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2013 Audi Q5 repairs by problem area

Engine (19%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (25%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 88 repairs.
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2013 Audi Q5 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (5%)

$100 - $499 (5%)

< $100 (84%)

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Chart based on 44 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 245hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi Q5 in New South Wales, Australia
Jun 2013 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

42780 mi
Replaced faulty mirror folding motors 

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2013 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

turbocharged 225hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Audi Q5 in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2012 - Jan 2017
Mar 2014

18600 mi
Rear suspension noise. They apparently bonded back in place the sleeves that protect the upper part of the shock absorbers. They believe the very cold weather we had is responsible for the sleeve to get loose and for the noise. software update to correct notchy steering 
May 2015

31620 mi
Stiffness encountered when turning the steering wheel. Driver heated seat not functionning (seat only) 
May 2016

43560 mi
Persistent rattle noise from moonroof. Replaced complete moonroof assembly. 
Dec 2016

48980 mi
Paint peeling off on the edge of both front fenders. Both fenders replaced. Red warning light after starting the engine and could not turn steering wheel. Occurred twice. Eventually did go away after several power on/off cycles. Dealer says whole steering has to be replaced (2500$). Very disappointing... Replace complete steering system. 

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2013 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in Ohio, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2022
Sep 2013

4000 mi
Small area next to center left proximity sensor on front bumper where paint has peeled off. 
Sep 2014

13000 mi
Peeling paint around distance sensor in bumper. 
Jan 2022

74000 mi

US $60
Replaced fuel pump in gas tank. 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2016
Jun 2014

22000 mi
Pano sunroof rattle Bad vibration felt in the cabin 
Feb 2015

31000 mi
Parking assist malfunction 
Dec 2015

42000 mi
Crankcase pressure regulator valve 
Audi Q5 in New Mexico, United States
Feb 2015 - Nov 2017
Mar 2015

25000 mi
Paint peeling off of front license plate filler cover. 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2018
Jan 2013

5000 mi
Fuel door would not open correctly. 
Feb 2013

6700 mi
Steering randomly has a notch feel at any speed. In addition, it has been difficult at time to keep the steering wheel dead center. 
May 2013

13000 mi
The rear passenger light was not working. The dealership says they have to replace the entire light module, but it's not in stock.... So I have to come back in to have it replaced. 
Jun 2013

15000 mi
Replaced rear passenger lighting module. Identified as an issue on the previous report, but dealer had to order. 
Sep 2013

19000 mi
Electronic steering wheel software update. It was difficult to keep the car straight. 
Sep 2014

33000 mi
Peeling front trim mold (bumper). Replaced under warranty. 
May 2015

41000 mi
Valve spring broke. 
Sep 2015

47000 mi
AC blow motor failed and was replaced. Notch like steering. 
Nov 2015

49300 mi
Crankcase pressure valve replaced under Audi service bulletin. 
Apr 2017

72000 mi
Electric coolant pump software recall Head curtain airbag canister affected by possible leak in panoramic sunroof recall 
Audi Q5 in Arizona, United States
Nov 2014 - Oct 2017
Aug 2015

47000 mi
Replaced rear window plastic panel. Home Link module. Oil Separator. All were under warranty. 
Aug 2017

84000 mi

US $300
It started out with rough idling when stopped at traffic lights without any warning signs/messages. I had to rev it up to keep the engine from stalling. Took it to the dealer, they said that the cam shaft was loose. They replaced the cam shaft, timing chain tensioner, cam bridge. Still having same problem, but now some check engine code showed up. They looked at it again and found out that one of the cylinder had very low compression. They opened it up and saw piston/cylinder #1 was damaged, and suggested engine replacement. Repairs covered under extended warranty. I suspected that the tensioner cause the problem in the first place, but since it's a known problem with 2.0T engine with previous model years, but they don't want to admit it. 
Audi Q5 in Illinois, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2018
Feb 2015

13700 mi
visor clip broke off, without undue force 
Dec 2015

20000 mi
Fuel injector stuck open; required replacement of injector, all plugs due to fouling, oil change due to potential contamination 
Audi Q5 in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2014 - Dec 2016
Jul 2014

13420 mi
Electric mirror defective. Grease applied. 
Audi Q5 in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

61380 mi

C $1300
Replace torn CV boot, joint. 
Audi Q5 in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Apr 2016
Dec 2014

15000 mi
Turbo bypass valve failed resulting in a check engine light. Dealer replaced the valve. 
Audi Q5 in Georgia, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

43000 mi
2018 part recall. Minor inconvenience 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
May 2013 - Jan 2016
Sep 2013

3720 mi
turbo lag 
Nov 2013

6200 mi
Sun visor clip broke. Replaced under warrantee. Oil change - 8,000 km. service Tranny bucks and jolts at low speed 
Jul 2014

14860 mi
jerky transmission 
Dec 2014

22940 mi
Jerky transmission Soft brake pedal wind noise coming from drivers window 12 Volt Sockets not working. Dealer didn't fix a thing. Once the car was home, I changed the fuse and VOILA, it worked. Vibration at 80 to 140 km/h Test drove and they said they didn't feel it. WOW, these guys are something. I can hold a glass of liquid on the dash and show you the vibration. 
Audi Q5 in Saskatchewan, Canada
Sep 2012 - Jul 2016
Feb 2013

3720 mi
External temperature sensor was not accurate. Dealer replaced sensor. 
May 2013

4840 mi
Rattle from the rear seat. Audi TSB recommended replacing the rear seat frame, which the dealer did. 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012 - Sep 2017
Feb 2013

6680 mi
backup camera screen visual quit. Some minor computer chip replaced under warrenty 
Dec 2015

43400 mi
Engine light on. Some valve related to pollution control was replaced under a manufacturers recall. This solved light problem 
Nov 2016

56420 mi

C $600
Replaced brakes and rotors on all 4 corners 
Sep 2017

62000 mi

C $300
Tech advised timing chain tensioner was on it’s last legs and could fail anytime with catastrophic results. Have read many Audi/VW blogs indicating this has been a big problem with their otherwise excellent 4 cyl. Engine. Didn’ t Do the repair. Traded it on a 2018 Q5. 

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2013 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

supercharged 272hp 3.0L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Audi Q5 in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2015 - Jan 2022
Nov 2016

15500 mi
Tsb recall for squeaky brakes, replaced for the second time. 
Audi Q5 in Maine, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2018
Jul 2017

43000 mi
Recall for sunroof leak that could affect airbag 
Audi Q5 in Oregon, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

22000 mi
A light sounding squeak/rattle coming from the rear of the car, only occasional on small potholes and expansion joints. The dealer couldn't duplicate, even with me driving and the technician riding. 
Apr 2017

40000 mi
Brakes squeak very loud. Dealer replaced pads with softer material. 
Audi Q5 in Florida, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

28000 mi
The window made a brief scraping sound when starting to lower. Dealer examined and determined that one of the cable clips was broken. Part was ordered and repaired under warranty. 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2016
Nov 2015

22300 mi
Sun visor rentention clip broken off 
Audi Q5 in Oklahoma, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2015
May 2014

15700 mi
There were two different sensors that failed. 
Jul 2014

16700 mi
Fan stopped blowing very hard. They flushed and reset the system and it was working better. auto up window wasn't raising window all the way. They had to replace two different parts. 
Sep 2014

20000 mi
Same problem as before... A/C freezes up, and very little air can blow through. 
Audi Q5 in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

620 mi
Car had a control module not meant for the Canadian region. The Side Assist and Start and Go electronic module needed to be replaced and reprogrammed. 
Audi Q5 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2012 - Jun 2022
Jul 2014

12400 mi
20,000 km service. Steering felt jerky or bumpy for the first few minutes in cold weather. Software update. Won't know if it was fixed until it gets cold again. Software update fixed problem. 
May 2015

21700 mi
A/C sensor failed. Part or a recall program for that vehicle. Also scheduled maintenance interval. 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Nov 2012 - May 2018
Apr 2014

10000 mi

US $1200
Apparently liquid got on the MMI and shorted a button, had to replace entire MMI. Cup holder should go somewhere else, glad I love this car. 
Audi Q5 in Colorado, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2016
Nov 2015

23900 mi
Broken radio on/off-volume knob. New knob installed. 
Audi Q5 in Illinois, United States
Mar 2013 - Oct 2020
Dec 2014

25000 mi
Engine "EPC" light would come on under certain driving conditions. No other symptom. Dealer replaced oil pressure switch 
Apr 2016

45500 mi
Paint peel on front grill license plate panel around parking sensors 
Audi Q5 in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jul 2022
Jul 2022

131440 mi

C $1500
Car was overheating. Volkswagen dealer changed thermostat and water pump. 
Audi Q5 in Michigan, United States
Jun 2021 - Jul 2022
Apr 2022

105000 mi

US $850
replace wheel bearing 
Audi Q5 in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2013 - Oct 2015
May 2013

620 mi
Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) came on at 250km. Error codes P2006 and P2007, stuck intake manifold flaps. Problem was a leaky diaphragm, delay caused by need to manufacture new parts. 
Sep 2013

5580 mi
Whistling from side mirrors, starting ~80km/h. Repaired by adding or replacing seals. Still get occasional noise, but substantially reduced. 
Nov 2013

8060 mi
rattle from sunroof, fixed by lubrication 
Dec 2014

23560 mi
static cornering lights stopped working, message in display stating "Audi dynamic lighting defective" (but they worked). Problem was a burnt-out static cornering light bulb. 
Audi Q5 in Florida, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2015
Jul 2014

22000 mi
Front bumper area by radar needed to be replaced. 
Jan 2015 GPS antenna went bad 
Audi Q5 in Indiana, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

26000 mi
Hard drive bad in the MMI module. Controls radio/nav/phone.  
Jul 2016

26800 mi
Replace MMI hard drive, a $3,000 part. Thank goodness it was fixed under warranty. 

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2013 Audi Q5 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

Audi Q5 in Oregon, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2015
Oct 2013

5200 mi
Squeaky rear seat 
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2022
Jan 2015

9700 mi
Headlight leveling system failed and the vehicle displayed a fault alert. A system scan at home showed multiple faults including headlights, cornering lights, driver seat ventilation and hybrid system issues. Required second visit to fully fix. 
Mar 2016

25000 mi
Driver side seat heater failed 
Apr 2017

35000 mi
Right turn illumination bulb failed 
May 2017

39000 mi
Dealer replaced the front gloss black license plate frame holder after I noticed it was loosing paint near the sensors in the panel. Dealer replaced the part for free. 
Jul 2017

39000 mi

US $82
Driver side vanity mirror light fell out. Whole light assembly had to be replaced 
Jan 2018

42000 mi
Auxiliary heater recall 

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