Audi RS3 quality control??

Mike.46

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Picture from FB of a RS3 seat in showroom, is this really what is going to happen to our seats within weeks of use?
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NevMan

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Classic Audi bolster creasing

A thought
If they all do it, could ask for the European spec replacement seat covers under warranty


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jassyo06

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Given its Faux leather/leatherette on the microfiber seat option it does look even worse than it would do if it where genuine leather....all Audi seats do this if you don't enter/exit yourself out of the car in a certain manor l personally haven't had this happen on any of my Audi's because of a thread on this forum as it's a well known defective hallmark of Audi's...so lift yer buttocks UP and over the outer bolster when entering/exiting the car and this wont happen....
Just to add l have seen the outer side bolsters on top the range R8's destroyed new cars that looked even worse ....applying heat and some moisture at the same time will perk them up a little..lastly them seats even without the deformed bolster are not befitting of £50k car
 
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jassyo06

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I’m more surprised what he wrote is actually legible


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Takes me a few Multipla minutes to get his drift ...lol
 

jassyo06

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A thought
If they all do it, could ask for the European spec replacement seat covers under warranty


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There is a 8v thread as long your arm on this subjective stemming back to 2015...or probably even before this year on other Audi models
 

Mike.46

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Yes, very hard to buy a second hand R8 with nice seats, my TTS had new seat squabs because of this and it spoilt the car because you sat 'on' then instead of 'in' them, they were so much harder

This was the driver and passenger seat in mine when I sold it and a real nice one for comparison
 

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Mike.46

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Notice that the creasing is on the passenger side.
That's where the fat wife gets in to have a look.
Thats only because there wasnt a driver seat picture
 

Doja cat

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It is the window air vent on the door frame, for the front windows
 

T-1000

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Why that's where the driver sits on earth42 of the multiverse, how do you not recognise it.

He seems to be posting cryptic pictures from gawd knows what or where


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Alexlfc17

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Quality is definitely not as good as previous gens. I have a speaker that rattles on the left side of the dash, squeaky bit on drivers door where your elbow would rest, drivers door speaker rattles, ANNOYING squeak when driving sounds like on the plastic behind the steering wheel which is pretty much constant
 

jassyo06

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Quality is definitely not as good as previous gens. I have a speaker that rattles on the left side of the dash, squeaky bit on drivers door where your elbow would rest, drivers door speaker rattles, ANNOYING squeak when driving sounds like on the plastic behind the steering wheel which is pretty much constant
Build materials are not of the same standard as in the 8v but the niggles you speak of....a lot 8v owners including myself suffered from this...especially in cold or really warm weather....ie the plastic retracts in cold weather and expands in warm weather....most annoying one was at the driver door armrest l was surprised it was still in one piece after l had by force given it the Spanish Archer....that many times so f@@king annoying ...only AUDI av had that was squeak /rattle free was my TT and that had firmest suspension....or on the other hand your car being one of the first....could be the reason....but l am sure time will tell as the complaint Threads slowly but surely mount up as more and more folks take ownership
 

Snake Pliskin

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Build materials are not of the same standard as in the 8v but the niggles you speak of....a lot 8v owners including myself suffered from this...especially in cold or really warm weather....ie the plastic retracts in cold weather and expands in warm weather....most annoying one was at the driver door armrest l was surprised it was still in one piece after l had by force given it the Spanish Archer....that many times so f@@king annoying ...only AUDI av had that was squeak /rattle free was my TT and that had firmest suspension....or on the other hand your car being one of the first....could be the reason....but l am sure time will tell as the complaint Threads slowly but surely mount up as more and more folks take ownership

with you on the TT as my wife’s was rock solid quality and not a single squeak.

For all the quality bashing Merc gets, my A45s has been impeccable quality wise and again zero squeaks or rattles. I was anticipating some issues so this pleasantly surprised me.

I really hope the RS will be a good un as like you, rattles & squeaks do annoy the hell out of me.
 

Mastachaz

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Quality is definitely not as good as previous gens. I have a speaker that rattles on the left side of the dash, squeaky bit on drivers door where your elbow would rest, drivers door speaker rattles, ANNOYING squeak when driving sounds like on the plastic behind the steering wheel which is pretty much constant
I got that on passenger side haha
 

jassyo06

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with you on the TT as my wife’s was rock solid quality and not a single squeak.

For all the quality bashing Merc gets, my A45s has been impeccable quality wise and again zero squeaks or rattles. I was anticipating some issues so this pleasantly surprised me.

I really hope the RS will be a good un as like you, rattles & squeaks do annoy the hell out of me.
It's what comes of the rattles and squeaks mate ie sending yer car into get the interior dismantled....Time and time again...Time wasted etc etc...l just put up with it on both of my S3'S...as you say fingers crossed
 

Snake Pliskin

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It's what comes of the rattles and squeaks mate ie sending yer car into get the interior dismantled....Time and time again...Time wasted etc etc...l just put up with it on both of my S3'S...as you say fingers crossed

possibly the best way rather than have them dismantle your car & risk generating more rattles.
at least with the RS you can drown it out with the engine, failing that the sound system :)
 

jassyo06

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possibly the best way rather than have them dismantle your car & risk generating more rattles.
at least with the RS you can drown it out with the engine, failing that the sound system :)
Lol as in the case with my S3's tilt the pan roof weather permitting or like you say Pump up the volume....
 

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Mr Freeze

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Build materials are not of the same standard as in the 8v but the niggles you speak of....a lot 8v owners including myself suffered from this...especially in cold or really warm weather....ie the plastic retracts in cold weather and expands in warm weather....most annoying one was at the driver door armrest l was surprised it was still in one piece after l had by force given it the Spanish Archer....that many times so f@@king annoying ...only AUDI av had that was squeak /rattle free was my TT and that had firmest suspension....or on the other hand your car being one of the first....could be the reason....but l am sure time will tell as the complaint Threads slowly but surely mount up as more and more folks take ownership
I'am not getting involved in the squeaky/rattling debate I'll be here all night :rolleyes:
 
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