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Audi A8 Reliability

AUDI A8 Saloon 3.0 TDI Quattro SE 4dr Tip Auto Change edition

How reliable is this car?

This used AUDI A8 Saloon (3.0 TDI Quattro SE 4dr Tip Auto) reliability data tells you when many of the car's parts commonly need replacement, either through problems and faults or just general wear and tear or regular servicing. All of the major parts are covered - everything from brake pads and tyres to gearboxes and engines.

If you're buying a used AUDI A8 you should check the mileage, then use the graphs below to make sure that either the work in question has been completed, or to factor forthcoming replacements into your budget.

This used AUDI A8 reliability data comes from CAP Derwent, a scheme which pools all of the vehicle information from some of the UK’s biggest vehicle leasing firms. They aggregate millions of repair jobs across their fleets, allowing them to predict when parts will need to be replaced.

We use the same information to tell you when you’re likely to have to change a wide range of components on the used AUDI A8. We use the same 'tipping point' as the fleet providers - so if 75% of cars have had the work done or part changed by a certain mileage, we count that as the point where you’re likely to have to do the same yourself. And if this doesn’t arrive before 100,000 miles, we’ll tell you.

There will always be some variation, based upon the types of driver and roads each car has been subjected to - but with thousands of cars in the system, our predictions are a great guide to what you should look out for when you’re buying a used car.


This AUDI A8 is better than class average for brakes pads.


This AUDI A8 is better than class average for brake fluid.


This AUDI A8 is better than class average for fuel filter.


This AUDI A8 is worse than class average for pollen filters.


This AUDI A8 is better than class average for wiper blades.


This AUDI A8 is better than class average for brakes discs.

0 miles50k miles100,000 miles
When will this part typically need replacing?
Air Conditioning - Service/Re-gas

Work not common below 100k miles

Brake Fluid

55k class average: 38k

Brakes Discs

50k class average: 36k

Brakes Pads

45k class average: 33k

Bulbs

55k class average: 28k

Electrics

Work not common below 100k miles

Engine Repair

Work not common below 100k miles

Fuel Filter

45k class average: 24k

Pollen Filters

25k class average: 26k

Suspension

Work not common below 100k miles

Wheel Bearings

Work not common below 100k miles

Wiper Blades

40k class average: 39k