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2012 Audi Q5 repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (24%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 105 repairs.
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2012 Audi Q5

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Audi Q5 in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

620 mi
noise on the window 

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2012 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi Q5 in Bulgaria
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
Aug 2013

18560 mi
Required software update to fix jerky low speed shifts. Transmission oil level was not correct due to O-ring defect. It was replaced too 
Sep 2013

19840 mi
Transmission oil leakage 50-100gram less in the transmission. The problem located awaiting spare parts. 
Oct 2013

21040 mi
The gear box was dismounted, oil ring had to be replaced due to leak. 
Jun 2015

48360 mi

$40
Required software update to fix jerky low speed shifts. 

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2012 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2012 - Mar 2016
Jun 2014

16740 mi
Rough shifting. Dealer updated computer as per TSB that had been issued 
Mar 2016

31000 mi
Crankcase ventilation valve 
Audi Q5 in Texas, United States
Oct 2011 - Mar 2016
Sep 2014

34000 mi
Check Engine light came on. Vacuum pump had malfunction. 
Audi Q5 in Texas, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2015
Apr 2014

13000 mi
Apparently, a fuel injector failed, causing the car to enter limp mode, smoke terribly and shudder. The car was towed to a dealership. They replaced the failed injector. I fought to have all injectors replaced and Audi allowed it. 
May 2015

20000 mi
Driver's side window making cracking sound when going down. Also, side-view mirror adjustments very noisy. Dealer said they cleaned track for window and lubricated mirrors. The sound is better but not gone for the windows. 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

57660 mi

C $550
Propeller shaft replaced due to faulty bearing. Audi volunteered to cover portion of costs but I am arguing that it should have been covered under warranty as we identified the issue 2 years ago; Audi ignored issue at the time. 
Audi Q5 in Colorado, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2016
Nov 2011 Transmission fault code; R&R mechatronic unit 
Mar 2012

7000 mi
Rattle in rear seatback repaired 
Mar 2015

72000 mi
Fan problem 
Audi Q5 in Arizona, United States
May 2012 - Apr 2016
Nov 2013

21000 mi
crank case breather PVC was bad 
Mar 2014

25000 mi
Was closing rear Hatch and stopped it as it was going to hit. Next thing would not work. Dealer stated motor on rear Hatch was out 
Audi Q5 in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2015
Apr 2014

41000 mi
17261913 Pressure regulating (breather) valve replaced after check engine light 
Jun 2014

43000 mi

US $5
added another qt of engine oil 
Aug 2014

44000 mi

US $10
added another qt of engine oil 
Feb 2015

49700 mi

US $10
added 1 qt. of oil 
Apr 2015

51700 mi

US $10
added 1 qt. of oil 
Jun 2015

53000 mi

US $9
Added 1 qt. of oil 
Audi Q5 in Missouri, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

32000 mi
Annoying rattle developed in the panoramic roof. It took 2 visits to identify and resolve. TSB to apply felt and lubrication around the frame to solve. 
Jul 2015

33000 mi
Dealer replaced the pano roof system under warranty. Issue resolved much to my satisfaction. 
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2016
Oct 2015

46300 mi
Leaking high pressure fuel pump. 
Audi Q5 in Ohio, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2016
Mar 2016

102000 mi

US $500
Had low oil pressure and check engine light. Replaced the torque converter valve. 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2015 - Jul 2016
Jul 2015

52105 mi

US $550
Oil pan replacement. Drain plug had corrosion. Also possible that someone during an oil change at dealership (under AudiCare)over-tightened plug. 
Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2016
Nov 2015

36000 mi
Panoramic sunroof squeaks. Brakes squeak very loudly. Left rear fog light is out. Replacing bulb didn't fix issue. Cover is cracked as well. 
Jan 2016

36700 mi
Replaced the panoramic sunroof. Left rear fog light was repaired and cover was repplaced. Owner doesn't know the resolution, but it was more than just replacing the bulb. 
Audi Q5 in Vermont, United States
Jul 2011 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

61700 mi

US $550
needed new starter 
Audi Q5 in Florida, United States
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Apr 2013

16000 mi
Clip that held the sun visor broke off. $55 for that small cheap piece of plastic if it were to break out of warranty. Dealer replaced it free this time. 
Audi Q5 in Manitoba, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

49600 mi
Replaced sensor 
Feb 2016

52700 mi

C $200
loud noise, replaced wheel bearings door locks not working properly, sensor replaced 
Audi Q5 in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
May 2015

39000 mi
Check engine sensor was bad 
Apr 2016

45300 mi

US $240
Car has malfunction in driver airbag-found out its under recall but no parts available Malfunction in electrical system saying lights are out but they are not 
Audi Q5 in Oregon, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2015
Sep 2013

22000 mi
Center armrest creaking - attempt to fix with felt, made armrest too heavy. Ordered new armrest. Vibration induced rattle on passenger seat - attempt to fix, but needs a new switch. Ordered new switch for passenger seat adjustments. 
Jul 2015

42000 mi
Replace a faulty PCV of oil pressure regulator (they called it both). 
Sep 2015

44000 mi
MIL light illuminated + parking brake malfunction + stabilization programme fault, car wouldn't start. TSB found, updated software 
Audi Q5 in Texas, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2015
Jun 2012

7000 mi
Contol button top came off 
Dec 2014

35000 mi
Crankcase breather failed 
Feb 2015

35700 mi

US $125
Dealer pointed out the need for font brake pads. Wanted over $800 and required new rotors. I replaced them myself for $125 without rotors. I will replace pads and rotors next time pads are needed. Working perfectly. 
Audi Q5 in District of Columbia, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2015
Feb 2013

4300 mi
Moonroof rattle 
May 2013

6300 mi
moonroof rattle 
Dec 2013

11000 mi
Needed quart of oil 
Mar 2014

13000 mi
Dealer refused to fix cold weather brake squeaking claiming it was normal. 
Feb 2015

18700 mi
Squeaky brakes, dealer refused to fully fix, claimed within norms 
Audi Q5 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jun 2016
Jul 2012

3680 mi
Squeak in suspension. Technical service bulletin fix applied. Rattle kit install on riverside b-pillar. 
Aug 2014

34100 mi
Creaking sun roof 
Sep 2014

35960 mi
Creaky sunroof. Fixed by applying technical service bulletin. 
Apr 2015

45840 mi
Power lift gate button sticks intermittently. 
May 2015

47140 mi
J329 Relay was defective. Caused car to stall while driving. 
Jul 2015

49360 mi
Check engine light on. Crankcase breather required replacement. Sunroof squeaking. 
Feb 2016

58020 mi

C $100
Driverside front wheel started howling. Dealer diagnosed and replaced it under extended warrantee. 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Nov 2015
Jul 2012

6300 mi
Required software update to fix jerky low speed shifts 
Nov 2012

10300 mi
Discoloration on chrome trim 
Jul 2013

16000 mi
AC pressure valve? failed 
Oct 2013

19500 mi
Replaced both front leather seat back skins due to defect in material that caused tears in leather at headrest grommets 
Audi Q5 in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
Jul 2012

10000 mi
Warped rotors. Replaced under warranty, no fault of owner 
Sep 2012

12000 mi
Warped rotors again. 
Dec 2012

19000 mi
Warped rotors yet again. Brake pads and rotors replaced by Audi 
Feb 2013

22500 mi
Rotors warped again. Left front caliper replaced (possibly sticking) and new front rotors. 
Aug 2013

31700 mi
Braking issues, rotors keep warping. The German engineers got involved and could not figure anything out.  
Oct 2013

35000 mi
Needed rotors again 
Audi Q5 in Utah, United States
Aug 2011 - Apr 2013
May 2012

9000 mi
Bad brake pad wear sensor replaced. 
Nov 2012

22000 mi
Replaced passenger side mirror. 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2014
Feb 2012

3000 mi
Steering pump replaced because it was making a loud squealing noise. Noise continues after replacement, Audi claims there is no fix to the issue. 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Nov 2013
Feb 2012

5000 mi
Adjustment to cargo cover to stop frequent rattling. 
Jun 2012

8000 mi
Fixed rattle myself by wrapping tape around the rubber pegs that hold the cover in place. 
Nov 2013

22000 mi
Brakes pads are rotors required replacement at 22,000 miles. odd shifting behavior at very low speeds. 
Audi Q5 in Florida, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2012
Jun 2012

3000 mi
Humidity sensor failure 
Jul 2012

4000 mi
Intermittent Wiper failure. Motor had to be replaced Replaced passenger side fog lamp bulb. This is the 5th problem in 3 months. 
Audi Q5 in Oregon, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Nov 2012

9500 mi
replaced bad drivers side wheel bearing Rear tailgate trip piece came loose. Heated seats not warming enough 
Dec 2012

11000 mi
Trim piece loose, rattling in the rear. Fixed/realigned the trim clips. 
Audi Q5 in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2012 - Feb 2013
Jan 2013

3100 mi
intermittent wipers non-functional since new. 
Audi Q5 in Georgia, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2016
Mar 2012

4000 mi
Heated seats did not provide any adequate level of heat. A TSB had been issued for 2012 Q5 to correct this issue. the work took less than 1 hour. 
Audi Q5 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2012 - Sep 2016
Oct 2012

4960 mi
The panorama sunroof developed a rattle where front and rear panes meet. The technician cleaned and greased the mechanism, which has mostly taken care of the rattle. Still get some rattle on rough roads. 
Jun 2013

8680 mi
Drain in fueling cockpit was clogged. Repaired on warranty. 
Feb 2014

13640 mi
Brake-squeal, particularly before brakes have warmed. Dealer repaired under warranty as per service bulletin. 
Aug 2014

15280 mi
Rear stabilizer bar bushing causing noise. Bushing replaced on warranty. 
Feb 2016

23560 mi
Water pump failed. 
Audi Q5 in Arizona, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2016
Sep 2012

1000 mi
Rear plate lights went out, deal repaired under new car warranty. 

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2012 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in Oregon, United States
Feb 2016 - Aug 2016
May 2016

36300 mi
Rear hatch making noise, sunroof track making noise, repaired broken sun visor clips 
Audi Q5 in Georgia, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2016
Feb 2012

5000 mi
MMI. Needed to be reset. Radio had loud hum. No problems since 
Apr 2013

16000 mi
Bad Cam Filter Sensor part had to be ordered 
Dec 2015

42000 mi
MMI quit, brought to dealer. They could not duplicate problem. But update software. Working now. Then had 45k prepaid done on t. 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
Jul 2014

47700 mi
Front grill insert has been replaced (3) times due to paint peeling. It will go back in two weeks for replacement #4 
Dec 2014

59000 mi
Windshield washer tank level sensor 
Feb 2015

63000 mi
Fuel tank vapor canister solenoid valve failure caused check-engine light 
Audi Q5 in Georgia, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2014
May 2014

22000 mi

US $652
Front brakes and rotors worn and needed to be replaced. (Based on in-dash indicator/system and confirmed by dealer). Rear still good at 8mm. 
Audi Q5 in Florida, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2012
Apr 2012

1700 mi
There was a "plinking" sound in the driver side, front wheel well when I hit a moderate bump (train track/elevated manhole/brick road). The problem was corrected. 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Feb 2015
Aug 2014

28000 mi
Exterior paint was peeling on front grille 
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

20000 mi
Sunroof rattle came back after 2nd lube fix, they ended up replacing sunroof frame under warranty 

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2012 Audi Q5 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder hybrid automatic AWD

Audi Q5 in Sweden
Nov 2013 - Jun 2016
Jan 2014

24800 mi
Hybrid system failing, they will replace the big battery. 
Feb 2015

31000 mi
leeking coolant near the electronic box 
Jan 2016

39060 mi

$2000
Warning light for seatbelt never turned off when used seatbelt 

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