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Audi A5 / S5 repairs by problem area

Engine (30%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (6%)

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Audi A5 / S5 body repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (40%)

Chart based on 10 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

4000 mi Broken sun visor clip 

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2014 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

450-horsepower 4.2L V8 7-speed automated manual AWD

14000 mi Chirping/squeaking came from loose rear bumper, which dealer fixed. 

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2013 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

17000 mi Weather strip at moonroof leading edge replaced MMI knob - top part fell off 
11000 mi Rear View Mirror came loose 

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2013 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Convertible

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

16000 mi The clip that holds the spare tire cover up in the trunk fell out of its hole. 
3000 mi Trim piece in interior was loose upon delivery of new car. 
8000 mi Glove box doesn't close 
5300 mi Convertible top stopped working 

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2012.5 Audi A5 / S5 2-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

32000 mi All roof seal changed 

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2012 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

50700 mi

US $40
Joystick for MMI 3G plus system popped off 

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2012 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

13000 mi Shifter knob was loose and had slight rotational play. Repaired by tightening shifter trim bolt. Warranty repair. 

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2012 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

23000 mi convertible top is fraying in multiple places. Currently 1.5 years old. Not covered by warranty. Audi says its "normal wear and tear" Proposed I pay 1/3 of replacement $1600 + tax. Im fighting this further. AofA made the proposal to me. BULL 
28000 mi Cabriolet top leaking around windshield corner on passenger side. Reported to be a bug clogging drain. Next rain storm, similar leak. 

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2012 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Convertible

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

21000 mi Leather cancer on left armrest, center console and gearshift. Very unsightly. Told by dealer since it was outside of 12 months, it was not covered under warranty. They could replace all 3 items but cost would exceed $1500. 

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2011 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

354-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

76000 mi

US $4762
Underside panels needed replacing. The plastic screws attaching them to the car are rubbish. One panel seemed to fall off. Another time I hit a large puddle during a rainstorm and water pressure just ripped it off.  

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2011 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

2000 mi Convertible top squeaked and made some noise. Was diagnosed as a bad convertible top control module and also poor seating of the convertible in the rear when top up. Repaired. rattles from windows, lubed trim solved problem 
37000 mi Convertible top originally replaced (2012) due to excess noise. Replaced poorly and recently started to come loose. Replaced again! Yes this car has had 3 new tops on it. 
6000 mi Passenger side window would not auto-up. Caused by faulty window trim attached to convertible top. Trim replaced. 

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2011 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable CVT FWD

33500 mi Converible top leaked into interior at passenger side windshield. Sealant/caulking applied as per TSB. Replacement of entire headliner due to staining. 
36000 mi Rear glass window had begun separating from convertible top. Could easily peel back fabric exposing gaps in the glue/sealant attaching glass to the roof. Dealer replaced entire convertible top. 
27000 mi Convertible top would not go completely up. Repeated attempts tried -- top would not completely seal. 

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2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

1000 mi Rear bumper was loose to the point of consistently squeaking over bumps. Very noticeable inside while driving. Dealer remounted bumper at no charge, car was less than a month old. 
7000 mi Rattle in dash, couldn't replicate. 

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2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

30380 mi Creaky sunroof in cold temperatures. They lubed the seals, and replaced a piece of loose trim. 
10000 mi Certain bass frequencies in the rear subwoofers while playing music cause the back package shelf to rattle. Audi dealer tested speakers instead, misunderstanding problem. Mgr reported it correctly, tech messed up. 

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2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

354-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

29000 mi aluminum trim interior passenger door vibrated 

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2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Convertible

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

6000 mi Creaking noise drivers side in dash when going over a bump. Squeaking noise from convertible top coming from passenger side, rear. (Audi A5 2010 cabriolet) 
7000 mi Removed dash. Inserted material between dash and windshield to eliminate creak. Replaced hinge on convertible top to eliminate squeak. 
13000 mi Sadly, the creak in my dashboard has returned with a vengeance. It is noticed especially when turning left into a driveway, left into an intersection, or when driving over rough pavement. 

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2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Convertible

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

68000 mi Rear glass in convertible top separated from the fabric. 

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2009 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

354-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

27000 mi

US $645
Sun roof sunshade stuck - needed to be replaced 
5000 mi Gear shift knob aluminum trim was delaminating.  

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2009 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

265-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

19000 mi Replaced window regulators due to squeaking when raising/lowering windows 
28000 mi Clear coat peeling off front of vehicle 

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2009 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

265-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed manual AWD

24000 mi seal leak damaged radio amplifier. seal replaced and corrective cover installed. was a tsb not afeecting all vehicles. easily and promptly fixed at dealership. 

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2008.5 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 190hp 2.7L V6 Diesel 8-speed shiftable CVT FWD

13000 mi Paint blistering on surface of front wing wheelarch flange. clearly an inherent manufacturing quality control issue. required paintwork repair. concern is ability to arrest corrosion and avoid recurrence. 
49000 mi Corrosion on boot repaired under paint warranty. This issue first appeared in first year of ownership and required to be repaired again. Issue is associated with poor quality control during factory build (joint between 2 bootlid sections) 

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2008 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

354-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

45380 mi Surface rust started to appear as bubbles in the paint at the right rear fender wheel lip. Audi repaired and repainted under warranty. 
14000 mi Metal Start/Stop button replaced, as the sharp edges of the cut-out letters had flaked off. 

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Audi A5 / S5 Body Problems

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