Originally Posted by A8LLover
I've just purchased an '04 A8L. Wish I had found this site before so that I would have seen the warnings about the '04 but what are you going to do. I'm purchasing an extended warranty so cross my fingers and hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
Anyway the car I just bought has the same problem as described above. After a couple of miles or so it just disappears on it's own. I'm not too worried about it at the moment but what do you thing the long term effects could be?
Read Auditech79's advice... I had the SAME issue. After 4 times at the dealer and had told them to check the bushings,they always came back to "there fine". BS!!! FINALLY, they actually looked at them and replaced all of the bushings and upper control arms...
PRESTO!!! Problem solved!
I think some of the techs may get a little lazy, but THEY KNOW this is a common issue.
Audi uses the SAME bushings on the A4's, A6's, as they do on the A8 (design flaw).
MAKE them replace the upper control arm bushings!!!