fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,000 miles

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problem #4

Aug 012020


  • miles
Audi has had a safety recall on this vehicle since I purchased the car in June 2019. In 2019 and early 2020, there were no issues. About two years into owning the vehicle, I started experiencing faults, error codes, and safety lights on my dash due to issues with the passenger seat air bag. I brought the vehicle to Audi Burlington in MA and they said that the issues I was having was due to the recall but there was no fix. In January of 2022, I received a letter saying that there was fix for the recall. I called to schedule an appointment and they were booked 6 months out due to part availability. I made my appointment for June 6th, first available. A few weeks before my appointment, I received a letter saying Audi of America was stopping the fix due to part availability and not to bring my car in to my appointment. This recall is preventing me from passing state inspection and is a safety issue for any passengers in the car.

- Woburn, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 282020


  • miles
The pods sensor in the actual passenger seat is faulty on all Audi A3/S3/RS3 models and will shut off the airbag while driving with a passenger in the seat. This issue is not due to the current recall on the harness but the actual seat sensor. It's a known issue that the manufacture should have a recall for.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 182020


  • miles
There was a recall on the seatbelt sensor going off if there was no passenger on seat and passenger airbag being off despite a passenger sitting on the seat. (campaign number: 19V474000) I took my car to the dealership for the recall where they replaced the faulty wire/connector and exchanged it for a more sturdy connector. This fixed the problem for a few months after taking it in and then the same problem occurred again randomly going to work, and since then has not gone away! the passenger airbag light is always on and the seatbelt alarm goes off even if there is no passenger, if there is a passenger, the passenger airbag light is still off. The dealership told me it's not the wire/connector and they will have to replace the whole sensor system on the seat which the warranty is not going to cover since they don't cover safety things which now they will charge around 1000 dollars. I went ahead with the repair because this is a liability issue, and I cannot have passengers in my vehicle when the vehicle is saying the passenger airbag is off even if a person is sitting there. Please investigate this as the faulty wire/connector replacement is only a temporary fix and they need to replace the whole sensor system in the seat to get this problem fixed! thank you.

- Rahway, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 052018


  • 52,000 miles
My car's passenger side front seat abruptly developed a sensor failure. The "passenger airbag off" light is lit, signaling the airbag won't deploy despite a passenger sitting in the seat. This is dangerous. There has been a recall issued in June 2018 on 140K Audi cars with similar problem, my model has yet to be included, and there are likely more cars with similar malfunction.

- Langhorne, PA, USA