2018 Audi A3 Complaints

ODINumber 11102917
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1529208000000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1529547937000-0400)/
VIN Wauaugff4j1
Component Exterior lighting
Due to condensation/fogging, front headlight projection is reduced to less than half. This is a safety issue driving at night time.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11180268
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1547010000000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1550206800000-0500)/
VIN Waub8gff0j1
Component Tires
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 audi a3 equipped with continental conti pro contact tx tires, size: 225/40r18 92hxl (na). While driving 55 mph, the front passenger tire thread separated. The vehicle was taken to paul miller audi (179 us-46, parsippany, nj 07054, (973) 575-7750) where the contact was informed that the tire performed as designed; however, the tire was replaced. The tire manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the dealer could send the tire back to them for review and inspection. The tire and vehicle failure mileage was 8,101. The dot number was unknown.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11163237
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1544850000000-0500)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1545635767000-0500)/
Component Wheels
Hi, i bought an audi a3 2018 on november 2017 from audi of rochester hills, michigan.since then i have had issues with the original pirelli tires in the car. Two incidents happened within a span of 1 year where the tire was damaged on the side wall and and it was irreplaceable so i had to get a new tire within few months of buying the car. On dec 15, 2018 i lost tire pressure while driving in shelby township, michigan and when i took the car to the dealer i was told that there was sidewall damage. On may 31, 2018 i went over a pothole at the intersection of hurontario & eglinton in mississauga ontario, where one of the tire got punctured (complaint filed with city of mississauga, transport canada and picture attached). I took it to a mechanic shop and they said that i'll have to replace the tire as they couldn't fix the tire because the side wall was damaged. Once i got back to michigan i got a new tire at the dealership and i asked both the dealership and pirelli about the quality of the tires but was told this is what the supplier (pirelli) suggested for the a3. I was told at the dealership that this is an issue with the low profile tires on the audi cars. If the dealership is aware of the issues then this should be communicated back to the oem as well as the supplier. This is part of the quality and safety standards that dealership should be providing to the customers. Within a year i had to pay for tires because the quality is not good enough to handle potholes? The issue happened in low speed for me so i was able to steer the vehicle to safety. If this had happened on a highway, it could have been a dangerous situation. Thank you for your consideration.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11253122
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1561953600000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1567569600000-0400)/
VIN Wautpbffxja
Component Air bags
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 audi a3. The contact received a recall notice for nhtsa campaign number: 19v474000 (air bags). After contacting the dealer (audi of tyson, 8598 leesburg pike, vienna, va) and the manufacturer, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11257353
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1562299200000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1569211200000-0400)/
VIN Wauaugff5j1
Component Air bags
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 audi a3. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 19v474000 (air bags). The contact stated that audi grapevine (located at 1260 e state hwy 114, grapevine, tx 76051, (817) 354-2834) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and stated that the part was not available for the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11241293
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1561608000000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1564718400000-0400)/
VIN Wauaugff9j1
Component Air bags
Tl* the contact owns a 2018 audi a3. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 19v474000 (air bags). Circle audi (located at 1919 n lakewood blvd, long beach, ca 90815, (562) 597-3663) stated that the part was not available. The contact felt that the dealer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. *as *tr
ProductType Vehicle

ODINumber 11317829
Manufacturer Volkswagen group of america, inc.
Crash No
Fire No
NumberOfInjured
NumberOfDeaths
DateofIncident /date(1567224000000-0400)/
DateComplaintFiled /date(1584109259000-0400)/
VIN Wauj8gff0j1
Component Air bags
Safety recall 69z4 passenger occupant section system (pods) for audi a3s. I received notice of this recall from audi in august 2019 and at the time there was no repair available. I was receiving the airbag warning light and audio warning signals indicating that there was a safety system malfunction. The recall repair became available in september and i had the recall completed in late september 2019 at the dealership i purchased the car from brand new. In october of 2019 the safety warnings and audio warnings about my safety systems and my air bag light came on again. I called the audi wilisonville (oregon) to report the problem and they again attempted to fix it in november. In december, again the same warning lights and sounds came on. I again let them attempt to fix the issue in january 2020. They took 13 days and got audi usa involved to help service to fix the pods issue. In february of 2020, i again am experiencing the same issues with my airbags and safety systems and warning lights. Audi just continues to attempt to fix the car, but under oregon lemon law i only needed to allow audi wilsonville 1 chance at fixing the pods problem because and the issue can cause serious injury or death and i quote from the audi recall notice "in the event of a crash there would be an increased risk of injury to the occupant in the front passenger seat if the passenger airbag is switched off/not working." the dealership is offering to pay off the remainder of what i owe on the car, but i would still be losing over $17,000 in money i put down and have already paid in monthly payment. The warning lights come on randomly when i'm driving or stationary waiting at traffic lights. Audi wilsonville doesn't seem interested in working with me to find a resolution.
ProductType Vehicle

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