The Audi A8 quattro is a luxury sedan that aims at the wealthier market. Its aluminum frame and panels make this particular model a cut above the rest. Also because of the aluminum Audi A8 quattro parts, the vehicle is significantly lighter compared to other luxury cars in the showrooms. However, since its release in 1994, there have been some common issues reported from the model. Following are some problems that will help owners take care of their A8 quattros better.
Countless Audi A8 quattro owners reported of having the gas pedal stuck after pressing it while driving on the road. There were even road accidents reported where damages were involved because of this particular problem. However, this is usually caused by a loose floor mat that breaks free from its retaining clips. The loose material holds on to the pressed gas pedal and keeps it from rising after being pressed. This problem results in unintended acceleration where most drivers panic, causing road accidents. In cases like these, a driver should stay calm and free the gas pedal from the loose floor mat.
In 2006, Audi made a recall concerning air bags. This is due to the deactivation of air bag in the front passenger's side, making it a detrimental risk when a collision occurs. This problem is caused by low voltage emission of the battery, causing the control unit to set a fault code. Once a fault code is set, the system automatically deactivates the air bags. In this particular recall, the bag control module software was updated.
Another common problem in the Audi A8 quattro parts involve the steering system-the tie rod seals in particular. It may be possible that the seals protecting and attached to both ends of the tie rod might not shut as effectively as others. This exposes the swivel bearing to countless contaminants, making it wear faster. This may result in loss of steering control which is a serious problem on the road.
In 1999, Audi made a recall for this particular problem wherein the tie rods were replaced with new ones that have better seals. An approximation of 51,900 Audi A8's was affected by this issue.