2016 Audi Maintenance Schedule - All Models

2016 Audi Maintenance Schedule

If you are unsure when you should bring your Audi in for scheduled maintenance or which services are to be performed on your vehicle, ask an authorized Audi Service Advisor at Audi North Atlanta. Our advisors are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the care of your Audi. If it's time for your vehicle's routine maintenance, you can schedule an appointment online for service at Audi North Atlanta. We are conveniently located on Alpharetta Highway in Roswell, GA.

Service intervals in miles

 5,000 miles1
 Standard Maintenance Service with tire rotation
 15,0002 miles
 Major Maintenance Service with additional items
 25,000 miles
 Standard Maintenance Service
 35,000 miles
 Major Maintenance Service with additional items
 45,000 miles
 Standard Maintenance Service
 55,000 miles
 Major Maintenance Service with additional items
 65,000 miles
 Standard Maintenance Service
 75,000 miles
 Major Maintenance Service with additional items
 85,000 miles
 Standard Maintenance Service
 95,000 miles
 Major Maintenance Service with additional items
 105,000 miles
 Standard Maintenance Service
 110,000 miles
 Timing Belt Replacement (Audi TTS only)
 115,000 miles
 Major Maintenance Service with additional items
 125,000 miles
 Standard Maintenance Service with additional items
 130,000 miles
 Timing Belt Replacement (2.0L TDI & Audi A3 e-tron only)
 135,000 miles
 Major Maintenance Service with additional items
 145,000 miles
 Standard Maintenance Service
 155,000 miles
 Major Maintenance Service with additional items

1First standard maintenance service at 5,000 miles or 1 year after delivery, whichever occurs first. Standard maintenance services thereafter occur at intervals of 10,000 miles or 1 year after the last standard maintenance service, whichever occurs first.
2First major maintenance service at 15,000 miles or 2 years after delivery, whichever occurs first. Major maintenance services thereafter occur at intervals of 20,000 miles or 2 years after the last major maintenance service, whichever occurs first.

The intervals shown in this table are based on vehicles operating under normal conditions. In case of severe condi-tions, such as extremely low temperatures, excessive dust, etc., it is necessary for certain operations to be carried out in between the given intervals. This applies particularly to engine oil changes and the cleaning or replacing of the air cleaner filter element.

Time-sensitive maintenance items

 Service interval by time (and mileage where applicable)
 Maintenance item
 Every 2 years regardless of mileage
 Replace brake fluid (all vehicles)
 Every 2 years regardless of mileage
 Check cloth top function and rollover protection with cloth top down (Audi A5 Cabriolet, S5 Cabriolet, R8 Spyder only)
 Every 2 years regardless of mileage
 Crash active headrest - Check function (Audi A8 only)
 Every 3 years regardless of mileage
 Haldex clutch - Replace oil (Audi A3, Q3, TT, & TTS only)
 Every 4 years regardless of mileage
 AdBlue® Fluid - Replace only if AdBlue has not been filled within the last 4 years (Audi A6 3.0L TDI, A7 3.0L TDI, A8 3.0L TDI, Audi Q5 3.0L TDI, Audi Q7 3.0L TDI only)
 

Standard Maintenance Service

First at 5,000 miles or 1 year after delivery, whichever occurs first. Thereafter, every 10,000 miles or one year, whichever occurs first.

  • AdBlue fluid - Fill completely with fresh fluid (maximum capacity: 24 liters)
  • Brake system - Check for damage and leaks, thickness of pads, and brake fluid level
  • Brake system - Check that the vent caps are mounted on calipers and check the condition of the brake hoses
  • Cooling system for electrical components - Check coolant level according to description in ElsaPro (Audi A3 e-tron only)
  • Engine oil/oil filter - Change oil and replace filter
  • Engine compartment - Check for leaks
  • On-board diagnosis - Check (flex fuel vehicles only)
  • Service reminder indicator display - Reset display
  • Tires and spare wheel - Check for wear and damage. Check tire pressure. Reset Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Water separator in fuel filter: Remove water (Audi A3 TDI and Q7 TDI models)
  • Windshield washer and headlight washing system - Add fluid if necessary. Check adjustment and function
  • Wiper blades - Check condition and replace if necessary

Addition item at 5,000 miles or 1 year after delivery, whichever occurs first.

  • Rotate tires. Reset TPMS.

Major Maintenance Service

First at 15,000 miles or two years, whichever occurs first. Thereafter, every 20,000 miles or two years, whichever occurs first.

  • 12 volt (small) side battery located in the trunk compartment on the left side - check for clean terminals (no corrosion), properly mounted housing and no damage; replace if necessary (Audi Q5 hybrid only)
  • Automatic transmission and final drive - Check for leaks
  • Battery - Check for clean terminals (no corrosion), properly mounted housing and no damage; replace if necessary. Also, check the acid level of battery only if the level can be seen through the housing and fill if necessary (except Audi Q5 hybrid)
  • Charging socket - Check for damage and make sure the socket is dry (Audi A3 e-tron only)
  • Crash active headrest - Check function (Audi A8 only)
  • Cooling system - Check coolant level and add coolant if necessary
  • Doors - Lubricate door hinges, straps, locks, and hood latch
  • Drive shafts - Check boots
  • Dust and pollen filter - Replace filter
  • Exhaust system - Check for damage and leaks
  • Front latch for Cabriolet roof - Lubricate (Audi A3 Cabriolet, A5 Cabriolet, and S5 Cabriolet)
  • Front headlights - Check adjustment
  • Front lighting - Check function of parking lights, low beams, high beams, fog lights, blinkers & hazard lights
  • Front and rear axle - Check for excessive play. Check dust seals on ball joints and tie rod ends
  • Horn - Check function
  • Instrument cluster - Check warning and indicator lights
  • Interior lights - Check all interior lights and glove box compartment illumination
  • Manual transmission and final drive - Check for leaks
  • On-board tool kit- Check for completeness
  • Panorama sunroof systems - Clean guide rails and lubricate with grease according to description in ElsaPro
  • Plenum Panel - Remove cover for plenum panel to check water drain and clean if necessary (all models except Audi A3 and Q3)
  • Rear lighting - Check function of brake lights (including third brake light), tail lights, back-up lights, rear fog lights, license plate lights, blinkers & hazard lights, and trunk light
  • Rear spoiler hinges - Lubricate according to description in ElsaPro
  • Road test - Check engine performance, clutch, manual/auto transmission, braking (including hand and foot brake), steering, wheels, wheel bearings, drive shaft, horn, hybrid vehicles (electric drive for operational readiness)
  • Rollover protection - Check function with soft top down (Audi A5 Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet only)
  • Safety belts - Check clip for belt tongue and check function of all safety belts
  • Snow screen for air cleaner - Clean (Audi A4, S4, allroad, A5, A5 Cabriolet, S5, S5 Cabriolet, Audi Q5, SQ5, and Q5 hybrid only)
  • Sunroof systems - Check function
  • Tire repair set - Check for completeness and renewal date (where applicable)
  • Underbody - Check for damage and leaks
  • Visual check - Check the chassis for possible paint damage and corrosion, from the inside and outside with the doors as well as hood and trunk lids open
  • Visual check - Check that the wheel house liners, underbody panelling and lines are correctly mounted

Additional Maintenance Items

Perform at 15,000 miles and thereafter every 20,000 miles.

  • Fuel filter - Replace (A3 2.0L TDI, Audi Q5 3.0L TDI, A6 3.0L TDI, A7 3.0L TDI, Audi Q7 3.0L TDI, A8 3.0L TDI only)
  • DSG/S tronic - Change MTF oil for fearbox (RS 5 only)
  • Air Cleaner - Clean the housing and replace filter element (RS 5 only)

Perform first at 35,000 miles and thereafter every 40,000 miles.

  • Dust and pollen filter - Replace filter
  • DSG/S tronic - Change ATF oil and replace transmission filter element for clutch hydraulics (A3, TT, TTS, S5, S5 Cabriolet, RS 5, S6, and S7 only)
  • DSG/S tronic - Change ATF oil for clutch hydraulics (Audi A3 e-tron and A6 front wheel drive only)
  • Rear sport differential - Change ATF for clutch hydraulics and differential oil (RS7 only)
  • Air cleaner3 - Clean housing and replace filter element only on the following vehicles: S6, S7, RS7, A8 3.0L V6 TDI, A8 3.0L V6 TFSI, A8 4.0L V8 TFSI, and TTS

3The S8 4.0L V8 TFSI engine is not included in this interval. It must be performed first at 55,000 miles and thereafter every 60,000 miles.

Perform first at 35,000 miles or 4 years, whichever occurs first. Thereafter, every 40,000 miles or 4 years, whichever occurs first.

  • Power steering fluid - Check fluid level (Audi Q7 only)
  • Brake discs - Check thickness
  • Interior lights - Check all interior lights, glove box compartment illumination, control lights, and MMI (if applicable)
  • Doors - Lubricate door hinges, straps, locks, and hood latch

Perform first at 35,000 miles or 6 years, whichever occurs first. Thereafter, every 40,000 miles or 6 years, whichever comes first.

  • Spark plugs4 - Replace only on the following vehicles: all vehicles with the 4.0L V8 TFSI, A8L with the W12 and all vehicles (except Audi Q3) with the 2.0L TFSI (except 2.0L Flex Fuel engines), and A3 e-Tron with the 1.4T engine

4Excludes 2.0L TFSI Flex Fuel engines.

Perform first at 35,000 miles or 6 years, whichever occurs first. Thereafter, every 30,000 miles or 6 years, whichever occurs first.

  • Spark plugs - Replace (2.0L TFSI Flex Fuel engines only)

Perform first at 55,000 miles and thereafter every 60,000 miles.

  • Air cleaner5 - Clean the housing and replace the filter element (except: RS5, TTS, S6, S7, RS7, A8 with the 3.0L V6 TFSI, 3.0L V6 TDI and 4.0L V8 TFSI)
  • Ribbed V-belt - Replace only the belt for the compressor drive (front belt) (all vehicles with the 3.0L V6 TFSI)
  • Tiptronic gear box: Change ATF (Q5 Hybrid only)

5The air cleaner replacement at this interval includes the S8 4.0L V8 TFSI engine.

Perform at 55,000 miles or 6 years, whichever occurs first. Thereafter, every 60,000 miles or 6 years, whichever occurs first.

  • Spark plugs - Replace (A3 with the 1.8L TFSI, Audi Q3 2.0L TFSI, and vehicles with the 3.0L V6 TFSI, 4.2L V8 FSI & 5.2L V10 FSI engines only)

Perform at 75,000 miles and thereafter every 80,000 miles.

  • Ribbed V-belt - Check condition and replace if necessary. Check tension of belt drive with a manual tensioner and retension if necessary

Perform every 110,000 miles.

  • Timing belt - Replace. Check condition of timing belt tensioning system, dampening pulleys, and idler pulleys and replace if necessary (Audi TTS only)

Perform after the first 115,000 miles or 110,000 miles after a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) replacement.

  • Diesel Partciulate Filter (DPF) - Check ash loading according to manufacturer work procedure; replace6 if necessary (vehicles with diesel engines only)

6If DPF replacement is not necessary, perform check every 20,000 miles thereafter until replacement becomes necessary

Perform every 130,000 miles.

  • Timing belt - Replace. Check condition of timing belt tensioning system, dampening pulleys, and idler pulleys and replace if necessary (A3 2.0L TDI models and Audi A3 e-tron only)

Oil Capacity Chart

 Model Engine Engine Oil (approx. qty. w/ filter change)
 Audi Oil Spec**
 A3 1.8L TFSI 170hp
 5.2L (5.4 qt)VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30 or SAE 0W-40
 A3 2.0L TFSI 220hp
 5.7L (6.0 qt)VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 A3 2.0L TDI 150hp
 5.5L (5.8 qt)VW 507 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 S3 2.0 TFSI 292hp
 5.7L (6.0 qt)VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 A4
 2.0L TFSI 220hp
 4.5L (4.7 qt)VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 S4
 3.0L V6 333hp
 6.8L (7.2 qt)VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 A5 2.0L TFSI 220hp
 4.5L (4.7 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 S5 3.0L V6 333hp
 6.8L (7.2 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 A6 2.0L TFSI 252hp
 4.7L (5.0 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 A6 3.0L TFSI 333hp
 6.8L (7.2 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 A6 3.0L TDI 240hp
 6.4L (6.7 qt)
VW 507 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 S6 4.0L TFSI 450hp
8.7L (9.1 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 A7 3.0L TFSI 333hp
 6.8L (7.2 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 A7 3.0L TDI 240hp
 6.4L (6.7 qt)
VW 507 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 S7 4.0L FSI 450hp
 8.7L (9.1 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 RS7 4.0L FSI 560hp
 8.7L (9.1 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 A8/A8L 3.0L TFSI 333hp
 6.8L (7.1 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 A8/A8L 4.0L TFSI 450hp
 8.7L (9.1 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 A8L 3.0L TDI 240hp
 6.4L (6.7 qt)
VW 507 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 S8 4.0L TFSI 520hp
 8.7L (9.1 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 A8L 6.3L W12 500hp
 11.2L (11.8 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 Q3 2.0T 200hp
 4.5L (4.7 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 Q5 2.0L TFSI 220hp
 4.5L (4.7 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 Q5 Hybrid
 2.0L TFSI 211hp
 4.5L (4.7 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 Q5 3.0 V6 272hp
 6.8L (7.2 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 Q5 3.0L TDI V6 240hp
 6.4L (6.8 qt)
VW 507 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 SQ5 3.0L V6 354hp
 6.8L (7.2 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 TT 2.0L TFSI 220hp
 5.7L (6.0 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 TTS 2.0L TFSI 292hp
 5.7L (6.0 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40
 TTR 2.0L TFSI 220hp
 5.7L (6.0 qt)
VW 502 00**
Use synthetic oil SAE 5W-40, SAE 5W-30, or SAE 0W-40

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