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    Boot wont close!

    So i've had my A3 only 1 week and already there is a problem! The boot wont close properly!

    It takes 5 or 6 attempts to get it to shut, it sort of bounces back off the catch if you know what i mean? I really have to slam it hard and i dont fancy doing that all the time as i might break something

    Anyone know anything about this, maybe a known problem?

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    not heard of it being a problem. Maybe the latch had moved a bit and needs adjusting?
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    Yes sounds like the catch has moved slightly,you just need a torx head bit to undo the bolts and adjust the catch outwards towards the back of the car.
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    ok cool, i'll have a go tomorrow....If I can find my Torx bits!
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    if it is still under warranty you might be best to take it back to the dealer

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    Nope its 4 years old, the extra 1 year "approved used Audi" warranty ran out 2 months ago!
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    Used to happen to me everytime I had a body in the boot.
    I had to stop killing fat people in the end.
    Boot works fine now.

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    when you touch the microswitch on boot lid do you hear the click/action ok everytime? Just checking all possibilities, does it bounce back up when closing, is the locking hook closing ok with your hand so lift the lid & pull the hook over in the lock manually & check its actually working then press microswitch to see if it releases ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    So i've had my A3 only 1 week and already there is a problem! The boot wont close properly!

    It takes 5 or 6 attempts to get it to shut, it sort of bounces back off the catch if you know what i mean? I really have to slam it hard and i dont fancy doing that all the time as i might break something

    Anyone know anything about this, maybe a known problem?

    Thanks
    Yup,had the same problem on my 1.8T sport,the dealers replaced something,but i can't remember what. Bloody annoying,isn't it?

    ....hmmm,that was helpful!


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