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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,500 miles

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2010 Audi A3 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2010 Audi A3 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 172014

A3 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Audi A3. The contact stated that while traveling various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was towedto the nearest dealer where it was found that the fuel pump suffered an internal failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 83,000. Updated 04/29/14 the consumer stated Audi paid for the repairs. Updated 06/03/14

- Dublin, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 252011

A3 4-cyl Diesel

  • 22,000 miles
In 30-35 mph traffic, glow-plug light began flashing. I pulled over, checked the manual, and called the dealership. I was told the car was safe to drive, and was given a service appointment for the following morning. Upon restarting the car, I noticed not only the flashing glow-plug light, but the check-engine light, which had come on as well. Also, when I pulled out, power seemed limited and acceleration difficult. Now on a two lane country road with no shoulder, I called the dealership again, and was told to stop the car immediately and have it towed in. Since I was close to home, and unable to find a good place to stop, I drove home. The following morning, the car would not start, and Audi sent a tow truck. The car was not looked at for 24 hours (tdi-trained mechanics in a meeting or some such), but on Thursday I got a report. The fuel pump had failed catastrophically, sending metal debris throughout the fuel system. Total replacement of the fuel system was required, including the fuel tank. The first-suspected cause -contaminated fuel- had been ruled out. I was told the failure was a 1-in-100,000 fluke, but nothing about the fact that there had been over 100 complaints to the NHTSA as of early 2011, prompting an NHTSA investigation. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Milton, GA, USA

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