Reliability of the Audi A3

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 A3.

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 A3.

Audi A3 Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
15,9 13,2 5,2 3,2 1,8 0,9 1,3 1,0

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
19,6 17,3 13 3,9 2,4 1,5 0,6 0,9

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

Source: ADAC

owner  Audi A3 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 A3 Recalls

Audi-A3-2014-recall-camshaft-pulley
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 … .

Audi-A3-2019-recall-headrest
06. 10. 2019

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

Audi-A3-2018-recall-head-rest
24. 03. 2019

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

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