Audi A8 Complaints

Audi A8 Complaints
  • 28 Complaints
  • 2 Crashes
  • 0 Fires
  • 1 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • Consumers have filed a total of 28 complaints for A8 models.

Recent Complaints

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Feb-20, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 11:08 Apr-05, 2021

My car? S engine started stuttering and idling very roughly while exiting the expressway. The ec and check engine lights came on. It continued to shutter, and shake, until it shut off. It wouldn? T restart, and i had to have it towed to the dealership where i purchased it. The dealer confirmed the issue, and reported the turbos had excessive play and scoring on the surface of the housing, caused by the excessive play in the turbos. Turbochargers needed to be replaced.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Jan-01, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 17:01 Apr-03, 2021

Car stalls unexpectedly when driving on city streets or highway. Cause due to turbo issues

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Oct-03, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 18:28 Apr-01, 2021

Regular driving east bound on i-80 and after going up a hill my car couldn? T go over 3500 rpms. Thought it was the ecu putting it into limp mode because of weather conditions. Turned out both my turbos blew at 67,000 miles and lead to total engine failure with metal shavings reaching the exhaust and loitering the oil pan.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Feb-27, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 18:50 Mar-12, 2021

After getting off the highway, the engine just quit. Fortunately we were at a stop sign at the end of the off-ramp. There was no warning and we were not able to restart the car to move it out of traffic nor could we shift into neutral. Had this happened a few minutes earlier, we would have been traveling at 70 mph. Fortunately, my son was driving, because at my age had this happened at highway speed, there is no way i could have steered it to safety without power steering. I know that this is not the first incident of this happening to this model car. It should be a safety recall before someone gets killed because of this problem. It's a shame that audi is forcing its customers to cover the cost of this safety issue.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Feb-23, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 22:24 Feb-24, 2021

Engine shut down at highway speed ~65mph while decelerating into toll booth our to turbo failure. Complete engine shut down. Lost power in highway traffic. Dangerously navigated through ezpass lane without power. Hazards on. Dangerously navigated to shoulder, coasting, with no engine power. Came to complete stop on shoulder. Was able to restart motor and drove directly to audi dealership. Dealership confirmed known turbo failure problem on vehicle model. This is a potentially deadly condition and needs to be federally addressed. Audi has a 2015 supplement to emissions warranty identifying the turbo failures and there is a federal statue to extent this correction to 7yr 70k miles. Regardless, it should be a safety recall.

Parts: POWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Jan-29, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 02:38 Feb-05, 2021

Turbo failure at 57,000 miles. Car died while in traffic while going down the road.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Dec-28, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 11:49 Jan-18, 2021

Was driving on the highway for 2 hours, slowed down to exit to a gas station, once on the route car shut down, all systems inoperative steering and brakes soon harden could securely stop at gas station with impulse. Car could not be turned on again easily, and in my drive to the closest hotel (2 mniles) car will shut down if not constantly accelerated. Dealer told me two turbos needed to be replaced. Car had 45k miles, less than one month off cpo warranty (i. E. , perfectly maintained).

Parts: SEATSPOWER TRAIN
  • Date of Incident: Jan-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 15:29 Jan-16, 2021

The driver seat badges a back and forth a little bit and the transmission shifts roughly in dynamic mode and there is a big vibration when car is shifting gears

Parts: LANE DEPARTUREFORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
  • Date of Incident: Aug-02, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 13:14 Dec-13, 2020

Front collision warning system light does not illuminate in the heads up display and the audio portion of the alarm is not audible. I have taken this to the dealer and they have no resolution. The blind side warning system has no audio.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Nov-17, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 08:28 Nov-24, 2020

Bad water pump and cross bar

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Jul-31, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 15:38 Nov-17, 2020

Inadvertent acceleration. Car a against wall at low speed (est. 3 mph). Was unfamiliar with behavior of stop-start feature. Engine was stopped, but vehicle ignition was not turned off. Driver did not anticipate restart of vehicle when lifting foot off of brake. Minor damage to vehicle front end.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Aug-03, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Sep-01, 2020

I OWN A 2019 Audi A8 WITH 2000 MILES ON IT. THIS NEARLY HAS CAUSED ME ACCIDENTS AND OTHER AUDI A8 OWNERS ARE ALSO VOICING COMPLAINTS. THE DEALER IS AWARE OF IT BUT SAID AUDI ENGINEERS WILL NOT ADDRESS IT. AFTER COMING TO A STOP, UPON PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR THE VEHICLES DOES NOT RESPOND FOR THREE OR FOUR SECONDS AND THEN ABRUPTLY TAKES OFF. THERE IS A MAJOR HESITATION AND CAN BE DANGEROUS IF YOU ARE PULLING OUT IN AN INTERSECTION WITH TRAFFIC APPROACHING. AFTER THE 3-4 SECOND DELAY, IT THEN DANGEROUSLY SPEEDS AHEAD. THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE ON/OFF SWITCH AS IT HAPPENS IN ALL SETTINGS. THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE THROTTLE AND DELAY AND IT WILL CAUSE ACCIDENTS. PLEASE SEE ONLINE WITH AUDI OWNERS AND IT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED ASAP. THE DEALER HAS NOT SOLUTION. THIS APPLIES TO ALL SETTINGS. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU GO STRAIGHT, LEFT OR RIGHT. PLEASE HELP US SAVE LIVES.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • Date of Incident: Nov-14, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Jul-31, 2020

AS A RESIDENT OF OKLAHOMA I PURCHASED A 2016 Audi A8 FROM VROOM IN NOVEMBER 2019. I PAID THEM 30,000 CASH DOWN TO INCLUDE $4025 IN SALES TAX $73.75 DEALER INVENTORY TAX $105.50 GOV LICENSE AND REGISTRATION FEES $11.00 CERT OF TITLE FEE $25.00 VEHICLE INSPECTION FEE $150.00 SOME RANDOM DOCUMENT FEE RELATED TO REGISTRATION ALL OF WHICH VROOM HAS REFUSED TO COMPLY WITH!!! IT?S GOING ON NINE MONTHS AND I HAVE NOT HAD ANY TYPE OF REGISTRATION, LICENSE PLATE, TEMPORARY PLATE SINCE JANUARY 2020 THAT?S VALID ON THE CAR THAT I PURCHASED FROM THIS SHADY COMPANY! I SIGNED ALL THE CONTRACTS, SENT THEN THE VIN VERIFICATION FORM AND STILL NOTHING. NOT EVEN ADDITIONAL TEMPORARY PLATES UNTIL THEY GET THEIR CRAP TOGETHER!! I?VE CALLED THEM, EMAILED THEM AND ONCE THEY RECEIVED MY PAYMENT IT?S LIKE I DIDN?T EXIST. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE AND THIS COMPANY NEEDS TO BE HELD RESPONSIBLE. I?VE BEEN TO MY OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO SEE IF THEY COULD HELP ME FILE A COMPLAINT OR DO SOMETHING GIVE ME A LICENSE PLATE SINCE I?VE ALREADY PAID FOR TAX, TITLE & REG BUT BECAUSE THE COMPANY IS LOCATED IN TEXAS THEY CLAIM THERE IS NOTHING THAT THEY CAN DO. IF I HAD A DRIVABLE CAR I MIGHT BE ABLE TO DRIVE DOWN TO A TEXAS DMV BUT BECAUSE OF VROOMS POOR BUSINESS PRACTICES, THEFT AND FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THEIR OWN CONTRACTS I?VE BEEN PAYING ON A CAR THAT IS USELESS TO ME. PLEASE HELP ME FORCE THIS COMPANY TO SEND ME MY PLATES AND PROSECUTE TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW. ??- VIN [XXX] COMPANY FAILING TO COMPLY WITH CONTRACT & STEALING CONSUMER MONEY: VROOM 12053 SW FRWY STAFFORD TX 77477 REDACTED TO PROTECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Apr-11, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Apr-14, 2020

Car ran rough on the way home from picking up take out dinner - metallic, rapid popping sound coming from engine bay (faint with window up). Car died while slowing at a stop light and would not turn on - steering wheel also locked, power brakes failed. I was able to bring my car to a stop before striking a boulder using non-power brakes. Car was towed to nearest audi dealership and i was informed that both (! ) turbos failed at just over 70,000 miles and meticulous service. Oil was changed at half the recommended interval (@5,000 miles). Expensive repair that shouldn't be happening at such low mileage (and extremely frequently from owner reports) that also led to a completely loss of control and some brake function. Audi has a tsb on the issue, but wondering why the dot/nhtsa has yet to enforce a recall? *tr

Parts: AIR BAGS
  • Date of Incident: Feb-03, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 06:59 Feb-21, 2020

I was involved in a rear end collision and my air bag didn? T deploy causing me a head injury. My vehicle was stationary siting in highway traffic. My vehicle sustained $16,000. 00 in repair cost.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Feb-01, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 14:46 Feb-03, 2020

I was driving down the highway then my engine shutoff, it was very hard to control the car, i was able to pull over. Audi says both turbo had blown, i guess its common.

Parts: WHEELSTIRESENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Jul-29, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Jul-29, 2019

I have owned my 2015 audi 8l for 6 months and it has started to stall whenever i start the initiation button. Often times it will just shift off causing me to have to restart it multiple times. I brought this issue up my local audi dealership and they have acted as if they were totally unaware of this issue. Also i keep getting low pressure in my from right tire, this keeps me from being able to drive long distances as i am military stationed in an isolated area. *tr

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: May-08, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 May-08, 2019

The car experienced a oil separator failure. The made an extremely loud whistling sound at idle. This is a known issue and audi issued a tsb for it but did not issue a recall. The car ran very rough. To fis this issue i had to pay over $2,000 to have an new version of the oil separator installed. Audi should issue a recall on this since they know the original part is defective.

Parts: ENGINE
  • Date of Incident: Feb-25, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 10:45 Mar-09, 2019

Engine stalled in traffic and car would not restart. Car was operating normally, pulled up to a red light to turn left on to busy 2-lane highway. Engine began sputtering and car lurched forward. Light turned green, was able to turn left on to the road. I got 1/3 mile down the road and the engine stalled completely and would not restart on multiple attempts. Car was disabled and stuck in traffic. Car towed to dealer. Dealer diagnosed failed turbochargers. Car had 68,800 miles on it at time of turbocharger failure. Car was serviced at audi dealer for every service interval per manufacturer recommended mileage-based intervals. Car/engine has not been modified in any way with aftermarket parts.

Parts: TIRES
  • Date of Incident: Feb-23, 2019
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 Feb-27, 2019

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 Audi A8 EQUIPPED WITH FOUR CONTINENTAL SPORT CONTACT 5P TIRES, SIZE: 275/35R21 (NA). WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE CONTACT STRUCK A POTHOLE AND THE FRONT PASSENGER TIRE FLATTENED. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM FAILED TO ALERT THE DRIVER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE TIRE WAS REPLACED. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE DOT NUMBER AND TIRE FAILURE MILEAGE WERE UNKNOWN. THE VEHICLE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 3,500.

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