fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,804 miles

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2013 Audi A3 fuel system problems

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2013 Audi A3 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 042014

A3 4-cyl

  • 31,000 miles


Purchased used 2013 Audi A3 tdi 3 months ago. Only use diesel fuel. Driving onto I80 West when I heard/felt car hiccup, lost power. Coasted to stop sign, tried multiple time but would not start. Towed to dealer who informed me that fuel pump (hpfp) had come apart spewing metal shards into system and that entire system had to be replaced. Research showing documented failures in VW tdi (same engine) hpfp in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Is system safe?

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #2

May 022013


  • 5,111 miles
While at a complete stop at a red light, I felt what I can only describe as a "clunk" and the battery light on my dashboard illuminated. The car had stalled, and I had to restart the car entirely in order to continue on my way.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #1

Feb 252013

A3 4-cyl Diesel

  • 2,300 miles
While driving in seattle's notorious stop and go traffic, my A3 tdi, has stalled. It acts as if I have "dropped" the clutch, which is impossible being an automatic!!. this has happened to me on two occasions. There is less than 5K miles on my new car. Both time it has gone immediately into university Audi. First time, no answers. Still waiting on diagnostics from today's episodes.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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