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Audi A8 – Common problems

Common problems for the Audi A8

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the Audi A8, for which Audi has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your A8. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your A8 have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.


Latest A8’s Issues in the EU

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15 July 2020

An oil line in the automatic gearbox may have a manufacturing defect. Consequently, the oil may leak out onto the road, … .

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13 June 2020

The ammonium nitrate propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a material alteration over time due to degradation occurring after … .

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11 May 2020

The suspension forks on the rear axle may be defective. As a result, the tyres may come into contact with the … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Latest A8’s Issues in the UK


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