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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,033 miles

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2009 Audi A8 engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Audi A8 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 172009


  • 9,033 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Audi A8. When he turned the vehicle on the engine began vibrating and whenever the contact began to slow down the vehicle the transmission shifted to a lower gear and then surged forward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on 4 occasions and each time they were unable to diagnose the failure. The failure has occurred since the vehicle was purchased. The current and failure mileages were 9033.

- Farmingdale, NJ, USA

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