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Audi A3 Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 11 Audi A3 recalls between 2006 and 2017. Learn if your Audi A3 is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 26, 2017

The safety certification label on the vehicle body has an incorrect vehicle production date. This could prevent owners from determining if a recall affects their vehicle, as the improper date is listed. This could increase risk of an injury or crash.

Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by a Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Audi dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 22, 2017

The passenger frontal air bag may deploy improperly during a low speed crash if the front seat passenger is sitting on the edge of the seat or laying in the seat with the seat reclined. This could cause injury to the occupant as the air bag could deploy with more force than intended.

Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by a Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in April, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Audi dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 20, 2016

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.

Recall repairs on your Volkswagen or Audi must be performed by a Volkswagen or Audi dealership respectively. Volkswagen will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volkswagen or Audi dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 7, 2016

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.

Recall repairs on your Audi or Volkswagen must be performed by an Audi or Volkswagen dealership, respectively. Audi and Volkswagen will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in November, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Audi or Volkswagen dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 6, 2016

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.

Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by an Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Audi dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 10, 2016

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.

Recalls on your Volkswagen or Audi must be performed by the respective Volkswagen or Audi dealership. Volkswagen will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volkswagen or Audi dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 8, 2015

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.

Recalls on your Audi must be performed by a Audi dealership. Audi will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles starting in February 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Audi dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 17, 2015

The fuel pump may fail to function, preventing the vehicle from starting.  Also, the vehicle may stall when driving.

Recall repairs on your Volkswagen or Audi must be performed by a Volkswagen or Audi dealership, respectively. Volkswagen notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volkswagen or Audi dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 16, 2009

A fuel leak may develop during extreme driving conditions, increasing the risk of a fire.

We at RepairPal have designated this as a medium priority recall; this would change to high if your driving habits are "extreme." Please contact your Audi dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you as to what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 20, 2009

The automatic transmission may shift into neutral without warning. The abrupt shift could lead to a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the transmission may shift into neutral without warning. Please contact your Volkswagen or Audi dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.