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2005 Audi A8 Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Ratings & Reviews

3 star
b.mcmurry writes:
Great when it's on the road and not in the shop.

Fragile parts. Armrests, nav screen retraction gears, rear shade screen are all prone to break or wear out. Fantastic ride, pretty quiet and a solid engine. Make sure you ignore the manufacture specs on transmission fluid being lifetime - no such thing!!! I'd suggest changing it out every 50K.

Pricing Trends

Average price by trim:
  • L quattro $13,697
  • L W12 quattro $23,912
  • quattro $13,097

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

2005 Audi A8 (8/31/2006)

Campaign Number: 06V324000
Component Name: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Description: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DURING PRODUCTION OF THE DRIVER'S FRONTAL AIR BAG, THE AIR BAG MAY NOT UNFOLD PROPERLY IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH AND THEREFORE MAY NOT INFLATE AS DESIGNED.
Defect: LOSS OF FRONTAL AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT COULD OCCUR WHICH CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY IN A FRONTAL CRASH.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW DRIVER'S FRONTAL AIR BAG FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 6, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.