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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,333 miles

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2006 Audi A3 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Audi A3 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 152013

A3 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


The car swivels sideways even on good, flat roads and at low speeds. It's been happening quite frequently and I don't feel safe driving it, knowing that it can shift to the sides and can hit the car next to me. I've heard this is a cupping or feathering effect and I've read that this particular brand and model is prone to developing such issues.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 152010

A3 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Car suspension/setup leads to excessive tire wear. Latest set of tires (falcon) are cupped at 10,000. Has happened to three prior sets of tires (total of 4 sets at 80,000 miles). Dealer claims it is the wrong tire composition, but offers no solution other than buying the expensive Continental tiers they sell.

- Canal Winchester, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 192009


  • 30,000 miles
Chronic tire cupping due to a mismatch between vehicle specifications, such as weight, and suspension type. After experiencing this problem myself and then researching the issue online on multiple discussion boards the same problem is mentioned over and over again. Assessment by experienced mechanic is that cause must be inappropriate suspension system.

- Washington, DC, USA

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