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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,950 miles

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2006 Audi A3 engine problems

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2006 Audi A3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012011

A3

  • 76,900 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After the vehicle came to a stop at a stop sign, and I tried to get the vehicle to move again, its response was very weak as if it had lost power. Couple of times earlier, the vehicle refused to engage into reverse gear, stranding me in a parking lot for a while. On showing the dealer, the fault was in the mechtronics unit of the dsg (direct shift gearbox). Audi has recalled cars from year 2007 onwards for this issue, claiming that 2006 and before are not affected. This is not the case as it has happened with my car, which is a 2006. The symptoms and failed unit are exactly the same, with the same resolution proposed by the dealer as they would for 2007 year onward models. At the time of writing this complaint, Audi has refused responsibility and are not supporting the recall for my vehicle. I think this is serious oversight that Audi is unwilling to accept responsibility for and should be corrected by NHTSA's help. The exact symptoms are also mentioned in this news article www.autoinsane.com/2009/08/28/news/recalls-tsbs/Volkswagen-recalls-53300-new-vehicles-announces-service-program-to-address-dsg-complaints/

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 102010

A3

  • 67,000 miles
High pressure fuel pump defective. Car will not move when gas pedal is applied. Vehicle also does not accelerate at times when merging with traffic because of lack of combustion in engine. Have had close calls when crossing lanes of traffic because of this. Many times there is a 2-3 second delay before acceleration occurs.

- Nashville, TN, USA

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