Overheating RS3?


Daytona Grey RS3
Drove not more than 10 mins in the pouring rain at speeds not more than 30mph this morning. Parked car at train station and noticed smoke coming from the front grill area. On closer inspection the front of the car was very hot to touch and the smoke was actually heat being released made visible due to the colder climate.

No coolant warning lights on the dash or leaks visible on the drive at home. Any ideas?


The Older I Get The Better I Was
Gold Supporter
'Steam' not smoke, off the radiator and/or intercooler matrix (depending on your driving).

Parked outside overnight too?

No worries, it's a common observation...


Registered User
Very common.

You want to see it after a spirited drive! :)