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A3 TDI 270 miles new, broke down.

jetf16jetf16 Posts: 1
edited May 2015 in Audi
Bought a new A3 tdi and at mile 270 broke down in the middle of the highway. The car stalled and shut off, thank God no other cars were near. I had the car 2 days and it broke down, apparently the fuel pump and fuel module were causing a short. Fast forward to mile 2,000 plus and the car stalled and this time not as lucky as I was hit hard ending up in the hospital with bumps and bruises. Called audi care and promised to get back to me in 4 days because of the holidays. Anyone else having this issue?

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  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Hope you're doing okay. Check the complaints (if any) at safercar.gov, and file your own.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    You should also start reading up on the Lemon Laws for your particular state.
    jetf16 said:

    Bought a new A3 tdi and at mile 270 broke down in the middle of the highway. The car stalled and shut off, thank God no other cars were near. I had the car 2 days and it broke down, apparently the fuel pump and fuel module were causing a short. Fast forward to mile 2,000 plus and the car stalled and this time not as lucky as I was hit hard ending up in the hospital with bumps and bruises. Called audi care and promised to get back to me in 4 days because of the holidays. Anyone else having this issue?

  • turbo64turbo64 Posts: 10
    They should be there at the hospital, with a new one when you get out. They should want to get you out of that car. ASAP.
  • ruking1ruking1 Posts: 19,825
    edited May 2015
    jetf16 said:

    Bought a new A3 tdi and at mile 270 broke down in the middle of the highway. The car stalled and shut off, thank God no other cars were near. I had the car 2 days and it broke down, apparently the fuel pump and fuel module were causing a short. Fast forward to mile 2,000 plus and the car stalled and this time not as lucky as I was hit hard ending up in the hospital with bumps and bruises. Called audi care and promised to get back to me in 4 days because of the holidays. Anyone else having this issue?

    Yes (HPFP on 2009 VW Jetta TDI VWA covered out of warranty repair), but no (no Audi, accident, injury and accident repairs or want for new car !?

    You do not mention the actual codes. The original NHTSA complaint on the so called HPFP (Bosch, sub vendor) issue had a less than 1/3 of one percent incident/incidence rate (the included population, aka, 800 cases app 241,000) . The NHTSA closed out the original study. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/foreign/2015/03/31/us-closes-probe-diesel-vw-vehicles/70713086/

    (TMI… SAFETY did not appear to be an issue) I would surmise this (your) incident should be reported to the NHTSA . BUT that is up to you.

    First of all, get the car looked @ by the dealer, as (2.) you suspect the contributing cause (HPFP ?) falls under warranty and periods AND (3.) the faults were not fixed correctly the first time (causing/contributing to/ safety issue). (4.) Get Audi USA in the loop also. (5.) Another would be to let them (Audi USA/dealer) handle the (warranty AND CRASH) repairs. As a minimum, upshot. I would want a new car.

    Six, get a good auto personal injury attorney. They can coordinate the various issues ( lemon laws, new car, injuries, etc), or @ the minimum give you legal advice about actions and remedies.
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