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Audi A3, Tires, Wheels, Sedan, Wagon
#12 of 55 Re: A3 excessive tire wear issues, 2006,2007,2008 [aphrodite74]
Jan 21, 2009 (7:53 am)
You are not the only one!! In November 2008, with 13,500 miles, I had two front tires that worn down to the cable. I noticed that when I would accelerate my tires were slipping. I am a woman, so tire issues on a new and low mileage, expensive car did not just jump out to me. When I went in for my service, they called me about the tires and how dangerous they were. No one said anything about how that should not be happening. Thank goodness, an old boyfriend got hold of them and said something is wrong here. He did not press hard enought to get them to pay for any of the price of the two new tires, but made them note it in my file. And he made them note that my tires had been rotated at 5K check up and then I had a service issue in between where no one mentioned my wearing front tires. Back tires are not a problem. This is a lease car. This issue should be dealt with by Audi. The car is fabulous, but come on..................
#13 of 55 Report Tires to Audi.
Jan 21, 2009 (8:18 am)
go to www.Audi.com and get the contact information.
Report the tire issue if you have not done so already.
#14 of 55 Re: Report Tires to Audi. [Tali77]
Feb 11, 2009 (12:49 am)
I called the Audi headquarter and went crazy telling about this very same issue that many of us have. One of the guy from NTB told me that Nissan 350Z had similar issue that eventually got Nissan to call for recall.
We got to act to claim our right.. (what am I?)
So please call the audi from Audi.com
#15 of 55 Re: A3 excessive tire wear issues, 2006,2007,2008 [callmecrazy]
Feb 11, 2009 (12:51 am)
Did you (or anybody) find any solution to this tire problem?
#16 of 55 Re: A3 excessive tire wear issues, 2006,2007,2008 [callmecrazy]
Mar 01, 2009 (5:56 pm)
I've had the same issues with my 2006, after a few thousand miles and now with 24k it's became insane, I want to drive it thru an Audi dealer's window too! I'm ready to get rid of a perfectly good car because of unbearable road noise, I've been in $10k chevy's that are more quiet. I tried dealing with Audi directly last year and got nowhere, and 2 dealers. Maybe time to go to the BBB. Not to mention the car has burned/leaked nearly a quart every 2K/3mo.
#17 of 55 Re: A3 excessive tire wear issues, 2006,2007,2008 [larbar2]
Mar 03, 2009 (5:14 pm)
I've got 30,000 plus miles on my 2007 A3, premium with DSG. Tires are Continental and original. No tire noise and by the thread wear, good for another 10 to 15 K.
#18 of 55 It's not Audi's Fault
Mar 04, 2009 (3:18 pm)
Pirelli's just suck, plain and simple, read the reviews on websites like tirerack and America's/Discount Tires.
#19 of 55 No responsibilty!
Mar 04, 2009 (3:23 pm)
But they are doing nothing to rectify it or assist longterm VW Audi customers that are ready to jump ship because of this issue.
#20 of 55 Re: No responsibilty! [larbar2]
Mar 04, 2009 (3:42 pm)
True, Audi should be ashamed for choosing such lame All-Seasons for some of their A3's. I opted for the sports package which got me nice high performance summer tires from Dunlop (most have Continental I think).
But tires are such a small part of a car purchase, and replaceable, and a wear a tear item..... however, having to get them more often than every 20K miles either means your racing a lot or you have a problem in my book.
#21 of 55 Re: A3 excessive tire wear issues, 2006,2007,2008 [callmecrazy]
Mar 18, 2009 (10:20 am)
Important news: Millennium Protection Group filed for bankruptcy!
I was told about needing new tires every 5k miles so I signed up for, at the insistence of the Audi sales person, their "tires for life" program offered by Millennium Protection Group. I was going to take my car in today for it's rotation and balance when Audi service called me to tell me they were filing for bankruptcy and I would have to pay for it.
Has anybody else heard this? I cannot seem to get a hold of Millennium on the phone and I have emailed them too. Now Audi, who sold this to me, won't help me out and are shoving me off on Millennium. Any ideas??