2008 Audi A4 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Audi A4

2008 Audi A4 Problems

Rattling From the Transmission May Be Heard When Engine is Cold

The flywheel for the 2006-2008 Audi A4 2.0L Turbo is a non-conventional "Dual Mass" flywheel. It is known to make light rattling noise when the engine is cold, and should subside once the engine temperature raises. If the rattle doesn't go away when the engine warms, the flywheel may have failed.

If the dual mass flywheel has failed, the only solution is to replace the flywheel.

Engine Oil Leaks

Engine oil leaks are common from the valve cover gaskets and camshaft chain tensioner gasket.

Cabriolet Convertible Top Mechanism May Fail Due to Hydraulic Fluid Leaks

The Cabriolet convertible top mechanism can fail due to hydraulic fluid leaks. The fluid reservoir is a common failure.

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2008 Audi A4 Questions

How do I reset my slip indicator dashboard light? (1 answer)

It came on yesterday, when I was driving on a heavily cendered road, but it did not go off after I got back on good pavement.

coolant (2 answers)

when to change engine coolant

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2008 Audi A4 Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Air Bag Control Unit Fails

The air bag control unit may corrode and fail. Dealers will replace the air bag control unit free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2008 Audi A4 Reviews

2008 A4 Convertible had many issue with the ignition coils since new. Replaced same one twice in the first 2 years. now with 26000 miles the convertible top motors going bad, replaced one today. The are not recalled, but they should be since the dealer says they have been having problems with them. Funny they are putting in a different kind of motor, go figure.
Tested drive on this car. Feel good on AWD.
This car is great. I have had it for two years and I love it. The maintenance its expensive but thats why bought the pre-paid maintenance. Handling while @ 130mph is great, the car sits low as the speed increases. Brakes work great with those four discs you feel you are in control. The suspension its very comfortable and way better than BMW (which was my other car choice when shopping for...

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