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2018 Audi Q5 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119786
TSB ID: 12-13-2016B

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10/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10118394
TSB ID: A171668 2038119-

The message "oil minimum warning, add one quart of oil" appears in the instrument cluster, but the oil level is above the minimum level. there are no dtcs related to oil level stored in the ecm memory. the oil level sensor is defective.
10/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10118358
TSB ID: A961604 2042811-

Audi connect gen1 and gen2 systems: differences and troubleshooting. the customer has a general concern related to audi connect. different features are included with different generations of the audi connect system. the audi connect gen1 sy
03/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10094053
TSB ID: A91163920420133

This technical service bulletin explains how to diagnose and resolve issues with audi connect online destination search, google earth navigation view, and inrix online traffic.
03/01/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093410
TSB ID: A57162620220327

This technical service bulletin provides troubleshooting information for the vehicle locking system.
02/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10093247
TSB ID: A27162620450811

This technical service bulletin provides troubleshooting for the battery for a condition that causes no start due to low voltage.
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10/26/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120800
TSB ID: Maintenance Sche

Additional maintenance items section: perform first at 60,000 miles: removed rs 3 from air cleaner exceptions
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119791
TSB ID: Scheduled Mainte

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10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119787
TSB ID: 12-13-2016D

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Audi Q5 TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.