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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
958 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.

2010 Audi A3 engine problems

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2010 Audi A3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012010

A3 Diesel

  • 1,700 miles


There is an intermittent sudden, and brief loss of acceleration from a complete stop. This has happen twice. The car has been driven less than 2,000. One time the power loss was from a traffic light. I started to move, there was a pause and quickly the power returned. The same behavior happened pulling out of a parking spot into traffic. This occurrence created a dangerous situation. This is an A3 tdi (clean diesel model).

- Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 262010


  • 215 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Audi A3 quattro. While driving at approximately 75 mph, the engine shut off completely. There were no warning lights before or after the failure; the contact had to coast to the side of the road. He attempted to restart the vehicle but it would not respond. The vehicle was towed to the dealership but the dealer had not diagnosed the problem at the time of the complaint. The contact called the manufacturer but no assistance was offered at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was 215.

- Gladstone, NJ, USA

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