Audi A3 Recalls
The A3 has been recalled 19 times. The 2009 and 2010 model years have been involved in the most campaigns.
Recalls are free repairs, initiated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or Audi itself, for a widespread safety problem. They might be a pain, but a recalled problem is better than an ignored one.
Latest A3 Recall News
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More than 171,000 Audi sedans have been recalled for shutting off the airbag when there's a passenger in the front seat.
This should give pause to anyone wanting to call "shotgun" on your next road tripl especially considering this is the second time the passenger occupant detection system (PODS) has been recalled in some of these vehicles over the last couple years. …keep reading article "Audi Recalls 171,000 Vehicles for Passenger Airbag System Shutoffs"
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 over 20,000 cars worldwide and is already underway.keep reading article "A3 and RS 3 Shipped with Unlatched Headrests"
Audi is recalling over 1,000 vehicles because of quick connectors that are supposed to hold fuel supply lines in place aren't doing their job.
The detached lines will stop supplying fuel to the crankshaft and start depositing it onto hot engine surfaces. When flammable liquid meets something as hot as an exhaust manifold, things happen. Things you don’t want.…keep reading article "Quick Connecters Are Allowing Fuel Lines to Detach"
The head restraint guide that keeps it attached to the seat frame may not have been properly welded in 169 Audi and VW vehicles.
Certain 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf, Golf R, Audi A3 Sedan and RS3 vehicles that need the rear seat frames replaced will need their rear seat frames replaced.…keep reading article "Head Restraint Weld Might Not Hold it to the Seat Frame"
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, something that may be a problem when people look for manufacturing dates."…keep reading article "The Wrong Manufacturing Dates Were Printed on some 2015 A3 Labels"
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 only happens during low-speed crashes and can be traced to a software bug.…keep reading article "Airbags That Can Hurt Lounging Passengers Recalled in the A3 and S3"
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 Audi A3.
"Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) say the approved emissions modifications will reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 80 to 90 percent."…keep reading article "Audi 'Gen 3' Diesel Fix Approved"