1996 AUDI A8

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

2 Recalls for 1996 AUDI A8

Recall Date Component Summary
August 14, 2008 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 13,900 MY 1996-2003 AUDI A8 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. THE LOCKING CABLE MAY MOVE OUT OF POSITION OVER TIME. WITH THE LOCKING CABLE OUT OF POSITION, THE SHIFTER CAN BE MOVED OUT OF THE “PARK” POSITION EVEN IF THE IGNITION KEY IS NOT IN THE IGNITION LOCK.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION LOCKING CABLE BY INSTALLING AN ADJUSTING PIECE THAT WILL SECURE THE LOCKING CABLE IN PLACE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AUDI AT 1-800-822-2834.

October 8, 1997 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE DISCHARGE OF STATIC ELECTRICITY UNDER LOW HUMIDITY CONDITIONS CAN ACTIVATE THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG WHEN THE DRIVER ENTERS OR EXITS THE VEHICLE AND FORMS AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT BY TOUCHING CERTAIN AREAS OF THE STEERING WHEEL.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A GROUND WIRE ON THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 1996 AUDI A8

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1 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 1996 AUDI A8

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Date Component  
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
ODI Number: 714891
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0 Investigations for 1996 AUDI A8

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Manufacturers tell dealers about repairs for on your car. But they won’t tell you – unless you know to ask. Knowledge is power.

21 Service Alerts for 1996 AUDI A8

Date Description
April 25, 2013 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants.

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June 20, 2013 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Discontinuation and mixing of Audi-approved engine coolants.

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June 28, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

This special notice is to inform dealers to return all part numbers listed in the document and order the superseded part numbers going forward.

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July 31, 2017 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

This informational bulletin contains technical information for when there is condensation visible on the inside of the headlight, taillight, fog light, side marker light, front turn signal, daytime running lights, and/or third brake light l

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March 3, 2017 350000 EQUIPMENT

Due to increasing requests for high voltage personal protective equipment (HVE PPE) for dealer technicians working with high voltage vehicles (Hybrid, Plugin Hybrid, Electric Vehicle), the Volkswagen Tools and Equipment Team has identified

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October 19, 2016 200000 WHEELS

This information TSB provides information regarding the correct way to torque adjust a wheel bolt.

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August 5, 2013 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

This document contains information on the Audi side assist update.

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November 7, 2007 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOISTURE ACCUMULATION. *NJ

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November 19, 2008 203000 WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS

AUDI: WHEEL BOLTS REQUIRE TORQUE ADJUSTMENT. TORQUE STICKS AND TORQUE EXTENSION BARS ARE NOT APPROVED BY AUDI OF AMERICA, INC. AND SHOULD NOT BE USED TO APPLY TORQUE TO WHEEL BOLTS. ALL AUDI MODELS INCLUDED. *PE

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February 26, 2007 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 121100 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:CONCEALMENT DEVICES

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 122000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:FOG LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 123000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 124000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BACK UP LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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February 26, 2007 127000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HAZARD FLASHING WARNING LIGHTS

EXTERIOR LIGHTS, MOSITURE ACCUMULATION. *PE

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April 3, 1998 162200 STRUCTURE:BODY:BUMPERS

REPLACING DAMAGED CLIPS FOR FRONT BUMPER. *YC

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February 26, 2007 121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

HEADLIGHT AIMING, USING HELLA UNIVERSAL BEAMSETTER. *KB

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July 1, 2015 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

AUDI: ENGINE, ON SOME VEHICLES, WOULD RUN IRREGULARLY OR HAVE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON OR POSSIBLE FILTER ELEMENT FOR CAMSHAFT ADJUSTMENT VALVE CAN LOOSEN AND IN OIL CIRCUIT, THERE IS NO DAMAGE FROM LOOSENED PARTICLES. MODEL AL

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April 28, 2004 021530 SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

SERVICE ACTION TO INSPECT LOWER CONTROL ARM SEALS. *TT

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December 9, 2013 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

AUDI: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, USE CALIBRATED TORQUE WRENCH AND NOT TORQUE STICKS, TORQUE EXTENSION BARS AND IMPACT GUNS/WRENCHES NOT APPROVED FOR USAGE ON WHEEL BOLTS BY MANUFACTURER, THAT CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO BRAKE, STEERING WHEEL, HUB. MODE

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