Reliability of the Audi A1

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which Audi models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used Audi A1.

In the statistics for 2021, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2020 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Audi A1.

Audi A1 Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
11,7 9,1 6,7 8,1 5,7 3,5 3,7 2,3

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
11,2 9,3 7,2 8,1 5 4 4

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Common Breakdowns

  • Ignition cable (high voltage cable) (2011)

Source: ADAC

owner  Audi A1 owners’ reviews

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.

Check the vehicle’s history

See the Reliability of other Makes


Recent A1 Recalls

Audi-A1-2020-recall-seatbelt-lock
07. 06. 2020

The rear, left-hand seat belt-lock holder might be damaged. Consequently, in the event of an accident, the lock might break, reducing … .

audi-a1-2016-recall
24. 03. 2017

Differences in the mixture ratio for the initiating devices for the airbags or seat-belt pre-tensioners could lead to the airbags or … .

Share on:



Weekly Newsletter

Do you want to receive a weekly overview of new car recalls?


Deutsche version
Based on Weekly overview reports of RAPEX notifications, published free of charge in English on https://ec.europa.eu/rapex, © European Union, 2005 – 2021
The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission nor the car-recalls.eu does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.
The content owned by the EU on this website is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.