Q: 2016 Audi A3 1.8T loses accelerating power around 40mph, and upon acceleration, it jerks/sputters and slows down instead.

asked by on

I was going aboit 60-65 on the fwy today and then my car started to stutter/sputter. When I tried to accelerate, it continued to sputter and jerk, and slowed down. I bought my car as a CPO. I've only driven it less than 1000 miles, bought it at 19k miles. It's an automatic.

Hi there. With less than 20,000 miles, having acceleration issues on an Audi A3 is definitely not typical. It is likely that you have either an electrical glitch, caused by a fuel or ignition system sensor or electrical connection to the sensor. The best way to have this issue resolved is to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and complete a car is slow to accelerate inspection.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 2016 Audi A3 1.8T loses accelerating power around 40mph, and upon acceleration, it jerks/sputters and slows down instead.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car misfires and fumbles during acceleration but regains pace. - 2003 Mercedes Benz C230

Hi! The symptoms you describe sound like a misfire caused by ignition components. Running ok until a heavy load is put on the engine, then stumbling and misfiring is typical of an ignition-related misfire. Spark plugs, wires, or coils are...

Q: Q: what kind of fuel should I use?

You should look at the fuel gauge and see if it says Premium Fuel Only. If it does, you'll have to run premium fuel only, otherwise you can use regular gasoline. Besides that, there are a few other ways to...

Q: Transmission vibration.

This vehicle may have a couple problems that need to be addressed. The first is the torque convertor of the automatic transmission has issues of internal lock up clutch slips or chatters causing jerking or bucking. The transmission would need...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...