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2018 Audi Q5 Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133466
TSB ID: SM 16-2017 VWMEX

The part number listed in the document is to be returned and only the replacement part number provided in the document is to be ordered.
04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133281
TSB ID: Scheduled Mainte

Oil capacity table: for a3 b-cycle 2.0 tfsi engine: changed oil spec from 508/509** castrol edge® professional® 5w40 to 508/509** castrol edge® professional® 0w20 long life iv
03/13/18 NHTSA ID: 10130183
TSB ID: A871679 2041717-

This bulletin applies to any repair that requires replacement of the air conditioning compressor and details how to run a odis gff test plan.
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10127838
TSB ID: A461775 2044669-

This bulletin provides troubleshooting for brake clicking.
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10127837
TSB ID: A461774 2047919-

This informational bulletin explains why a slight rattling or click noise can be heard from the front of the car at about 25 mph.
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10127839
TSB ID: A471706 2048519-

This bulletin instructs the technician to replace the brake pressure sensor when the warning message ?brake servo restricted? appears.
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02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10128399
TSB ID: A1915612025303-5

Supersedes technical service bulletin group 19 number 14-50 dated june 20, 2014. discontinuation and mixing of audi-approved engine coolants. g11, g12, and g12+ coolants have been replaced by an improved version. g12++ coolant (for service
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10128340
TSB ID: A441764 2022563-

This bulletin provides information regarding vibrations or movement that are felt in the wheel.
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10127860
TSB ID: A401770 2018194-

This informational bulletin contains knowledge on why oil may appear on one or several of the shock absorbers.
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10128350
TSB ID: A171782 2010043-

This informational bulletin contains all the the audi oil quality standards that should be used when doing an oil change.
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10127818
TSB ID: A191789 2046712-

This informational bulletin contains guidelines for figuring out why coolant marks are present around the coolant expansion tank cap.
02/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10127752
TSB ID: A461772 2047830

This informational bulletin contains instructions for proper brake maintenance.
10/04/17 NHTSA ID: 10118415
TSB ID: A191777 2046712-

This informational bulletin contains guidelines for figuring out why coolant marks are present around the coolant expansion tank cap.
04/16/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10133295
TSB ID: A341829 2050215_

This bulletin contains repair instructions for when an oil leak is present around the atf sump.
04/16/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10133297
TSB ID: A341831 2050461_

This bulletin contains repair instructions for when there is an oil from the transmission (0ck, 0cl, or 0cj).
02/05/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10127912
TSB ID: A341722 2047616-

This bulletin contains repair information for a rattling noise underneath the vehicle.
04/16/18 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10133254
TSB ID: A901787 2049092-

This bulletin contains a software update for when the sos message appears but does not log a dtc.
02/05/18 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10127758
TSB ID: A911732 2033355-

This informational bulletin contains information on why acc sensor could be deactivated.
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02/05/18 Brakes and Traction Control NHTSA ID: 10127840
TSB ID: A911736 2024323-

This bulletin contains technical information regarding when the parking aid sporadically warns of obstacles that don't exist or it is inoperative/constant warning.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133426
TSB ID: PDI 2018 Audi Te

All models: vehicle preparation section: added "using guided functions" to "set adaption channel to enable cd ripping (if equipped)" a8 and q3: audi connection: removed: "turn on the wireless network (if equipped)"
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133416
TSB ID: Dealer Letter -

On audi vehicles with audi smartphone interface (asi) manufactured within a specific period, an error may occur in the smartphone connection.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133414
TSB ID: Dealer Letter -

On audi a4, a5 and q5 vehicles manufactured within a specific period, the service interval display does not show all parameters. as a result, the number of days remaining until the next service is due are not displayed correctly.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133382
TSB ID: A971759 2049549

This repair authorization contains instructions for various symptoms for the interior wiring harness.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133376
TSB ID: A911761 2049414

This is a pss for a software concern in the mmi with a intermittent display change.
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04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133348
TSB ID: MY 2018 Audi USA

Under additional maintenance items section: removed e-tron from "perform every 130,000 miles. timing belt - replace. check condition of timing belt tensioning system, dampening pulleys, and idler pulleys and replace if necessary (2.0l tdi
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133370
TSB ID: A911755 2048436

This bulletin contains repair instructions for when after pdi is performed, the customer states that the audi connect services are not functioning.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133427
TSB ID: PDI 2018 Audi Te

Audi a3 e-tron sportback: audi connect section: added "turn on the wireless network (if equipped) ensure the wireless network is turned on (telephone > options > wi-fi® options > wi-fi® mode ?hotspot?) " audi a3/s3/rs 3: added: verify s
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133429
TSB ID: PDI 2018 Q5-SQ5

Reminders section: removed: "it is advised to start odis with the engine running to enable all 5f test plans in gff and also to ensure svm sees all control units during the svm check vehicle configuration" vehicle preparation section: adde
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133437
TSB ID: Scheduled Mainte

Additional maintenance section: added, "(if applicable)" to battery - connected gateway - replace
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133436
TSB ID: Scheduled Mainte

Additional maintenance section: changed: "rs 7 plus" to "rs 7 performance" on rear axle every 40,000 miles and spark plugs - replace every 30,000 miles or 3 years added: "(except rs 7 performance)" and "(except s8 plus)" to spark plugs
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04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133401
TSB ID: Bulletin - Updat

On audi a4, a5 and q5 vehicles manufactured within a specific period, the service interval display does not show all parameters. as a result, the number of days remaining until the next service is due are not displayed correctly.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133304
TSB ID: A641851 2050362_

This bulletin contains a software update that addresses when attempting to close a half-open window, the window opens instead of closing.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133403
TSB ID: Bulletin - Updat

On audi vehicles with audi smartphone interface (asi) manufactured within a specific period, an error may occur in the smartphone connection.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133298
TSB ID: A341832 2045108_

This technical bulletin provides information regarding a rattling noise or vibrations when creeping in reverse or drive.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133319
TSB ID: A961823 2050353_

This bulletin contains repair instructions for when "engine start system malfunction" message displayed in instrument cluster or the start-stop button sticks with dtc b143c29.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133255
TSB ID: A901788 2049741-

This informational bulletin states that when a sporadic or permanent warning message appears with no dtcs that the technicians need to postpone repairs.
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04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133264
TSB ID: A961721 2048927-

This informational bulletin contains instructions for minimizing the risk of an unintentional opening of the trunk lid with the remote.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133262
TSB ID: A911768 2037809-

This informational bulletin contains instructions about updating the navigation map.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133318
TSB ID: A941897 2050363_

This bulletin contains repair information for when the ambient light in the outer door handle does not work and/or water ingress into light housing.
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130229
TSB ID: A001796 2047812

This informational bulletin contains instructions for setting up and using the sd creator program.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127906
TSB ID: A001799 2045316-

This bulletin contains information about the start/stop system.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128306
TSB ID: A911724 2036575-

This informational bulletin provides an explanation for the customer regarding known software issues with the mib & mmi3g+ bluetooth security profile.
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02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127801
TSB ID: A911735 2048436-

This bulletin contains repair instructions for when after pdi is performed, the customer states that the audi connect services are not functioning.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127800
TSB ID: A911734 2045540-

This bulletin provides a software solution for vehicle code entry fails for the key user.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127798
TSB ID: A901780 2047730-

This bulletin contains repair instructions for customer may report that the top view camera does not load. only the visual parking aid overlays on the right half of the screen and dtc u104c00 is logged.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127797
TSB ID: A901779 2048517-

This bulletin contains a software update to correct when only the static outlines of the park aid are displayed.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127787
TSB ID: SM 11-2017 VWMEX

This special notice is to inform dealers to return all rear window regulator part numbers listed in the document that are prior to generation 012s.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127786
TSB ID: SM 10-2017 VWMEX

This special notice is to inform dealers to return all window regulator part numbers listed in the document that are prior to generation 014s.
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02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127943
TSB ID: A901781 2048009-

This bulletin contains software update instructions for when there is a parking brake message (no functional issue) without any dtc's logged.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127841
TSB ID: A911737 2047576-

This is a reference bulletin that contains software update information for the mid2 mmi system.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127913
TSB ID: A341723 2048671-

This bulletin contains instructions for when dtc u030000 appears and ?all wheel drive malfunction message? is displayed in the instrument cluster.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127949
TSB ID: A911743 2042097-

This informational bulletin contains resource information for when the traffic feature is inoperative in the mmi navigation.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127935
TSB ID: A961718 2048470-

This bulletin contains repair instructions for when a message in instrument cluster ?audi pre sense: currently restricted. see owner?s manual? appears. dtc c1114f0 and c1114f3 are logged.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127936
TSB ID: A911747 2044853-

This bulletin provides software update instructions for warning messages in the mmi when a user tries to manually refresh data or the vehicle cannot be locked or unlocked.
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02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127938
TSB ID: A911744 2037073-

This bulletin details why the radio sounds different due to different hardware.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127942
TSB ID: A911739 2047112-

This informational bulletin is for a sporadic dtc that does not cause functional issues in the vehicle.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128191
TSB ID: A001788 2047352-

This repair authorization is for the launch of the q5 to encourage dealers to supply vital technical information.
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10119786
TSB ID: 12-13-2016B

New document
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
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.
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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.
04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133354
TSB ID: A001702 2035505

This repair authorization is for special vins that are part of the audi on demand and audi at home program.
04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133221
TSB ID: A001706 2047812-

This informational bulletin contains instructions for setting up and using the sd creator program.
04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133510
TSB ID: MY 2018 Audi Tec

Technician reference document overview the pre-delivery inspection technician reference document is designed to be a resource used in hand with the pre-delivery inspection checklist (pdi). the pdi checklist has been simplified to make the
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04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133296
TSB ID: A341830 2048671_

This bulletin contains instructions for when dtc u030000 appears and ?all wheel drive malfunction message? is displayed in the instrument cluster.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127939
TSB ID: A911742 2040843-

This information bulletin explains why traffic incidents nearest to the vehicle/in the surrounding area do not appear in the mib mmi.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128223
TSB ID: AWA-17-07

This bulletin explains the details of the audi launch allowance program for the new 2018 q5.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128222
TSB ID: ATE-17-05

Due to increasing requests for high voltage personal protective equipment (hve ppe) for dealer technicians working with high voltage vehicles (hybrid, plugin hybrid, electric vehicle), the volkswagen tools and equipment team has identified
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127734
TSB ID: A001793 2047812-

This informational bulletin contains instructions for setting up and using the sd creator program.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128026
TSB ID: A921612 2038151-

This bulletin provides instructions for repairing a vehicle with a washer solvent light on but the level is correct.
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02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128027
TSB ID: A921613 2038151-

This bulletin provides instructions for repairing a vehicle with a washer solvent light on but the level is correct.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127835
TSB ID: MY 2018 Audi Tec

Trunk inspection section: added: "check battery clamps for proper torque refer to elsa pro for specification"
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127937
TSB ID: A911746 2048436-

This bulletin contains repair instructions for when after pdi is performed, the customer states that the audi connect services are not functioning.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127794
TSB ID: MY 2018 Audi Tec

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02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127992
TSB ID: A001684 2037949-

This technical bulletin provides instructions for an an error message and updating with an svm code.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127834
TSB ID: MY 2018 Q5-SQ5 C

Infotainment section: added: "if audi connect is not functioning with an error message, ?the myaudi server is currently unavailable?, reference tsb 2048436 to activate service"
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02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127833
TSB ID: MY 2018 Q5-SQ5 T

Audi connect section: added: "if audi connect is not functioning with an error message, ?the myaudi server is currently unavailable?, reference tsb 2048436 to activate service"
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127811
TSB ID: A001798 2042954-

This bulletin contains instructions and trouble shooting for how to take the vehicle out of transport mode.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127753
TSB ID: A461773 2047919-

This informational bulletin explains why a slight rattling or click noise can be heard from the front of the car at about 25 mph.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127777
TSB ID: MY 2018 Q5-SQ5 C

Driver controls section: removed: "sunroof with sunshade, power tilt and slide features" added: "interior" to: ?auto-dimming interior rear view mirror with digital compass
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127778
TSB ID: MY 2018 Q5-SQ5 P

Vehicle preparation section: added: ?"deactivate air suspension loading mode (if equipped)*" added:? "set the service intervals to 10k instead of 5k during pdi or existing 2017 vehicles that are set incorrectly" (with step-by-step instruc
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127785
TSB ID: SM 08-2017 VWMEX

This special notice is to inform dealers to return all parts that are generation 07s and lower.
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02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128317
TSB ID: MY 2018 Q5-SQ5 P

Vehicle preparation section: added the following checklist item with step-by-step instuctions: perform v544 radiator shutter motor adaption. prerequisite: engine off, ignition on to activate the test plan follow the below steps: 1.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128318
TSB ID: MY 2018 Q5-SQ5 P

Vehicle preparation section: modified the following checklist item: 12. run and complete the function test (select ecm manufacturer bosch) following all of the test step commands
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128253
TSB ID: MY 2018 Audi Nor

New document
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128261
TSB ID: MY 2018 Audi A4-

Settings: removed: "load on-board tutorials"
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128262
TSB ID: MY 2018 Q5-SQ5 C

New document
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128264
TSB ID: MY 2018 Q5-SQ5 P

Settings: removed: "load on-board tutorials"
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02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128265
TSB ID: MY 2018 Q5-SQ5 P

New document
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128266
TSB ID: MY 2018 Audi A4-

This document contains the revised checklist for the audi technician reference document. please see pdf change file for details.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128271
TSB ID: SM 19-2017 EN

This special notice is to inform dealers to return all part numbers listed and order successor part numbers going forward.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128330
TSB ID: A911729 2047965-

This informational bulletin states when vehicles will no longer support the old 30 pin connector apple products.
12/05/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10124690
TSB ID: 2013_06_ATU Audi

This document contains information on the audi side assist update.
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
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10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10119791
TSB ID: Scheduled Mainte

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

New document

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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.