Safety Features by Model

S Line $8,281 - $10,094

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Hydraulic brake assist
  • Electronic stability program (ESP) w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Side intrusion beams
  • Driver/front passenger next generation frontal airbags-inc: dual-threshold deployment, seat belt buckle switches
  • Driver/front passenger head/thorax airbags
  • Front 3-point seat belts-inc: automatic pretensioners, belt force limiters
  • Rear child safety locks
  • 3-point rear seat belts w/automatic pretensioners
  • LATCH child seat tethers for both rear seats

Base $8,587 - $10,344

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Hydraulic brake assist
  • Electronic stability program (ESP) w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Side intrusion beams
  • Driver/front passenger next generation frontal airbags-inc: dual-threshold deployment, seat belt buckle switches
  • Driver/front passenger head/thorax airbags
  • Front 3-point seat belts-inc: automatic pretensioners, belt force limiters
  • Rear child safety locks
  • 3-point rear seat belts w/automatic pretensioners
  • LATCH child seat tethers for both rear seats

Prem $26,920 - $30,500

MSRP

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Hydraulic brake assist
  • Electronic stability program (ESP) w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)
  • Side intrusion beams
  • Driver/front passenger next generation frontal airbags-inc: dual-threshold deployment, seat belt buckle switches
  • Driver/front passenger head/thorax airbags
  • Front 3-point seat belts-inc: automatic pretensioners, belt force limiters
  • Rear child safety locks
  • 3-point rear seat belts w/automatic pretensioners
  • LATCH child seat tethers for both rear seats

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2006 Audi A3 2.0T wagon

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2006 Audi A3 2.0T wagon

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Rollover Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2009 Audi A3 2.0 TFSI wagon

Overall

IIHS Crash Test Videos

Warranty

Basic Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

144 months / Unlimited distance

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48 months / Unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

5 model years or newer/less than 60,000 miles

Basic Warranty Terms

1 year/unlimited miles after expiration of new vehicle limited warranty or from date of sale if the new vehicle limited warranty has expired

Powertrain Warranty

N/A

Dealer Certification Required

300-plus-point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

No

Return/Exchange Policy

Dealer option

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Yes

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

Balance of new car prepaid scheduled maintenance

Recalls

Fuel System, Gasoline > Storage > Tank Assembly Sep 30, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 30, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
09V377000
Summary:
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006 THROUGH 2010 AUDI A3, TT, AND TT ROADSTER PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 29, 2005 AND AUGUST 26, 2009. THE CLOSING FORCE OF AN INTERNAL SPRING OF THE FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE IS NOT ADEQUATE ENOUGH TO HOLD THE VALVE CLOSED UNDER EXTREME DRIVING CONDITIONS POSSIBLY ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.
Consequence:
IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, A VEHICLE FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Remedy:
VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND AUDI DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK VENTILATION VALVE WITH AN IMPROVED VALVE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-253-2834.
Power Train > Automatic Transmission Aug 20, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 20, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
09V333000
Summary:
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2008 AND AUGUST 2009. THE WIRING HARNESS OF A TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN THE DIRECT SHIFT GEARBOX (DSG) MAY HAVE CONNECTOR WIRES THAT WERE INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED. WITH INSUFFICIENTLY CRIMPED CONNECTOR WIRES, A TEMPERATURE SENSOR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO FALSELY DETECT A HIGH GEARBOX OIL TEMPERATURE, CAUSING THE TRANSMISSION TO ABRUPTLY SHIFT TO NEUTRAL. IF THIS HAPPENS, THE SELECTOR LEVER POSITION INDICATOR WITHIN THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL FLASH. IN ADDITION, THE "DEPRESS BRAKE PEDAL" INDICATOR LIGHT WILL BE ILLUMINATED, ALERTING THE DRIVER TO APPLY THE BRAKES.
Consequence:
THE ABRUPT SHIFT TO NEUTRAL COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy:
VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, INSPECT THE DSG AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE AN AFFECTED DSG TEMPERATURE SENSOR FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Air Bags Feb 10, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 10, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V079000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2006 Volkswagen Passat sedans and wagons, 2005-2013 Audi A3, and 2006-2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Electronic Stability Control Dec 20, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 20, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V913000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Volkswagen Jetta A5 Sedan, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, Eos, GTI, Rabbit and Audi A3 vehicles, and 2010 Volkswagen Golf A6 vehicles. The Antilock Brake System (ABS) control unit may fail during ABS or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) activation, possibly causing a loss of vehicle control.
Consequence:
A loss of vehicle control can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the ABS control module software to improve the module's self-testing abilities. Any module that fails the new diagnostic test will be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provide a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.