Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: General information

Safety precautions


  • As the driver, you are always completely responsible for all driving tasks. The assist systems cannot replace the driver's attention.

    Give your full attention to driving the vehicle, and be ready to intervene in the traffic situation at all times.

    Activate the assist systems only if the surrounding conditions permit it. Always adapt your driving style to the current visual, weather, road, and traffic conditions.

  • Loose objects can be thrown around the vehicle interior during sudden driving or braking maneuvers, which increases the risk of an accident. Store objects securely while driving.
  • For the assist systems to be able to react correctly, the function of the sensors and cameras must not be restricted. Note the information on sensors and cameras.


  • Pay attention to applicable local regulations relating to driving tasks, leaving space for emergency vehicles, vehicle distance, speed, parking location, wheel placement, etc. The driver is always responsible for following the laws that are applicable in the location where the vehicle is being operated.
  • You can cancel a steering or braking intervention by the system by braking or accelerating noticeably, steering, or deactivating the respective assist system.
  • Always check the assist systems settings before driving. The settings may have been changed, for example by switching off the ignition or by other drivers.

System limitations


  • The use of an assist system cannot overcome the natural laws of physics. A collision cannot be prevented in certain circumstances.
  • Warnings, messages, or indicator lights may not be displayed or initiated on time or correctly, for example, if vehicles are approaching very fast.
  • Corrective interventions by the assist systems, such as steering or braking interventions, may not be sufficient or they may not occur. Always be ready to intervene.


  • Due to the system limitations when detecting the surrounding area, the systems may warn or intervene unexpectedly or too late in certain situations. The assist systems may also interpret a driving maneuver incorrectly and then warn the driver unexpectedly.
  • The systems may not function as expected in unusual driving situations, such as driving offroad, on unpaved roads, on loose ground, on inclines, or on grooves in the road.
  • The systems may not function correctly in unclear traffic situations, such as turning lanes, exit ramps, construction zones, rises or dips that obstruct visibility, intersections, toll stations, or city traffic.
  • The detection of the surrounding area can be limited, for example by vehicles driving ahead or by rain, snow, heavy spray, or light shining into the camera.
  • In trailer mode, some assist systems may be limited, may not react as usual, or may be unavailable.
  • The steering wheel touch recognition may be limited when you wear gloves. Steering intervention requests from the steering assist systems may occur more frequently.
  • If accessories have been mounted on the steering wheel, the steering assist systems may be limited. The frequency of steering intervention requests from the steering assist systems may vary as well.


     Surrounding area detection

    Sensor and camera coverage areas Fig. 88 Sensor coverage area Fig. 89 Rearview camera coverage area The assist systems analyze the data from various sensors and cameras installed in the vehicle. Do

     Driving information

     Speed warning system

    Description Applies to: vehicles with speed warning system The speed warning system helps the driver to stay below a specified maximum speed. A warning threshold can be set in the MMI for this purpose


     Safety precautions

    Explanation of warning symbols: Observe all warnings - there is a risk for injury! Always follow the instructions in the operating manual. Electrolyte fluid is highly corrosive. Always wear protective gloves and eye protection. First aid: if electrolyte fluid enters the eyes, immediately flus

     Side assist

    Description Applies to: vehicles with side assist Fig. 110 Driving situations and displays in the exterior mirror General information Side assist monitors the blind spot and traffic behind your vehicle and provides assistance when you are changing lanes. If the system detects an object approaching

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