|Dynamic Head Restraints||Not Available|
|Head Restraint||Not Available|
|Advanced Belt Feature||Standard|
|Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage||Driver, Front Passenger|
|Seat Belt Reminder System||Driver, Front Passenger|
|Frontal Air Bag||Driver, Front Passenger|
|Curtain||Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat, 3rd row|
|Torso/Pelvis||Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat|
|Additional Air Bags||Not Available|
|Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements||Yes|
|LATCH Locations||Rear Seat, 3rd row|
|Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch)||Standard|
|Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations||Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat|
|NHTSA ID Number:||11435174|
|Consumer Location:||KNOXVILLE, TN|
I purchased a used 2019 Audi Q8 Prestige Plus, with Sportline Pkg on 9/7/21. Car had approx. 18,500 miles. The car attempts to shut off when deaccelerating at any speed below 3000 rpm. There is also a significant throttle delay between the time you push the gas pedal and when the engine responds. To be clear the car is in Dynamic mode and the Start/Stop mode is deactivated. It appears that under certain conditions the car is trying to determine if it should shut down or continue running. The Audi 37M6 update has been performed on my car which was supposed to correct the problem. The Audi Knoxville Shop Foreman drove the car and experienced the problem, contacted Audi Technical Assistance center (case# HS-822562) and was told that the car had the latest software correction. The Shop Foreman wanted to erase the transmission clutch adaptations to see if the car could relearn the shift process but was advised by Audi Technical Assistance not to erase the transmission clutch adaptations and would not allow the Shop Foreman access to the car software in an effort to diagnose the problem. Note: there was a class action lawsuit in May 2020 for this problem that was dismissed because the car manual states the car can experience a delay when restarting from the Start/Stop mode. However, my issue occurs when the Start/Stop system is turned off. There is no continuous throttle response below 3000 rpm with the Start/Stop system turned off. I was given a 2021 Q7 with a 2.0 as a loaner car while my Q8 was in service and I did not experience any of the issues I have with my Q8. I was advised by my dealership to also write a letter to Audi USA as the dealership acknowledges there is a major problem and they want to try fix the issue but will not be given access to the car software to troubleshoot the issue. This is a dangerous problem.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11423768|
|Consumer Location:||SALT LAKE CITY, UT|
The auto start/stop feature of this vehicle is horrible, on several occasions I've almost gotten into an accident turning at an intersection. The engine loses power for 2-3 seconds despite pushing the gas pedal all the way down. I've also scared pedestrians at cross walks on several occasions when the vehicle is at a full stop but then suddenly lunges forward at them. The sensors on this vehicle are also very faulty. The ones that are supposed to open the rear hatch do not work despite me waving my feet and hands under them for several seconds at a time. The key fob also doesn't open the rear hatch like it's supposed to. And the sensors to detect objects around the perimeter go off all the time without any apparent reason. I've had the vehicle in for multiple service visits and none of these issues have been resolved.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11421654|
|Consumer Location:||HOUSTON, TX|
The contact owns a 2019 Audi Q8. The contact stated that while attempting to exit the vehicle by pulling the interior door handles, the doors would not immediately open. The failure had occurred on the front driver and passenger side doors along with the rear passenger door. The cause of the failure was not determined. The local dealer was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not yet contacted. The failure mileage was 16,000.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11418017|
|Consumer Location:||CAMPBELL, CA|
The spare tire is stored deflated and must be inflated for use. The factory tire pump overloads the circuit and blows a fuse. For all practical purposes, my vehicle was shipped without a spare tire which is a significant safety and security issue. This failure has occurred twice during roadside emergencies (loss of tire pressure). My dealer technician confirmed and recreated the circuit overload but offered no 'fix'. There are reports in online forums of similar experiences and the 'fix' appears to be replacement of the factory tire pump. My dealer has not been cooperative / timely with this proposed 'fix'.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11373792|
|Consumer Location:||PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL|
I'M VERY UPSET WITH NHTSA AND AUDI. I SUBMITTED A COMPLAINT WITH NHTSA ON 10/22/20 AND THE COMPLAINT NUMBER IS 11365744. AGAIN AS STATED IN MY COMPLAINT THIS IS AN ACTUAL SAFETY ISSUE. I THEN TOOK THE VEHICLE INTO THE DEALERSHIP FOR THEM TO LOOK AT THE PROBLEM. WELL IT TURNS OUT THAT THE DEALERSHIP'S SERVICE DEPARTMENT HAS HAD A NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS JUST LIKE MINE. IT ALSO TURNS OUT THAT AUDI HAS A FIX FOR THE PROBLEM. THE FIX IS A SOFTWARE UPDATE 37M6. I'M GLAD THE ISSUE HAS BEEN FIXED ON MY VEHICLE BUT THE REAL ISSUE IS THAT NHTSA AND AUDI ARE AWARE OF THIS FIX BUT BOTH OF THESE ENTITIES ARE NOT REQUIRING THE FIX TO BE MADE VIA A GOV'T ISSUED RECALL. AUDI CALLS THIS FIX A "CAMPAIGN". AUDI IS AVOIDING THE STANDARD PRACTICES OF NHTSA BY REFERRING TO THIS PROBLEM AND FIX AS A CAMPAIGN WHICH IS OUTSIDE OF THE NORMAL TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN AND SAFETY RECALL PROCESS. HAS NO ONE AT NHTSA OR AUDI LEARNED THE LESSONS OF THE GM DEBACLE WITH THE IGNITION SWITCH. THIS COVER UP BY NHTSA/DOT AND AUDI IS A COMPLETE AN UTTER DISGRACE. TO ALLOW AUDI TO OPERATE OUTSIDE OF THE NHTSA SYSTEM IS A COMPLETE FAILURE. NHTSA NEEDS TO MANDATE AUDI ISSUE A SAFETY RECALL ASAP!
|NHTSA ID Number:||11365744|
|Consumer Location:||PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL|
OUR A8 HAS ISSUES WITH LAG TIME WHEN ACCELERATING FROM A STOP OR A SLOW SPEED OF LESS THEN 10 MPH. THE VEHICLE SEEMS TO STOP RUNNING PRIOR TO A FULL STOP AND IF THE ACCELERATOR IS DEPRESSED NOTHING HAPPENS FOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS. THIS IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LEAVES US AT RISK OF BEING INJURED OR KILLED. THIS ISSUE STARTED JUST A FEW MONTHS AFTER PURCHASE AND HAS GOTTEN CONTINUALLY WORSE. WE HAVE ALSO ENCOUNTERED THIS ISSUE EVEN AFTER A FULL STOP AND THEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE FROM A FULL STOP. IT HAS EVEN HAPPENED WHEN DRIVING ON AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY WHEN TRYING TO PASS ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE DELAY IN ACCELERATION IS VERY DISCONCERTING AND DANGEROUS TO SAY THE LEAST.*DT*JB
|NHTSA ID Number:||11359764|
|Consumer Location:||EVANSTON, IL|
AFTER MOST RECENT SOFTWARE UPDATE, THE BACKUP CAMERA DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY ENGAGE OR DISPLAYS A BLACK SCREEN. THE BACKUP CAMERA PREVIOUSLY WORKED FINE. OTHER TIMES, IT WILL DISPLAY THE FRONT FACING CAMERA INSTEAD OF THE REAR CAMERA DESPITE BEING IN REVERSE.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11355473|
|Consumer Location:||UNION CITY, GA|
EVERY TIME IT RAINS THE TECHNOLOGY SENSORS MALFUNCTION EX: THE BLIND SPOT, LANE CHANGE ASSIST, INTERSECTION ASSIST, AUDI PRE SENSE, AND REAR CROSS-TRAFFIC ASSIST. ALSO THE CENTER CONSOLE HAS BLACKED OUT OF A FEW OCCASION WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS IDLE AND MOVING. AND OVERTIME I HAVE BROUGHT IT IN FOR REPAIR AND SHOWED THE VIDEO, THEY STATE THE DIAGNOSTIC DOES NOT PICK UP ANY ERRORS AND THAT THE VEHICLE IS PERFORMING PROPERLY DESPITE THE VIDEOS I HAVE PROVIDED. THE FINAL RESULT IS ALWAYS THEY HAVE PERFORMED A SOFTWARE UPDATE!
|NHTSA ID Number:||11342369|
|Consumer Location:||SCRANTON, PA|
I LEASED THIS 2019 AUDI Q8 IN DECEMBER 2018 FROM MY LOCAL AUDI DEALER AND IT HAS HAD SO MANY TECHNICAL ISSUES FROM THE START. I'VE HAD IT IN FOR SERVICE ISSUES 5 OR 6 TIMES. IT KEPT SHOWING THE OIL SYMBOL AND SAID THERE WAS TOO MUCH OIL AND WAS CHECKED AND THEY SAID IT WAS JUST A COMPUTER ISSUE. THEN THEY REPLACED A PART AND IT HAPPENED AGAIN NOT LONG AFTER. THEY THEN CLAIM THE REPLACEMENT PART WAS FAULTY. SINCE THE BEGINNING, IT HAS HAD ISSUES ACCELERATING WHEN IT IS IN THE ENERGY SAVING MODE, WHICH IS DEFAULT AND YOU HAVE TO DISABLE IT EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU USE THE CAR. THE CHECK ENGINE LINE HAS BEEN ILLUMINATED MULTIPLE TIMES AND WHEN SERVICED, THEY CLAIM IT IS SAFE TO DRIVE AND THAT AUDI IS WORKING ON A COMPUTER FIX TO THIS PROBLEM. NOW THE "DRIVE SYSTEM: MALFUNCTION! PLEASE CONTACT SERVICE" LIGHT IS CONSTANTLY ILLUMINATING AS IS THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT (PICTURE ATTACHED). THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST EXPENSIVE CAR I HAVE EVER HAD AND IT HAS HAD MORE ISSUES THAN ANY OTHER CAR I HAVE HAD. I'M NOW VERY CONCERNED THAT I AM PUTTING MYSELF AT RISK FOR DRIVING THIS CAR.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11317946|
|Consumer Location:||GREAT NECK, NY|
THE CAR WILL UNPREDICTABLY LOSE ALL POWER FOR 2-3 SECONDS. THIS HAS MORE THAN ONCE NEARLY CAUSED A FATAL ACCIDENT!!!!!!! THE MANUFACTURER IS AWARE OF THE PROBLEM BUT UNABLE OR REFUSING TO FIX IT. PLEASE SAVE LIVES TODAY AND RECALL THE CAR.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11317085|
|Consumer Location:||PITTSBURGH, PA|
WHEN DRIVING IN ANY STANDARD DRIVING MODE, WHEN YOU START TO COME TO A STOP WITH AUTO S/S ENABLED (E.G. SLOW DOWN) TO LESS THAN 6MPH, THEN ACCELERATE AGAIN, THERE IS A CONSIDERABLE LAG FOR THE VEHICLE TO START ACCELERATING AGAIN (ABOUT 1-2 SECONDS). THIS IS ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS WHEN MAKING LEFT TURNS WHEN THERE IS CROSS TRAFFIC AS THE VEHICLE OFTEN DRIFTS INTO THE INTERSECTION AND YOU CAN'T QUICKLY ACCELERATE AWAY. HAVE HAD MANY CLOSE CALLS AND THE ISSUE IS EASILY REPLICABLE ON ANY 2019 Q8.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11316725|
|Consumer Location:||CHATTANOOGA, TN|
AUTO START/STOP IS SO LAGGY WHEN RE'STARTING THE ENGINE, ESPECIALLY AT LARGE CROSSINGS W HEAVY TRAFFIC OR ROUNDABOUTS. I HAD ALMOST 5 ACCIDENTS IN THE PAST YEAR BECAUSE YOU ANTICIPATE ONCOMING TRAFFIC AND FROM EXPERIENCE YOU KNOW YOU CAN EASILY TURN OR GO, AND THEN YOU JUST ROLL A BIT AND THERE IS NOTHING HAPPENING AND YOU HAVE NO CHANCE TO DO ANYTHING.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11316645|
|Consumer Location:||ROHNERT PARK, CA|
WHEN START/STOP SYSTEM IS ENABLED, THE ENGINE WILL SHUT OFF WHEN COASTING TO A STOP. IF YOU TRY TO ACCELERATE IT TAKES 2-3 SECONDS FOR THE CAR TO ACCELERATE. THIS IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS ON LEFT HAND YIELD TURNS WHERE THERE IS ONCOMING TRAFFIC. THIS PROBLEM CAN BE SOLVED BY TURNING OFF THE START/STOP SYSTEMS OR PUTTING THE TRANSMISSION INTO SPORT MODE WHICH WILL AUTOMATICALLY TURN OFF THE START/STOP SYSTEM. IN ADDITION, THE CAR DOES NOT REMEMBER YOUR SETTING WHEN THE CAR IS TURNED OFF. SO EVERYTIME YOU START THE VEHICLE YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER TO TURN OFF THE START/STOP SYSTEMS. AUDI DEALER ASKNOWLDEGED THE ISSUE AND PERFORMED UPDATE, BUT THE ISSUE STILL PERSISTS.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11315940|
|Consumer Location:||LAS VEGAS, NV|
THE VEHICLE HAS MAJOR THROTTLE LAG FROM A STOP STATE OF THE CAR, IF YOU ARE NOT AWARE, THE VEHICLE WILL LAG ON ACCELERATION AND SUDDEN JERK FORWARD AT FULL SPEED WHICH IS A MAJOR SAFETY HAZARD IF YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION. THE TURBOS TAKE TOO LONG TO SEND POWER TO THE WHEELS AND RESULT IS SUDDEN ACCELERATION.
|NHTSA ID Number:||11315572|
|Consumer Location:||HILLSBOROUGH, NJ|
THROTTLE LAG FROM A NEAR (BUT NOT FULL) STOP. IF COMING TO ROLLING STOP, FROM 1-8 MPH, AND THEN HIT ACCELERATOR, THE CAR ENGINE REVS BUT NO ACCELERATION TO VEHICLE. AFTER A 2-3 SECOND DELAY, CAR WILL LUNGE AND ACCELERATE NORMALLY. SCARY WHEN NEED TO ACCELERATE FROM A NEAR ROLLING STOP. LEFT HAND TURNS ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS. EXPLAINED ISSUE TO DEALER, AND Q8 CAR FORUMS HAVE SAME ISSUE. DEALER SAYS FUNCTIONING "NORMAL", WHICH I DISAGREE IT IS NOT. I HAVE TRIED ALL SETTINGS FOR START/STOP, TRANSMISSION SETTINGS, ETC., AND NOTHING FULLY ALLEVIATES THE PROBLEM. THIS IS NOT EPISODIC AND A CONSISTENT, REPRODUCIBLE DANGEROUS ISSUE.