while driving at any speed coolant and engine check light illuminated. vehicle started to produce white smoke from underhood. took vehicle to dealer, and they stated it was a faulty hose in the cooling system. dealer replaced hose, and that did not correct the problem. *ak
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):TRUUTQ8N611. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
Audi A3 2006
Volkswagen Of America, Inc
Safety incident date:
Feb 07, 2007
engine coolant line flange failure. causes engine coolant to drain from vehicle .the dealer indicates that this is common on the 2.0 engines. part unavailable in the us (on back order). the car was parked, luckily. could have been a major expense if on the highway. drained within several hours while parked. if this is an issue, why isn't audi replacing this with a metal flange instead of a plastic one? *nm
Mileage was 72000 miles. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 30, 2005. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Audi A3 2006 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Turbo. Fuel type: gas. Audi A3 2006 Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System Hose Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Morong . Dealer's telephone number: 207-781-4020 . Dealer's city: Falmouth . Dealer's state code: ME.