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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 suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $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.

2013 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

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

23000 mi Apply technical service bulletin for "notchy" steering 

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2013 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

supercharged 333hp 3.0L V6 6-speed manual AWD

12000 mi magnetic steering was overcompensating and became 'notchy'. software upgrade made it better. 

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2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

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

21700 mi Replaced front wishbones, bushings causing steering wheel shake. TSB 2024687/3 
18000 mi 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. 

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2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual AWD

38260 mi 1000 km through a 6000 km trip the front wheel bearings started howling. On return, I took it to the dealer who changed both front wheel bearings. 
60180 mi

C $325
Right, front wheel bearing replaced now, for the second time. First dealer, warranty repair was at 62,000 kms. 
5000 mi The steering wheel vibration issue that took place during this MY. They road tested, road force balanced and ultimately replaced bushings. They had my car for a week and I had an Audi loaner so it ws fine. 

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2010 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

354-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

45880 mi

C $400
Worn front wheel bearings needed to be replaced. The design relies upon the metal dust shields of the bearings themselves as opposed to any secondary protection. IMHO, this is bound to limit their useful life. 
47000 mi Power steering hose clamp came off. 
61000 mi Power steering clamp failure due to blockage in hydraulic line. 
73000 mi

US $950
Replaced control arm bushings. 

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2009 Audi A5 / S5

Engine not specified

20000 mi Also lower control arms were replaced under warranty. 

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2009 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

354-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed manual AWD

8680 mi Noise from steering column when wheel turned 

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2009 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

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

11000 mi Vibration in steering wheel above 65mph  
12000 mi Replaced control arms 
21700 mi Wishbone replaced, steering realigned 
49600 mi

$1500
Rear shocks replaced due to wear 

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2009 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

265-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed manual AWD

10000 mi My A5 developed a steering shimmy at ~5K miles. The Audi dealership failed to fix the problem with a road force tire balance at a previous visit. This time they replaced the tires and installed revised control arms with stiffer bushings 
27700 mi Lower front control arm ball joints developed squeaking sound when suspension was under load, such as going over a bump or turning a hard corner while parking. Parts were non-serviceable and were replaced under warranty with updated parts. 
29000 mi Power Steering Pump was making whining mechanical noise 

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2008 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 240hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

130000 mi

£350
Replacement of all top suspension tie rod ends as all bushes were split 

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2008 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

turbocharged 170hp 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

1240 mi Dealer carried out alignment & checked to cure dangerous handling on car from new. Tyres & wheels changed, alignment carried out. No improvement 
4960 mi comparison test ith showroom car to check handling problems. Car suffering dangeroous steering pull, sever fron wheelhop under even mild acceleration & a slight loose feeling from front passenger side wheel. 

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2008 Audi A5 / S5 2dr Coupe

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

35340 mi New suspension arms 

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