Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Luggage compartment

General information

All pieces of luggage or objects must be securely fastened in the luggage compartment. Note the following to maintain good vehicle handling:

  • Distribute the load evenly in the luggage compartment.
  • Stow heavy luggage as far forward in the luggage compartment as possible.
  • Use non-elastic cords attached to the tie-downs to secure objects.


  • The luggage compartment cove r is not a surface for storing objects. Objects placed on the cover increase the risk of injury to all vehicle occupants during sudden driving or braking maneuvers or in the event of an accident.
  • The luggage compartment cover must always be securely fastened when in use to reduce the risk of an accident.
  • Loose objects can be thrown around the vehicle interior during sudden driving or braking maneuvers, which increases the risk of an accident. Always stow objects securely in the luggage compartment and secure them at the tie-downs. Use straps suitable for heavy objects.
  • If pieces of luggage or objects are secured to the tie-downs with unsuitable or damaged straps, this can increase the risk of injury during braking maneuvers or accidents.
  • When transporting heavy objects, the vehicle characteristics will change due to the shift in the center of gravity, which increases the risk of an accident. You may need to adapt your driving style and speed to the current conditions.
  • The cargo net1) is only strong enough to secure light objects. Heavy objects are not adequately secured. Attempting to secure heavy objects increases the risk of injury.
  • Never exceed the permitted axle and load and vehicle weight.
  • Never secure a child safety seat to the tie-downs.
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended, especially if the luggage compartment lid is open. Children could enter the luggage compartment and close the luggage compartment lid from the inside. This creates the risk of fatal injury, since the children would be locked inside and may not be able to escape by themselves.
  • Do not allow children to play in or on the vehicle.

    Close and lock the luggage compartment lid as well as all other doors when you leave the vehicle.

  • Never transport passengers in the luggage compartment. Every passenger must be correctly secured with the safety belts in the vehicle.
  • Be careful when releasing the backrest and folding it forward. To reduce the risk of being pinched, pay attention and check when folding backrests forward.
  • The backrest must be securely latched so objects cannot slide forward out of the luggage compartment during sudden braking.
  • The backrest must be latched securely to ensure that the safety belt is protecting the center seating position.
  • Always pull forward on the backrest to make sure it is correctly locked in place.
  • If the safety belt becomes caught when folding the backrest back, then fold the backrest forward again and release the safety belt.

    Hold the safety belt with one hand and fold the backrest back carefully.

  • For stability reasons, the bag hooks can hold a maximum weight of 6.6 lbs (3 kg).

    Heavier objects are not adequately secured.

    There is risk of personal injury.


  • To reduce the risk of damage, move the rear head restraints down before folding the rear backrests forward.
  • When folding the backrest forward, make sure the outer safety belts are in the belt guide recess so that they do not get pinched in the backrest lock and damaged. Other objects should be removed from the rear bench seat to protect the backrest from damage.
  • If you move the front seat back when the rear seat backrest is folded forward, you could damage the head restraints on the rear seat.
  • Make sure that the heating grid strips for the rear window defogger are not damaged by abrasive objects.


  • The tire pressure must be adapted to the load.
  • You can purchase straps at specialty stores.

1) In certain countries.

Luggage compartment cover

Applies to: vehicles with luggage compartment cover

Storage and convenience
Fig. 71 Luggage compartment: cover when the luggage compartment lid is open

Observe the safety precautions.

  • To remove the luggage compartment cover, unhook the straps 1.
  • Pull the cover 2 out of the retainers in the direction of the arrow.
  • To install the luggage compartment cover, slide it into the retainers until it engages.
  • Hook the straps 1 into the luggage compartment lid.


Depending on the vehicle equipment, you may be able to store the luggage compartment cover under the adjustable cargo floor. Remove the side inserts to do this.


     Folding the outer backrests

    Applies to: vehicles with folding backrests Fig.72 Rear bench seat: loop The rear seat backrests can be folded forward either separately or together. Observe the safety precautions. If necessary, s

     Cargo floor

    Fig. 76 Luggage compartment: lowering the cargo floor Removing and installing the cargo floor To remove the cargo floor, lift it by the handle 4. Pull the cargo floor toward the vehicle rear, out

     Roof rack

    General information Applies to: vehicles with roof rack mount Fig. 77 Roof rail: mounting points If luggage or cargo is to be carried on the roof, you must observe the following: These roof racks a


     Manual shifting

    Fig.82 Center console: shifting manually with the selector lever Fig. 83 Steering wheel: shift paddles You can shift the gears manually when in "D" mode. The transmission must be in tiptronic mode. Shifting with the selector lever You can shift into manual shifting mode while the vehicle is statio

     Safety belts

    General information Each seat is equipped with a three-point safety belt. Safety belts that are worn correctly are the most effective way to reduce the risk of serious or fatal injuries in a collision. Therefore, wear your safety belt correctly and make sure that all vehicle passengers are also wear

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