The Worst Q3 Problems

Busted Timing Chains

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Audi's EA888 2.0-liter engine has a history of tensioner problems in its timing chain. The loose chain is to blame for multiple occurances of catastrophic engine failure. Audi was forced to offer settlement offers, including an extended war…

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Sunroof Leaks

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Multiple defects with the sunroof drainage system are causing massive amounts of leak problems for Audi owners. The water is soaking headliners, creating unsafe amounts of condensation, and short circuiting sensitive electronic components. …

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What Q3 Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

Comparing 2 Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The Q3 has 2 generations with the latest starting in the 2019 model year.

By the Numbers

  1. 4 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 483 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 4 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

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