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Audi A8 Common Problems and Solutions

Electronic handbrake problems

Problem:

It has been known for the electronic handbrake to remain on when you have switched it off. If this has been happening, you will notice a loss of power or/and a screeching noise coming from the brake discs.

Models affected:

Solution:

Depending on how bad it is, you will need to replace the electronic handbrake and you may also need to replace the callipers as well.

Difficulty level

4

Air temperature sensor failure

Problem:

It is common for the air temperature sensor to fail on the A8. You may have noticed that the temperature reading seems pretty inaccurate, this is due to a problem with the air temperature sensor.

Models affected:

Solution:

Fitting a replacement air temperature sensor will resolve the issue.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Intake Air Temperature Sensor

Part required

Intake Air Temperature Sensor

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MMI (Multi Media Interface) problems

Problem:

The A8 is known for having problems with the MMI. As this is an advanced piece of technology, there can be a number of things that could go wrong from software faults to hardware failure. The video below shows one type of MMI failure. Is this anything like your problem?

Models affected:

Solution:

Have a specialist look at it for you to identify the exact problem. Repair prices can vary greatly, depending on exactly what is wrong.

Difficulty level

5

Door micro switch failure

Problem:

If you are noticing that the doors on your A8 are sticking, not opening as easily as they should or that they are not locking properly with the remote key, then there is an issue with the door micro switches.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to fit replacement door micro switches to fix this problem. If the vehicle is still under warranty, Audi will fix it for free, otherwise it is your responsibility.

Difficulty level

4

Reading these common Audi A8 problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Audi A8 – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Audi A8 does have one of these issues.