1st Generation (2008—2015) R8 Problems

This generations ranks 26th out of 59 Audi generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (100%), We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failed 1 complaints at an average of 42,875 miles in the 2008 Audi R8.

What R8 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 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2015 0 0 190 0.0
2014 0 0 270 0.0
2013 0 0 238 0.0
2012 0 1 256 0.0
2011 0 1 222 0.0
2010 0 0 207 0.0
2009 0 0 191 0.0
2008 1 0 172 0.46

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