What is PainRank™?

PainRank™ is a scoring system by CarComplaints.com that uses relative complaint analysis to determine which vehicles suffer the most defects. It's more than just complaint volume as the score also considers the average cost of repairs, the mileage at failure, the age of the vehicle, among other factors.

Bottom line: the higher the score, the more painful it is to own.

Least Reliable Audi Generations

Audi generations have an average PainRank™ of 0.92.

RankModelComplaintsScore
39th3rd Generation A4 (2005-2007)359.12
38th2nd Generation A4 (2001-2004)387.69
37th4th Generation A4 (2008-2015)1185.65
36th1st Generation Q5 (2009-2017)933.91
35th3rd Generation A3 (2013-2020)332.96
34th4th Generation A6 (2012-2018)212.54
33rd1st Generation Q7 (2006-2016)352
32nd2nd Generation A6 (1998-2004)231.94
31st5th Generation S4 (2009-2017)311.83
30th1st Generation A4 (1996-2000)161.79
29th1st Generation TT (2000-2006)221.7
28th3rd Generation A6 (2005-2011)231.69
27th2nd Generation allroad (2001-2004)131.66
26th3rd Generation S4 (2003-2005)61.47
25th1st Generation Q3 (2015-2018)41.37
24th2nd Generation Q5 (2018-2020)71.31
23rd2nd Generation Q7 (2017-2021)91.29
22nd1st Generation A7 (2012-2017)101.23
21st2nd Generation A3 (2003-2012)201.13
20th5th Generation A4 (2016-2021)121.1
19th1st Generation A5 (2008-2017)231.09
18th3rd Generation A8 (2011-2018)160.97
17th2nd Generation TT (2007-2014)80.97
16th1st Generation Q8 (2019-2020)20.79
15th1st Generation S5 (2008-2017)80.67
14th5th Generation A6 (2019-2021)20.58
13th4th Generation S4 (2006-2008)20.34
12th3rd Generation S3 (2015-2019)20.34
11th1st Generation RS 3 (2017-2019)10.29
10th2nd Generation A7 (2018-2020)10.28
9th4th Generation allroad (2013-2016)10.23
8th3rd Generation TT (2015-2020)10.15
7th2nd Generation A5 (2018-2021)10.13
6th4th Generation S6 (2011-2018)10.1
5th1st Generation A6 (1995-1997)10.09
4th3rd Generation S8 (2010-2018)20.07
3rd1st Generation R8 (2008-2015)10.06
2nd1st Generation A8 (1997-2002)10.03
1st2nd Generation A8 (2003-2010)30.02
N/A2nd Generation S8 (2003-2009)0N/A
N/A1st Generation S8 (2001-2002)0N/A
N/A3rd Generation S6 (2005-2010)0N/A
N/A2nd Generation TTS (2009-2014)0N/A
N/A2nd Generation S6 (2002-2004)0N/A
N/A3rd Generation allroad (2005-2005)0N/A
N/A4th Generation S8 (2019-2020)0N/A
N/A2nd Generation S4 (2000-2002)0N/A
N/A1st Generation S4 (1992-1994)0N/A
N/A6th Generation S4 (2018-2021)0N/A
N/A1st Generation e-tron (2019-2021)0N/A
N/A1st Generation S7 (2013-2017)0N/A
N/A1st Generation SQ5 (2014-2016)0N/A
N/A3rd Generation TTS (2015-2020)0N/A
N/A2nd Generation SQ5 (2017-2020)0N/A
N/A2nd Generation R8 (2016-2019)0N/A
N/A2nd Generation S7 (2018-2018)0N/A
N/A2nd Generation Q3 (2019-2020)0N/A
N/A1st Generation A1 (2012-2018)0N/A
N/A4th Generation A8 (2019-2019)0N/A
N/A5th Generation A4 allroad (2017-2021)0N/A
N/A1st Generation Q2 (2017-2019)0N/A
N/A2nd Generation S5 (2018-2021)0N/A
N/A2nd Generation A1 (2019-2020)0N/A
N/A1st Generation SQ7 (2020-2020)0N/A
N/A1st Generation A6 allroad (2020-2021)0N/A
N/A5th Generation S6 (2019-2021)0N/A

Have a complaint about your vehicle?

The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.