2006 Audi A3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Audi A3

2006 Audi A3 Problems

Check Engine Light and/or Hesitation Due to Failed High Pressure Fuel Pump

2.0L turbo charged engines may develop a hesitation on acceleration and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light due to a failed high pressure fuel pump or a worn camshaft follower or camshaft. Our technicians tell us that whenever the high pressure fuel pump is replaced the camshaft and the follower should be checked for wear. The camshaft lobe pushes on the follower to operate the high pressure fuel pump. Frequent oil changes and use of synthetic oil may help with this wear issue.

Ignition Coils May Fail

An engine misfire may develop from one or more cylinders resulting in a loss of power and illumination of the Check Engine Light. Our technicians tell us that ignition coil failure is a common cause for this concern. On high mileage vehicles it may be wise to consider replacing all of the ignition coils if one fails to try and avoid future misfire issues on another cylinder.

Lack of power due to throttle system fault

A lack of power may be noted and the Check Engine Light illuminated with various throttle system fault codes stored. Our technicians tell us this is generally caused by electrical connection issues at the throttle body. If this is the case a harness repair kit is available from Audi.

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2006 Audi A3 Questions

Cost to replace engine with used one with 85,000 miles is $ 5,100.00 seemed high for used. Is that a fair price? (1 answer)

The timing belt broke sending the Pistons thru the engine. It was inspected by the extended warranty company we have and they agreed it had to be replaced. They pay 3,500 leaving us to cover the rest so can someone help us know if 5,100 is a fair deal? Thank u.

I got a P0914 code on my Audi A3 its a gear shift position circuit . (1 answer)

How much will this cost to fix roughly ? I'm unable to turn on the car .I'm assuming the ignition is recognizing that the car is on gear.. Screen display PRNDS flashing .any feedback on this will be grate!!! Thank You

Oil pressure warning comes on after sharp corners or rough pavement (1 answer)

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2006 Audi A3 Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Potential Fuel Leak During Extreme Driving Conditions

Under extreme driving conditions, fuel can leak from the fuel tank vent valve. The internal spring may be too weak to hold the valve closed. Any fuel leak increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will replace the affected valve with an improved design. The recall is expected to begin by November 16, 2009. The Audi recall number is 20Q3/J3.

Side Curtain Airbag May Not Deploy as Designed

Faulty side curtain airbag inflator modules may have been installed in 48 vehicles. In the event of a crash, these airbags may not deploy as designed, increasing the risk of injury to seat occupants. Dealers will replace the side curtain airbags to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on August 31, 2006. The Audi recall number is JP.

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2006 Audi A3 Reviews

My commuter car, great in the winter, decent mileage. I have recently run into the 110k maintenance and the check engine light is coming on and having trouble diagnosing it. 1500 in and still comes on.
Love the performance and total package, but the warning lights just keep coming and cost $$$. Also had major problems with transmission early on and the car has never been right.
Myriad of small problems, but one big one: Check engine light goes on constantly. Dealer has tried three times to fix, but can't seem to figure it out. Fun to drive, but major pain to maintain. Doubt I'd buy another.

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