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Audi A8 / S8 and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending September 30, 2016

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
26 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 18500 miles driven2015 Audi A4 / S4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  26 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 18500 miles driven
43 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 25900 miles driven2014 Audi A4 / S4
[?] see reported repairs
  43 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 25900 miles driven
68 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 39500 miles driven

Refreshed for this model year.
2013
Audi A4 / S4
[?] see reported repairs
  68 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 39500 miles driven

Refreshed for this model year.
35 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 48900 miles driven2012 Audi S4
[?] see reported repairs
  35 vehicles, 11.4 months per vehicle, 48900 miles driven
26 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 59200 miles driven2012 Audi A4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  26 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 59200 miles driven
29 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 70100 miles driven

Multiple reports of mechatronics problems with the S4's DSG transmission. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
2011
Audi A4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  29 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 70100 miles driven

Multiple reports of mechatronics problems with the S4's DSG transmission. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
36 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 62100 miles driven

Multiple reports of mechatronics problems with the S4's DSG transmission. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
2011
Audi S4
[?] see reported repairs
  36 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 62100 miles driven

Multiple reports of mechatronics problems with the S4's DSG transmission. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
38 vehicles, 10.7 months per vehicle, 57700 miles driven

Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings. Some recent reports of mechatronics repairs with the DSG transmission in the S4, but less common recently than in the past.
2010
Audi S4
[?] see reported repairs
  38 vehicles, 10.7 months per vehicle, 57700 miles driven

Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings. Some recent reports of mechatronics repairs with the DSG transmission in the S4, but less common recently than in the past.
28 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 92700 miles driven2007 Audi A4 Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  28 vehicles, 11.3 months per vehicle, 92700 miles driven
40 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 117100 miles driven

Includes 2005.5. First model year of the B7 A4.
2006
Audi A4
[?] see reported repairs
  40 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 117100 miles driven

Includes 2005.5. First model year of the B7 A4.

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Audi A8 / S8 vs. Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Audi A8 / S8 and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 reliability data provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Audi A8 / S8s and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4s with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Audi A8 / S8s and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4s that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Audi A8 / S8 and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Audi A8 / S8 and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 have been recently.

To see how frequently Audi A8 / S8 and Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Audi A8 / S8

Audi A8 / S8 Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Sedan, ext. 330-horsepower 4.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
MANY MANY COMPLIMENTS ON THIS CAR. IT IS NOTICED AND COMMENTED UPON REGULARLY EVEN BY PEOPLE WHO DO NOT KNOW YOU. see full Audi A8 / S8 review
2004 4dr Sedan, ext. 330-horsepower 4.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Top of the line. Limosine Luxury. Audi name. see full Audi A8 / S8 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Audi A4 / S4 / RS4

Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Wagon turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Audi now rivals Mercedes and Porsche for brand image. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2009 4dr Sedan turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
great brand see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2007 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Audi-for people who can park themselves, right? this is the brand for people who know better. quattro baby! see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2007 4dr Wagon turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual AWD
I focused on the A4 Avant in part due to many reviews of this model vs other "comparable" vehicles. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Overall I like the styles, though they need to work on interior design. Here again, the TT designers did great on interior, A4 less so but ok. Audi brand reputation and image to me is one of style plus excellent handling. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2006 4dr Sedan turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Audi is a high-class brand. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2006 4dr Sedan 340-horsepower 4.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Audi is competent without being flashy. Confident without being cocky. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2005 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Love German Cars see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2005 4dr Wagon 340-horsepower 4.2L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I am an avid Audi fan. I have always followed their racing efforts as well as their production cars. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2003 4dr Wagon turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual AWD
Audi is a luxury brand. It is clearly the vehicle I would like to be associated with. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed manual AWD
Not as well regarded as mercedes or bmw see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review
2002 4dr Sedan turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4
5-speed manual FWD
This car was taken to the dealership during the initial free maint period of 50,000 miles. I always provided my own synthetic oil as the dealership wouldn't use synthetic if they provided the oil. After 50K, I did attempt to use the dealership on a couple of occasions only to be shocked at the high dollar quotes for the most simple of repairs. They wanted $900 to replace the cam shaft seals. $1800 for timing belt kit install. The dealer attitude is that owner repairs are only done by fools at their own peril. My experience with this car has led me to understand that Audi vehicles do require more maintenance and attention than your average Japanese brands. It is a German car and there are engineering qualities that I admire. But it ain't a spaceship requiring a highly skilled scientist to work on it. Given this snooty attitude I experienced at the dealeship, I wish Audi (Service Reps) would be less about making a buck and more about pleasing the customer. Audi cars are fine vehicles. However, if you want to own one, try to do some of your own maint and repairs. I see too many negative comments in other review forums related to the high cost of ownership due to repairs at dealerships. I understand that some folks can't or won't work on their own vehicles. If this is your situation, I would not recommend an Audi. see full Audi A4 / S4 / RS4 review