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Audi S8 (2010 – 2018)

Published on 28. 09. 2020
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Problem description:

The wire coil profile used in the radiator tank seal may be deformed due to the very variable temperatures within the engine compartment.

Over time, and under unfavorable conditions, this could lead to the radiator seal coming loose. A loose radiator seal could come into contact with hot components in the engine compartment as a result of vibrations during driving. This could lead to the seal and, potentially, neighboring components starting to smolder, increasing the risk of fire.

The Audi S8 and S8+ models affected by this recall were manufactured between June 2010 and July 2018.

Audi recall code: 51G6

Source: Rapex Alert 39/2020 A12/01262/20

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Type of alert Serious
Make Audi
Model S8
Production period 6/2010 - 7/2018
Risk Fire
Type/number of model Type-approval number: e1 * 2007/46 * 0284 *, e1*2007/46*0398*, Type: 4H
Country of origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in see the source
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users
Published by Rapex 20200925

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a Audi dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

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.

Check the vehicle's history

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.

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