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2011 Audi Q5 repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (20%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 136 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

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Audi Q5 in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2013
Nov 2013

53300 mi

US $500
Driver's seat belt does not retract. Could not replicate, again. 
Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

66000 mi

US $2000
Replaced door mirror module, fuel pump, batteries (three times). Seems to be computer glitches that keep electrical things on. Audi is discussing with me. 

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2011 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Sep 2013
Aug 2013

44040 mi
Oil consumption. Replaced pistons 
Audi Q5 in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2016
Aug 2013

24300 mi

US $650
Pads and rotors had to be replaced 
May 2015

50700 mi
bad valves, car was using oil 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2013

22000 mi

US $600
Front brake pad & rotor replaced. Rear OK. 
Sep 2015

40000 mi
Q5 was consuming oil more frequent that regular scheduled maintenance (had to top it off w/ 1qt.) 
Audi Q5 in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2016
Aug 2013

30000 mi
Blower motor was replaced 
Apr 2016

78300 mi
Pistons replaced under extended warranty due to oil useage 
Audi Q5 in Arizona, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2016
Sep 2013

27000 mi
Paint peeling from lower grill. 
Aug 2014

38000 mi
Peeling paint on front grill. 
Audi Q5 in Virginia, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2016
Mar 2013

43000 mi
The clip that latches down the sun visor on the driver's side snapped off. Clip was replaced. Rear windshield wiper fluid was not spraying. Original used car inspection noted that the nozzle had been replaced a month before the car was bought. Dealer replaced the nozzle and unplugged the tube. 
Feb 2014

56300 mi

US $115
Fluid hose for rear wiper clogged. The repair cost more than $85, but it was under warranty and that is my deductible. Sun visor clip on passenger side snapped. Dealership said it would cost $150, I fixed it on my own for $30 instead (ordered the part online). 
Jan 2015

68700 mi

US $85
Yellow engine warning light came on. Engine air intake valve had a broken seal. 
May 2015

72000 mi

US $85
Engine slipped when down shifting for acceleration. Had to replace an engine coil. Covered by extended warranty. 
Sep 2015

77000 mi

US $900
Needed new brakes (front and back). 
Nov 2015

78000 mi

US $250
Thumping from from of car, especially when driving slower. Sway bar replaced. 
Dec 2015

80000 mi

US $85
Car started shuddering. Engine light came on and started flashing, then went back off, then back on and off again. Replaced a faulty engine coil. 
Feb 2016

82000 mi
Burning oil at a very fast rate (quart every 500 miles). Engine was refurbished as part of the Audi class action lawsuit. 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
Jul 2013

39500 mi
Consumed a lot of engine oil (1qt every 500 miles). Audi was aware of the issue and replaced a few parts. No longer having the issue after 3000 miles. 
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 Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2016
Feb 2013

17000 mi
Interior - Headliner showed brown stains. Dealer removed headliner checked for leaks and replaced headliner. 
Dec 2014

37000 mi
Head Light bulb 
Nov 2015

46000 mi

US $500
Multifunction Switch. Windshield washer stopped working and other errors. 
Audi Q5 in Illinois, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2015
Apr 2014

30000 mi
After software update it's been clunking every time I first put it in drive or reverse. Dealer has been good and trying to figure it out. I'm confident they will as last firmware update fixed temporarily but then started again. 
Audi Q5 in New Hampshire, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

99000 mi

US $225
PCV failed 
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2016
Jan 2016

62000 mi
High oil consumption, higher than after piston and ring change a month earlier. After 3 weeks of having vehicle, they replaced entire engine. Thankfully, car was CPO so under warranty. 
Audi Q5 in Illinois, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2016
Feb 2016

45700 mi
Replaced pistons and rings to stop oil consumption. 
Audi Q5 in Manitoba, Canada
Apr 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

44020 mi

C $1000
Replaced rear shock absorbers after one started leaking. 
Audi Q5 in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2016
Apr 2015

49700 mi
Car was burning oil too quickly. Company sponsored repair campaign replacing Pistons and Rings. 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2016
Feb 2015

45000 mi
Engine oil light came on prior to scheduled service. Dealer acknowledged faulty sensor and repaired it. 
Sep 2015

55000 mi

US $500
New brakes 
Apr 2016

62700 mi

US $300
Faulty hood switch caused vehicle to not read engine oil levels,mince it thought the hood was open but it was not. 
Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2013
Sep 2012

35000 mi
Oil valve replacement. Car was burning oil at higher than normal rate. 
Audi Q5 in Virginia, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2015
Apr 2014

61000 mi

US $125
Back window wiper spray nozzle 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

56000 mi
Check engine light came on due to leaking crankshaft seal. Seal and screw replaced. Road tested. 
Jan 2015

57000 mi
Oil consumption test confirmed high oil burn rate. Pistons replaced. While engine was out due to oil consumption repairs, leaking water pump discovered and replaced. 
Audi Q5 in Virginia, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2016
Dec 2013

41000 mi
clogged fuel filter that manifested itself by bucking/hesitation upon acceleration 
Mar 2014

44000 mi
Excessive oil use 
Jun 2014

47000 mi

US $900
Squeak coming from rear seat on driver's side. Not noticeable when seat folded down. Dealer replaced "luggage trim". 
Sep 2014

49000 mi
Finally fixed! Rear seat was squeaking were it was anchored to the floor. 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Jan 2013

34100 mi
Very low heat in heated seats Consistant squeek from rear seat only when in the up position Driver's sun visor will not stay in place when trying to block the sun i.e. slips down to block driver view. 
Jun 2013

40300 mi
Sun roof closing dial would not turn. Stoped turning around 9 oclock position. 
Jun 2014

59520 mi
Rattle from sun roof. Dealer lubricated seals. Sound disappeared. 
Sep 2014

63240 mi
At my request dealer did oil consumption test. Determined to be using excessive oil. Dealer did repair including replacing pistons. Took 5 working days. Dealer arranged rental for me. Oil consumption greatly improved. 
Nov 2015

84940 mi

C $240
Headlight bulb burned out. $200! For bulb (not the headlight just the bulb) and $40 for labour 
Jun 2016

94860 mi
Oil leak. Repaired under extended warranty. Took 2 days to complete. 
Audi Q5 in Missouri, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2012
Nov 2011

11000 mi
Noise being emitted by carrier bearings on driveshaft at 28-31 mph. Manufacturing defect that took several miles to appear. Propeller shaft replaced, issue resolved. Car still fully drivable while issue existed. 
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 Louisiana, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2016
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 Texas, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2013
Nov 2011

15000 mi
Forum post of new transmission tsb for shift smoothness. Although only minor in our Q5 decided to have done while in for 15k audicars service "Grumbling" noise as engine is idled in mornings... 
Dec 2011

17000 mi
Sun visors 'droop' in warm weather. Drivers side seat belt base broken on delivery. Audi replaced without questioning. 
Sep 2012

35000 mi
Droopy driver's sunvisor. Clunk/pop of rear liftgate 
Oct 2012

36000 mi
Audi finally came out with updated maps for Navigation after 3 years.... they updated for free, but still out of date as compared to google, garmin, etc.... 
Mar 2013

40000 mi
Droopy sunvisor never fixed. Clunk/pop of rear liftgate never fixed. 
Audi Q5 in Texas, United States
Jun 2012 - Aug 2016
Aug 2012

19000 mi
WATER LEAKED UNDER THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT AFTER CAR WASH. IT WAS FIXED AS PER A TSB THAT REPLACED A WARPED TUBE/HOSE AND BODY PANEL/ITEM. 
Oct 2012

23000 mi
Sunvisor clip/latch broke and fell into my lapwhen i tried to push the visor back in its place. Dealer replaced the clip for free. 
Sep 2013

36000 mi
Sunvisor clip on passenger side broke suddenly and it was replaced. 
Nov 2013

39000 mi
dealer repaired loose front bumper under warranty with support from Audi of America 
Mar 2014

42680 mi
car didn't start and sometimes sputtered even after starting. Diagnosis indicated a faulty fuel pump control module. Part replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2014

44500 mi
he car has been shuddering, stuttering while cold starting in the morning. It starts and runs fine the rest of the day. The EPC and Check Engine lights come on and stay on for about 15 seconds. TSB 2024812/4 Software Update and Replace Pressure Regulatin 
Sep 2014

52000 mi

US $85
Hood latch switch stopped working and was replaced under extended warranty program with $85 deductible 
Sep 2015

68000 mi

US $89
oil separator or PCV was broken so it was replaced under the extended warranty program 
Aug 2016

82000 mi

US $85
Rear seat frame replaced to address rattling 
Audi Q5 in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2016
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. 
Nov 2015

95000 mi

US $1305
Fuel injector stuck open. Dealer replaced injector and two coil packs Dealer gave us the car after fuel injector repair. Check engine light came on again in 20 miles. Drove to dealer, they said the catalytic converter was bad, quoted $1400. I declined, replaced w/ aftermarket cat myself and cleared code. 
Apr 2016

103000 mi

US $28
Coil pack replacement. Symptoms not typical of coil pack failure, random codes thrown. 
May 2016

103000 mi
Car developed whine from transmission or transfer case, could not isolate. Was not a wheel bearing. Traded car in with no repair attempted. 
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
Jan 2011 - Jun 2016
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 Nevada, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

12000 mi
Engine burns oil. The dealership would cover it under the warranty but the fix was new rings. I didn't want to hassle with that. I bought a Toyota because their quality is incredible. 
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2013
Mar 2012

13000 mi
Vehicle intermittently lost all power while accelerating. Computer showed multiple faults. Was determined to be fuel pump regulator. Replaced. Transmission shifted abruptly at times, especially when slowing to a stop. 
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Oct 2010 - Aug 2013
Aug 2012

28000 mi
Turbo failed and was replaced under warranty. 
Audi Q5 in Virginia, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2016
Jul 2012

16000 mi
Noise when turning from rear of car. Sounded like clunking. Low speed. Shock bumper stop replaced. 
Dec 2014

36000 mi
Rear bumper lamp signaling bulb was out when it wasn't. Lamp holder replaced. 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - May 2013
May 2012

19000 mi
Visor clip broken. Replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2012

21000 mi
AC/heat computer module failing. 
Mar 2013

28000 mi
Cracked engine block caused by a broken driveshaft bolt. Engine had severe vibration and oil leak. New engine replacement under warranty. Took total of 3 weeks. 
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. 
Audi Q5 in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2011 - Dec 2013
Feb 2012

17700 mi
Chrome trin on right rear passenger door came loose. Dealer repaired in five minutes. 
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 

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2011 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 211hp 2.0L I4 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi Q5 in Saudi Arabia
Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
May 2012

10280 mi
Two occurrences of tranny dropping out of 3rd, but not engaging into 4th (as if in neutral). New software installed. No recurrence but shifting seems delays in low gears. 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2015 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

91540 mi

C $298
Engine misfiring due to bad Ignition coil pack... 

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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 Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2016
May 2015

52000 mi

US $1000
intake was "impaired" 
Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2016
Nov 2011

11500 mi

US $200
Passenger side front panel needed to be re-clipped in as clips were broken. 
Jun 2012

18000 mi
Replaced rear windshield wiper unit. 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2016
Jan 2012

16000 mi
Engine light came on. Left car for one day - they determined problem was oxygen sensor. They reset & asked me to watch it & said if light returns it would be replaced.It returned intermittently and the sensor was then replaced. 
Oct 2013

36000 mi
The "select" button on the left side of steering wheel for answering incoming calls, etc. did not respond. It would allow me to scroll but was "dead" when attempting to push "select". Part had to be ordered so required return trip 
Apr 2016

57300 mi

US $239
Upper Tail Gate latch did not latch and had to be replaced. Noise was coming from Sun Roof. It was adjusted and corrected. 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Oct 2014
Mar 2012

14260 mi
Electric trunk switch was replaced under warranty due to water seepage into the switch. 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

25000 mi
Trunk lock broke to the tailgate so the tailgate was not locking and consequently, the brake lights were not functioning correctly. 
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2015
Jan 2015

51000 mi

US $1509
new brake pads put in 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

40000 mi
Clicking/popping sound from rear of vehicle when driving. Dealer replaced electronic differential at no charge since vehicle brought in several times under warranty with this symptom. 
Audi Q5 in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2013
Sep 2011

8000 mi
Coolant sensor malfunction. Sensor was replaced. 
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

19000 mi
Vibration on steering wheel when turn in low speed, broken steering hose replaced 

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2011 Audi Q5 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual AWD

Audi Q5 in South Africa
Jun 2014 - Oct 2014
Aug 2014

92200 mi

R 11500
water pump failed - should be changed with timing belt 

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