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2015 Audi A3 / S3 repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (44%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 72 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2015 Audi A3 / S3.

2015 Audi A3 / S3 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (5%)

$100 - $499 (5%)

< $100 (87%)

Chart based on 39 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2015 Audi A3 / S3 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A3 / S3 in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2015 - Oct 2017
Jan 2017

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

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2015 Audi A3 / S3 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A3 / S3 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2015 - Sep 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 in Florida, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

6000 mi
Knee airbag was not properly functioning (indicator light came during 5K service). 
Audi A3 / S3 in Rhode Island, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

6000 mi
Cam sensor actuator was faulty. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2015 - Apr 2017
Jan 2016 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). 
Audi A3 / S3 in Illinois, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Jul 2015

5000 mi
Replaced auto-dimming rear view mirror 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2017
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 in Florida, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

25000 mi
battery was dead - replaced under warranty 
Audi A3 / S3 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 in Georgia, United States
Aug 2016 - Sep 2017
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 in New York, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2017
Apr 2016

1200 mi
No AC, pressure valve and compressor replaced under warranty. 
Audi A3 / S3 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 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2015 - Apr 2017
Jan 2016 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 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. 

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2015 Audi A3 / S3 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A3 / S3 in New York, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2016
Jan 2015

18300 mi
Water pump 
Sep 2016

28000 mi
Epc light on in error 
Audi A3 / S3 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. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Michigan, United States
Jul 2014 - Sep 2017
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 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 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 in Utah, United States
Feb 2016 - Sep 2017
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. 
Audi A3 / S3 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 in District of Columbia, United States
Aug 2017 - Nov 2017
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 in California, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2017
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. 
Audi A3 / S3 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 in New Jersey, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2017
May 2014 Fuel pump went bad and died. 
Nov 2015

13300 mi
Navigation system failed. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Quebec, Canada
May 2015 - Jun 2017
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 
Jun 2017

24800 mi
GPS accuracy issue keeps re-calculating . COAX cable replaced TSB 2037756/1 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Jul 2017
Mar 2016

38000 mi
Rear cupholder spring stuck 
Mar 2017

71000 mi

US $400
Stock shocks needed replacing. Switched to coilovers. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Idaho, United States
Mar 2015 - Oct 2017
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 in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Oct 2017
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! 
Audi A3 / S3 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 in Missouri, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

5000 mi
A/C Compressor went out 
Audi A3 / S3 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. 

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2015 Audi A3 / S3 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A3 / S3 in Puerto Rico
Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
Sep 2015

12000 mi
Fuel leak due to internal fault in fuel tank. Dealer's technician performed a fuel tank replacement. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Michigan, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2017
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 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 in California, United States
Mar 2017 - Sep 2017
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. 

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2015 Audi A3 / S3 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A3 / S3 in District of Columbia, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2017
Jul 2015

2200 mi
cam shaft adjustment valve was stuck in open. The dealer replaced the valve. 
Audi A3 / S3 in California, United States
May 2016 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

6300 mi
Driver's side knee airbag was defective. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

81000 mi
Interior dome light not working. 
Audi A3 / S3 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 in California, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2017
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. 
Audi A3 / S3 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. 

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2015 Audi A3 / S3 4dr Sedan

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

Audi A3 / S3 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 2dr Convertible

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

Audi A3 / S3 in Illinois, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
Nov 2015

4400 mi

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

4200 mi
Convertible top would not close. 
Audi A3 / S3 in Georgia, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
Apr 2016 Burned out taillight assembly 

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2015 Audi A3 / S3 2dr Convertible

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

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

29000 mi
Warranty replacement of failed battery 

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2014.5 Audi A3 / S3 2dr Hatch

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

Audi A3 / S3 in Great Britain
Dec 2013 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

47000 mi
Condensor unit failed. Fracture in piping. 
Sep 2016

52000 mi
Fuel pump was making a high pitched humming noise. Was deemed faulty and was replaced under warranty. Car still drove OK, but noise was unbearable. 

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