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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,050 miles

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2015 Audi A3 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2015 Audi A3 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012015


  • 10,000 miles


3 issues: 1. after initial start-up, the car jumps gears and jolts forward for the first 3-5 minutes of operation, especially at lower speeds. This has been consistent since the car was purchased brand new in January 2015. 2. also, at higher speeds (65-85mph), the car shakes noticeably - the wheels/tires have been rotated and realigned multiple times but mechanics have said it is an internal transmission issue. 3. lastly, the TPMS will come on every month and need resetting despite tire pressure being intact.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 212014

A3 4-cyl

  • 100 miles
The car has high idle RPM (900+), and therefore begins to accelerate as soon as brake is released. This makes parking or moving forward a small distance difficult and sometimes causes the driver to jam on brake with the sudden movement. If driver is not constantly aware of sudden movement car will hit things in front of it. We have been told by dealer and Audi usa that this condition cannot be corrected.

- Kinnelon, NJ, USA

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