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2016 Audi A3 Reliability Ratings

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2016 Audi A3 Recalls

There have been 2 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL Recall Date: 09/06/2016
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Volkswagen Golf, Golf SportWagen, GTI, Audi A3 sedan and A3 Cabriolet vehicles. Due to a problem with the suction pump inside the fuel tank, fuel may flow into the evaporative emissions (EVAP) system.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 110042
  • Consequence: As fuel accumulates in the EVAP system, it may leak out through the charcoal canister filter element. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the suction pump, free of charge. The recall began November 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298, Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 20Y6 and 20Y5.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 20Y6/20Y5
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V647000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE Recall Date: 09/05/2016
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 TT roadster, A3 cabriolet, A3 sedan and A3 e-tron, 2016-2017 TT coupe, 2017 A4 sedan and Q7 and 2015-2017 Q3 vehicles. The affected vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 79895
  • Consequence: If the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Audi will notify owners, and dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue, free of charge. This recall began November 2016. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 97CB.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 14, 2015 to JUN 22, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 97CB
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V642000

2016 Audi A3 Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 3/11/19

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