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2017 Audi A3 Reliability Ratings

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2017 Audi A3 Recalls

There have been 2 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Recall Date: 08/15/2017
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Audi A3 Cabriolet and A3 Sedan vehicles. The Engine Control Unit (ECU) software may misinterpret the flywheel rotation on engine start-up as a "knocking" condition, and the adjusted air/fuel mixture may result in an engine stall.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 8383
  • Consequence: An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Audi will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the ECU software, free of charge. The recall began September 19, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24DF.
  • Dates of Manufacture: SEP 22, 2016 to AUG 24, 2017
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 24DF
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V508000
AIR BAGS: OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM - OCS (FRONT PASSENGER) Recall Date: 03/21/2017
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017 Audi A3 and S3 Sedan vehicles. In a lower-speed crash situation, the air bag control unit software may deploy the passenger frontal air bag improperly if the front seat passenger is sitting on the edge of the seat or is laying in the seat with the seat reclined. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 11618
  • Consequence: If the air bag deploys with more force than intended, it can increase the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the air bag control module software, free of charge. The recall began April 20, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Q3.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 69Q3
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V196000

2017 Audi A3 Warranty

The Audi A3 comes with a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.

Warranty information last updated: 8/24/18

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