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: 112,333 (40,000–175,000)
6 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005, more2006, 2009
10 people reported this problem
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While cruising slowly my front suspension squeaks VERY loudly while going over bumps or uneven ground. It is getting worse and is very annoying. Is that the bushings or could it be something else?
Needed to replace all front control arms. Sloppy feel when driving. Noises from front end when going over rough road surfaces.