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2011 Audi Q5 Problems and Repair Histories

93 TrueDelta members own a 2011 Audi Q5. 38 of these members (40.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 82 repairs to 2011 Audi Q5s--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2011 Audi Q5 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2011 Audi Q5 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2011 Audi Q5 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2011 Audi Q5 repairs by problem area

29% of the 2011 Audi Q5 repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 5% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 24% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 82 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2011 Audi Q5 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 0    
4700 0 Blackberry not 100% compatible with Bluetooth integration. Interface seizes all audio thinking a call is in place when there is no call. 
62000  
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 0    
5000 0 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. 
22000 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. 
26300 0 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 
27000  
Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2011 15000    
16000 0 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! 
16000  
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 1000    
1000 0 Jerky shifting under 10 MPH. 
5300 0 AM Radio mute would unmute automatically 
16000 0 High oil burn rate. Unable to enter some street addresses in GPS 
28000 0 Backup camera display not working 
40000  
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 2000    
3500 0 Replace failed transmission control computer. 
5000 0 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. 
11000  
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 2000    
2000 0 Passenger window was making loud screeching sound when going down. 
65700 0 overuse of oil - currently calculating oil usage - do not know success of repair yet. Still determining 
69000 0 burning of oil 
76000  
Audi Q5 in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 0    
2000 0 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. 
5000 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 
22000  
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 0    
1000 0 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. 
8000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 0    
16000 0 Vibration at very low speeds when turning the wheel quickly on smooth surfaces felt through steering column. Power steering hose replaced. 
32700 0 Carbon buildup on secondary air intakes. Engine brought down to allow proper access to the SAI ports. 
44000 0 Hood latch sensor bad - preventing oil level sensor reset after a low oil alert. Replaced under warranty. 
57000  
Audi Q5 in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 0    
8000 0 Coolant sensor malfunction. Sensor was replaced. 
35000  

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