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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,500 miles

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1998 Audi A8 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Audi A8 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 042002

A8 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles


Airbag warning light indicates airbag failure. Audi dealer cannot rectify.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 181998

A8 4WD

  • miles
Single occupant in vehicle (driver) vehicle was forced off the road and entered a ditch about three-four feet deep. Passenger's air bag, front, fired. The Audi A8 clearly states in the sales literature that the passenger's airbag is interlocked out when no passenger in the vehicle. The driver was the only occupant and there were no parcels, shopping bags, and etc. On the passenger's seat. Audi & the dealership have been highly unpleasant to deal with concerning this "perfectly normal operation of the passenger's airbag."

- Severn, MD, USA

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