What is an "advanced" auto battery the A8L allegedly has? And will I be able to get this battery myself?

PamelaBW
0

Asked by PamelaBW Jan 25, 2013 at 09:29 PM about the 2013 Audi A8

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just bought a 2013 Audi A8L. However, the dealership from which it was shipped, failed to let the car's brains know
it was there & installed; therefore, brains did not know to keep battery charged. A day later and car didn't start! It's
now back at my dealership waiting on an "advanced battery" to arrive from GERMANY for God's sake to be installed
and properly synched with car's brains---or something like that. Also, my user guide is in my vehicle at dealership,
and the loaner A8L does not have one in glove compartment. I mean really . . .

4 Answers

joef
3,305

Probably not. Just wait for it to come in from Germany...

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
tenspeed
52,295

You can buy the battery after market but you will need to tell the MMI system that the battery has been changed. You either go back to the dealer or buy a Vag-Com cable that connects the cat to a lap top computer to read/change settings. Go to AudiWorld.com for more details - they have a bunch of A8 owners

Best Answer
PamelaBW
0

Thanks. Think I've got it! Will certainly go to AudiWorld.com to check out details. Am also going to dealership tomorrow to visit car and head of service department now that I'm armed with some info.I did at least learn in meantime that the battery is in the TRUNK---after opening hood and not seeing anything that resembled a battery there . . .

tenspeed
52,295

Batteries are being stowed in the trunk or under the back seat in some makes. Batteries never liked sitting up there in the engine heat. Audi has enough weight in the front with the Quattro drive system. Your next step is to join http://www.audiclubna.org/ and get 6% off of MSRP on your next A8.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

A8
Looking for a Used A8 in your area?
CarGurus has 2,177 nationwide A8 listings starting at $1,900.
ZIP:

Search Audi A8 Questions

Audi A8 Experts

#1 Alexander Sryeznikov
Alexander Sryeznikov
Reputation 70
#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 70
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 60
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 7 Series"
214 Great Deals out of 5,391 listings starting at $2,495
Used Audi A6"
139 Great Deals out of 6,520 listings starting at $1,977
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class"
280 Great Deals out of 7,112 listings starting at $2,500
Used Audi A7"
21 Great Deals out of 1,212 listings starting at $35,995
Used Audi S8"
8 Great Deals out of 356 listings starting at $20,200
Used Audi Q7"
63 Great Deals out of 3,847 listings starting at $11,988
Used Lexus LS 460"
103 Great Deals out of 2,387 listings starting at $16,990
Used BMW 5 Series"
626 Great Deals out of 15,548 listings starting at $1,500
Used Audi R8"
10 Great Deals out of 356 listings starting at $74,996
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class"
831 Great Deals out of 16,597 listings starting at $1,595
Used BMW 6 Series"
87 Great Deals out of 3,066 listings starting at $12,500
Used Audi A4"
336 Great Deals out of 9,912 listings starting at $1,800
Used Jaguar XJ-Series"
71 Great Deals out of 2,092 listings starting at $2,695
Used Land Rover Range Rover"
122 Great Deals out of 2,347 listings starting at $2,900
Used Audi A5"
82 Great Deals out of 2,683 listings starting at $17,991

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Audi A8 For Sale
1,350 listings
2014 Audi A8 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 240 listings starting at $63,657
2013 Audi A8 For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 139 listings starting at $48,995
2012 Audi A8 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 98 listings starting at $41,800
2011 Audi A8 For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 170 listings starting at $32,994