Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,750 miles

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2013 Audi A8 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2013 Audi A8 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 162014


  • 12,750 miles


Depressing accelerator at first failed to move the car; then it surged until braked; then it failed to move the car on the next depression; again followed by a surge. This happened as I was turning into a lane of oncoming cars where I had plenty of time to make the turn safely but that time was chewed up trying to get the car moving. The exact same thing happened again except this time I expected non-performance and waited 2 or 3 minutes for all traffic to stop at a light. Then the same thing happened again. There is no doubt this could lead to a fatal crash.

- Warrenton, VA, USA

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