Illustrative photo | source Audi
Published on 28 September 2020
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
Is my car affected?
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.
How to contact your dealer
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
This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX
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.