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2018 Audi A3 Reliability Ratings

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2018 Audi A3 Recalls

There have been 3 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS Recall Date: 12/04/2018
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Audi TT Roadster, TT Coupe, A3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet vehicles. The fuel hose quick connector may detach from the fuel supply line in the engine bay, resulting in a fuel leak.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1104
  • Consequence: A fuel leak in the engine compartment can increase the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will secure the fuel line connection, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20BK.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAR 11, 2018 to APR 16, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 20BK
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V863000
SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY Recall Date: 11/13/2018
  • Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf and Golf R vehicles, and Audi A3 Sedan and RS3 vehicles. The rear seat frame head restraint guide sleeves may be incorrectly welded to the seat frame.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 169
  • Consequence: If the guide sleeves are incorrectly welded, in the event of a crash, the rear seat head restraints may have reduced stability, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Volkswagen and Audi will notify their owners, and dealers will inspect the guide sleeves for incorrect welds, replacing the rear seat frame, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 11, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 72H8 (VW) and 72H9(Audi).
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUN 07, 2018 to JUL 10, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: VW 72H8 / Audi 72H9
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V803000
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

2018 Audi A3 Warranty

Audi covers the A3 with a four-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.

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