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

A black S8 driving down a road on a sunny day

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.

The recall, which was announced last week, affects the 2013-2018 model years.

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Models Mentioned in this Story

Audi A8

PainRank
0.77
Complaints
20
Reliability
7th out of 19

Audi S8

PainRank
0.03
Complaints
2
Reliability
1st out of 19