About Audi Q3
As the smallest of three SUVs Audi sells in the United States market, Audi Q3 has been built by the German automobile manufacturer Audi AG, part of the Volkswagen Group since 2011 as a compact crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Originally introduced to fight for the latest niche within the subcompact crossover segment, Q3 slots above the subcompact Q2 and below the mid-size Q5 and full-size Q7. Competing against the Mercedes-Benz GLA, BMW X1, and Infiniti QX30, Q3 now is still in its first generation.
Audi Q3 made its debut at Auto Shanghai 2011 and went on sale in June 2011 as a 2012 model. Built based on the Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform, sharing with Volkswagen Golf Mk5 and Volkswagen Tiguan/SEAT Tribu compact SUVs, Q3 is available in only one body style, 5-door CUV. Initially, Q3 came in two trim levels: Premium Plus and Prestige as well as 2.0 TFSI Quattro, 2.0 TDI and 2.0 TDI Quattro. Now, Q3 is the smaller and less expensive sibling to the Q5 and is sold in two trim levels including Premium and Premium Plus. And both of them get a Sport Package that adds larger wheels and sport front seats as well as an Audi MMI Navigation Plus Package that adds in navigation and a color driver information display. Now, Q3 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0 L inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque and this engine sent power through a 6-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels or four wheels.
Audi Q3 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Offering elegant designed deluxe cabin made of a bevy of top-notch materials, pleasant ride quality, good build quality, Audi Q3 also excels when it comes to comfort. But Q3 does have some drawbacks such as tepid acceleration and its steering lack responsiveness. In other words, you need to pay more attention to these common problems in it:
First, just as expected, engine failure becomes Audi Q3 drivers' hazard during driving. Even though most of them have not enough knowledge about working principle of automobiles, they have the idea of how serious engine failure could be and what consequences it could bring to their driving. The best advice for you is to solve it as soon as possible based on the recognizable and simple symptoms provided by experienced Q3 drivers. Generally speaking, it often starts with whining, squealing or rattling noises from the engine; if strange sound get ignored, engine then will run roughly, misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues such as hard starting and inability to start; finally, there will also an enormously decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy, the Check Engine Light will also come on. Under such circumstance, you had better set out to inspect if the A3 spark plug, engine control module, engine mount, oil filter, air filter, valve cover gasket and fuel pump are working properly or not.
Second, another issue that troubles Audi Q3 drivers a lot would be the transmission failure as most of them still do not know this issue and even how the transmission works. In fact, this problem could be serious enough to cause drivability issue and make the vehicle impotent. These typical symptoms of transmission failure collected from professional Q3 repairmen should be helpful for you. It often manifests as clunking or grinding noises from underneath the vehicle; transmission fluids leaking on the ground; indicator not matching the gear; vehicle starting in another gear or refusing to go into any gear; transmission slippage and surging; and finding difficulty in shifting gear. All these symptoms could be attributed to the Q3 transmission assembly, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, shift cable, clutch fork and clutch disc.
Moreover, please maintain some vulnerable auto parts on your Audi Q3 to make sure a consistent safe and comfortable ride. Q3 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, antenna and cabin air filter should be maintained routinely as they are exposed to harsh working conditions as well.
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