hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,000 miles

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2011 Audi A3 engine problems

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2011 Audi A3 Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012014


  • 61,000 miles


I was driving along the NY state thruway in albany at 65-70 miles an hour. I realized I was unable to accelerate and saw that the glow plug light was flashing. I slowed down and tried to move over to the right, but as I slowed, the car stalled and I was in the middle lane. I was in the middle lane with cars passing me on either side and I was unable to restart my car. It was so scary. I couldn't get out, I was alone. I didn't know what to do, I felt my life was in danger, unable to get out of my car. I got myself together enough to call aaa. They called the police to help me with traffic. I was pushed to the side of the road dodging cars and trying not to get hit. Aaa came 1 hour later; it was 12:00pm, hot and humid on the labor day holiday! they towed me to the nearest Audi dealer which was 20 miles away. I had to pay for the extra miles. I am 3 hours from home with no idea what I am going to do. My daughter had to come pick me up and drive me back home. Now my car is in albany and I am in Massachusetts. I don't know what is wrong with my car or how I am going to get my car back. This was a very scary, unacceptable incident!

- Shrewsbury, MA, USA

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