My 2011 Audi A3 is using a lot of oil - do I have any rights with the supplying dealer?

I bought a 2011 Audi A3 1.8 TFSI six months ago at 45,000 miles. I've used four litres of oil to cover 6000 miles since my purchase. This is just within the handbook tolerance but I'm concerned that oil consumption will increase and the engine will become choked if I keep this car. This engine seems to have been rectified FOC by Audi in the USA . Am I right to be concerned about this very high consumption and do I have any rights?

Asked on 11 July 2017 by Martin Beck

Answered by Honest John
Yes, this EA888 engine and the similar 2.0-litre EA888 can have an oil consumption problem. The trouble is, in your case, it is not yet sufficiently severe to force the supplier to do something about it. However, you should write to the supplier expressing your concern, send your letter by Post Office Special Delivery, keep a copy and staple the certificate of posting to the copy so it becomes a matter of record that you did bring this to the dealer's attention at an early stage.
Similar questions
I bought a 2018 Citroen C3 Aircross 1.2 petrol in January 2019. I have now topped up the oil three times since January. A Citroen mechanic told me that I’ll need to top up 500cl every 500 miles. This seems...
I own a 2014 Kia Sportage 1. Mileage is 48,000 and it's regularly serviced by Kia. Last year, six months after its service, the oil light showed on the display so I topped it up. I checked just before...
I have noticed that my 2010 Toyota Yaris 1.33 goes through oil. I have used genuine parts as per the last service with no help. There are no obvious signs of leaks. I was considering using a different...
Related models
Neat cloth-topped, four seater A3 based convertible with decent boot and fold-down rear seats. Best with 2.0 TFSI engine.

 

Value my car