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2002 Audi A8 Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

2002 Audi A8

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side

Recall Notices

2002 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.