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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,750 miles

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2008 Audi A3 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Audi A3 Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 142016


  • miles


Takata recall. When will this be addressed for my vehicle?

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #3

Apr 042016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Audi A3. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Hartly, DE, USA

problem #2

May 012016


  • 78,000 miles
Takata air bag communication from Audi indicates a recall is in progress but according to their website there are no replacement parts, or schedule date to make repairs to the car. They should make an arrangement for alternative transportation while sorting out the issue. This is ridiculous, and dangerous. Who wants to use a dangerous car?

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 142014

A3 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Was coming from work just had gotten on the interstate. My speed was 75 miles a hour a dear hit my car that knocked the dear around 20 feet away from the accident. It pushed the radiator into the motor and all was pushed into the front tire. Tore the mirror from the drivers door damage all down the drivers side. No more headlights on the driver side all was gone. Now the question is why didn't the airbag work " it didn't deploy with this impact so what has to happened for the airbags to work "...updated 12/11/14

- Old Fort , TN, USA

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