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2018 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (25%)

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2018 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 repair cost distribution

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$100 - $499 (14%)

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Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2018 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 400hp 2.5L I5 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

3100 mi
Paint is chipping off inside of black sports exhaust at only ~2,500 kms 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

11000 mi
Vibration Noise in exhaust. Rear exhaust replaced. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2017 - Mar 2018
Nov 2017

4960 mi
front radar sensor out of alignment for Adaptive Cruise Control and PreSense emergency braking system. Bumper removed, and sensor realigned at no cost, under warranty. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

3720 mi
Rattle fixed in muffer, I did it myself after I got home, added a washer in the flapper valve for adjustable exhaust sound the dealer tech could not find in four days. 

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2018 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

8000 mi
Assignable Steering Wheel button intermittently doesn't work. 

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2018 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 150hp 1.4L I4 Plug-in Hybrid 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

1000 mi
Drove in, they quickly diagnosed failing latch on EV charge door. Parts ordered. Will return once parts arrive. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
May 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

900 mi

US $250
Destroyed a tire and had to replace it. 

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2018 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 186hp 2.0L I4 7-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Florida, United States
- Dec 2017
Dec 2017

300 mi
Gas odor. Inspected, but could not find any defect. 

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2017 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2017 - Oct 2019
Jun 2018

15500 mi

C $395
Tire blowout after hitting large pothole at speed. Bent rim (front passenger side). Four wheel alignment required. New tire required. Bent rim straightened. 

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2017 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Vermont, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

16000 mi
Bluetooth periodically shut off and wouldn't turn back on without restarting the system. Bluetooth audio wouldn't play. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

2000 mi
MMI system freezing up. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

4000 mi
Driver side window was impossible to adjust 

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2017 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.4L I4 7-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Poland
Oct 2016 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

16120 mi
Excessive rust on brake disc drums. Cleaned and painted. 

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2017 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 150hp 1.4L I4 Plug-in Hybrid 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

9000 mi
Module sensor 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Florida, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

10000 mi
[Infotainment display made] noise when retracting. Replaced motor. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Washington, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

200 mi
The charging connector (etron) was locked on, and only was abnle to be disconnected after letting the charging connector discharge by disconnecting it from the wall for a few hours. The dealer wanted to look at it, and concluded that they couldn't find anything wrong. I took the car back and it has worked fine since. 

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2016 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in New York, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

7800 mi
Rear passenger door top chrome trim loose. 
Jun 2017

12000 mi
Replaced DS rear door top chrome trim that fell off. Other side identical piece also had nearly fallen off when I was in the process of buying the car 3 months ago. 
Jun 2018

25000 mi
Have had two low coolant alerts, added a total of about a half liter. Had dealer pressure test and found water pump leaking. Replaced under warranty. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Virginia, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2018
Feb 2017

16000 mi
Water pump failed, replaced under warranty. Coolant level warning light kept going off. 
Jun 2017

18000 mi
Back up camera failed, replaced under warranty. 

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2016 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2016

11000 mi
USB port intermittent. 
Jun 2017

32059 mi
Biener Audi never removed the shipping blocks from the front suspension. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Texas, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2017
Oct 2016

16500 mi
Warped rubber seal around driver's door glass. Seal replaced due to warpage, window regulator replaced due to out-of-position glass. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

6000 mi
Interior rear view mirror was replaced under warranty.The mirror was unable to stay in place between day and night mode. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in New York, United States
Feb 2016 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

3000 mi
Noise and vibration. TSB found, wheel bearing replaced. Water condensation in taillights 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

6000 mi
Driver side window wasn't rolling up or down with one touch, only if holding the button down the whole time. 
Feb 2017

17000 mi
Rear skid plate loose, refitted with new bolts and new anchors. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018

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2016 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 150hp 1.4L I4 Plug-in Hybrid 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

5300 mi
retractable shade under the sunroof always retract a bit and leave a slit open rattling and then grinding noise when braking. requires a quiet environment to hear but it seemed something is loose Windshield wiper (driver side) scratches the windshield with unsmooth movement and noise. clicking noise coming from right side of the rear seat 
Nov 2016

5600 mi
Retractable shade under the sunroof always retract a bit and leave a slit open. a fix was attempted by reducing the lubricant. It is now better but still leaves a slit open most of the times after drove for a couple of days. Windshield wiper (driver side) scratches the windshield with unsmooth movement and noise. I was told this is one known issue in 2016 Audi A3 e-tron. clicking noise coming from right side of the rear seat 
Jun 2018

27000 mi

US $300
replaced right front tire. also 25000 mile service 

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2016 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in New York, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

10000 mi

US $10
Surprise Low oil warning. Just topped off. 
Dec 2017

15000 mi
Armrest stuck in upright position 

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2016 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

1000 mi
Wiper blades chattered first time I used them. 

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2015 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 300hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2016 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

47740 mi
Left strut bracket repair - still on warranty 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2015 - Jun 2020
Jan 2017

20460 mi
Keyless entry issues. Unlocking was unreliable. Known TSB for this issue. Dealer replaced door handles under warranty. 
Dec 2018

43400 mi
All wheel drive issue : Haldex pump failure. Car was driving like a FWD car. Dealer replace the pump under warranty and that fixed the issue. 

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2015 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 292hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Victoria, Australia
Feb 2015 - May 2019
Mar 2018

21700 mi
engine mount cross brace was making noise under some steering inputs. Mounting bolts were replaced. Steering mount bolts were replaced at the same time 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

4588 mi
Camshaft position sensor failed for cylinder 3. The EPC or fault followed the sensor and replaced on spec. 
May 2018

21700 mi
Camshaft position sensor on cylinder one. Sensor replaced under warranty. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Lebanon
Nov 2016 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

21700 mi
Coolant leak warning kept showing on the dashboard although no coolant was actually leaking. turned out that the sensor was faulty and had to be changed 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Georgia, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

22000 mi
Battery failed at 21,000 miles, on a CPO bought 30 Sep 2016. 
Aug 2017

34000 mi
Replaced the Haldex AWD controller- it was carrying a static code. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Florida, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

25000 mi
battery was dead - replaced under warranty 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015 Button 1 on Homelink did not work. 
Jun 2016

5000 mi
Rear shock mount noisy. Covered under Technical Service Bulletin for vehicles with magnetic ride control 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in New York, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

1200 mi
No AC, pressure valve and compressor replaced under warranty. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Florida, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

6000 mi
Knee airbag was not properly functioning (indicator light came during 5K service). 
May 2018

36000 mi
O2 Sensor failed 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Michigan, United States
Nov 2014 - Jul 2017
Jan 2015

9800 mi
One day the entire rear deck of speakers and subwoofer of the B&O system didn't turn on. After resetting the MMI a few times the speakers came back, still no subwoofer. Dealer diagnosed faulty 5F module, backordered. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Rhode Island, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

6000 mi
Cam sensor actuator was faulty. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - Dec 2017
Jan 2017 Steering would become notchy/stuck in center position when driving at highway speeds for 30+mins making it difficult to smoothly keep car tracking straight. Dealer could not re-create, but agreed to replace steering rack. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in New York, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2017
Dec 2016

48000 mi
Gas cap actuator malfunction. Used obdeleven to obtain dtc b126301. Service writer clueless but told him to give dtc to technitian. Fixed under warranty. Three hour wait. 
Jun 2017

58000 mi
Total DSG transmission failure. After an email to CEO Scott KEOGH, Audi Of America replaced the entire transmission via goodwill warranty. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2015 - Jul 2017
Jan 2016

19160 mi
variable valve solenoid tripped an error code - swapped solenoids on the car, and code cleared rather than follow the suspect solenoid. car cleared for use. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2015 - Apr 2018
Jan 2016

8300 mi
Low coolant - determined to be faulty waterpump. Repair took three days. 
Apr 2017

18500 mi
Low oil sensor illuminated. Oil checked manually and low. Between 15k service (oil change, etc) and 18.5k miles, needed approximately 1 quart of oil. Audi Arlington could not find problem and explained this as normal or that the service was done incorrectly (oil not topped off at 15k service). 
Feb 2018

24000 mi
Thermostat was faulty. No part available for over a month. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Illinois, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

400 mi
Passenger side sunvisor mirror cracked 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Illinois, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

5000 mi
Replaced auto-dimming rear view mirror 

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2015 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

33000 mi
Quart of oil low. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

34000 mi
Car suddenly went into limp home mode on the freeway. Car had to be towed to the dealer. Plugs and coils were replaced under warranty. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Vermont, United States
Jun 2016 - Jul 2018
Nov 2017

33000 mi
fuel gauge 
Mar 2018

37000 mi
Oxygen sensor replaced. 
Apr 2018

38000 mi
Running light out - but it's an LED which part of a large assembly including the headlight, and so the repair would cost $1,200, but will be covered under warranty. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
May 2015 - Oct 2019
May 2017

46000 mi
Battery died. Dealer said that the original battery supplier had issues and that the new battery was much more reliable. Dealer replaced battery under warranty. 
Apr 2018

65000 mi

US $170
Performed 24DM Recall relating to the replacement of the high pressure fuel pump. Noticed a noice coming from the front end and it was a part of TSB# 2043424/5 that states that the front control arm bushings needed to be removed and lubricated with grease. With this, an alignment was performed. 
Oct 2019

91000 mi

US $2600
Coolant pump, thermostat housing, and radiator replaced due to leak. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2015 - Jan 2017
Oct 2015

25000 mi
Repair required due to faulty ignition tumbler failing to recognize the key removal and preventing locking. Lost enough coolant to trip the low coolant light. They just topped it off (over a pint!) 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2014 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015 Module for audi MMI went twice. Audi USA is making a mod for cars built after 45/2014 production. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Utah, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

7700 mi
back up camera fault. Reset software. Functions perfectly again 
Jun 2016

8000 mi
terrible odor when A/C in use. Dealer ran it on an ozone machine. smell is mostly better. 
Feb 2018

20000 mi
Battery died unexpectedly. Replaced battery and issue was resolved completely 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

38000 mi
Rear cupholder spring stuck 
Mar 2017

71000 mi

US $400
Stock shocks needed replacing. Switched to coilovers. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Quebec, Canada
May 2015 - Dec 2018
Jul 2015

6180 mi
AC compressor is at fault. Related to TBS#2038023/3. The keihin condesnor requring a skinnier reciever/dryer. 
Mar 2016

13020 mi
Low coolant. Traced leak to the water pump. TSB#203977 Door handle sensors worked intermittently in the cold. The door sensors were replaced. TSB# 202249/1 
Jan 2017

31000 mi
Backup camera stopped working. Still waiting for the part GPS having issues tracking. The arrow icon would not stay within the roads 
Jun 2017

24800 mi
GPS accuracy issue keeps re-calculating . COAX cable replaced TSB 2037756/1 
Mar 2018

32240 mi
Backup camera stop working- Replaced coax cable and repaired wiring at harness connector as needed. Resecured harness with wire wrap. GPS accuracy. Issues with tracking. The roofaerial (8V0035503akgru) and 2 connectors were replaced. 
Jul 2018

34838 mi
Hard reset of the MMI System - GPS inaccuracy, same issue as before 
Oct 2018

36421 mi
Firmware update for 5F module - sd card #8v0906961aa 
Dec 2018

38039 mi
GPS inaccuracy - Replaced 5F module 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Jul 2018
Jun 2015

15000 mi

US $200
Because of fuel pump recall, car must of been reflashed because now aftermarket parts that read Canbus signal do not work anymore. Newer 2015 have new ECU that block reflashing which I suspect is the issue. 
Feb 2016

24000 mi
The oil level light turned on. Dealer said not to worry and that they burn oil all the time! 
Jul 2018

49608 mi

US $9000
According to the shop, the valve retainer broke, causing the valve to drop onto the piston and grenaded, causing total engine failure. Audi was no help in trying to do anything warranty related. After scouring the web, this looks to be a very common issue with early 2015 Audi's and 2016 GTI's for engine failure. I was quoted $13K worth of repairs with a used engine, so did more shopping myself and built a new engine to replace the old. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Missouri, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

5000 mi
A/C Compressor went out 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Florida, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2017
Dec 2016

15000 mi
Replaced engine in vehicle after cylinder 3 grenades the entire engine 
Nov 2017

19000 mi
Starter went out on 19k mile car, replaced under warranty 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Idaho, United States
Mar 2015 - Feb 2018
Oct 2016

20700 mi
left suspension clunking noise over speed bumps and rapid undulations in road. Left suspension baffle found to be defective, and replaced. 
Oct 2017

31000 mi
rattling with rapid and deep compression of left front suspension. TSB suggesting changing bushings and heavily lubricating them. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Washington, United States
Sep 2014 - Nov 2015
Feb 2015

2000 mi
Sun roof rattle. Needed adjustment. 
Oct 2015

6000 mi
Piece of driver door worked loose but was not built properly at factory. Affected keyless entry and door closing. It also was the source of exterior wind noise the entire time of ownership until the problem worsened enough to discover. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in New York, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2016
Jan 2015 Water pump 
Sep 2016

28000 mi
Epc light on in error 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in New Jersey, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2014 Fuel pump went bad and died. 
Nov 2015

13300 mi
Navigation system failed. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Texas, United States
May 2014 - Aug 2014
Jul 2014

1200 mi
A3 Prestige has new LED lights. One light fixture had a short and caused the battery to not charge. Car had to be towed to dealer and light fixture ordered which took one day to arrive. Picked up the car two days after it was towed. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in District of Columbia, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

36800 mi
Car wouldn't crank. MMI and all electronics worked. EPC and check engine light appeared. Got towed to closest Audi dealership on Sun night. The next morning they called to say battery died and it was replaced under warranty. Was ready the same day. 
Nov 2017

39000 mi

US $7
Battery to key fob died. Went to Audi Bethesda and paid $7 for new battery. Took less than 5 minutes. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2016
Dec 2015

15000 mi
Water pump leak led to coolant leak at a slow rate. Detected on second reporting at 15000 miles service. Fixed under warranty 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2014 - Oct 2015
Sep 2015

9000 mi
Harness within the instrumentation cluster were not installed or were loose and caused a chatter noise at low rpm driving. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Michigan, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

9000 mi
Ac Compressor failed. Had to be replace. Could be done in one day, but Audi sent dealer incorrect part and had to be reordered. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2014 - Oct 2014
Jul 2014

2500 mi
Fuel pump stopped working while driving on highway. Dealer will replace fuel pump and turbo. Car literally turned off on a busy interstate. Barely got to side of the road. Car still in shop waiting for parts. 

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2015 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Puerto Rico
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

12000 mi
Fuel leak due to internal fault in fuel tank. Dealer's technician performed a fuel tank replacement. 
Apr 2018

34000 mi

US $300
PVC valve replacement. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Michigan, United States
May 2015 - Jan 2018
Jul 2015

3200 mi
Clunking noise at full steering lock (both sides). Dealer said they had a campaign for this. At this time, they only lubricated the steering box. Car very noisy at startup. Dealer said it is normal for 1.8 TFSI A3. 
Nov 2015

5400 mi
Recurring clunking noise at full steering lock. This time the dealer replaced the steering box under warranty. Problem solved. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Maryland, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

6000 mi

US $800
Needed all new wheels and tires due to shaking at 40mph and above. Didn't fix the problem. Power window would not go up automatically. fter the 4th repair attempt (charging me the whole time saying it was not covered under warranty) they then told me it was a feature of the car that was prohibiting the windows from working properly. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

31000 mi
Intermittent vehicle electronics malfunction. Shift to P before leaving car. Contact Service. Root caused to defective sensor when transmission was shifted into park. Dealer kept car for two days to replace parking sensor cable. Given courtesy rental A3 for the two days it was in the shop. 
Nov 2017

31285 mi
Yellow engine check light MIL stays on after car is started. Double checked that fuel cap was on correctly. Root caused to evap small leak. Installed nvld pressure switch with active charcoal filter. 
Jan 2018

31728 mi
Car will not start. Roadside assistance jump started. Root caused to faulty battery cell. Battery replaced under warranty. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

21000 mi
EVAP System Leak Detected, TSB 2035073/12 performed. NVLD pressure switches and filter replaced. Fuel door malfunction confirmed. New fuel lid bracket and motor replaced 
Jun 2018

24996 mi
Audio cuts out intermittently and at random times for 5-10 seconds. This outage applies to AM/FM/Sirius radio. This occurs in both city and freeway areas. Noise from lower control arm bushing Coolant reservoir low Noise (grinding) from front area of vehicle Engine hesitated and EPC light came on after moderate acceleration from a stop. ECU logged Code 15074 - Cylinder Disable (P130A) 17178 - Databus U1123 15179 - Cylinder 3 High Pressure (P03AF) 

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2015 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

81000 mi
Interior dome light not working. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
May 2016 - Aug 2017
Jul 2016

6300 mi
Driver's side knee airbag was defective. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2016
Feb 2016

18000 mi
Cold snap in New England caused the glow plug to flash and lose power. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2014 - Nov 2016
Nov 2015

11900 mi
The car was reporting low coolant levels and refusing to start when the fluid level was actually within the designated marks. Apparently this is a known issue, and the fluid must be at max or above as the reservoir is mismarked. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in District of Columbia, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

2200 mi
cam shaft adjustment valve was stuck in open. The dealer replaced the valve. 
Nov 2017

17000 mi
Turned out to be a dead battery. Apparently this is a known fault with some Audi A3 batteries from 2015. The battery was replaced and all systems checked out. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Oct 2014 - Jul 2018
Apr 2015

5700 mi
Driver's seat bottom was not completely smooth upon delivery. Audi agreed to replace leather material on driver's seat bottom under warranty. 
Oct 2016

27300 mi
MMI system intermittently since purchase did not produce sound either through the radio or through the Bluetooth connection of the cell phone. This occurred about once every 20-30 starts. Engine restart solved problem. Audio would intermittently cut out. Service manager finally experienced it, and ordered a new computer module, under warranty. 

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2015 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 150hp 1.4L I4 7-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in New South Wales, Australia
Feb 2016 - Sep 2016
Mar 2016

13020 mi
Yet to be verified. Noisey thrust bearings in clutches. 

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2015 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 220hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual AWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Georgia, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016 Burned out taillight assembly 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Illinois, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

4400 mi

US $589
FOB not always recognized. There was a missing sensor prevented triangulation. 
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in Texas, United States
Oct 2014 - Apr 2017
Oct 2015

4200 mi
Convertible top would not close. 

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2015 Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2018
Sep 2017

29000 mi
Warranty replacement of failed battery 
Jun 2018

37816 mi
Upon startup, I was receiving a sporadic warning to not exceed 4500 rpm. This would reset after a restart. The dealer diagnosed the problem as a faulty thermostat. It was replaced along with attendant gaskets. The cooling system was flushed and refilled. 

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