3rd Generation (2015—2019) S3 Problems

This generations ranks 29th out of 54 Audi generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (100%), We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Rough Down Shift 1 complaints at an average of 500 miles in the 2015 Audi S3.

What S3 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 2015 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 0 0 0.0
2018 0 0 47 0.0
2017 0 1 96 0.0
2016 0 0 141 0.0
2015 1 0 174 1.04

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