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2011 Audi Q5 repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (22%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 116 repairs.

2011 Audi Q5 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (43%)

$500 - $999 (43%)

$100 - $499 (14%)

< $100 (0%)

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 Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2015
Feb 2011

4700 mi
Blackberry not 100% compatible with Bluetooth integration. Interface seizes all audio thinking a call is in place when there is no call. 
Jul 2015

90300 mi

US $132
Phase 2 - Oil Consumption fix. Pulled engine, replaced pistons and rings, replaced engine. Test drove. One part was not covered that was suggested to replace, the Cam Bridge. We elected to replace for the cost of the part only. 
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2015
Aug 2011

5000 mi
Squeak from rear of car when turning- esp. low-speed, tight turns when car is cold. (Dealer claimed noise is in front and is normal per a TSB- universal joints touch, causing the squeak, and will go away once the car is no longer "new." Satellite radio loses reception and cuts out- info screen lists "Linking" even when there is no obstruction to the signal. Can occur as frequently as every few seconds to not at all. Bluetooth disconnects from cell phone randomly. At times, car does not link at all, at others times it disconnects after a phone call is ended. Phone needs to be turned off, then on to establish a link. 
Aug 2013

22000 mi

US $1000
Excessive oil consumption in the 2.0t. Seals and other affected parts replaced per Audi TSB. Pads worn to unusable degree. Rotors worn with a groove and thickness that rendered them unable to be resurfaced. 
Feb 2014

25500 mi
Car was towed to Audi service (blinking engine light indicates serious problem, undrivable car) to replace coils. Tech said this was a non-recall issue, but that Audi acknowledges a problem, so coils were replaced free of charge 
Aug 2014

30000 mi

US $800
Excessive oil consumption, round 2. This is a known problem and involves a 2-step fix. Step 1 was already done, but I was never told to bring the car back in 1000 miles for a check-up. Oil consumption increased subsequent to first repair. 
Sep 2014

31000 mi
Excessive oil consumption required major engine service- pistons, rings, etc per Audi TSB for 2nd round service subsequent to 1st service not fixing the problem. Repair seems to be successful, but there are not enough miles on it to know. 
Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Sep 2011

16000 mi
Sunroof rattled, like a marble caught in the track. After 5 trips to dealer for various adjustments, they finally agreed to begin replacing things- and needed to replace th entire sunroof assembly. sunroof no longer rattles! 
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2010 - Nov 2014
Sep 2010

1000 mi
Jerky shifting under 10 MPH. 
Feb 2011

5300 mi
AM Radio mute would unmute automatically 
Jan 2012

16000 mi
High oil burn rate. Unable to enter some street addresses in GPS 
Dec 2012

28000 mi
Backup camera display not working 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
Nov 2010

3200 mi
Replace failed transmission control computer. 
Dec 2010

5000 mi
3000 miles on odometer. Lost power to the wheels at 70mph on interstate. Transmission disengaged. Pulled over. Towed to dealer. 23 days to get parts. Bad axle and differential. Audi did not cover all of the rental replacement. 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2015
Oct 2010

2000 mi
Passenger window was making loud screeching sound when going down. 
Jul 2013

65700 mi
overuse of oil - currently calculating oil usage - do not know success of repair yet. Still determining 
Sep 2013

69000 mi
burning of oil 
Audi Q5 in Louisiana, United States
Aug 2010 - Sep 2015
Dec 2010

2000 mi
tire pressure monitoring system indicator light on (false positive?) took car in 4 times. problem code not logged. could not find a problem. checked tire pressure & reset system. i consider the issue still open. 
Mar 2011

5000 mi

US $350
tpms light comes on. dealer failed to diagnose & fix after 4 attempts. reset system each time. has not returned after replacing damaged tire that was not covered by warrenty 
Apr 2015

24300 mi
fixed clogged drain hole in engine compartment that leaked water into front passenger footwell 
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Nov 2010 - Aug 2013
Dec 2010

1000 mi
Left LED daytime running light kept going on/off, 1st dealer diagnosed needs new headlight, but never called me to reschedule (they were supposedly ordering part). Second dealer replaced left headlight assembly. Squeaking noise when temp under 40 in left turns. TSB on CV boots. Dealer says usually resolves after break-in. 
Nov 2011

8000 mi
My Bose stereo system stopped working. Dealer supected the amplifier, was told there was a recall. The dealer installed a software upgrade that took care of the problem. 

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2011 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2015
Jun 2011

16000 mi
Vibration at very low speeds when turning the wheel quickly on smooth surfaces felt through steering column. Power steering hose replaced. 
Nov 2012

32700 mi
Carbon buildup on secondary air intakes. Engine brought down to allow proper access to the SAI ports. 
Jun 2013

44000 mi
Hood latch sensor bad - preventing oil level sensor reset after a low oil alert. Replaced under warranty. 
Audi Q5 in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2013
Sep 2011

8000 mi
Coolant sensor malfunction. Sensor was replaced. 

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2011 Audi Q5 Repair Histories

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