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.
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2005 Audi A8 Ratings, Reviews and Analysis
Ratings & Reviews
Great when it's on the road and not in the shop.
Average price by trim:
- L quattro $13,697
- L W12 quattro $23,912
- quattro $13,097
Safety Ratings and Recalls
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.