1st Generation (2015—2019) Q3 Problems

This generations ranks 42nd out of 59 Audi generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (25%), electrical (25%), and the transmission (25%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Windshield Breaks 1 complaints at an average of 1,000 miles in the 2016 Audi Q3.
  2. Antenna Issue 1 complaints at an average of 1,700 miles in the 2015 Audi Q3.
  3. Stopped Working While Driving 1 complaints at an average of 10,000 miles in the 2015 Audi Q3.

What Q3 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Audi model years.

Watch out for the 2016 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 0 18 0.0
2018 0 0 65 0.0
2017 0 2 134 0.0
2016 1 2 206 2.81
2015 3 2 245 2.7

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