Close

1999 Audi A8 Quattro Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1999 Audi A8 Quattro based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

No_car_image
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Get a Repair Estimate For Your 1999 Audi A8 Quattro
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
6
Known Problems

Various bushings—located around the subframe, suspension, and steering—deteriorate with age. A clunking noise when driving over bumps, accelerating, or stopping may be a sign of worn bushings.

Clogged drains can allow rainwater to accumulate in the plenum tray (at the base of the windshield). The water may leak into the vehicle's interior, brake booster, or electrical components, which can lead to major problems. Our technicians recommend keeping the tray clear of leaves, pine needles, and other debris.

The thermostat may erratically stick open or closed. The can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or engine overheating.

A problem with the torque converter can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

A fluid leak may develop from the propeller shaft seal on the rear of the transmission. Our technicians tell us that replacing the seal will commonly correct this concern.

Our technicians recommend having the constant velocity (CV) boots and CV joints inspected at each service. Servicing torn CV boots early can prevent the need to replace the CV half shaft or CV joint.