Lights Cracking

meoldyucca

New Member
Hi Guys,

I've got a 2017 a3 and the warranty expired last august. Recently I've become aware of cracking in the rear lights, but only in the plastic which is part of the body, not the boot (hope that makes sense). I will post some pics below and hopefully you can see the cracks.

Im looking for some opinions as to how to go about this as the car is now out of warranty. The cracking is on both rear lights and the car has had 0 impacts.

Any help is appreciated,

Cheers,

Waz
 

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sk3

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If you’re worried, a rear light isn’t too expensive on eBay to replace, Easy to remove and fit. However it shouldnt have any impact performance etc if you leave it.


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AlS3BE

Registered User
Whether you were out of warranty or not Audi will not warrant that. They will assume there’s been some form of impact. It was difficult enough to get a warranty fix for a leaking seal on my a6 tail lights.
As long as it’s not letting in water I would just live with it. As soon as moisture appears I would get them replaced before it fries some electronic gizmo.
 

Munch_2296

New Member
Hi Guys,

I've got a 2017 a3 and the warranty expired last august. Recently I've become aware of cracking in the rear lights, but only in the plastic which is part of the body, not the boot (hope that makes sense). I will post some pics below and hopefully you can see the cracks.

Im looking for some opinions as to how to go about this as the car is now out of warranty. The cracking is on both rear lights and the car has had 0 impacts.

Any help is appreciated,

Cheers,

Waz
I’ve noticed the same on my 18 month old S3. It’s been to Wolverhampton Audi all day and they are replacing both rear lights and the ones that go into the boot lid. They say they have never seen anything like it before but are sorting it
 
I noticed this starting on my PFL, think it started when I moved house and the rears were in the Sun more on the driveway. they dont seem to like too much direct sunlight
 

C44LER

New Member
I have the exact same thing on my MY18 Sportback. It’s only happened to the offside lenses at the moment, but I’m expecting it to get worse looking at these photos.
 
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