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Audi A5 / S5 Problems and Repair Histories

249 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Audi A5 / S5. 93 of these members (37.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 181 repairs to Audi A5 / S5s--an average of 0.7 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, 4% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 33% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 15% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 181 repairs.

Audi A5 / S5 repair cost distribution

Of the Audi A5 / S5 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 27% cost less than $100, 27% between $100 and $499, 18% between $500 and $999, 18% between $1000 and $2499, and 9% more than $2500.

Chart based on 11 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 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

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

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. 
21700 0 Replaced front wishbones, bushings causing steering wheel shake. TSB 2024687/3 
30000  
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 New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 0    
8000 7 Burned a quart of oil in 4000 miles. Added oil. 2.0t 
15000 12 windshield washer misaligned. readjusted by dealer. 
18000 0 Steering wheel shudder when turning at low speeds. Was informed that a hose needed to be replaced Steering wheel shuddered when turning at low speeds. Engine burning oil at higher rate than normal. Was told that 1qt was normal every thousand miles or so. Dealer agreed to note oil level before adding more to determine if problem actually exists. 
23000 0 Engine was shaving through one of the cylinder walls, eventually leading to a total loss of compression in one of the cylinders. Engine (less turbocharger) was removed and replaced. Damaged engine was sent to Audi for analysis. 
43000 0 Hissing sound when no pressure applied to pedal. Dealer unable to reproduce 

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2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A5 / S5 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 0    
1000 0 Air bag light and parking system malfunction 
3000 0 Parking malfunction and air bag problem. Air bag ordered. 2-3 weeks to ship. 
 

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2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

354-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

Audi A5 / S5 in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 0    
13000 0 Clutch replaced due to bad throw-out bearing. 
38000 0 Leaking seals replaced in differential. 
47000 0 Power steering hose clamp came off. 
56000  

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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.  
7000 0 Oil separator leaking at the back of engine. 
 
Audi A5 / S5 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 6200    
8680 0 Noise from steering column when wheel turned 
17160 0 Remote keyless door sensors not working 
 
Audi A5 / S5 in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 1000    
2000 0 Faulty headlight range control sender. Gave a warning light on two occasions after hitting particularly severe pot holes. 
7000 0 Remote key problem, covered by TSB 
17000 0 Replaced headlight level control unit. Audi Side Assist feature not working properly, replaced module. 
24000  

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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    
8500 0 Audi Side Assist system fault - dealer replaced side assist on/off switch located near drivers mirror. Problem resolved under warranty 
11000 0 Vibration in steering wheel above 65mph  
12000 0 Replaced control arms 
19000 0 Replaced window regulators due to squeaking when raising/lowering windows 
28000 0 Clear coat peeling off front of vehicle Carbon build-up removed by dealer cleaning 
32000 0 Transmission gasket leaking -- gasket replaced 
38000 0 Fluid leak,rough shifting,repeat of previous transmission issue 
42000 0 2 motor mounts replaced 

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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) 
54700 0 headlight beam alignment control unit replaced. zero charge as cost was covered by MOT insurance underwritten by dealer and Audi 
57000 0 window control unit failed. both doors required unit to be replaced 

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