CarComplaints.com Notes: The 3rd generation A8 got off to a slow start. Really slow, like "limp home" slow thanks to leaking antifreeze frying the engine's control modules. Thankfully the problem was recalled in September 2016.

9.5

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 miles

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2012 Audi A8 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Audi A8 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 292012

A8

  • 1,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Front seat passenger airbag repeatedly deactivates regardless of 115 pound adult sitting properly in the seat. Same issue happened with the A8 loaner vehicle provided while this car was being serviced. Audi tries to explain it "as designed" suggesting that the airbag would harm the passenger.

- Greenwich, CT, USA

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