Audi A3 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Audi A3
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 of synthetic oil may help with this wear issue.
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.
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.
Audi A3 Questions
Hi guys, I own an Audi A3 3 door Hatchback. When it rains, the spare tyre well fills up with water, a lot of water actually. All the seals around the hatch itself look to be in good condition and there is no rust, the car does have a sunroof, although not sure if that matters. Any help or advice ...
change coil packs, plugs,new plugs,when reaching temp the car start to missfire , it come and go -
Audi A3 Recalls
The side air bags mounted inside the front seats may not deploy properly, as the seat covers are not stitched properly to allow them to freely deploy. Dealers will replace the driver's and/or passenger's front seat back covers free of charge as needed to resolve the concern.
The vehicle may fail to start, or stall while driving, due to a faulty fuel pump. The dealer will replace the fuel pump to resolve the concern.
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.
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 ...
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.