Mar 2016

175000 mi

US $1500
Bad electrical on intake manifold. There is a technical note on this warranty extends to 130,00 miles. Mine failed right after that. Paid full price for OEM replacement. It failed 11 months later. Dealer failed to cover. 3 strikes. 
May 2016

175000 mi

US $178
Well it failed again. All of it. The ignition sysstem. Intake manifold. Accelerator position sensor. All of them throwing errors. All have been replaced at least twice by the dealer. I had it towed away and bought a Ford 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

37000 mi
Lighting Controller Failure - half of the lights failed entirely. TPMS system failure 
Jun 2013

37000 mi

US $180
They replaced much of the wiring loom and the battery 
Audi A3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

76000 mi

US $28
One of the filaments of a double filament bulb burnt out. It looked normal but the dashboard showed an alert. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

71000 mi

US $836
Throttle body replaced 
Audi A3 in Maryland, United States
Jan 2014 - Nov 2014
Jan 2014

49000 mi

US $10
Back of driver's seat came loose 
May 2014

52700 mi
Running lights and turn signals malfunctioned. Bulbs were okay. Fuse module needed replacement. 

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2009 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Aug 2010

18500 mi

US $110
Check engine light intermitently on/off over course of 2 weeks and then came on continuously. Dealer ran diagnostics and could find no problem. Reset check engine light (no other repairs done). Check engine light intermitently on/off over course of 2 weeks and then came on continuously. Dealer ran diagnostics and could find no problem. Reset check engine light (no other repairs done). 
Oct 2010

20000 mi
Air conditioning sporatically would not work. Dealer ordered parts and replaced failing compressor under warranty. 
May 2011

25000 mi
Door edge seal damaged. Part ordered & will have to return for installation. Windshield trim coming loose. Dealer will repair when return to install parts associated with another repair. 
Jan 2012

29600 mi
Horn not working (replaced both horns & coil in steering column under warranty).  Repaired rear sunshade latch (under warranty). Standard 5k oil/filter change. Horn not working. Had to replace both horns as well as coil in steering column. Replaced broken rear sunshade latch. Oil/filter change. 
Oct 2012

35000 mi
Periodic buzzing sound in engine near AC compressor. Dealer unable to determine problem & is continuing to investigate. 
Aug 2014

50000 mi

US $850
Thermostat failed requiring replacement of water pump (thermostat is part of water pump). 
Nov 2014

53000 mi

US $650
Replaced broken drivers side seat back and damaged door weatherstrip/moulding. 
Oct 2015

59300 mi

US $200
Replaced leaking right front tie-rod. Issue found when replacing brake pads and rotating tires. 
Jun 2016

64000 mi

US $525
Intake manifold failed and had to be replaced. Rear passenger door lock had to be replaced. 
Feb 2017

69000 mi

US $1850
Coolant leak. Replaced water pump & seals. Oil leak. 
Jun 2017

70000 mi
Recall: ABS control module replaced due to recall. Recall:: Takata drivers side airbag (partial) replacement. Replaced inflator under recall. Not full recall replacement which is still forthcoming. 
Nov 2017

72450 mi

US $750
Replaced cracked engine mount (dogbone mount). Also performed 75k service (Haldex, DSG, Oil) and replaced rear brake pads. 
Dec 2017

72450 mi
Replaced failing mechatronics unit (DSG transmission controller) under 10yr/100k extended warranty. 
Feb 2018

74000 mi

US $350
Center console cup holder replaced (broken). 
Audi A3 in Oregon, United States
Jul 2009 - Oct 2009
Aug 2009

14000 mi
Problems with numerous interior rattles and squeaking brakes. 
Sep 2009

14000 mi
Driver's side exterior door handle was contacting the door and scratching the paint. 
Audi A3 in British Columbia, Canada
May 2009 - Dec 2017
Sep 2010

9920 mi
Door handle rubbing against body. Minor realignment of handle solved problem. 
May 2012

20960 mi
Check engine light on intermittently. Replaced intake manifold. Coolant fan replaced, I never noticed it wasn't working. 
Feb 2015

35340 mi
Intake manifold cleaned replaced some parts. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

58000 mi

US $450
Have warning light and sound come on almost everytime I drive the car. The shop was not able to duplicate the problem of find the Fault I was seeing with my ABS/EST system. Very fustrating! 
Audi A3 in New South Wales, Australia
Feb 2010 - Jul 2011
Feb 2011

28520 mi
Power window motor/controller unit replaced. Issue was motor would continue to run after driver's window was already fully up. Would 'click' about 5 times. 
Audi A3 in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

60000 mi

US $850
Fuse controlling right headlights melted instead of breaking requiring replacement of entire engine fuse box and fuses 
Audi A3 in Alaska, United States
- Jan 2009
Jan 2009

2200 mi
Drivers side Window switch stopped automatically raising and lowering window with 1 press. 
Audi A3 in Ohio, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Sep 2009

4000 mi
Defective temp switch on transmission - sends a signal of overheating which switches transmission to neutral and tells the driver to depress the brake. Found out about it on the NHTSA site. 
Sep 2011

23000 mi
Check engine light came on, camshaft sensor had to be replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2013

38000 mi

US $150
Replaced battery 
Feb 2016

50900 mi

US $125
Horn replacement 
Jun 2017

62000 mi
Warranty replacement of intake manifold - error code P2015 
Aug 2017

64000 mi

US $2100
Replaced turbo due to a faulty wastegate rod 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2013
Oct 2009

26000 mi
Sensor out of calibration 
Jun 2011

45000 mi
Sensor replaced Seatbelt sensor faulty 
May 2013

55000 mi

US $285
Glove box latch broken, requires replacement of entire glovebox 
Audi A3 in Illinois, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2017
Apr 2011

24000 mi
driver side turn signal was out. Dealer replaced the part. 
Dec 2011

33000 mi
Exterior trim around sunroof was detaching 
Jan 2012

34000 mi
Hatch strut support failed 
Jun 2012

40000 mi
4 light bulbs were out and were replaced. All were in the rear of the vehicle. 
Aug 2012

43000 mi
Battery would not retain charge after 3 years 
Nov 2012

46000 mi
Ignition coil went out. Car was not driveable. 
Apr 2013

52000 mi

US $100
Ignition coil issue signaled by check engine light. Coil pack and spark plug were moved to two different cylinders and the issue could not be reproduced. Later returned. 
May 2013

52000 mi

US $360
Engine misfiring. Ignition coil replaced 
Jan 2014

51300 mi

US $500
CEL for intake flap. Carbon build up was cleaned from engine. 
Mar 2014

68000 mi

US $425
CEL light. Car would have trouble starting. Intake was replaced and the issue was resolved 
Oct 2014

80500 mi

US $500
replaced axel shaft 
Sep 2015

96000 mi

US $550
Frayed wiring harness in driver side door. unable to roll down window 
Jan 2016

86700 mi

US $1000
abs controller module failed 
Jan 2017

103800 mi

US $1500
Torn axel boots on both sides. Both axel shafts replaced 

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2009 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 160hp 1.8L I4 7-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 in New South Wales, Australia
Apr 2010 - Jul 2013
Oct 2010

3720 mi
Engine warning, "Do not exceed 4,000 RPM". Dealer had Technical Bulletin. Software upgrade required. 
May 2011

6800 mi
No windscreen washer fluid to rear window. Nozzle blocked. Repaired by dealer at 12 month service. 

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2009 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 125hp 1.4L I4 7-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 in Turkey
Dec 2014 - Jul 2016
Nov 2015

30380 mi
Transmission locked up on a hill, car wouldn't move either forward or reverse, though the gear selector was not locked in any position. Engine light on, scanner reads faulty oxygen sensor. Update: the mechanic thinks that it was due to some bad gas in the tank. I started using a different brand gasoline and it has been fine, since then the light has not come on. 

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2009 Audi A3 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A3 in Districto Federal, Mexico
Jun 2009 - Mar 2018
Dec 2011

17360 mi

$600
Ipod Dock stop working, they change for new one. 
Nov 2012

20040 mi

$550
Fuel pump control module fail 
May 2014

24580 mi

$850
The intake cover fell off during normal operation (highway) and get stuck on radiator fans fried them, need to replace both fans, call audi about poor cover design and they take 50% of the bill originally $1700. paid 850. 
Aug 2014

26040 mi

$180
Left Door armest crack, searched internet common problem (Drive side common problem, uk right one).I installed the piece, again searched the internet for instructions. One and a half hour job. The AC sometimes dont blow cold air. The dealer doesnt know why, but i have noticed that if i leave the temperature in low and start the engine that way it Works, otherwise sometimes dont work.To change the compressor is 1000+. 
Jun 2016

34720 mi

$9000
Preassure sensor failed, ac works intermittent some times blow cold air sometimes hot 
Sep 2017

41540 mi

$300
Fuel line before fuel filter has started leaking, this started after scheduled mainteinance trip to the dealer, which included 120,000 km service. and change of fuel filter, and thats the fuel line that later started leaking after the service was done, one week later. 

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2009 Audi A3 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A3 in Great Britain
Jan 2010 - Apr 2013
Jan 2013

£250
Corroded wire to ecu. Low voltage recorded on test. Car still running but emission light came on. 

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2009 Audi A3 2-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Audi A3 in Districto Federal, Mexico
Dec 2008 - Apr 2012
Oct 2010

13940 mi

$100
Sunroof with noise (vibration) Brake pedal felt like bumping occasionally, stabilizer bar connectors were broken. 
Feb 2011

15500 mi
DSG (S-tronic) transmission failed. Failed comms between CPU and transmission. 
Apr 2012

22940 mi

$2500
Clutch had a short lifespan for a car that's barely used (12,000 km per year) 

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2008.5 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Audi A3 in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2012
Jul 2011

52000 mi

US $75
pressure relief valve replaced 

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2008.5 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in Brazil
Oct 2014 - Oct 2014
Jan 2014

26660 mi

$4200
Changed the turbocharger due lack of lubrication caused by no preventive maintenance of the previous owner. All the sealings was changed in this occasion. 
Oct 2014

33480 mi

$800
My AC compressor just went useless, have to buy a new one, plus the sensors, plus recharge it... 

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2008 Audi A3

Engine not specified

Audi A3 in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

57000 mi
massive oil consumption 
Audi A3 in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2016 - Jul 2016
May 2016

130400 mi

US $1750
Check engine light - trips limp mode: lean fuel - replaced high pressure fuel pump, cam follower, PCV valve, in-tank fuel pump,etc. not resolved replaced purge valve for air conditioning, recharged unit; 
Jul 2016

134000 mi

US $750
Leak in exhaust flex pipe. Replaced exhaust down pipe, interim exhaust pipe and catalytic converter with after market high performance system (APR Brand). 

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2008 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Audi A3 in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2007 - Jul 2014
Feb 2010

50000 mi
Wiring harness replaced in engine bay, causing ESP malfunction to display. Was told that problem was not with ESP but with throttle body harness, dealer was aware of tsb for this problem, but I was not given the number. 
Nov 2010

67000 mi

US $900
misfire cyl 1, fuel injector replaced, intake valves cleaned with chemical treatment 
Mar 2011

74000 mi

US $1000
Timing belt started squeaking. Belt replaced, waterpump replaced, serpentine belt replaced, cam seals, tensioner, related parts replaced. 
Jun 2012

102000 mi

US $275
diverter valve replaced, turbo underboost fault code 
Audi A3 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Dec 2017
Aug 2011

62780 mi
Cam follower replaced 
Mar 2012

68820 mi
Faulty timing belt roller, squeaking at cold start. Dealer replaced roller and a new timing belt because the broken roller caused damage. 
Feb 2013

74560 mi

C $165
Brake failure occurred, i was not able to stop and my pedal sunk to the floor. Dealer says "Brakes are within spec" I still have to pump the breaks occasionally. All pads and rotors <40%. I am going to do brake all around in the summer. 
Jul 2013

78420 mi

C $21
"Coolant Low" warning came on and the reservoir was empty. Last Service this fluid was not checked at the dealership. Pressure test was done and everything was deemed OK. Dealer refilled the reservoir at my expense. Running FINE! 
Apr 2014

83480 mi

C $600
Radiator leak and hose replacement. Rear wheel bearing replacement, both left and right humming badly. 280$ 
Jan 2015

83540 mi

C $35
Oil dipstick broke, crumbled and the o-ring was gone. The car didn't run right... 
Dec 2015

100440 mi

C $500
Loud slapping noise on cold start indicative of worn out cam chain timing tensioner. Replaced: -Cam Timing Chain -Cam Chain Tensioner - Camshaft Adjuster Bolt - HPFP O-Ring - Cam Follower - Valve Cover Gasket - PCV Gasket - Cam Cover Gasket 
Mar 2016

101060 mi

C $280
Rear shocks absorbers both left and right blew.... replaced with bilsteins B8 shocks. 
Apr 2016

101560 mi

C $170
Broken thermostat causing cooling system malfunction (Stuck Open) I replaced the following: -Coolant G13 -Thermostat + hardware -2x Coolant Temp Sensors 
Jun 2016

104160 mi

C $1000
G65 AC Pressure sensor broken. The plug actually blew off the connector and the refrigerant leaked threw the sensor body out of actual connector itself..... Both left and right outer tie rods replaced. Front shocks, shock mounts / bearings replaced. Stabilizer bars, control arms (changed to aluminum), control arm bushings, ball joints both left and right, rear shock mounts, 
Apr 2017

106640 mi

C $1300
Pads, Rotors all around, along with new brake lines and both rear callipers. New Clutch disc, pressure plate and flywheel. The clutch started to slip under power so it was just wear not mechanical failure. New master cylinder, original internally leaked and failed. Fuel Filter Replacement 
Audi A3 in Missouri, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

45000 mi
Poor fuel mileage in cold weather 
Audi A3 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2015
Oct 2012

37700 mi

C $100
Oil leak. Leaking fuel injectors. Performed carbon cleaning for intake ports & valves. Replaced all four fuel injectors, spark plugs, intake manifold. 
Mar 2013

42780 mi
Complained of creaking noise from clutch (for third time). Had to demonstrate for them to acknowledge. Was told that the problem was with the clutch. Reported immediately after buying CPO car, but they did not agree to cover under warranty 
Jul 2014

53000 mi

C $600
Leaking drive shafts needed to be replaced. 
Dec 2014

55800 mi
Clutch had to be replaced due to noise from throw-out bearing. Engine was misfiring after start on very cold mornings, until it warms up. Spark plugs and coils were replaced, but the problem still occurs on cold mornings. 
Feb 2015

57120 mi

C $400
Engine was misfiring for several minutes on very cold mornings, until the engine warmed up. Replaced fuel filter. 
Audi A3 in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2014
Mar 2013

44000 mi

US $450
Thermostat for fan blower 12v charger fuse replaced 
Audi A3 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Aug 2015
May 2011

25820 mi
Roof trim was not flush and was a bit loose. Dealer ordered parts and trim now is tight and lies flush.  
Jul 2011

26660 mi
I noticed that the left rubber bumper that prevents my hatch from rattling had fallen off. Audi ordered a replacement assembly and installed it. Handled as a no-charge warranty item. 
Nov 2012

37480 mi

C $75
Had to replace lost rear tow hook door that must have fallen off the car. Dealer had trouble matching paint colour. Required custom paint. 
Jun 2013

44020 mi

C $100
A valve leaked all of the refrigerant in my AC. Mot of the AC system needed to be replaced (the compressor and more). Would have been very expensive but the car was under extended warranty. Car radio would turn itself off periodically (maybe once per hour). Tapping the on button turned it on. Mostly just annoying. They said the problem was related to the ignition switch (which was replaced). Time will tell if it worked. The driver's window switch failed to open the window periodically... usually when it was very hot in the car. The customer service rep was able to reproduce the problem and installed a new switch. 
Oct 2013

45140 mi
The driver's windows switch continues to fail when it is hot inside the car (after being parked in the sun). Problem could not be replicated by service attendant. No charge for diagnostic, but problem isn't resolved either. 
Sep 2014

52700 mi

C $1511
Engine was missing. After a few hours of diagnosis they said the engine had carbon buildup. They walnut blasted the carbon, replaced plugs, oil and a gasket. During a routine checkup, dealer found a damaged exhaust clamp. It was replaced. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

73000 mi

US $400
Bad cam shaft, damage to cylinder, injection rail assembly. Identified as defective from the factory, replaced by dealership free of charge.  Vacuum hoses needed replacing, paid roughly $400 for that. 
Aug 2016

80000 mi

US $100
Drivers side window motor, cabling, and assembly broke and needed to be replaced 
Dec 2016

84000 mi

US $800
Rear shocks not functioning properly, started cupping the tires & giving uneven radial wear pattern. Replaced w/ aftermarket H&R Sport Cup springs and shocks all around. New tires as well but those weren't included in reported price total. 
Apr 2017

88000 mi
Replaced steering wheel airbag due to recall notice. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Feb 2017 - Apr 2018
Dec 2017

78880 mi

US $250
Rear wheel bearings replaced 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2013
Jan 2011 CEL, determined to be O2 sensor, backordered. O2 sensor came in, installed and normal. 
Dec 2011

52000 mi
Tire pressure sensors inaccurately reporting low pressure. 
Jun 2012

64000 mi
EPC indicator on dash 
Jan 2013

86000 mi

US $85
Strange noise when engaging clutch. Replaced clutch disc, pressure plate, throw out bearing, hydraulic fluid. 
Mar 2013

86000 mi
EPC indicator on dash never successfully addressed. 
Audi A3 in Georgia, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

156000 mi

US $300
Pads, rotors, flush. 
Nov 2017

162000 mi

US $700
Front struts, a common repair for any car over 150k, I think. 
May 2018

174000 mi

US $100
Tail light bulb carrier (housing) got corroded. Replaced that and all tail bulbs. Lesson: If you ever see water inside your light housing, fix it before it corrodes. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2014
Mar 2009

25000 mi
Car died on freeway in morning. Was low pressure fuel sensor that went bad according to dealer. Timing belt was also faulty causing brushing noise which needed to be replaced. Dealer replaced timing belt and low fuel pressure sensor. 
Jun 2009

26000 mi

US $100
After maintenance trip at 25k + Tire rotation and balance, car had an alignment issue (pulled to the right when not holding wheel, and wheel centered car pulled to right). Dealer did 4 wheel alignment, told tracks straight, does not. Took to outside shop for alignment issue as confidence for dealer was VERY low. Shop quoted alignment to fix issue, aligned and told it should track straight, STILL has same issue. Shop is now unresponsive... 
Jul 2010

45300 mi
Power loss after 45k server. Took back to dealer and found faults in LPFP (low pressure fuel pump) and turbo diverter valve. Both replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2013

85000 mi

US $50
Engine throwing codes for "thrust sensor". Thrust sensor is a low pressure fuel sensore located on the high pressure fuel pump. Sensor is an easily replaceable item that costs about $50. After replacement the codes are gone. 
Audi A3 in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2011
Jan 2010

19000 mi
replaced faulty high pressure sensor 

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2008 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

85000 mi
Oil leak 
Audi A3 in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

21000 mi
passenger side rain gutter molding was loose 
Sep 2009

26000 mi
passenger side rain gutter popped out and bent..caused a chip in the trunk the dealer painted 
Audi A3 in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2009 - Aug 2011
May 2009

11000 mi
The CD player in the radio failed and would not eject the CDs. I received a new radio and the old one was removed and sent to Germany. Over there the CDs were removed and returned to me about a month later.  
Nov 2009

16000 mi
New ignition switch to correct some problems with the console lights and radio. Also caused the door locks to lock and unlock for no reason.  
Aug 2010

23000 mi
Recall for malfunctioning mechatronic unit in DSG transmission that caused poor drivability. Had noticed problem for some time prior to the recall. 
Audi A3 in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2014
Sep 2011

47000 mi

US $200
Wiper fluid leak, hoses replaced. Volume issues with radio. 
Apr 2012

55000 mi
PCV Valve Armrest latch broken. 
Audi A3 in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2013
Oct 2009

27000 mi
Airbag light on and horn stopped working. Their was a lose wire in the steering wheel that was repaired. They also fixed my child safety lock on the driver side left back door (it was permanently on) Driver side (left) back window stuck a few inches down - had to replace window motor. 
Jul 2012

47200 mi

US $70
whistling sound with pressure loss Fuel pressure sensor replacement 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

2000 mi
Heard rotational noise, dealer couldn't find, problem has not returned. so far so good. 
Mar 2009

15000 mi
Open skye clunking noise. Said it might be roof clips which they replaced, but clearly the dealer did not attempt to identify the problem fore they made an assumption and replaced parts. 
Audi A3 in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2018
Aug 2011

54000 mi

US $400
AC would run for 15 minutes and then die. Diagnosis: both radiator fans dead. Replaced, out of warranty. Air bag light came on. Fault of air bag parts. 
Dec 2013

95000 mi

US $4300
Seal broke; seal replaced, system recharged. Fuel pump/cam follower failed. All replaced. 
Jun 2016

126000 mi

US $500
cylinder head worn causing misfire, replaced (along with plugs) 
Mar 2018

148000 mi

US $1300
sway bar links, shocks replaced 
Audi A3 in Arizona, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2017
Feb 2008

5000 mi
Oxygen sensor failed. 
Aug 2009

20000 mi

US $112
DSG Mechatronics unit bad, car undrivable 
Oct 2009

20200 mi
Bad Mechatronics unit. Crankcase breather valve replaced. 
Oct 2010

28000 mi
TPMS Error in DIS, intermittent sensor failure, could not duplicate, reset MIL... 
Apr 2011

30000 mi
Airbag light on, diagnosed drive seat belt malfunction, parts ordered. Parts came in and drivers seat belt replaced 
Mar 2012

36000 mi

US $50
Drivers side rear door would not lock nor would the window operate. Broken wires in drivers side front door. Replaced broken "stone guard" that was rattling on the rear suspension. Probably a bad plastic design, which would explain why Audi redesigned them. When I first got my car they rattled. The fix was to tighten them up. 
Nov 2013

48000 mi

US $250
Rear driver's side door lock would not lock or unlock, no alarm. Several wires in flexible bellows in drivers door from frame frayed and damaged. Replaced complete harness since previous repair on individual wires failed... 
Feb 2014

50000 mi

US $250
Passenger door lock intermittent. Replaced door lock assembly. 
Jun 2015

65000 mi

US $150
The dreaded diverter valve,06H145710DKT4, parts and labor. Replaced all 4 TPMS, original in-service date of August, 2007. 
Jan 2017

30300 mi

US $275
Left out CV boot replaced 
Audi A3 in Ohio, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2018
Dec 2008

2000 mi
After delivery, I noticed a scratch (about half-inch in length) on front hood driver's side that gouged thru the finish level of paint. Scratch was touched up and buffed but area was not repainted. Since it was so small, I let this imperfection go. 
Dec 2009

6000 mi
Small rattle in sky roof. Lubed with silicone spray and added felt to front liner whch elimiated rattle. 
Jul 2010

9000 mi
roof trim needed clip replacements -- came loose in track 
Oct 2010

9200 mi
The exterior roof rail molding (ftor on d&p sides) separated again and had to be replaced and reinstalled in a more secure manner The edge of the displaced molding had scratched the paint on the back hatch so it had to be refinished as wel 
Audi A3 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2007 - Mar 2010
Nov 2007

3100 mi
Radio replaced. 
Jan 2008

4340 mi
rear sway bar loose 
May 2008

8680 mi
Loose fuel line rattle. 
Audi A3 in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2008 - Jul 2015
Oct 2010

46000 mi

US $190
DSG mechatronic campaign. 90 percent prophylactic. I had only experienced a few episodes of un-smooth clutching at low speeds, but figured a free upgrade was not to be left lying in the road. 
Mar 2013

86000 mi
Open updates 17D9, 24T3, 24T4 
Jul 2015

120000 mi

US $1100
non-functioning keyless door locks (not repaired) 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Jan 2015
Dec 2010

41000 mi
Taillight bulb burnt out, replaced at dealership. 
Mar 2012

61000 mi

US $450
Seat back came unglued. 
Nov 2012

69900 mi

US $1800
Misfire due to carbon deposits on intake valves. Decarb needed. Replace injector #2. Intake manifold sensor failure. Intake replaced. 
Jan 2014

74800 mi
Blower motor ceased to function, turns out the bearings around which the fan spins were seized by rust. Will require replacement. 
Apr 2014

94700 mi

US $150
Armrest cover broke, had to be replaced. Passenger sun visor clip broke, was replaced. 
Jun 2014

98000 mi

US $500
Carbon Buildup required cleaning; fuel injectors leaking, so all 4 replaced. Blower motor replacement. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2014
Jun 2010

19000 mi
brake light 
Audi A3 in Texas, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2014
Jul 2009

14000 mi
Key Switch was replaced due to electric locks going on/off at slow speeds.  Roof molding popped out of position so they added more clips to keep them in position. 
Jun 2010

29000 mi
The fan blower motor was loud and inefficient.  The rear part of the drivers seat became detached from (glue). This is the second time in <1 year. Fuse blown for the Cigarette lighter - second time in < 1 year for no apparent reason. 
Sep 2010

32000 mi
Replaced the Tektronik Unit (Sensors and Valve Circuit Board) in the transmission with an updated version - a psuedo recall for specific years, models and manufactured dates. Works much better now. 
Feb 2011

39900 mi
Front driver's side window switch was intermittant. 
Jul 2011

48000 mi
Replaced Water Pump - Coolant alarm came on and was leaking coolant An air hose was disconnected or loose. Check Engine Light came on 5 miles after Water Pump repair. 
Aug 2011

49000 mi
Faulty Intake Manifold - replaced Faulty Driver's Window Switch. Window will not go down. 
Sep 2011

49000 mi
Noise emanating from AC interior blower fan due to binding fan - replaced 
Aug 2013

79000 mi
2 Rear tail light bulbs were burnt out 
Oct 2013

80700 mi
Rear seat armrest would not open/come down due to a faulty mechanical latch - replaced armrest. 
Nov 2013

82000 mi

US $85
Sliding sunshade on rear moon-roof would not clip to stay closed. 
Mar 2014

87000 mi

US $85
Coolant pump leaking - replaced pump. This is the second coolant pump replacement on this car (first at 35,000 miles). 
Jul 2014

92000 mi
Sliding sunshade on front moon-roof would not stay latched/closed due to faulty clasp. 
Audi A3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2015
Apr 2012

45000 mi
Rear calipers were sticking and caused abnormally high rear pad wear TSB to resolve Fuel Pressure issue Jerking and slipping in the transmission, found recall for the mechatronic. They could not do the mechatronic at the time until they did some kind of diagnostic.  Replaced mechatronic. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
Jan 2015

91000 mi

US $1100
Outer CV boots were split Water got into rear wiper motor 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2020
Oct 2016

54000 mi

US $190
The center armrest/console latch broke, requiring replacement of the entire armrest at a cost of $190. The part was installed at the dealer at no charge. 
Jan 2018

57000 mi

US $3500
ABS module failure, requiring replacement and bleeding the brake system 3 times 
Apr 2020

63000 mi

US $1250
replaced wiring harness in driver's door to replace pinched wire that prevented rear door from locking 
Audi A3 in Washington, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

48000 mi

US $20
Cental lock wire broke between door and body 
Feb 2016

51900 mi

US $300
Thermostat replaced 
May 2017

57000 mi

US $110
Replaced right axle and cv joints 
Audi A3 in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2014 - Oct 2015
Feb 2015

63240 mi

C $1273
Wheel bearing needed replacing 
Mar 2015

64480 mi
Transmission computer replaced. Covered by manufacturer because of a warranty extension provided for S tronic transmission. 
Audi A3 in Alabama, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

96000 mi

US $366
Fuel injector in cylinder three was throwing a random misfire. Dealer replaced injector (warranty) and cleaned valves (the latter covered by the owner). 
Mar 2015

98000 mi

US $415
Noticed outer CV boot was torn. Mechanic attempted to replace the boot but suggested replacing the whole CV joint. 
Mar 2016

120000 mi

US $1
AC High Pressure Switch leaked, causing A/C to not function. Switch was replaced and A/C was recharged. 
Jul 2016

140 mi

US $10
Rear portion (shell) of driver's seat separated. Resolved issue with epoxy. The latch on the armrest lid broke. 
May 2017

145000 mi

US $30
Fan on the back of the AC unit threw fault codes. Replaced fan and cleared codes. Codes have yet to return. 
May 2018

149800 mi

US $5
Rear portion (shell) of driver and passenger's seats separated. Resolved issue with epoxy. 
Audi A3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2017
Aug 2015

130000 mi

US $400
Thermostat replaced, also had cam follower and oil change done. 
Audi A3 in New Mexico, United States
- Jun 2008
Jun 2008

11000 mi
Squeaky window. 
Audi A3 in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2011 - Jan 2015
Jul 2011

56000 mi
Air Bag light on dash came on. Whole car was stripped and wiring checked, no problem found. Given option of replacing entire wiring harness system. Declined, had service light reset and problem did not return. 
Sep 2011

59000 mi

US $750
Same problem as in July 2011. Air Bag light on dash came on. Wiring for the rear side air bags was replaced. 
Feb 2014

93000 mi

US $436
Thermostat replaced. Required 3.7 labor hours and $60 in parts. 
Audi A3 in Illinois, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2017
Jun 2015

94000 mi

US $500
Traction control sensor in right front wheel malfunctioned, needed to be replaced. 
Jun 2016

102000 mi

US $100
Replacement of the fog lights. The plastic housing broke on one and it popped out, so I replaced both. 
Audi A3 in New Brunswick, Canada
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
Jul 2016

41540 mi

C $40
Windshield Washer Fluid leaking - Tube under Washer fluid tank replaced, tube worn out due to constant rubbing against front bumber. Engine Light - P2181 Cooling System Performance Code - Coolant was low, was not verified/topped up during last service with dealer. Coolant refilled to proper level. 
Aug 2016

41540 mi

C $550
Steering Controls, Paddle Shifters and Horn stopped working - Replaced ClockSpring behind airbag. DSG would Shift down to 4th or 2nd gear in D Mode (Normal) and would not shift back up until you switch to manual mode and back to D mode - Rear Wheel Speed sensor and rear wheel bearing was replaced. DSG Transmission would behave erratically, not engaging right away in reverse. Battery was bad and mechatronics in DSG Transmission requires a lot of power and proper voltage. Exhaust was louder - Exhaust Collar replaced 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2017
Aug 2012

61000 mi

US $85
Coil pack went out. 
Jan 2013

51700 mi

US $85
Stereo unit was draining the battery, took a long time to diagnose and a new stereo was needed, took time to order. They also keep the car for 3 days to make sure nothing else is draining the battery. 
Jun 2014

91000 mi
Replaced spark plugs. Cleaned out carbon in the intake and replaced injector. 
Jun 2015

101000 mi
Turbo cutoff valve 
Oct 2015

106700 mi

US $1000
Water pump and timing belt replaced. Water pump had failed. 
Audi A3 in Victoria, Australia
Nov 2011 - Apr 2013
Jan 2013

20640 mi
Convenience electronics unit replaced. Fortunately I had an extended warranty, would have been $1700 (Australian). 
Apr 2013

21700 mi

A $500
battery needed replacing, had to pay hundreds for diagnostic too 
Audi A3 in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2011 - Aug 2012
Apr 2012

35000 mi
Complete ac failure 
Aug 2012

35000 mi
AC failure 

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2008 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A3 in Italy
Dec 2012 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

117560 mi
starter motor and electronic sensor 

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2008 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Audi A3 in Romania
Aug 2010 - Sep 2018
Jun 2011

89280 mi
Cam belt (timing belt), water pump and alternator belt replacement. 
Apr 2015

96820 mi
Bad differential pressure sensor for the DPF (Diesel) 
Dec 2015

100440 mi

$1
The exhaust pipe clamp got weakened by rust & broke, causing the exhaust pipe to rattle against the body, right under the gear stick. 

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2008 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2008 - Jan 2015
Aug 2013

35700 mi

US $1500
Rear Differential blew and was replaced 
Audi A3 in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2017
Jan 2008

100 mi
Roof trim pieces came loose (popping up in rear), damaged hatch spoiler. Repaired under warranty. 
Sep 2008

4000 mi
Steering wheel buttons (all but the horn) stopped working. Backlit buttons on the wheel were dark as well. Fixed under warranty. 
Jul 2010

11000 mi
Roof rack rails are normally covered by clip-in strips. This is the third time, in three years, that those clips failed and the strips poked up. They replaced the clips and it's now as it's supposed to be. We'll see if it lasts. Roof rack rails are normally covered by clip-in strips. This is the third time, in three years, that those clips failed and the strips poked up. They replaced the clips and it's now as it's supposed to be. We'll see if it lasts. 
Jun 2011

14000 mi
Air conditioning went from perfect to totally dead in minutes. Diagnosis was a failed "high pressure switch" which leaked out all the coolant. They replaced the switch, recharged the system, and it's now working fine. 
Jul 2013

20200 mi

US $300
Rear sunroof shade had broken latch. Had to replace the whole shade. (Price is mostly labor charges.) 
Aug 2014

25000 mi
Engine idle speed is all over the place. Sometimes 600rpm. Sometimes 1100rpm. Took it in for a look. They thought they just had to do something to clean it out. Repair didn't work, so heading back again for round 2. Faulty sensor? Maybe. 
Nov 2014

27300 mi
Engine idle speed still all over the place. They reset the computer. No change. They suggested replacing the throttle body, with no confidence that it might fix anything, so we skipped the repair. 
Dec 2015

30000 mi

US $230
Turns out, replacing a burnt-out Xenon bulb on an Audi is several hours of labor. They have to remove the front bumper! 
Jan 2017

28000 mi

US $150
Windshield washer fluid bottle was cracked. Replaced. Surprisingly expensive. 
Aug 2017

34000 mi
Rear bulb burned out, easily fixed. Front HID headlight: Turns out there's one light source and a motorized door thing that switches the light from low to high-beams. That door thing is broken. My shop tried and failed to source a compatible part and ultimately didn't charge me. The passenger headlight remains "stuck" in low-beam mode, won't do high-beam. 
Audi A3 in Washington, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

72000 mi

US $800
Four brakes and rotors replaced. One brake wear indicator replaced 
Audi A3 in New York, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2017
Jul 2015

120500 mi

US $85
Accessory belt shredded. 
Sep 2015

123000 mi
Accessory belt installed two months before failed. 
Feb 2016

127000 mi

US $300
Wiring harness from master window/door lock pad on driver's door failed at door; could not operate windows. 
Jul 2016

132300 mi

US $700
Failed A/C blower motor Hood would "pop" but couldn't unlatch and open 
Mar 2017

142000 mi

US $575
Drivers window switch failed Accessory belt and tensioner failed 

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2008 Audi A3 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 265hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A3 in New South Wales, Australia
Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
Mar 2011

19840 mi
Cigarette lighter/acc socket not working - dealer fixed using replacement fuse Noise at idle from under drivers seat - dealer said they couldn't find the issue but it was evident when I started the car after service. 
Nov 2011

25420 mi
AC high pressure sensor faulty - parts ordered. Original Audi dealer needs to update extended warranty details before repair can proceed. 
Dec 2011

27900 mi
AC high pressure sensor faulty - part replaced under warranty Centre console clip broken - console lid needs replacing. Parts ordered but waiting on delivery Fixed four rattles throughout car 
Apr 2012

32240 mi

A $700
Wheel bearing was faulty - replaced under extended warranty. Extended warranty didn't pay for wheel alignment. Brake carrier faulty - replaced 
Jun 2012

32240 mi
The new console clip wasn't ever installed. The dealer later told me that it wouldn't be fixed under warranty, and would cost about $400! So I decided to just live with the broken clip. 

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2007 Audi A3

Engine not specified

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

66000 mi

US $700
Recall related ignition misfire issue 

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2007 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Audi A3 in Maryland, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

51400 mi
Drivers side window intermittently fails to open. Repeated issue. 
Audi A3 in Colorado, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2014
Mar 2014

130000 mi

US $1000
Replaced heater core. 
Audi A3 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

105000 mi

US $80
Washer fluid resivoir leaking 
Audi A3 in Georgia, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2018
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

115800 mi

US $125
Coil died. 
Nov 2013

125000 mi

US $120
Second time a coil pack has failed. 
Mar 2017

149000 mi

US $600
Leaking clutch slave cylinder. Went ahead and replaced all clutch components. 
Mar 2018

154000 mi

US $200
Replaced turbocharger diverter/bypass valve. 
Audi A3 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
Engine misfiring 2 days after taking it to a dealer to inspect for issues concerning increased oil and fuel consumption. Car un-drivable. Dealer could not replicate issue but found fault codes in computer consistent with my observations. 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 in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2016
Sep 2015

70000 mi

US $500
Carbon buildup 
Audi A3 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

71200 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

72000 mi

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

97400 mi

US $765
CV boot cracked, 265 Right axle cracked, possibly missed in December, 500 
Oct 2014

101000 mi

US $600
Fly wheel failure Problem turned out to be the fuel pump flange. Still needed an ignition coil. 
Audi A3 in New South Wales, Australia
May 2012 - Jun 2018
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

65300 mi

A $120
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 in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2013
Feb 2013

46600 mi

US $350
tear in CV boot 
Audi A3 in Germany
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

55180 mi

€160
failed exhaust sensor; 10 minute replacement; free coffee 
Audi A3 in Virginia, United States
Aug 2008 - Apr 2010
Dec 2009

48000 mi
Coolant Sensor Malfunction Coolant Sensor Replaced 
Audi A3 in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2008 - Sep 2014
Feb 2011

39100 mi
Window regulator was making noises as if about to fail. Dealer elected to replace before warranty expired. 
Aug 2011

46000 mi

US $200
Missing when cold 
Oct 2011

53500 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 in California, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2018
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

82700 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 
Jun 2018

202000 mi

US $800
Fuel pump was starting to fail and was replaced. 
Audi A3 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 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

38300 mi
Rear windshield squirter had stopped working. 
Audi A3 in Florida, United States
Apr 2007 - Jul 2018
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. 
Jan 2018

95000 mi

US $220
Replaced Coil Packs and Spark Plugs. Replaced the DV valve. 
Audi A3 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 

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2007 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2018
Apr 2014

52000 mi

US $250
The air conditioning pressure switch failed. 
May 2016

73300 mi

US $900
Engine mount bolts were left loose following timing belt change, engine dropped causing damage to several parts. Replaced cracked CV boots and a vacuum line while it was at the shop. 
Sep 2018

99000 mi

US $1400
Replaced AC compressor. 
Audi A3 in Colorado, United States
Apr 2018 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

160000 mi

US $370
Shocks and struts 
Audi A3 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2012 - Jul 2017
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 seatback fell off CPO car had defective window switch Rear arm rest broken on newly certified car Rear shocks needed replacement immediately on CPO car Sway bar link replaced Rear wiper motor replaced 
Sep 2012

56391 mi

US $783
Fuel pump replacement 
Aug 2013

62000 mi

US $1485
Interior door handle broke 
Apr 2017

93000 mi

US $300
Control arm bushing 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
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 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 in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2018
Sep 2010

29000 mi
Trim piece came loose and replaced 
Jul 2011

35000 mi

US $950
Timing belt was replaced under warranty. 
Audi A3 in Arizona, United States
Aug 2007 - Sep 2018
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

73700 mi

US $1918
A/C compressor failure. Compressor, receiver/drier, expansion valve and associated parts replaced. System purged and recharged. Performed the following RVUs: 17D9 - Updated Crank Case Breather and Turbo Pipe 24T3 - Updated IMRC Motor 24T4 - Updated Fuel Pressure Sender 
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. 
Jul 2016

139000 mi

US $1160
Turbo recirculation valve and relay failure Rear window regulator failure 
May 2017

151000 mi

US $60
Replaced right headlight bulb 
Jul 2018

155000 mi

US $864
Key stuck in ignition switch and car could not be switched off. Replaced steering column lock and switch. 
Audi A3 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2007 - Apr 2017
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 in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2007 - Jun 2018
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. 
Jun 2017

80000 mi

US $2100
Timing belt, water pump, thermostat. 
Jun 2018

83000 mi

US $900
A/C was taking 5 to 10 minutes to start blowing cold air. Temperature wasn't getting below 57 degrees F. Visited dealer for a "diagnostic" and got reamed with a $300 diagnostic bill, for something I had already suspected. Then Audi quoted me $2,100 to replace the A/C compressor. I went to a local trusted auto repair shop who was able to do the same job for $900. 
Audi A3 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
Window regulator for driver's side rear window detached from window. Regulator replaced. Cost $0.00 I noticed sheen of oil on engine cover and increaesd oil consumption. Dealer repaced cam cover gasket, spark plugs and coil packs because they were oil soaked. Cost $0.00 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 in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2007 - Jun 2018
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

74300 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

46000 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. 
Dec 2017

94000 mi

US $5000
Problem started in October. Audi Dealership failed to diagnose failing fuel pump. In Nov., problems got severe: hard starting, engine slow responsiveness, etc. This time they found failed fuel pump AND broken camshaft. We feel that their failure to diagnose the initial problems led to the camshaft damage. A fuel pump failure should not cause massive engine damage. 
Audi A3 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 in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

36000 mi
Window would not roll up, replaced motor. 
Audi A3 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 in California, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2018
Nov 2007

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

52200 mi

US $1300
Failed thermostat Window regulator failed with window down. 
Jul 2017

55000 mi
Driver's side Takata airbag replacement. 
Audi A3 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 in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Jun 2018
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. 
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

99400 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 in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2014
Jun 2012

54000 mi
weak battery 
Audi A3 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 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 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

45500 mi
Brought in car for replacement of 2 parts previously ordered. Installed. 45k service performed at same time. Installed new sunroof shade. 
Audi A3 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 in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2013
Oct 2012

55300 mi

US $500
Power window cable failed and was replaced. 
Audi A3 in Hawaii, United States
Apr 2007 - Jul 2014
Jan 2010

44600 mi
Bluetooth module. 
Audi A3 in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

44200 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 Turbo hose (?) and intake manifold replaced (TSB) 
Jan 2014

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. 
Sep 2015

128340 mi

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

137740 mi
Replaced torn CV boot 
Dec 2016

156240 mi

C $1200
Significant oil leak - Oil cooler and oil filter housing replaced. 
Jun 2018

187240 mi
Fans failed - replaced. 
Audi A3 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 in Washington, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2018
Oct 2013

63300 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. 
Jan 2017

68300 mi

US $483
refrigerant leak and bad AC high pressure sensor 
Nov 2017

92000 mi

US $600
Car was vibrating upon acceleration. Ignition coils needed to be replaced. 
Audi A3 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 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

50300 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 in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2012
Sep 2008

35480 mi
PCV valve failed. Roof rails had lifted from the roof Repaired roof side rails 
Dec 2010

73000 mi

US $1100
Replaced both front and rear open sky shade latches 
Audi A3 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 in South Africa
Dec 2008 - Sep 2016
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

141680 mi
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. 
Sep 2015

169880 mi

R 575
Radiator Electric fan stopped working. Replaced both. 

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2007 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in Colorado, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2018
Oct 2014

57200 mi

US $200
Auto lights and rain sensor control 
Jun 2015

59000 mi

US $1728
2 front boots replaced battery replaced 
Oct 2016

67000 mi

US $475
CV inner boots 
Audi A3 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 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 in Florida, United States
Apr 2007 - Dec 2011
Mar 2008

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

24000 mi
DRL Socket failed. TSB out for this issue. Parts ordered, must return for install. 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
Track for opensky sunroof shades required replacement due to damage sustained when clip broke. Involved complete removal of headliner. 8h labor. 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

63500 mi
Replaced passenger side xenon headlight assembly due to failed shutter motor on high-beam. High beams were totally inoperative. Rear passenger window stuck open. Rear window trim/weatherstripping not properly aligned from prior window repair, leaving 1/4" gap to door opening along with attendant wind noise and water leaks. Shop repaired. 
Audi A3 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. Loose fitting around pollen filter caused outside air to flow from under the stereo and around the glove box. Paid for labor only. Driver's interior door pull hardware broke. Dealership covered cost of part and half labor since problem first presented while in their hands. 
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
Cowl below windshield needed replacement 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
circuit board controlling third brake light failed, required diagnostic time and replacement. 
Audi A3 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 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

88100 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 in Washington, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2017
Nov 2012

70700 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 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. 
Audi A3 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. 

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2006 Audi A3

Engine not specified

Audi A3 in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015

112000 mi
Problem with door lock actuator - doors weren't consistently locking either with key/fob or internal locking mechanism. 
Audi A3 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

41000 mi
Check engine light came on due to sensor failure. Fixed on the second trip. Check engine light came on. Something to do with the richness of the fuel. Fixed after parts ordered. 
Dec 2009

43000 mi
when lock on passenger side front is engaged it makes a loud squealing sound.  
Audi A3 in Maryland, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

48000 mi
Key couldn't be inserted into ignition. Key went in about a quarter of an inch and was being blocked. This then created problems for towing as the steering column couldn't be unlocked to move it out of the space. 
Audi A3 in Georgia, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

55000 mi

US $1000
Cracked CV joint on front driver side 

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2006 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Audi A3 in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2011
Feb 2011

68000 mi

US $4300
Cam sprocket broke off cam, leading to piston-valve interference while driving at 60MPH. Car had to be towed & required a new head assembly. Cost $4300. 
Audi A3 in Kansas, United States
Feb 2007 - Nov 2008
Mar 2007

6000 mi
Replace both side mark lights, have water inside . 
Apr 2007

9000 mi
Replace A/C compressor 
Apr 2008

26000 mi
The cooling fan always running at very high RPM, no matter what the temperature is. They change the ECU,AC compressor, check every wire. Still can not fix. They even have the Audi's technician work on it. Still in the shop. 
Audi A3 in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2018
Oct 2012

103800 mi

US $4900
Transmission failed, required replacement.  Clutch replaced at the same time, as was leaky radiator. 
May 2013

116000 mi

US $350
Replaced passenger rear wheel bearing. 
Aug 2013

120000 mi

US $500
Cooling fan system replaced after plastic radiator cover broke off, jammed cooling fan, and burned out motor. 
Apr 2015

139000 mi

US $1200
Both front CV boots torn.  Among other fuel system part replacements. 
Mar 2018

168000 mi

US $2500
Starter motor failed - replaced. Would have required a tow if two friends hadn't been able to help push start it. 
Audi A3 in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2017
Dec 2007

35000 mi
Improperly secured air intake cover -- causing admission of unmetered air -- after recall repair, performed during scheduled maintenance. Discovered and repaired at next scheduled maintenance at different dealer shop. 
Feb 2008

41 mi
TSB-ECU reprogram at annual vehicle safety inspection. 
Jun 2008

48000 mi
Check engine light. OBD verified fault in Flap Motor. Replaced Flap Motor. 
Mar 2010

84000 mi
Engine mount- replaced as part of Jan 2010 timing belt replacement- sheared at block from pot hole trauma. Shop attributed failure to defective mount. All repairs including 'frayed new timing belt' made under warranty on defective (Audi) mount. 
Sep 2012

123000 mi

US $408
Coolant Temp Sensor 
Apr 2013

130500 mi

US $720
1. Turbocharger recirculation valve replaced 2. N80 valve replaced/fuel induction system serviced 
Dec 2013

139000 mi

US $475
Replaced intake manifold sensor motor 
Jan 2014

129500 mi

US $1183
Outer CV boots L & R replaced. Discovered at scheduled maint. No repair/damage to drivetrain/transaxle . 
Jan 2016

144200 mi
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, Poor performance. Diagnosis: Intake camshaft/cam follower/exhaust cam FAIL. Parts plus Fuel Pump REPLACED. 
Sep 2016

175000 mi
Replaced the support bow for the sunshade. As I understand it, the failure of the latch mechanism was a known issue. I replaced that myself. 
May 2017

182000 mi
New radiator and rear brakes mid-May 2017. Seal at the bottom of radiator failed. New struts, Koni Sport. 
Audi A3 in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2013
Aug 2012

61300 mi

US $500
Torn driver's side CV boot; replaced axle assembly 
Dec 2012

67000 mi
Driver's side half-shaft replaced earlier this year; CV boot failed again, replaced under warranty at no charge 
Mar 2013

67000 mi

US $70
Both horns dead. Replaced with used units from local wrecker shop. DIY. 
Audi A3 in Ontario, Canada
May 2007 - May 2015
Apr 2008

15500 mi
Intake motor flap not working. It was replaced. 
Oct 2008

17980 mi
Radiator fan was always running on high. Coolant temp sensor was replaced. 
Jun 2009

21700 mi
Fuel pump issue 
Jun 2012

37200 mi

C $362
AC pressure sensor needed replacing 
Sep 2013

46500 mi

C $150
Rear brake light housing melted around the bulb. Needed a new light unit. 
Nov 2013

47740 mi

C $240
both rear light sockets on tailgate burnt out 
Audi A3 in Arizona, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

78000 mi

US $420
Diaphragm on Bypass Valve failed, low turbo boost condition, power down significantly, but still driveable. Dealer replaced Bypass Valve and has been working fine since. 
Audi A3 in Nevada, United States
Jul 2012 - May 2016
Aug 2012

56000 mi

US $400
Radiator fan stopped working. Was replaced with OEM radiator fan 
Sep 2012

57000 mi

US $75
Diverter valve had a tear in the original valve. Replaced with an updated diverter valve from VW. 
Nov 2012

58700 mi

US $600
Thermostat failure. Thermostat was stuck open causing the car to run at normal operation temperature. 
Aug 2014

76000 mi

US $1400
Evaporative Cannister was leaking causing check engine light. Valve cover gasket was worn causing oil leak. Replaced valve cover gasket. Outer CV boots torn. Grease was getting all over the axle and suspension parts. Boots were replace. 
Jun 2015

86000 mi

US $600
Fuel Pump failure. Causing hesitation and jerking of the car. Fuel pump was replaced. 
Jul 2015

86500 mi

US $650
Sudden loss of power while driving. Determined to be fuel pump. The fuel pump was replaced along with fuel filter. 
Feb 2016

99000 mi

US $3600
Multiple oil leaks, replaced oil filter housing.  Coolant leak. replaced valve. 
Audi A3 in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2009 - Jun 2012
Jun 2009

45880 mi
seats - leather was cracked driver seat leather was cracked on both parts lower and back, replaced both, would have cost 2000$CAN to replace if not under warranty 
Jul 2009

46500 mi
Sunroof shade did not slide properly, replaced clips/tracks, would have cost 2000$ if not under warranty. Also the interior driver's door handle making crackling noise and did not spring back in place properly, replaced thereit, would have cost 400$. sun roof shade did not slide properly, replaced clips/tracks, would have cost 2000$ if not under warranty, there was also the interior driver's door handle making crackling noise and did not spring back in place properly, replaced it, would have cost 400$ 
Aug 2009

48980 mi

C $60
20 minutes @ 110$/h to change a headlight bulb @ 30$ the sun roof shade was not sliding properly, first time they replaced it, was still having problem, this time they replaced the clips, now it works fine, the originl repair was 1year warranty so no cost 
Dec 2010

60760 mi

C $407
PCV Valve was obstructed, pressure built in the engine, oil cap and mount popped out, some oil drops spilled but not much. Idle was jumping to 2k while PCV was defective 
Jun 2012

75640 mi

C $1010
Blower was stuck, they replaced blower Radiator leaked, was slowly losing coolant liquid 
Audi A3 in Texas, United States
Apr 2008 - Jan 2010
May 2008

20000 mi
Replaced ignition coils after car wouldn't start. Car was still under warranty. Towed to the dealership at no cost. Water sprayed into the engine bay suspected to have caused the failure of the ignition coils. Dealer replaced coils for free. 
Jun 2009

31000 mi
Manual Transmission: Car hard to get into first gear and sometimes popped out of gear. 
Jan 2010 Car sold with transmission problem reported earlier. 
Audi A3 in Washington, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2014
Nov 2011

33000 mi

US $380
thermostat replaced replaced right front outer cv boot 
Audi A3 in Georgia, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2009

58000 mi

US $100
A/C compressor.  Driver CV boot. 
Apr 2009

57000 mi

US $500
Ignition Coils 
Nov 2011

101000 mi
Shop thought it was engine temp sensor, it was not....problem began again 10min after i left the shop replaced thermostat, Audi paid since I had already paid for previous repair, which was not actual problem. Loaner provided, pretty happy with Audi service 
Jun 2012

110000 mi
Check Eng light, 3 diff codes came up: cylndr 1 misfire, cylndr 2 misfire, low fuel. Dealer reset light & said if it came back on may have to clean intake or injectors, I forget. It came back on. Car idles rough @ cold start. Back 2 Dealer.. 
Dec 2012

117000 mi

US $250
Both CV boots torn, replaced and repacked CV joint. Very normal repair given miles. 
Dec 2013

129000 mi

US $220
Rear drivers window, regulator? cable broke 
Aug 2015

150000 mi

US $800
Car was overheating. New thermostat and new small radiator fan. Big fan was ok. 
Nov 2016

165700 mi

US $1000
Replace rear suspension, normal wear and tear item. 
Jun 2017

174000 mi

US $800
Tie-rods and sway bars 
Audi A3 in Maryland, United States
Dec 2008 - Oct 2009
Jan 2009

64000 mi

US $60
Check engine light indicated low boast pressure caused by a bad diverter valve. 
Feb 2009

66000 mi

US $185
The PCV valve on this car is weak and can cause unnecessary oil consumption. The manufacturer has developed a newer version 
Jul 2009

79000 mi

US $500
Replaced fuel pump. Replaced camshaft follower myself in July parts were $500. This was caused by a manufacturing problem. The camshaft also needed to be replaced. Would have cost about $1500. 
Audi A3 in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2013
Aug 2012

88600 mi

US $50
Replaced ECT (engine coolant temperature sensor). Problem remains. Next step is to replace the thermostat. 
Apr 2013

92300 mi

US $200
Rear hatch lock caused by leaking rear washer motor 
Audi A3 in Maryland, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2015
Jun 2009

55000 mi

US $100
a/c compressor not working after 3 repairs on temperature sensor, 
Jun 2010

69000 mi

US $1000
left front bearing changed without fixing the problem ( noise with driving 30 miles and above), right (back) bearing changed ( other shop) and problem is gone, great car!!! 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2018
Sep 2008

18000 mi
Latch on rear seat roof shade not operable. 
Nov 2009

24000 mi
Front sunshade latch broke. Unfortunately, these latch breakages for the 2006 A3 are so common, the car shows up as a bad repair risk when it is really not. 
Dec 2011

37000 mi

US $375
Front wheel bearings replaced 
Mar 2012

37000 mi

US $385
turbo bypass valve stuck Stuck purge valve 
Oct 2012

40200 mi

US $750
Replaced front left and right wheel bearings 
Feb 2014

46300 mi
Warning lights on front display not working. Fixed via computer hookup. 
May 2014

47000 mi

US $185
Engine temperature sensor failed--replaced 
Nov 2014

47300 mi

US $750
replace sticking thermostat Replaced driver side electric window control 
Mar 2017

56000 mi

US $825
Two rear CV joint boots replaced Replaced old battery with new 
May 2018

57000 mi

US $2371
replace intake manifold driver door lock replaced 
Audi A3 in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2013
Nov 2012

66500 mi

US $250
Replaced left rear wheel bearing 
Jun 2013

70000 mi

US $200
Replaced CV boot 
Audi A3 in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2007 - Aug 2016
Dec 2007

31000 mi
Variable length intake manifold was throwing a CEL for about 1 month. Shop reset light and said come back if it returns. 
May 2008

38000 mi
Check engine light. Dealer reset the light/ flashed the ECU, but did not record the code. Car has been using excessive oil. 2q in 4k miles. Was told that was within spec. No visible oil leaks. Dealer will not investigate further. CV boot is damaged. SA stated could be replaced under warranty. Parts not available. 
Jun 2008

38000 mi
Torn CV boot cover. Wear was caused by improper clamp installation at manufacture. Variable length intake flap malfunction. Part replaced. Turbo diverter valve damaged. Part replaced. 
Mar 2009

48000 mi
Tears in driver side seat.  OpenSky sunshade does not retract correctly. Dealer ordered parts. Driver's side b pillar paint flaking. 
Apr 2009

49000 mi
Entire driver's seat cover replaced with new cover. Replaced entire front sun shade assembly under warranty. The exterior B-Pillar trim began to peel at about 45000 miles. Dealer replaced with a new trim piece under warranty.  
Oct 2010

68000 mi

US $470
AC fan fails intermittently. No codes thrown and fan was working when car was at the shop so unable to reproduce/ diagnose. 
Dec 2010

69000 mi

US $470
AC system powered on but not sending air. Indy shop r/r the blower motor for the AC system. 
Oct 2011

77500 mi

US $435
car was hard starting. Battery replaced 
Mar 2013

86000 mi
Airbag light is on. Computer indicates intermittent rear seat belt tensioner switch fault. Reset fault. No more problem 
Apr 2013

86300 mi

US $100
Two blown coil packs. 
Jul 2015

101000 mi
AC compressor is dead. Waiting on replacement. 
Audi A3 in New Brunswick, Canada
Oct 2011 - Jul 2012
Nov 2011

117800 mi

C $400
Oil Sensor replacement, oil change 
Audi A3 in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

45000 mi
Check engine light came on. Valve related to Supercharger system had failed. It was ordered and replaced a week later. Car was safe to drive but ran harder and supercharge did not work at optimum performance. 
Dec 2008

66000 mi

US $150
Purged EVAP valve. Not detrimental to performance or driving car. 
Audi A3 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

81840 mi

C $120
A coupling in the exhaust corroded and required replacement. 
Aug 2012

83660 mi

C $1300
AC compressor seized, required replacement. 
Dec 2012

86800 mi

C $900
Sensor in turbo system was not functioning properly, turbo boost was low. Sensor was replaced. 
May 2013

89760 mi

C $1100
Thermostat, temperature sensor, and auxiliary cooling fan all required replacement. 
Apr 2014

96100 mi

C $300
Flexible coupling between engine and muffler developed leaks, required replacement. 
Sep 2014

100440 mi

C $700
AC compressor failed completely and required full replacement. Starter failed completedly and required full replacement. 
Dec 2015

114080 mi

C $3000
Diverter valve in turbo was not functioning correctly, required replacement. Bushings on sway bar were worn. Parts replaced. 
Mar 2016

114700 mi

C $200
Left rear window regulator broke, window was no longer operational, couldn't raise to top. Had to replace with new regulator. 
May 2016

116500 mi

C $150
Noise coming from the front left side. Appeared to be worn wheel bearing. Diagnosis was incorrect. Bearing replaced, noise still there. Final repair yet to be done. 
Jun 2016

118420 mi

C $200
Replaced driver's side CV axle. 
Sep 2016

120900 mi

C $300
Replaced rear shocks. 
Audi A3 in Florida, United States
Mar 2007 - May 2010
Oct 2008

44000 mi
EPC light, ESP light, CE light. Cruise control inop. Hard to start. Car ran but had minimal power. Center armrest lid latch had broken. Lid replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2008

45000 mi
EPC light, ESP light, CE light. Cruise control inop. Hard to start. Car ran but had minimal power. Replaced throttle body. 
Mar 2009

49000 mi
Brought vehicle in for routine maintenance and one final look prior to warranty expiration. Mech discovered torn LH CV boot and cracked RH CV boot. Boots replaced under warranty. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Dec 2007 - Jan 2011
Jul 2007

9400 mi
Rear wishwash wiper washer clogged/not operational. Cleaned. Second time. 
Jul 2008

18600 mi
Internal door handle binding. Replaced. 
Sep 2008

19200 mi
Rear wishwash wiper washer clogged/not operational. Third time. 
Feb 2009

21570 mi
Faulty thermoswitch caused improper temp readings, continual cooling fan operation when cold. 
Sep 2009

24250 mi
Rear wishwash wiper washer clogged/not operational. Cleaned. Fourth time. 
Audi A3 in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2009
Oct 2009

96000 mi

US $1400
The high pressure fuel pump failed, which also took out the intake camshaft. It took about 2 days to fix. Extended warranty expired two days earlier. Dealer got Audi to cover parts ($1,600), I paid labor. 
Audi A3 in New York, United States
Dec 2005 - Sep 2018
Dec 2006

10000 mi
Check engine light 
Sep 2007

16000 mi
Flashing engine light 
Apr 2009

29000 mi
Oil cooler malfunctioned and was replaced 
Nov 2012

48600 mi

US $400
Temp gauge sensor problem 
Audi A3 in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2006 - Dec 2009
Aug 2007

25000 mi
Wheel bearing for right rear wheel 
Sep 2007

25000 mi
Defective right rear wheel bearing 
Feb 2009

45000 mi
Both rear wheel bearings had to be replaced. Claimed insufficient time available to replace rear wheel bearings as shop opened only half day on Saturdays. 
Mar 2009

47000 mi
Both rear wheel bearings replaced. 
Audi A3 in Ohio, United States
Sep 2006 - Nov 2015
Jul 2009

65000 mi

US $500
New rear shocks 
Oct 2010

77000 mi

US $190
CEL that was intermittent; memory cleared, air filter replaced and dealership stated that the air filter was not seated properly. CEL came back on one week later for several days, then off again. Suspect the issue is the PCV. 
May 2011

81000 mi

US $400
Blower motor failure - second time since 50,xxx miles. Initially thought had to replace part, then found only had to clean out debris. 
Nov 2011

88000 mi

US $575
Handbrake cable + caliper seized on drivers' side and the cable needed to be replaced along with the rear brake pad set. 
Dec 2011

89000 mi

US $305
Failed temperature sensor and rusted out clamp holding the exhaust to the underbody. 
Jun 2012

95000 mi
Thermostat replacement, performed as part of the timing belt replacement. Started failing six months earlier, but waited until time to do the timing belt. 
Apr 2013

102300 mi

US $1100
Front bearing replacement CV boot and half-shaft Front control arm replacement 
Dec 2014

117000 mi

US $1100
Replace tie rods 
Audi A3 in Georgia, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

49300 mi
camshaft problem turbo valve malfunction drivers side window controls not working 
Audi A3 in Vermont, United States
Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
Sep 2016

89000 mi

US $400
Replaced rear wheel bearings. Replaced thermostat - problem came back after 6 months. Will attempt next repair myself. 
Oct 2016

90000 mi

US $50
Driver door airbag sensor failure - debug and replacement 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Jan 2016 - Sep 2016
Jun 2016

126000 mi

US $50
Siren honk stop working. 
Jul 2016

126000 mi

US $1
Vacuum oil pump leaked badly. 
Aug 2016

126000 mi

US $50
Key fob failed to work, replaced fob 
Sep 2016

126000 mi

US $500
Both front central locking motors as well as right rear one failed. 
Audi A3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2014 - Oct 2014
Jun 2014

155000 mi
Intake valve stuck open. Fixed easily. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Dec 2005 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

10000 mi
Made an appointment for a check engine light. A fault code for a "flap" was found in computer and part replaced. Computer code was reflashed while doing this. Computer reflash was unsuccessful. Made two additional trips (reported separtely) The computer reflash made on the previous visit significantly reduced the power and driveability of the car. I stopped by for an hour and came back the next day for repair. Computer was repaired by some software adjustments less than reflash. Driveability 
Audi A3 in Virginia, United States
Aug 2010 - Jul 2018
Jul 2010

39166 mi
battery replaced 
May 2016

121000 mi

US $100
low pressure fuel pump replaced 
Sep 2017

131000 mi

US $450
Carbon build-up cleaned off and around valves. 
Audi A3 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Aug 2017
Sep 2014

128340 mi

C $100
Engine light on, scanner showed turbo boost issues. Replaced the turbo diverter valve ($49) and the problem resolved. Labour $50. 
Oct 2014

128740 mi
Rusted through both fenders behind the plastic trim. Vehicle had perforation warranty, but Audi Canada declined the claim based on the photos taken by the dealer. Photos didn't show detail, they said the cause was stone damage and declined 
Jun 2015

134540 mi

C $240
Passenger side wheel bearing failure. 
Sep 2015

136400 mi

C $800
Ceased driver side rear brake caliper. Passenger side front as well as rear wheel bearings noisy. 
May 2016

148800 mi

C $80
Car started missing, scan showed a cylinder misfire. Replaced a defective ignition coil and a cracked breather hose. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
May 2014 - May 2014
May 2014

95000 mi

US $600
Replace on injector and then cleaned all intake valves. 

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2006 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A3 in New South Wales, Australia
Dec 2015 - Sep 2016
Jan 2016

A $200
Cool pack shorted out leading to rough engine idle/run Replaced all four 
Audi A3 in Victoria, Australia
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Feb 2013

65260 mi

A $100
Both exterior B-pillar inserts started to peel and discolour in various spots. Inserts had to be re-painted. 
Dec 2013

70680 mi
Copper/brass swarf in the engine oil coming from an unknown bearing in the engine. Decided to sell the car instead of an engine rebuild. 

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2006 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in Alabama, United States
Sep 2008 - Aug 2010
May 2010

39000 mi

US $130
After trip to dealer for a recall, check engine light came on. Upon returning to dealer, problem was found to be in turbo diverter valve (?unsure if correct name of part) 
Audi A3 in Iowa, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2012
Apr 2011

50000 mi

US $400
Driver's front cv axle went bad. Horrible clunking sound, could not drive car. 
Apr 2012

61000 mi

US $750
Window motor broke 
Audi A3 in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2008 - Aug 2018
Dec 2008

29000 mi
Had a CEL when starting the car. The code returned misfire on cylinder 1. Given code and symptoms which included brief, initial rough idle the problem was due to failing coilpacks. Haven't yet replaced the coilpacks but the CEL hasn't returned. 
Sep 2010

57000 mi

US $600
Discovered a torn, rubber outer boot on driver-side front wheel. Noticed no other problem. Took it to dealer to replace.  Dealer found contamination and wear on bearing and recommended replacing unit. Followed recommendation. 
May 2011

69000 mi

US $90
Had a CEL reporting small vacuum leak, but with no symptoms. Eventually CEL produced error linked to diverter valve and car cut turbo boost as a precaution, but no symptoms were evident. Valve replaced, problem solved. 
Jul 2012

80500 mi

US $320
Alarm went off within 5 minutes of the car being locked, every time. Turned out to be a problem with the rear hatch window. May have been caused during previous service, when rear wiper was broken, but no way to confirm. Had no issue whatsoever, but got intermittent CEL for small leak detected in EVAP system. Ended up being a failing purge valve. 
Sep 2014

101000 mi

US $450
Car was running cooler than normal, causing a misread in ECU which resulted in temp gauge deactivation. Replaced thermostat and temp sensor. 
Aug 2015

110000 mi

US $50
Windshield washer fluid was leaking near pump. Replaced pump and connectors; pump seemed to be fine but replaced as a preventative measure. 
Nov 2016

120100 mi

US $100
Oil was leaking from valve cover. Rubber gasket was replaced, along with a couple of bolts. 
Sep 2017

126000 mi

US $35
Replaced exhaust clamp because brackets had rusted. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Apr 2011
May 2008

41000 mi
Broken PCV valve. 
Audi A3 in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

71000 mi

US $420
Headlight cluster burn out replaced. 
Audi A3 in Montana, United States
Nov 2008 - Jan 2015
Dec 2008

33000 mi
Faulty induction manifold causing carbon build-up in no.4 injector. 
May 2014

90000 mi

US $90
replaced coil packs and spark plugs to solve check engine light 
Jul 2014

91200 mi

US $3000
replaced ECU 
Audi A3 in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

47000 mi
Noisy blower motor. 
Mar 2009

49000 mi
Decreased power when turning. 
Audi A3 in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2008

6500 mi
dsg transmission replaced under warranty 
May 2008

10500 mi
rear seat armrest latch replaced 
Aug 2008

15500 mi
AC compressor replaced 
Jul 2010

36000 mi

US $200
sun shade for sun roof broken, once repaired under warranty 
Audi A3 in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2008 - Jan 2010
Jan 2008

34720 mi
Steering wheel upshift "+" paddle peeling (metal finish) replaced under warranty 
Oct 2008

34782 mi
Cracking leatherette on driver's seat - Seat bottom Driver's side seat leatherette cracking (sides, not surface) replaced under warranty 
Jan 2009

39680 mi
Fuel pump relay defective causing erratic idle. 
May 2009

45880 mi
Driver's side passenger window trim rusting.  Broke a weather strip during repairs and had to order for subsequent repair. 
Jul 2009

47740 mi
Simply replaced the window molding when received Replaced the door weatherstripping broken when they replaced a rusting window moulding 
Audi A3 in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2007 - Dec 2014
May 2007

27600 mi
cylinder head replacement in shop for 5 weeks prior to replacement 
Jun 2014

158000 mi

US $150
replace thermostat 
Jul 2014

158700 mi

US $220
replace broken window lifts on both rear windows 
Dec 2014

162000 mi
Car is dead. Same issue as class action suit - www.VWOilSludgeSettlement.com Turbo overheats oil causing sludge and coke buildup. sludge blocks oil pickup screen at speed, 85 mph in my case. Oil pressure light comes on, bearings gone. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Jun 2006 - Jan 2011
May 2010

78400 mi
Mechatronic replaced. 
Sep 2010

87000 mi
Sunroof clip replaced. 
Jan 2011

69000 mi
Unresolved problem with oil pressure light when traded. 
Audi A3 in Texas, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2013
Nov 2008

41000 mi
Failed ignition coil replaced. 
Sep 2009

48000 mi
window switch failed. 
Oct 2010

57000 mi

US $100
Check engine light. Code was for intake manifold tumble flap position error. Reset the CEL and it did not recurr 
Nov 2010

57800 mi

US $50
the finish on a window switch peeled off. 
Sep 2011

66000 mi

US $60
Outer CV joint boot ripped. Replaced the boot. 
Mar 2012

70000 mi
Check engine light: P0170. Engine running lean. Same code as one week ago. I cleared the codes and it has not recurred for the last 4 weeks. 
Apr 2012

71000 mi

US $250
Replaced broken motor mount on passenger side. 
May 2012

71700 mi

US $70
Replaced the failed pulley clutch on the alternator 
Jun 2012

73000 mi

US $200
Radiator was damaged by a rock. Replaced it. Rattling and vibration in the accessory belt and pulleys 
Oct 2012

75300 mi

US $50
Replaced the engine coolant temperature sensor 
Feb 2013

78700 mi

US $500
Hard starting, engine code for temperature problem, coolant gauge cutting out. Repair was replacing the thermostat. 
May 2013

80800 mi

US $200
CV boot torn and leaking. Passenger side front. Replaced tie rod ends for front stabilizer bar. Boots were torn on two ball joints, but seemed to still be functioning OK without noise. 
Jun 2013

83000 mi

US $40
Hard to crank when starting. Replaced the N80 evaporator control valve. It did not fix the problem. 
Audi A3 in Virginia, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

24000 mi
Apparently a flap on the intake manifold malfunctioned, triggering the check engine light. Flap replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2008

31000 mi
Minimum Oil Warning Light. Replaced fluids but couldn't find any significant leak. Will recheck in 2500 miles. 
Dec 2008

35000 mi
Failure of a "purge valve" (or something like that) triggered the check engine light. Replaced under warranty at the 35k service.  
Audi A3 in Michigan, United States
Aug 2007 - Apr 2010
Oct 2007

25000 mi
Airbag light is on due to faulty electrical issue with seat belt buckle 
Nov 2007

26000 mi
MK: appears that part ordered again for airbag light issue. 
Dec 2007

28000 mi
Air bag light on. Passenger female part of seat belt ordered in Oct and replaced in early December. This fixed problem. 
Aug 2008

40000 mi
Left Side DSG paddle was delaminating, replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2008

45000 mi
Pollen air filter housing loose causing cold air into center of car around console. Cold air coming in under radio and glove box area. Dealer fixed under warranty, a loose Pollen filter housing. Did this with free 45k maintenance. 
Jun 2009

50000 mi

US $50
Radiator leaked. Replaced under CPO 
Audi A3 in Florida, United States
Aug 2007 - Nov 2012
Jan 2010

36000 mi
Front rubber axle boot clamp had broken and was leaking grease. 
Jun 2012

65000 mi

US $326
Check Engine Light in the dash. Replaced faulty Turbo Charge Pressure Valve due to Fault PO299 & had sporadic fault for electrical fuel pump malfunction. 
Sep 2012

68000 mi

US $625
Engine Light on Dash: Diagnosis showed Breather Hose cracked. Replaced. Also replaced passenger side CV Boot. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2015
Dec 2010

55000 mi

US $350
CV joint rubber boot torn down- driver's side. To be replaced soon. Replace CV joint if necessary. 
Oct 2011

64500 mi

US $180
Reattach cv boot clamp. 
Dec 2011

67000 mi

US $425
Check engine light was on. Slight loss of power. Problem traced back to turbo diverter valve. It was replaced. 
Oct 2013

84700 mi
Camshaft follower failed, damaged fuel pump. 
Oct 2014

100800 mi

US $400
Misfire on cylinder #3. Spark plugs and ignition coils were replaced. 
Audi A3 in Connecticut, United States
May 2007 - Jul 2013
Nov 2009

34000 mi
Rattling screw in hatch. 
Apr 2010

38300 mi
mold smell in air conditioner 
Dec 2011

55000 mi

US $275
CV boot 
Jul 2013

62000 mi

US $1800
Five trips to dealer for single check engine light; alternator was replaced in the middle of this. Likely dealer error (as they also caused leak in coolant system that they had to fix as well). cv boot 
Audi A3 in Oregon, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2018
Sep 2008

11000 mi
Concert II cd disk player stopped working. Warranty denied even though a known problem. Since I have and aftermarket Ipod cable attached to head unit, the entire head unit is no longer covered. Update: later bought a used one.  
Dec 2008

12000 mi
Replaced MAF. 
Mar 2015

22000 mi

US $100
Replace purge valve 
Nov 2015

24000 mi

US $800
New fuel pump 
Dec 2015

24000 mi

US $401
Faulty instrument cluster. Oem is $1000 plus a $200 labor. I will be buying a used one from a company that can clone my old one for $359 from totaled cars...soon. 
Audi A3 in Massachusetts, United States
May 2007 - Oct 2010
Oct 2007

21000 mi
I kept hearing a loud noise that came from either the wheel bearings or the tires. Dealer determined that it was the tires (a common problem with the stock Pirelli P6s.) 
Apr 2008

25000 mi
The engine cooling fan was constantly running and the a/c wouldn't engage. Eventually a check engine light came on. 
May 2008

26000 mi
Air conditioner would periodically stop working and engine cooling fan would run continuously. The dealer discovered a faulty coolant temp sensor and replaced it. The problem has not returned. 
Oct 2008

32000 mi
Battery was dead twice within a week, and noticed that brake lights were on even though the car was off. Dealer believed it to be a faulty break sensor and replaced the sensor. No problems since. 
Nov 2008

32000 mi
The leather on the driver's seat bolster was cracked and worn. Audi replaced the bottom driver's seat cover.  
Jan 2009

35000 mi
Was getting a low coolant warning. Checked the coolant and found that indeed there was a low coolant level. Dealer found a slow leak in coolant hose. Part was ordered and I am awaiting arrival. 
Mar 2009

36000 mi
There was a leak in coolant system - the parts were ordered and finally installed on this trip. 
Aug 2009

41000 mi
Coating on metal exterior piece between driver side front and rear door was peeling away. Audi of American claims that it is not covered under warrarny. Noticed that coolant was low after system was repaired 6 months ago. Dealer found a that a clamp was loose and tightened it. 
Nov 2009

43000 mi
Received a low coolant warning again. Dealer found hose with a leak - replaced hose and modified engine heat shield which was tearing into the hose. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2018
Dec 2011

44000 mi

US $350
Mechanic said lower control arm bushings were worn, and that it is a fairly common issue with cars of this age (2006). I had them replaced and noticed an immediate difference in suspension feel. 
Jun 2013

51000 mi

US $250
Replaced (old version) torn rubber diverter valve with new version. 
Sep 2013

53000 mi

US $1500
Airbag warning light came on. Diagnosed as airbag igniter 2 fault. Tried replacing harness, but no results. After further investigation, Airbag had to be replaced. 
Feb 2015

59000 mi

US $600
Right CV boot torn. 
Mar 2015

60000 mi

US $350
Rear Passenger-side window malfunctioned due to broken regulator. Purchased and installed new regulator. 
Feb 2017

67000 mi

US $400
Valve cover gasket was leaking oil. Part replaced 
Jun 2017

68000 mi

US $100
Replace rear driver side window regulator. 
Feb 2018

70000 mi

US $800
Breather assembly replaced. Car running rough, occasional whistles/squeaks from engine bay. Diagnosed as stuck valve on breather assembly that was keeping too much vacuum in engine block. 
Audi A3 in Michigan, United States
Apr 2007 - Dec 2017
May 2007

10000 mi
Air Bag warning light came on. Technician found passenger air bag module or seat sensors malfunctioning. Module, sensors, and wiring replaced. 
Jun 2008

19000 mi
Experienced intermittent oil warning lights, loss of engine power during quick stop and go, and one stall. Had problem checked while in for tire rotation. Dealer could not find problem. Problem persists. 
Oct 2009

30000 mi
During regular maintenance, had occasional stall problem checked again. Engine diagnostics found bad crankcase pressure valve. Valve and hose replaced under warranty. 
Sep 2010

36000 mi

US $547
Started hearing a loud motor-like noise related to speed above 25 mph. Dealer inspected wheel bearings and found notch during spin of left rear wheel. Bearings replaced. 
Mar 2011

40000 mi

US $105
AIR BAG light came on. Dealer found airbag pressure switch signal too low. An airbag control module update is available for this issue. Dealer reflashed module with update. 
May 2013

56000 mi

US $456
Temp gauge stopped coming up, then check engine light came on. Replaced coolant temp sensor, but temp reading fluctuated. Then replaced thermostat. 
May 2014

63100 mi

US $832
While looking for noise from front wheels, shop found left front axle had a torn boot and was making noise. Replaced front left axle. While investigating extended crank, shop found code for camshaft position. Replaced camshaft position sensor. Sometimes getting a coolant temperature warning during first minute after start when very cold. Shop simply added coolant. Too warm to duplicate now. 
Aug 2014

64900 mi
Cam follower broke and damaged fuel pump and cylinder head. Shop replaced all damaged parts under warranty per TSB. 
Jun 2015

68000 mi

US $150
Engine noise sounded louder from inside. Tech found exhaust leaking at a clamp on mid-pipe. Clamp/sleeve replaced and exhaust adjusted. 
Apr 2016

74300 mi

US $350
Mechanic found front right CV shaft has excessive slop and leaking boot. Replaced. 
Apr 2017

82239 mi

US $408
Jerking during moderate acceleration became more frequent, then flashing check engine light. Tech found one cylinder misfiring with bad ignition coil and fouled spark plugs. Replaced coil and spark plugs. 
Oct 2017

86387 mi

US $879
Some rough acceleration, then check engine light. Underboost code. Tech found ruptured diaphragm in boost recirculation valve. Replaced valve. Inspection found worn/torn bushings on rear sway bar end links. Replaced. Tech found camshaft oil seal was leaking. Replaced seal. 
Audi A3 in New York, United States
Apr 2007 - Jan 2016
May 2007

43000 mi
Dealer repaired faulty module in April, horn was not properly grounded 
Dec 2007

65000 mi
driver's side master window switch was faulty 
Jul 2008

85000 mi

US $230
Torn CV boot was replaced. 
Jul 2011

155300 mi

US $450
Vacuum leak from cooling flange 
May 2012

172000 mi

US $900
replace 1 of 2 fans, plus thermostat 
Sep 2013

197000 mi

US $900
flex downpipe broken, exhaust leak, 
Sep 2014

201000 mi

US $600
Intake manifold flapper motor stuck closed. MIL on. Motor Replaced 
Mar 2015

208000 mi

US $2500
Front control arms, dog one mounts, rear spring, front and rear brakes 
Oct 2015

211300 mi

US $985
Cam follower shattered, new fuel pump and cam follower installed Passenger side CV Boot compromised 
Dec 2015

213000 mi

US $130
Carbon build in intake valve caused CEL and rough idling 
Audi A3 in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2008 - May 2012
Jul 2008

28520 mi
TSB #2010148/5, replaced ambient temperature sensor 
Jun 2011

50220 mi

C $250
Torn CV Boot on drivers side. Caught in time; no damage to CV joint. Removed, cleaned, inspected, regreased, and reinstalled with new boot. 
Audi A3 in Arizona, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2012
Aug 2008

29000 mi
The check engine light was on, they changed the intake adjust motor. 
May 2009

36000 mi
Left rear window regulator broke, repaired under warranty in 1 hour 
Sep 2010

42000 mi

US $50
The third LED brake light defected. Replaced the whole part 
Audi A3 in Louisiana, United States
Dec 2007 - Jul 2012
May 2008

6000 mi
Replaced broken clip that secures sun shade in sun roof. 
Apr 2009

14000 mi

US $600
Broken stabilizer bar at right, rear wheel. 
Sep 2011

25000 mi
Rear passenger door lock did not work. Replaced part. 
Audi A3 in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2006 - Jul 2017
Jun 2006

3000 mi
DSG transmission: problem was lurching / clunking on the shift Identified problem: Mechatronic Replaced, and no problem since It did take 4 weeks though 
Jul 2008

11000 mi
CEL came on; fixed by reflash 
Jul 2009

16000 mi
catalytic converter failure: indication was rattling noise at certain RPM 
Jun 2016

68000 mi
rusty 
Audi A3 in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

32000 mi
Rear Seat armrest latch broken. 
Jun 2010

38000 mi
broken sun shade and bubbles on door sign. 
Audi A3 in Rhode Island, United States
Nov 2006 - Sep 2012
May 2007

22000 mi
Broken Sun Visor Clip - repaired under Warranty Complained about excessive cabin noise - Tire issue and NOT the bearing probalem I thought was the cause. Referred to tire manufacturer for remedy. 
Feb 2008

32000 mi

US $20
Low oil, light came on. Was told engine operating within manufacturer's specifications. 
Mar 2009

48000 mi
Leak in emissions systems. Repaired, not told with what. 
Jun 2010

65000 mi

US $475
The coil pack failed without warning as I was driving on the interstate. Save for the recall notice that it might fail, there was no other indications. In fact, I had an appointment scheduled for the next day for replacement, but it failed a day early. 
Oct 2010

69000 mi

US $50
Secondary fan was not operating, dealer replaced under warranty-$50 deductible. 
Apr 2012

91000 mi

US $230
replaced fuel pressure sensor 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

57000 mi

US $380
Sporadic idle. 500 to 1800 rpm. Valve cover replaced. 
Audi A3 in Nebraska, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2011
May 2011

53000 mi

US $200
O2 sensor replaced; emissions computer also broken, not replaced broken rail clip on driver side 
Audi A3 in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2012 - Jan 2014
Dec 2012

81220 mi

C $200
Engine light came on, repair shop traced problem and fixed it. 2 weeks later, thermostat gauge works intermittently, though the thermostat itself is working. The car runs well, reliable. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
May 2014

125000 mi

US $800
replaced ignition coils 
Audi A3 in Hawaii, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

65000 mi

US $1000
A/C Compressor replacement 
Audi A3 in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2012 - Sep 2016
Sep 2012

101060 mi

C $115
OEM Turbo Bypass Valve failure. Updated OEM valve purchased and installed. 
Nov 2013

124440 mi

C $1300
Thermostat failed. Thermostat and water pump with tensioner replaced. Timing Belt and pulleys replaced. 
Mar 2014

130200 mi

C $40
Coolant(level) reservoir sensor became intermittent, replaced 
Audi A3 in Michigan, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
May 2012

78000 mi

US $1000
bad rear wheel bearing and worn brakes 
Jun 2012

78000 mi

US $100
turbo charger 
Audi A3 in Texas, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2011
Oct 2010

82000 mi
Repaired opensky sunscreen clasps that broke. Replaced clasp on drivers armrest console. Adjusted driver door strikeplate -- making clunking sound. Squeak upon starting. 
Dec 2011

95500 mi

US $345
rear driver side window will not go up regulator went out rear driver side window will not go up regulator went out 
Audi A3 in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2018
Jun 2012

44000 mi
Car sometimes overheating. Traced to faulty radiator fan. Fan replaced. 
Dec 2012

49000 mi

US $250
In cold weather (32f or below) rear brake lights switch on and drain battery. 
Apr 2014

61000 mi

US $60
Exhaust pipe separated, likely due to getting shaken from hitting potholes. 
Oct 2016

81300 mi
Turbocharger wastegate malfunction (VWAudi=diverter valve). Problem had been ongoing. Engine slower to build up boost. 
Audi A3 in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2012
May 2011

61700 mi

US $900
Replaced AC compressor, out of warranty, but dealer helped, cost to me was around $900. 
Mar 2012

71000 mi

US $550
Car didn't warm up quickly 
Audi A3 in Manitoba, Canada
Jul 2014 - Jun 2015
Oct 2014

68400 mi

C $350
Power window control back seat driver side ceased to work 
Audi A3 in Michigan, United States
Jul 2014 - Aug 2016
May 2016

131400 mi

US $300
AC performs very poorly, apparently due in part to malfunctioning electrical cooling fan under hood. Fan replaced, but AC still weak. Rear wheel bearings failed suddenly, creating intolerable howl at highway speeds, but car still drivable. 
Audi A3 in Ontario, Canada
- Jan 2008
Jan 2008

15500 mi
drivers seat squeaking 
Audi A3 in Oregon, United States
- Oct 2007
Oct 2007

19000 mi
The OpenSky roof mechanism broke such that one side would catch and would not close. Apparently a guide wheel broke which caused the glass to not to move along the left rail. 
Audi A3 in Missouri, United States
Apr 2017 - May 2017
May 2017

155000 mi

US $1100
Turbo charger repair 
Audi A3 in California, United States
- Jan 2008
Jan 2008

26000 mi
Fixed the known issue of a fuel line not being completely secure and rattling behind the glove box. 
Audi A3 in Arizona, United States
- Apr 2007
Apr 2007

26200 mi
ESP Module Replaced, warranty, no cost. 
Audi A3 in Kansas, United States
Sep 2014 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

111000 mi

US $600
Compressor failed 
Audi A3 in Louisiana, United States
Feb 2015 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

43000 mi

US $150
replace two coils 
Audi A3 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2015 - Aug 2017
Oct 2015

140500 mi

US $625
Alternator died and then killed the battery. Needed to be replaced after the alternator failed. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
May 2006 - Jun 2011
Jul 2006

3000 mi
A/C failed twice. Dealer replaced compressor 
Apr 2010

80000 mi

US $150
Replaced wheel bearing 
Jun 2011

132000 mi

US $50
Oil leaking from valve cover 
Audi A3 in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2011 - Aug 2012
Jul 2011

88000 mi
Left rear window was binding on guides, nothing was broke. I lubed the guides with a silicone spray and the regulator cables with grease. The window returned to normal operation. 
Aug 2011

89200 mi

US $65
Replaced thermostat. 
Sep 2011

89000 mi

US $110
Replaced right rear wheel bearing. 
Jun 2012

106000 mi

US $60
Air pipe to brake booster replaced due to cracks on either end. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2009
Jun 2009

63000 mi
Continuing problem, brake switch causing the brake lights to come on at night, pulling down the battery-even completely draining it. Bought switch, but problem seemed to go away. Then the buyer (after me) said happening again and I sent him the switch. 
Audi A3 in Florida, United States
Feb 2009 - Dec 2016
Mar 2009

33000 mi
Check engine light came on 5 different times, they said it was the gas cap. It wound up being the high pressure fuel pump, cam, cam follower, and a bunch of nuts and bolts and cover and 9 hrs of labor. All covered under warranty, after me yelling in the . 
Nov 2010

52000 mi

US $293
back window would not close. C.S. Audi said it would cost about $600. Went to European Fine Car Repairs. $293 inc. tax. Coral Springs Audi lost a customer. Price was not even close. SHOP AROUND. I usually just pay what audi says, no more... 
Dec 2011

63000 mi

US $598
replaced two front axle assemblies (including cv boots) and labor for repair... 
Jan 2012

US $354
replaced right rear window regulator 
Nov 2012

71700 mi

US $275
rpms would not hold steady at idle. Check engine light came on. It was crankcase vent valve. got it repaired, works fine now... 
Aug 2013

78800 mi

US $305
Airbag warning light came on. Needed to replace trigger spring assembly. 
May 2014

85700 mi

US $603
replaced thermostat and flushed cooling system and replaced coolant. 
Jun 2015

96000 mi

US $650
replace the coils 
Nov 2015

104400 mi
Had AAA replace the dead battery... 
Mar 2016

108000 mi
replaced PCV valve 
Apr 2016

108700 mi
check engine light came on, same as before last repair. this time replaced timing belt. after 3 days the check engine light came back on. I do not know if I should put any more money into this car.That light has been on for a while now... 
Audi A3 in Illinois, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

77000 mi
Poor AC performance 
Oct 2010

84000 mi

US $350
continued A/C performance problems, replaced compressor (3X), fan, alternator. Performed flush and recharge. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Jan 2016
Jul 2010

46000 mi

US $150
Recalled coils. CEL showed a misfire. Turbo control valve had a ripped diaphragm 
Apr 2011

52300 mi

US $50
Engine thermostat needed to be replaced, caused a check engine light, but no driving problems. Caused dash temp sensor to go out, needed to replace entire instrument cluster. 
May 2011

52900 mi

US $100
Installed new instrument cluster. 
May 2012

59100 mi

US $300
Torn CV boot. Replaced fuel sensor and gas cap seal 
Apr 2013

68300 mi

US $100
charcoal emission filter broke apart causing in emissions system. Intermittent check engine light. System had to be cleaned and replaced. System said gas cap fault. 
Dec 2013

75000 mi

US $100
Aux fan would engage when car is turned off, even if car was not warm. The fan would run very high for 2-3 minutes each time the car is turned off. Car was burning oil. Had to put a quart in about every 1500 miles. They have to do a consumption test. 
Mar 2014

76000 mi

US $900
Bad Thermostat, was replaced 
Nov 2015

93900 mi

US $900
Had to replace pass rear axle due to bearing failure 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2018
Mar 2011

54000 mi

US $700
rear sun roof shade latch. Family member broke item 
Apr 2012

61000 mi

US $1200
CV boot replacement thermostat failed 
Jul 2012

65000 mi
dealer performed other TSB items at no charge but was unable to recharge A/C 
Jul 2013

70200 mi

US $1500
CV boot torn and replaced $450. 
Sep 2014

77000 mi

US $2800
Cracked radiator diverter valve torn 
Aug 2017

94000 mi

US $1300
Rear window drive motor failed open. 
Audi A3 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

38440 mi
motor valve flap needs replacing 
Audi A3 in New York, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2015
Jun 2009

34000 mi
Air Flow Flapper ordered. Air Flow Flapper replaced, and reprogrammed. 
Audi A3 in Michigan, United States
Oct 2009 - Apr 2015
Sep 2009

42150 mi

US $125
Replaced headlight leveler lever, which made annoying squeaking noise. Audi covered part of the repair. 
Apr 2011

58000 mi

US $210
Engine check light went on. Emissions purge valve needed replacement. It had to be ordered. Not worried about continued driving before repair. 
Apr 2015

76000 mi
Cooling sensor failed. Sensor and thermostat replaced. Drivers side rear window failed. Motor and frame replaccement. Over $700. 
Audi A3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2012
Dec 2010

31000 mi
1. oxygen sensor replaced, coil packs replaced- did not solve problem 2. computer replaced and another sensor- did not solve problem 3. wiring harness replaced, computer replaced again, more sensors replaced-problem solved 
Jan 2012

45000 mi

US $200
Cracked headlamp filament. Trouble replicating the problem. Would not malfunction in the shop. The tech drove it home and back the next day found the problem. Headlamp assembly is ok replaced the lamp. 
Audi A3 in New York, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

42000 mi
Driver side CV Boot replaced 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

30000 mi
Used about a pint of oil every six weeks. Dealer said this was part of the design, normal. Occasionally noticed leaks. 
Audi A3 in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2012
Oct 2010

79800 mi

US $1200
Water pump started leaking. Replaced timing belt while it was apart. 
Jun 2011

95000 mi
The car is apparently starting to burn oil as the check oil light came on 2000 into the last oil change. The engine was 1 pt low. 
Sep 2011

101000 mi

US $150
Jiffy Lube improperly installed oil filter resulting in leak. Mechanic found it and cracked low oil sensor housing. Fixed oil filter, didn't fix sensor. 
Oct 2011

104000 mi
The engine temp sensor stopped working and started working again a week later. No leaks were found and a code reader was used to reset the check engine light. 
Apr 2012

113000 mi

US $3200
Cam follower went bad and took out camshaft. High pressure fuel pump also needed replace. 
Aug 2012

118700 mi

US $650
Temperature sending unit and thermostat had to be replaced to clear engine light. 
Dec 2012

122000 mi

US $70
Engine was missing under load - 10 pounds of turbo boost or so. Recommended fix was removing intake, cleaning intake valves, replacing 4 injectors and installing new intake. Total estimate was $1400. Did not repair. 
Audi A3 in Massachusetts, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2014
Nov 2007 Intake manifold motor broken. Some flap was stuck open near the turbo. Part ordered from germany, took two weeks, then replaced. 
Jun 2010

42300 mi

US $680
radiator punctured by rock. radiator was corroded, irreparable. replaced 
Jul 2011

52300 mi

US $880
front driver side CV boot and axle were replaced 
Dec 2011

55000 mi

US $470
turbo recirculation valve replacement 
Aug 2012

61000 mi

US $900
Right Front CV Joint torn, replaced with a new axle. Left front axle broke, car towed as a result of bad CV joint, mechanic's fault, covered by warranty. 
Feb 2013

62600 mi

US $90
needed new battery 
Mar 2013

63000 mi

US $1450
two door locks broke and would not lock any longer. front passenger side and rear driver side. 
Jun 2013

64000 mi
Left CV boot torn again. Replaced entire left front axle. 

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2006 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 in Queensland, Australia
Jan 2012 - Jul 2013
Sep 2012

33480 mi

A $210
Routine battery replacement after 3 years 

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2006 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Audi A3 in Great Britain
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

116000 mi

£150
heavy vibration at 1500 rpm and above. Cause was wear in the Dual Mass Flywheel New clutch and flywheel fitted 

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2006 Audi A3 4dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 in Ohio, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2011
Nov 2009

49000 mi
Starter needed lubing. 
Jul 2010

60000 mi

US $54
Transmission control module needed to be replaced. 
Nov 2010

65200 mi

US $50
Outside temperature gauge not working. 
Sep 2011

78000 mi

US $100
Rear wheel bearing replacement. 
Audi A3 in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2005 - Jul 2010
Jan 2007

15000 mi
Sunroof rattling due to poor alignment. Email 050107: Dealer checked alignment, claimed normal. 
Jun 2007

20000 mi
Squeaky sun roof 
Jan 2008

26000 mi
Evaporative system malfunction. Required new fuel cap. 
Aug 2008

35000 mi
Cracked bolster on driver's seat cushion Rattle in headliner above passenger rear seat. 
Nov 2009

48000 mi
Crack in radiator. Leaking coolant. 
Jan 2010

50000 mi
Coil packs replaced. 
Audi A3 in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2018
Jun 2009

35000 mi
Car was running rich. CEL for implausible O2 sensor reading. Two new pre-cat O2 sensors replaced. Problem has not re-occurred. CEL has not returned. 
Jan 2012

49300 mi

US $70
Inner left (drivers) CV boot torn. Little grease lost, axle still in good condition. Remove axle, clean grease, add new grease and replace CV boot. Install new axle bolt. 
Aug 2012

59300 mi

US $150
Engine coolant not reaching setpoint quick enough. CEL and water temp gauge pegged to the left (i.e. cold). Replaced thermostat, necessary gaskets, and topped off with new G12++ coolant. 
Mar 2014

69000 mi

US $40
CV boot torn. 
Jun 2018

99000 mi

US $40
Right front inner CV boot torn. Minimal grease leaked out. Original to car. Replaced with OEM CV boot kit (boot, clamps, grease, circlip), and axle bolt (single use stretch bolt). 
Audi A3 in South Carolina, United States
Aug 2008 - May 2018
Aug 2010

40000 mi
Slight buzzing noise that comes and goes with highway speeds coming from open sky sunroof 
Sep 2010

41000 mi
Fixed sunroof buzz myself with silicone weatherstriping. Lowered buzz by a useful amount. 
Nov 2010

43000 mi
Right pre cat O2 sensor failed 
May 2014

65500 mi

US $750
Heard slight howling noise during coasting/deceleration. Brought to an independent shop to see if was wheel bearing. Shop said there was slight play in the rear wheel bearing, driver's side which may have been the culprit Bluetooth and Voice recognition have stopped working and would not activate. Dealer said bluetooth module has failed and suggested a new one Another dealer has stated that the front, outer CV boots have torn on the small retaining ring, letting grease escape from the CV joint. 
Oct 2014

68000 mi

US $30
Outer CV Boot clamp had come off, slinging grease into suspension components and inner wheel. CV boot was replaced earlier in the year, and possibly clamp wasn't tightened at appropriate location. 
Dec 2014

70000 mi

US $400
Passenger's side inner CV boot has torn. Independent mechanic replaced the boot and repacked CV joint with grease 
Jun 2015

75000 mi

US $437
Passenger side CV Joint Leaking again. Independent mechanic inspected joint and suggested to replace whole axle vs. replace+ regrease axle 
Sep 2016

91000 mi

US $80
Socket to light bulb tray in the rear had shorted out, causing left rear brake light and turn signal to show "bulb out" lights in the rear. Solution was to replace the rear bulb carrier and solder new bulb socket to replace old melted one 
May 2018

116000 mi

US $52
Hood lift support was replaced, old lift had completely failed 
Audi A3 in New York, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2018
Jul 2010

22000 mi
Goodwill repair of small cracks in leather seat. 
Aug 2010

22200 mi
ESP light turns on and car reverts to FWD from AWD mode. Light goes away after restart so dealer couldn't replicate it even if taken overnight. One day, light went on and I drove to dealer with the light. Installed repair kit for AWD pump. 
Oct 2014

40200 mi

US $250
Car reverted to FWD. Mechanic indicated AWD pump in need of replacement. Change of pump did not resolve it, indicating control module being issue. Handed over spare control module and pump works fine. 
Audi A3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2009 - Aug 2013
Feb 2010

32000 mi
Adaptive headlight module failure 
Oct 2011

62000 mi

US $500
Engine running rough after onwer replaced B2S2 O2 sensor, ignition coils and spark plugs. Somewhat improved but still running rough took to dealer. Dealer replaced B2S1 O2 sensor. 
Audi A3 in Utah, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Dec 2010

68000 mi

US $200
Fuel tank evaporation sensor 
Mar 2012

76000 mi

US $100
the piston in the secondary air injection system (for cold starts) was jammed and useless. 
Aug 2013

88000 mi

US $1549
Secondary air pump failed Fuel pump was week and fuel delivery was intermittent in hot weather. The gel battery is not meant to be replaced and should last the life of the vehicle. Indeed, special tools are needed to even access the battery in the trunk. My battery did not last and needed constant charging during cold season. 
Oct 2013

90200 mi

US $117
Fuses 
Jul 2014

96500 mi

US $598
Secondary air pump rusted out again. Stuck valve was allowing water to trickle down. 
Aug 2014

97000 mi

US $225
Evap system fault. Purge control valve was broken. 
Jan 2015

93200 mi

US $824
Front outer constant velocity boots torn 
Mar 2016

117000 mi

US $401
Left-rear window regulator broken, window would not roll up. 
Oct 2016

119500 mi

US $227
One cell in battery completely dead, would not hold charge. Battery is in a compartment that needs special tools to access. 
Aug 2017

126828 mi

US $492
Passenger front lower control arm bushings had excessive play. Replaced right control arm and had the wheels aligned. 
Jan 2018

132130 mi

US $1617
Vibration under high speed acceleration. Replaced both front updated axle half shafts and stud shaft w/ hardware. 
Audi A3 in Nevada, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2018
May 2015

115000 mi

US $50
Right and left inner CV joint boots. Worn and cracked at 8 years and 115,000 miles. 
Aug 2016

133300 mi

US $160
Bad wheel bearing on front and rear right side. 
Jun 2017

149000 mi

US $87
Right front triple roller joint failing; replaced axle. 

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2006 Audi A3 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automated manual 2WD

Audi A3 in California, United States
Feb 2006 - Mar 2010
Nov 2006

14000 mi
Rattle in engine bay repaired by replacing missing screw and tightening loose screw. Open Sky wind noise above normal level. Dealer adjusted to remedy cause. 

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2006 Audi A3 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 105hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Audi A3 in Ireland
Aug 2010 - Jul 2011
Oct 2010

94860 mi

€100
slight oil leak from turbo 
May 2011

110360 mi

€60
Radio stopped working 

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