Audi A3 Recalls
The control unit that operates the vehicle's anti-lock braking system and electronic stability control may fail to operate when needed while the vehicle is being driven. This could cause loss of vehicle control and an accident.
Fuel may leak from within the fuel tank into the evaporative emissions system, and then eventually externally out of the vehicle through an emissions component called a charcoal canister filter element. This would cause a fuel odor and a fire hazard.
The side marker lights may not illuminate as they should when the parking lights or headlights are turned on. This would result in the vehicle not being properly illuminated in the dark, increasing risk of a crash.
The inflator that deploys the driver's frontal air bag in the event of an accident may rupture and spray metal fragments onto vehicle occupants. This can increase risk of serious injury or death.
The side air bags that are mounted inside the front seats may not deploy properly, because the seat covers may not be stitched appropriately to allow them to deploy as needed. This can result in increased risk of injury in an accident.
The fuel pump may fail to function, preventing the vehicle from starting. Also, the vehicle may stall when driving.
A fuel leak may develop during extreme driving conditions, increasing the risk of a fire.
The automatic transmission may shift into neutral without warning. The abrupt shift could lead to a crash.
48 vehicles may have faulty side curtain airbags. In the event of a crash, the side curtain airbag may not deploy as designed.