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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Audi A3 engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Audi A3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 082009


  • 7,000 miles


The contact owns 2008 Audi A3. While driving approximately 30 mph on normal conditions the vehicle stalled without warning. The engine restarted and resumed operation. In addition, on a separate occasion the vehicle exhibited an unintended increase in acceleration. The failures occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing on three occasions for the identical failures. The technician was unable to duplicate the failures. The vehicle has not been repaired for the malfunctions. The failure mileage was 7,000.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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