2022 Audi Q3 Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Engine & Forward Collision Avoidance issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

Finding a luxury SUV isn’t a big deal these days with such a large selection. The 2022 Audi Q3 tries to put itself ahead of the competition by claiming it “fits your lifestyle.” Yet, actual customers are sounding the alarm that the Q3 isn’t what it is cracked up to be. With a defective engine and malfunctioning forward collision avoidance, this vehicle turns out to be a big disappointment.

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Problems with the Engine

There are plenty of things that can be done with the amount of money that a 2022 Audi Q3 costs. Those who invest in this SUV never expect to deal with a faulty engine, but that seems to be what they are facing.

One NHTSA complaint says, “2022 Audi Q3 engine shuts off completely when stopped at light/stop sign. Has happened twice. Car will not move. Must be put back into park and re start engine. Terrifying when cars are veering away from the car to avoid rear ending disabled car.”

There have been problems with the Audi engines for a few years now. It wasn’t that long ago that class action lawsuits were proposed because of the defective start-stop technology built into the vehicles. How long will this continue? At this time, the only “lifestyle” that the Q3 fits is one of someone who appreciates throwing away good money. In fact, consumers might get more return on their investment by sticking cash in the trash can.

Problems with the Forward Collision Avoidance

With today’s safety features, there’s really no reason for anyone to worry about the drive ahead unless the technology is going to fail.

That seems to be the case with this NHTSA review. “The autopilot feature engaged and took control of the car. I could not wrestle control back even after I turn the car off and back on. I had to fight the car for 32 miles. From Fort Lauderdale to Boca Raton, FL. This happened for the first time last night 12/31 at 12:01 am. And it happened again at around 12:20 am. There was no warning lights only a lamp turned on after it had engaged. It also started showing the two lines marking the lane where I was traveling. It made it very hard to change lanes as I had to fight the auto pilot. I was driving on HWY US 1. If this had happened on I-95 (the other preferred route) I am sure we would have had a crash, possibly with lost of life.”

This isn’t the only safety feature causing issues. NHTSA Campaign Number 21V825000 says that there’s a software error preventing the rearview image from displaying when the SUV is put in Reverse. Without this image, drivers are left in the dark while backing up. What kind of “lifestyle” does this fit? Maybe the Q3 is only meant for people that don’t care about what’s behind them when backing up. In that case, grandma might want to take a test drive.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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