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1998 Audi A8 Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Pricing Trends

Average price by trim:
  • Base $4,409
  • quattro $4,474

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

1998 Audi A8

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side

Recall Notices

1998 Audi A8 (8/14/2008)

Campaign Number: 08V397000
Component Name: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Description: VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 13,900 MY 1996-2003 AUDI A8 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. THE LOCKING CABLE MAY MOVE OUT OF POSITION OVER TIME. WITH THE LOCKING CABLE OUT OF POSITION, THE SHIFTER CAN BE MOVED OUT OF THE "PARK" POSITION EVEN IF THE IGNITION KEY IS NOT IN THE IGNITION LOCK.
Defect: THIS COULD ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL, CAUSING A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION LOCKING CABLE BY INSTALLING AN ADJUSTING PIECE THAT WILL SECURE THE LOCKING CABLE IN PLACE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.

1998 Audi A8 (9/13/1999)

Campaign Number: 99V248000
Component Name: STEERING:LINKAGES:ROD:RELAY:CONNECTING
Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Description: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE TIE RODS OF THE STEERING ASSEMBLY ARE PROTECTED ON EACH SIDE BY A SEAL TO PREVENT MOISTURE AND DUST PARTICLES FROM ENTERING THE SWIVEL BEARING MECHANISM. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOME TIE ROD SEALS MAY NOT SEAL PROPERLY.
Defect: IF MOISTURE AND/OR DUST PARTICLES ENTER THE SWIVEL BEARING MECHANISM, THE SWIVEL BEARING COULD WEAR OVER TIME DIMINISHING THE STEERING CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TIE RODS.