10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,429 miles

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problem #21

Nov 192018

A3

  • miles
I have been receiving notices of the takata airbag recall regularly for almost a year. Several months ago, I asked to be notified when parts were available. Having not heard back from the dealer (but still receiving notices, the latest one today), I placed an order for the parts in mid-November 2018. Still have not heard back from the dealership.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #20

Jan 302018

A3

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Audi A3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 18V082000 (air bags). The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called the local dealer (gurley leep motorwerks, 4004 grape rd, mishawaka, in 46545, (574) 254-7130) and was informed that the part was not available and to call back at a later date. The manufacturer was not contacted. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Granger, IN, USA

problem #19

Jun 142016

A3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Audi A3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 18V082000 (air bags); however, the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact called Audi greenwich at (203) 930-7176 (located at 181 West putnam ave, greenwich, ct 06830) and was informed that the part was not available. The manufacturer was notified, but did not assist. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Darien, CT, USA

problem #18

Mar 062018

A3 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owned a 2009 Audi A3. While driving on a hill, the vehicle could not be stopped due to black ice. As a result, the vehicle was involved in a front end collision with a telephone pole. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard where it was deemed destroyed. Audi fairfield (435 commerce dr, fairfield, ct) was contacted, but did not communicate with the contact in regards to the failure. The contact also stated that there was an interim repair for the takata recall four months prior to the crash. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. There was one injury that required medical attention. The contact suffered mild bruising from contacting the steering column. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000. Neither Audi or takata acknowledges the airbag recall fix as being inadequate.

- Bethel, CT, USA

problem #17

Aug 292017

A3

  • 0 miles
Takata recall we were notified by mail of the takata recall for our Audi model. We had scheduled an appointment with Audi oakland dealership regarding the recall. On our way to the dealership, the car suddenly stops working. We get the car towed over to the dealership, to our scheduled appointment as well as hoping to see what the issue is with the car. They allegedly claim that the engine needed replacing even though they never performed an obd on the car. With that, they refused to take care of the recall, even though that was what our scheduled appointment was for to begin with.

- Milpitas, CA, USA

problem #16

Jun 242016

A3

  • miles
Takata recall: I am oversees and prior to shipment I informed Audi usa of rochester Michigan of this incident and they were unable to provide me any support/ replacement etc. Audi in germany ( garmissch/ grainau). Since it is a us spec vehicle wont help me either. Now I am looking into moving back to the usa and new guidelines came out if my vehicle has any recalls ( severe) I wont be able to send it. I need for someone to look at this and have Audi germany replace the airbag.

- Apo, AE, USA

problem #15

Feb 092016

A3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Audi A3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Redding, CT, USA

problem #14

Feb 092016

A3

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Audi A3. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V913000 (service brakes, hydraulic, electronic stability control) and 16V079000 (air bags). The parts to do the recall repairs were not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- St.Louis, MO, USA

problem #13

Feb 092016

A3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Audi A3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact stated that the air bag indicator remained illuminated and the ABS malfunctioned without warning. The failure mileage was unknown. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Vista, CA, USA

problem #12

Apr 012016

A3 4-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Audi A3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however the part to do the recall repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 05/10/17 updated 05/18/2016

- Gilroy, CA, USA

problem #11

Jan 182017

A3

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owned a 2009 Audi A3. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the ABS and the ESC warning lights flickered. As a result, the brake pedal and accelerator pedal failed to engage and caused the contact to crash into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. The driver sustained a mild concussion and body bruising that did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed and deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V913000 (service brakes, hydraulic, electronic stability control). The failure mileage was 87,000.

- New Boston, NH, USA

problem #10

Aug 152016

A3

  • miles
Takata recall and Audi informed me one year ago but no response from Audi dealership for replacement.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #9

Nov 252016

A3

  • miles
Takata recall I received my recall notice in February and have not heard anything further from NHTSA or Audi. When will there be a solution to this" my wife received a call from our Audi dealer yesterday during which they said that the defect could not be repaired. I can't believe that this is the case. Doesn't Audi have to replace the defective component" I have no interest in purchasing a new car without significant compensation for its cost.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, USA

problem #8

Apr 012016

A3

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Audi A3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags) however, the parts to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts unavailable.

- Townsend, DE, USA

problem #7

Feb 092016

A3

  • miles
Takata airbag recall for driverside no remedy yet!!!

- Rolling Hills, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 022016

A3

  • miles
My air bag is on the recall list!! why won't Audi replace my air bag now for free before it kills me or my husband?

- Liberty, TN, USA

problem #5

May 012009

A3

  • miles
Audi of America is saying that the NHTSA is saying that I should continue to drive the vehicle here is the language from an email I received today from Audi of America "the national highway traffic and safety administration (NHTSA) has encouraged customers to bring their vehicles in for service as soon as they are notified that parts are available and further indicated that customers should continue to drive their vehicles until then." They don't have a loaner program and the dealerships are not providing loaners. They dont have a date for repair. They are saying that NHTSA is saying its ok to drive the vehicles.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 102016

A3

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Audi A3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 222016

A3

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2009 Audi A3. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V079000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #2

May 012016

A3

  • miles
Takata recall. No repairs until 2017. Driving unsafe with defective airbag aka ied. Unacceptable

- Fairfax, CA, USA

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