A3 in the News
The plaintiff in a New Jersey based lawsuit against Volkswagen Group has requested a voluntary dismissal of the entire case, without prejudice. Sounds like someone got a free fix and decided the rest was too much work. … continue reading
A new lawsuit says there are some timing concerning timing with how Audi's start-stop technology engages and disengages certain safety systems. … continue reading
Stress cracks in the plastic water channels around Audi sunroofs will lead to leaks and tons of interior damage. … continue reading
A sunroof class-action lawsuit has been proposed for all California Audi owners and lessees with defective, leaky panoramic sunroofs. … continue reading
A recently filed lawsuit says Audi's parent company, Volkswagen Group, doesn't honor its warranties when water leaks through their defective panoramic sunroofs. … continue reading
The 2018 A3 and RS 3 have been recalled because some of them are missing the latching pins that hold the rear center headrest in place. Audi says their tier 3 supplier mixed properly latched headrests with unlatched ones.
The recall affects … continue reading
There’s an important deadline coming up for Audi owners who previously paid for repairs to their timing chain system or damaged engine from a timing chain failure, and want the automaker to pick up the tab.
A recently approved timing chain … continue reading
Audi is recalling over 1,000 vehicles because of failing quick connectors that are supposed to hold fuel supply lines in place.
The detached lines will stop supplying fuel to the crankshaft and start depositing it onto hot engine surfaces. … continue reading
The head restraint guide that keeps it attached to the seat frame may not have been properly welded in 169 Audi and VW vehicles.
Recalled are 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf, Golf R, Audi A3 Sedan and RS3 vehicles that need the rear seat frames rep … continue reading
When Volkswagen agreed to a multi-district settlement for selling polluting engines marketed as clean diesel, it did so knowing it’d have to pay billions of dollars to customers that owned or leased an affected vehicle when the news about t … continue reading
Owners and lessees of certain 2008-2014 VW and Audi vehicles may soon be eligible to receive benefits for their engine’s defective timing chain.
On November 19, 2018 a judge will rule on a proposed settlement that would either reimburse own … continue reading
There appears to be a settlement on the horizon for Audi owners who have either had or are concerned about timing chain damage. From CarComplaints.com:
"The proposed settlement includes all consumers who purchased or leased certain 20 … continue reading
More than 2,000 Audi vehicles need to be recalled because their safety certification labels show the wrong manufacturing date.
"The 2015 Audi A3 1.8T FWD S tronic and 2.0T Quattro S tronic have labels with the wrong production dates, … continue reading
Airbags keep finding ways to harm us, this time with their strict restrictions on posture.
Turns out the passenger airbags in the Audi A3 and S3 can deploy incorrectly if you're lounging back or sitting on the edge of your seat.
The problem … continue reading
Volkswagen has received the stamp of approval for a fix of about 475,000 2-liter "clean diesel" vehicles. These are the so-called "generation 3" diesels and are all from the 2015 model year. The list includes the 2015 Au … continue reading
Volkswagen says the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC) in some of its cars are having a fight. When the ABS is activated it can disable the ESC. That's a fight where no-one wins.
"Volkswagen engineer … continue reading
The suction pumps inside of Audi gas tanks aren't doing their job and could prevent owners from refueling. Well, that sucks.
"The problem occurred during manufacturing when seal rings inside the suction pumps were assembled with too … continue reading
A while ago Audi issued a software update in order to save some of the energy used for lighting. Not long after, thousands of Audi owners said their lights wouldn't turn on. Mission accomplished?
"the lights go completely out when th … continue reading
Hey emission-wagön owners, VW has setup a special website just for you. From CarComplaints.com
"Volkswagen says owners will eventually be able to learn more about the settlement terms and determine how much compensation is available … continue reading
A timing chain tensioner lawsuit has been filed in New Jersey claiming multiple Audi and VW vehicles are at risk of complete engine failure due to a manufacturing defect. From CarComplaints.com:
"The VW and Audi A3 vehicles are equipp … continue reading
VW has issued a recall for 850,000 vehicles with defective Takata airbag inflators, 170,000 of which belong to Audi.
"Volkswagen says the driver's side frontal airbags use "non-desiccated" SDI and PSDI-5 Takata inflators. N … continue reading
More VW and Audi emissions recalls will be needed now that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has hit the company with a second notice of Clean Air violations. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, no seriously --- what the heck … continue reading
Speaking in front of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee, VW USA CEO, Michael Horn, didn't have much good news to share.
"Horn said he believes each vehicle will require 5 to 10 hours of work to bring the cars leg … continue reading
A class-action lawsuit has been filed in California saying VW wouldn't have been able to sell a single vehicle in the US without their defeat devices. The suit claims Volkswagen and Audi have violated California's Unfair Competition Law and … continue reading
Volkswagen, parent company of Audi, has been caught cheating EPA rules by a team of researchers. The company used a "defeat device" to get around EPA emissions standards for air pollution.
"The EPA says the "defeat dev … continue reading
Federal investigators couldn't figure out why perfectly good fuel pumps were failing in some Volkswagen (and Audi) vehicles. The investigation lasted 4 years and had VW's full cooperation.
The pumps seemed fine and even came with built-in m … continue reading