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What's Wrong with the Audi A8?

The Audi A8 has a total of 17 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the interior (35%) followed by the transmission (23%) and the suspension (17%).

We'd recommend avoiding the 3rd generation (2011–2016) which has the worst overall PainRank™ of 0.99

How A8 Generations Rank

Gen Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen A8 2011–2016 13 0.99
2nd Gen A8 2003–2010 3 0.02
1st Gen A8 1997–2002 1 0.03

Worst Overall A8 Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common A8 complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About A8 Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on