25k service and more - 2008 Audi R8 Model Long-Term Road Test

2008 Audi R8 Long Term Road Test

2008 Audi R8: 25k service and more

December 12, 2008


We put off a couple of fixes on the R8 while waiting or the odometer to hit 25,000. So when the magic number arrived there was quite a bit on the agenda. Santa Monica Audi addressed the issue in an (almost) timely manner. The breakdown:

25k service: Change oil and filter, perform safety checks, correct all fluid levels and adjust tire pressures. ($295)

Parking brake pad: During inspection the tech discovered the parking brake pad was separating in chunks. Could have been caused by driving with the brake on they tell us. Whatever the cause the end result was the same. Replace the pad. ($295)

Key fob inop: The key fob battery checked out fine, so they removed and replaced the door lock remote control. When locking the door manually the tech found the lock mechanism had also failed. The door panel was removed to access the lock cylinder, which was also replaced. (no charge)

Rough idle during cold starts: To fix this problem the dealer removed and replaced eight fouled spark plugs. New plugs didn't really fix the issue, but they were free. (no charge)

Creaking noise from center armrest: Remove and replace handbrake handle stop. (no charge)

Hood latch misaligned: Trunk compartment was removed to access and adjust the release cable, then reinstalled. (no charge)

Total Cost: $609.20

Days out of Service: 7

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 25,000 miles

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