A8 and S8 Recalled to Stop Loose Seals From Starting Engine Fires

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Scott McCracken
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A black S8 driving down a road on a sunny day

Loose seals in the A8 and S8 engine bad can come lose and start a fire, propmting a recall.
The automaker says it only happens in "rare cases" but is that true? The problem happens when a wire helix inside the seal deforms from normal engine tempterature changes. Once that happens, the whole seal can fall off due to normal engine vibrations. Doesn't sound as rare as they say it is.

Recall Notes

  • The recall was announced last week but won't start until September
  • It affects owners and lesees of the 2013-2018 A8 and S8.
More information on carcomplaints.com

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