Audi A3 – Common problems

Common problems for the Audi A3

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the Audi A3, for which Audi has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your A3. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your A3 have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.



Latest A3’s Issues in the EU

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11. 10. 2019

The camshaft drive belt may not be resistant enough. Consequently, it may break or lead to the camshaft-phaser screws to loosen … .

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06. 10. 2019

The headrest fitting on the rear seats may be defective. As a result, the support and protection provided by the headrest … .

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24. 03. 2019

The locking pin for securing the head restraints may be missing from the central rear seat. In the event of an … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Latest A3’s Issues in the UK

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