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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,000 miles

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2006 Audi A3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Audi A3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 032008


  • 29,000 miles


Drove over a raised manhole cover. (1.5-2 inches above ground) bottom of car hits cover & deploys airbags. Was going less than 15 mph. Impact was so minor that neither myself nor my friend's faces touched either airbag. Car was not stopped by manhole cover. We rolled another 50 feet before I stopped the car with the brake. Airbag sensor misread situation which put us and others in danger.

- Duluth, GA, USA

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