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Audi A5 / S5 Body Problems

266 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Audi A5 / S5. 22 of these members (8.3%) have reported body repairs for their car. A total of 29 body repairs to Audi A5 / S5s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Audi A5 / S5 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Audi A5 / S5 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 213 repairs.

Audi A5 / S5 body repair cost distribution

Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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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 

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2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

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

7000 mi   Rattle in dash, couldn't replicate. 
1000   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. 

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2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

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. 
30380   Creaky sunroof in cold temperatures. They lubed the seals, and replaced a piece of loose trim. 

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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   Removed dash. Inserted material between dash and windshield to eliminate creak. Replaced hinge on convertible top to eliminate squeak. 
13000   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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2009 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

354-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

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   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   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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