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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Audi R8 engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Audi R8 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 102015

R8 8-cyl

  • 18,000 miles


Check engine light illuminated indicating a failure on secondary air ports. Technician found that secondary air pump motor was fine as well as all vacuum lines. It was suspected after inspection of the intake manifold and top cylinder heads were at fault, due to excessive carbon build-up. No air circulating due to the decrease in air flow from the excessive carbon build-up. Updated 7/29/15

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

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