3rd Generation (2011—2018) A8 Problems

This generations ranks 37th out of 59 Audi generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (46%), suspension (23%), and the engine (15%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Rattling From Dash 4 complaints at an average of 10,379 miles in the 2015 Audi A8.
  2. High Pitch Noise From Struts 1 complaints at an average of 5,000 miles in the 2012 Audi A8.
  3. Navigation Maps Out of Date 1 complaints at an average of 53,000 miles in the 2013 Audi A8.

What A8 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Audi model years.

Watch out for the 2015 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 0 0 67 0.0
2017 0 0 157 0.0
2016 0 0 330 0.0
2015 6 1 493 2.7
2014 1 2 645 0.45
2013 1 3 759 0.89
2012 1 1 509 0.95
2011 4 1 442 0.9

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