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.
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2008 Audi A3
2008 Audi A3 Problems
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 ...
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.
A no start condition may occur with a fuel pressure sensor fault code is stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). This problem is commonly caused by a faulty fuel pressure sensor which should be replaced.
2008 Audi A3 Recalls (Recent)
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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.
2008 Audi A3 Questions and Answers
A friend of mine took her 2008 A3 to an auto tire repair shop to get a new fuel pump put in. I told her it would be a big mistake but she went for the lesser money. To make a long story short the m...
Car loses power even down gas pedal is at very bottom, turned off car then back on and the emission light comes on. Any suggestions on what might be and cost to repair?
What is the approximate cost to get the following work done on a 2008 A3 2.0?
Replace fuel pump
Replace fog light
2008 Audi A3 Reviews
Fantastic car, the best looking hatchback out there. Body style is not for everyone, but very functional.
The transmission, as many have noted, can be jerky when starting, or during heavy traffic, but boy can it move when opened up. The sport mode holds high RPMs and engages neutral for cornering, quite a thrill on highways.
Fantastic lighting package, the dynamic HID's with foglight combo light up the night, and provide a wall of visibility. The car is sharp as a tack, and reacts with each twitch of your fingers. It seems to be wired into my neurons. The climate control system is fantastic, coupled with heated seats, chicago cold is no equal.
As stated by many, the car burns oil. This appears to be due to the VW AG 2.0T engine. This condition also exists with the GTI (Same engine) and most know about this.
This car is the total package, nimble, sharp, with a fantastic engine at high rpms. Interior fit and finish is at the top of it's class. Overall this car is functional, yet sporty. Perfect for those looking for a luxury car for urban environments.