A8 Quattro

Abnormal Noise From Suspension on Audi A8 Quattro

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 112,000 (40,000–175,000)
6 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005, more2006, 2009
8 people reported this problem
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Suspension noises noted.
Needed to replace all front control arms. Sloppy feel when driving. Noises from front end when going over rough road surfaces.