2nd Gen (2006 – 2012) Audi A3 Problems

The 2nd generation of the A3 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.79. That can be compared against other Audi generations. Shopping for a Audi? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 2006–2012 A3 model years have sent in 19 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (31%) followed by the transmission (26%) and the fuel system (15%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2004 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2012 0
0.0
2011 1
0.41
2010 2
1.25
2009 6
2.61
2008 0
0.0
2007 1
0.46
2006 3
0.84
2005 0
0.0
2004 6
2.65
2003 0
0.0

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