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Audi A5 / S5 Body and Trim Problems and Repair Histories

250 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Audi A5 / S5. 37 of these members (14.8%) have reported paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs for their car. A total of 27 paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs to Audi A5 / S5s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Audi A5 / S5 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Audi A5 / S5 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Audi A5 / S5 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Audi A5 / S5 repairs by problem area

28% of the Audi A5 / S5 repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 32% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 15% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 184 repairs.

Audi A5 / S5 paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repair cost distribution

Of the Audi A5 / S5 paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 43% cost less than $100, 29% between $100 and $499, 14% between $500 and $999, and 14% between $1000 and $2499.

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.
Non-members can see only ten Audi A5 / S5 Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Convertible

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

Audi A5 / S5 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 1000    
2000 0 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

Audi A5 / S5 in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 0    
7000 0 Rattle in dash, couldn't replicate. 
 
Audi A5 / S5 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 0    
1000 0 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. 
30000  

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2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A5 / S5 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 4000    
10000 0 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. 
 
Audi A5 / S5 in New Brunswick, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2011 29140    
30380 0 Creaky sunroof in cold temperatures. They lubed the seals, and replaced a piece of loose trim. 
41540  

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2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Convertible

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

Audi A5 / S5 in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 6000    
6000 0 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 0 Removed dash. Inserted material between dash and windshield to eliminate creak. Replaced hinge on convertible top to eliminate squeak. 
13000 0 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

Audi A5 / S5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 3000    
5000 0 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

Audi A5 / S5 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 8000    
19000 0 Replaced window regulators due to squeaking when raising/lowering windows 
28000 0 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

Audi A5 / S5 in Rhode Island, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 7000    
24000 0 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

Audi A5 / S5 in Great Britain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 12000    
13000 0 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 0 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) 
57000  

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