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2009 Audi Q5 repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (1%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (47%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 94 repairs.
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2009 Audi Q5 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (55%)

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Chart based on 71 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Audi Q5

Engine not specified

Audi Q5 in Portugal
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

110980 mi

LED Daylight light failed. 

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2009 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in South Africa
Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
Feb 2016

54560 mi

R 21000
Replaced clutch assembly Problem with engine and transmission not bolted properly to chassis 

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2009 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi Q5 in New South Wales, Australia
Sep 2009 - Jul 2013
Mar 2010

13020 mi
reflash to improve response of transmission. 
May 2010

16740 mi
"Paddle" switch on steering wheel to change gear "tiptronic" was not always operating correctly. Switch replaced. 
May 2013

56700 mi
Central locking mechanism in drivers door failed and was replaced under extended warranty 
Audi Q5 in New South Wales, Australia
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

41540 mi

A $1250
Sunroof - repeated problems of sunroof leaking water into cabin via A pillar and also from above rear view mirror. After 4 inspections and removal of the sunroof its still not fixed. Dealers answer was to remove windscreen as they believe leak was coming from seal but cautioned us that that would probably break the windscreen and quoted $2500 to replace and fit a new screen. 

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2009 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 170hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

Audi Q5 in Sweden
Dec 2009 - Jun 2022
Jun 2013

34720 mi

Rear windscreen wiper motor broken (internals corroded) and replaced 
Sep 2017

76880 mi

The headlight had trapped moisture inside, maybe due to a leaky gasket and maybe because I used a high pressure brushless car wash. The workshop ventilated the housing but didnt't replace anything. The problem seems less now but there's still a little mist behind the glass every now and then. 
Jun 2018

82460 mi

Replacement of differential pressure sensor 

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2009 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Aug 2012 - Jul 2017
Dec 2012

58000 mi

US $110
Replaced the driver side bulb 
Mar 2013

63000 mi

US $110
Replaced passenger headlight Temperature/Pressure switch went bad 
Jul 2017

145000 mi

US $50
Replaced AC low pressure switch 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2017
May 2012

36800 mi
the FSI engine has that problem of carbon build-up over time, so every now and while the injectors need to be cleaned or replaced depending on what audi tech. department sees. 
Jun 2013

51000 mi
the left lower control arm was squeaking and it had to be replaced. 
Dec 2013

59000 mi
CEL came on and when scanned got a code P0638 ( Throttle Actuator Control Range). The mechanic told me that it's some kind of carbon that's building on throttle body. May need some cleaning but it runs fine. 
Apr 2015

81800 mi

US $186
the left headlight bulb went out. 
Nov 2015

95000 mi

US $944
the front 2 wheel bearings needed to be replaced because of the noise. 
Feb 2016

100000 mi

US $355
carbon build-up cleaning was performed under the warranty issued by Audi for that problem ( till 100,000 miles). However, the fuel injectors did need cleaning and that's what I had to pay for. 
Oct 2016

115000 mi

US $50
replaced the right rear bulb in the rear bumper. the screen for the infotainment system was flickering after replacing the right rear bulb in the rear bumper. Dealer claimed coincidence but I suspect they caused a short. 
Jul 2017

129000 mi

US $653
The infotainment screen was flickering. The radio had to be replaced. 
Audi Q5 in Louisiana, United States
Apr 2011 - Feb 2013
May 2011

17000 mi
Front bumper wasnt lining up at the ends. Dealer said bumper had been removed to replace a headlight, was missing a screw, and they had fixed it. The edges still arent lining up. They said I can bring it back next week. 
Oct 2012

29300 mi
Replaced click wheel on Audi MMI control panel. The button just broke off. 
Dec 2012

31000 mi
Low oil light came on in error. Dealer replaced the latch under the hood, which had malfunctioned causing the light to stay on even after oil was topped off. Driver's door would not unlock with keyless entry. The key was working, not a battery problem. The car beeped and lights flashed in response to the button, but the door didn't unlock. The dealer ordered a part, but have not repaired yet. 
Jan 2013

31000 mi
Driver's door replacement part installed. Worked for a day, then stopped working again. 
Feb 2013

31000 mi
Driver's door would not unlock with keyless entry. 
Audi Q5 in Michigan, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2013
Sep 2013

51000 mi
Power Tailgate intermittently stopped opening, needed to be aligned. Covered by cpo program 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
May 2009

340 mi
Cheap Premium gas caused random misfires and check engine light. Will only put in Mobil or Sunoco 
Audi Q5 in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2014 - Jun 2016
Apr 2014

217700 mi

C $284
Water pump leak 
Jun 2014

221340 mi

C $1200
pressure valve and A/C compressor were diagnosed as faulty. Don't forget to check the fuses guys, mine was blown too. 
Jul 2014

222640 mi

C $111
Start stop button was worn and damaged due to high usage. Replaced with 2014 SQ5 red ring start stop button. 
Jan 2015

235600 mi

C $100
Replaced spark plugs due to carbon build up. 
Jun 2015

248000 mi

C $200
Replace 6 fuel injectors and clean carbon buildup in intake. New amplifier installed. Oil change and filters 
Audi Q5 in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2019
Oct 2010

19200 mi
LED driving lights, driver side went out. Dealer replaced and also replaced the passenger side LED driving light. 
Mar 2013

38000 mi
Check engine light was intermittent. Finally came on and stayed on. Took three trips to dealer to determine problem. Dealer replaced cam shaft position sensor. 
Aug 2013

39500 mi

US $220
Gas pressure sensor had broken/failed preventing the compressor from engaging. Part was replaced. A/C returned to normal. Replaced a gas pressure sensor which was preventing the compressor from engaging. 
Apr 2015

48200 mi

US $800
Car began squeaking when the body was stressed (cornering/steered). Dealer replaced tie rod ends. Squeaking stopped. 
Aug 2015

51000 mi
Air injection 
Jul 2017

58000 mi
Recall. Check fuel pump flange for leakage. 
Jul 2018

62000 mi

US $2200
Replace panorama glass sun shade. 
Jun 2019 We had begun to receive “cam positioner” yellow check engine lights intermittently. We always serviced the car at the local Audi dealer, Charleston, SC, who replaced the cam position sensor once and then we traded. 
Audi Q5 in Alabama, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2018
Dec 2012

40000 mi
Moldy smell. filter changed. 
Sep 2018

81000 mi

US $1800
Engine bracket repair. 
Audi Q5 in Illinois, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2012
Dec 2010

10000 mi
center high mount brake light failure; technician opened it up and it began working again, but he ordered a replacement part to be installed a week later just to be sure. 
May 2011

12000 mi
Right daytime running light failed. There is a TSB+Recall out for this, dealer previously inspected and said my car did not have the defective parts. Obviously they were wrong. They also completed a software update to the MMI system. 
Oct 2011

14000 mi
Driver seat squeaked in rear left 
Nov 2011

14300 mi
driver seat squeaked; seat frame replaced, had to wait for it to arrive from germany. 
Aug 2012

17000 mi
Headlights turned off while driving at night, car showed EDC, BRAKE, check engine lights, but kept driving. Headlights turned on and lamps cleared after ~5 seconds. When "start" button pushed, car cranked once and died completely (symptoms of no battery connected). After 10 minutes, car turned itself back on, struggled and started. MMI clock reset to 12AM. Dealer installed "data bus" update. Same again a week later. 
Oct 2012

17000 mi
"Battery Interruptor" had loose cable, causing an intermittent failure during engine start. 
Audi Q5 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
May 2010

15000 mi
Daytime running light (eyebrow LED) control module failed on right side. Modules replaced on both sides. Side assist failed. Replaced defective "Enable/Disable" switch at drivers door. 
Mar 2018

109000 mi

US $375
Initially the right rear door lock/unlock was intermittent with handle touch & remote. Didn't take for repair, thought I might replace door unit myself. Later the Sat radio just disappeared from the MMI. Considered replacing the unit myself again but, after reading a bunch about others having a similar problem & the fact that it is located high & behind the glovebox as well as one person reported a software update on the MMI fixed his sat radio. So being in for final air recall I had the MMI software updated. That fixed both issues! 
Audi Q5 in Kansas, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

17900 mi
Sunroof Rattle. They lubed the sunroof and the rattle is gone. This will be temporary fix, as stated by the dealer, and will need reapplications of lube. 
Nov 2010

23000 mi
Water Pump failed draining coolant from vehicle. 
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

12000 mi
Passenger side LED driving lights went out. Dealer replaced passenger side LED driving lights. While they work, the LED driving lights on the right turn on/off before the LED driving lights on the left. 
Apr 2010

14000 mi
After initial repair of right-side LED lights and switch of R and L control modules, within a week, the left-side LED lights went out. Parts were ordered. 
Audi Q5 in Georgia, United States
Jun 2009 - Aug 2013
Oct 2009

5000 mi
Windshield washer pump leaking - replaced pump. 
Jun 2010

17000 mi
Lamp malfunction came on sporadically. Dealer could not replicate problem, and no error codes in system. Lamp malfunction warning light came on. Dealer was able to find problem this time. Rear hatch latch switch replaced. 
Oct 2010

20000 mi
LED daytime running lights were not working. Control units for headlights/DRL replaced. 
Audi Q5 in Illinois, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2011

15000 mi
Water pump failed 
Sep 2016

79000 mi

US $340
Xenon bulb replaced 
Apr 2017

82000 mi

US $300
Cam sensor 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

5000 mi
The car shuddered and the engine knocked 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Nov 2013
Mar 2010

13000 mi
LED DLR failed. Dealer told me it was a mfg. problem and bulletin had been issued. 
Nov 2010

23000 mi
LED driving lights failed. Both sides have now been replaced by AUDI under warrenty. 
Nov 2011

41000 mi
Passenger DRL unit failed. Driver side had previously failed. Looks like a problem with the units. 
Feb 2012

43700 mi
Replace throttle body under warrenty. 
Audi Q5 in Illinois, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2010

7000 mi

US $780
Center rear brakelight out- caused by electrical problem. Repaired under warranty. Cracked windshield $780. 
Oct 2010

25000 mi
Electrical issue with daytime running lights 
Jun 2018

108000 mi

US $700
Replaced parts related to braking system. 
Audi Q5 in West Virginia, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2017
Feb 2010

6500 mi
Speaker cover in dashboard defective Part replaced satisfactorily 
Nov 2010

13000 mi
Right rear passenger pull handle broken. Part ordered. Waiting for delivery 
Dec 2010

14000 mi

US $230
Ordered part was installed on 12-28-10. Also had dealer perform 15,000 mile maintenance service at my expense at this trip. 
Jan 2011

15000 mi
Water pump housing cracked resulting in total coolant leak. Car towed to dealership and part replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2012

25000 mi
Driver door handle cable replaced 
Aug 2012

28500 mi
LED turn signal portion of right rear tail light defective 
Jan 2013

23800 mi
Right rear side marker bulb burned out 
May 2014

42100 mi
Passenger side A-pillar trim came loose 
May 2015

51000 mi
Secondary air system malfunction 
Apr 2016

59300 mi

US $600
Wheel bearing front right wheel 
Mar 2017

68000 mi

US $650
Left front wheel bearings replaced 
Audi Q5 in Illinois, United States
Jul 2009 - Oct 2021
May 2010

9400 mi
LED DRL out 
Oct 2010

14000 mi
Water pump replaced 
Jul 2016

60300 mi

US $700
Lock actuator went bad 

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2009 Audi Q5 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

Audi Q5 in Romania
Nov 2014 - Apr 2016
Jan 2015

100560 mi

Damaged injectors and sensors dur to span 
Sep 2015

99820 mi

Loose joints at belt tension system, many parts replaced 

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