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2012 Audi Q5 repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (21%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 125 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2012 Audi Q5.

2012 Audi Q5 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (10%)

< $100 (73%)

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Chart based on 88 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Audi Q5

Engine not specified

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 2017
Aug 2013

18360 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

20640 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. 
Aug 2016

62000 mi

$700
Engine Pads 

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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 - Jun 2018
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 Oregon, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Nov 2012

8500 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 Saskatchewan, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2012

3080 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

45240 mi
Power lift gate button sticks intermittently. 
May 2015

46540 mi
J329 Relay was defective. Caused car to stall while driving. 
Jul 2015

48860 mi
Check engine light on. Crankcase breather required replacement. Sunroof squeaking. 
Feb 2016

57020 mi

C $100
Driverside front wheel started howling. Dealer diagnosed and replaced it under extended warrantee. 
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 Texas, United States
Nov 2011 - Apr 2018
Jun 2012

7000 mi
Contol button top came off 
Dec 2014

35000 mi
Crankcase breather failed 
Jan 2017

49800 mi

US $1524
Water pump leaking. 
Apr 2018

75000 mi

US $1184
Water pump leaking Leaking gasket 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Oct 2011 - Nov 2015
Jul 2012

5700 mi
Required software update to fix jerky low speed shifts 
Nov 2012

10100 mi
Discoloration on chrome trim 
Jul 2013

16000 mi
AC pressure valve? failed 
Oct 2013

18500 mi
Replaced both front leather seat back skins due to defect in material that caused tears in leather at headrest grommets 
Audi Q5 in Arizona, United States
May 2012 - Apr 2016
Nov 2013

21000 mi
crank case breather PCV 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 North Carolina, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
Feb 2013

22300 mi
Rotors warped again. Left front caliper replaced (possibly sticking) and new front rotors. 
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

41500 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 Utah, United States
Aug 2011 - Apr 2013
Nov 2012

22800 mi
Replaced passenger side mirror. 
Audi Q5 in Vermont, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2017
Aug 2015

60700 mi

US $550
needed new starter 
Apr 2017

80000 mi

US $350
New belt pulley 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Jun 2018
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. (update - Audi covered full cost) 
Jan 2018

86180 mi
Pistons replaced to take care of excessive oil consumption. 
Apr 2018

88040 mi

C $1200
Water pump impeller loose and creating a leak. Pump replaced. 
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
odd shifting behavior at very low speeds. 
Audi Q5 in Colorado, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Nov 2011 Transmission fault code; R&R mechatronic unit 
Mar 2012

7000 mi
Rattle in rear seatback repaired 
Mar 2015

72000 mi
Fan problem 
Jun 2018

127000 mi

US $1370
Audi Denver replaced the Pistons to solve the oil consumption problem. Cost split was Audi 75% and me 25%. 
Audi Q5 in Georgia, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 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 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 Texas, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2016
Sep 2014

34000 mi
Check Engine light came on. Vacuum pump had malfunction. 
Audi Q5 in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
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. 
Aug 2014

15580 mi
Rear stabilizer bar bushing causing noise. Bushing replaced on warranty. 
Feb 2016

23560 mi
Water pump failed. 
Dec 2016

29140 mi

C $250
Engine speed related buzzing noise coming from front passenger side. 
Mar 2017

29140 mi
Vacuum hose disconnected while driving. Limped to dealer. Dealer diagnosed and repaired on the spot. 
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 2017
Sep 2015

49600 mi
Replaced sensor 
Feb 2016

52700 mi

C $200
loud noise, replaced wheel bearings door locks not working properly, sensor replaced 
Jun 2017

67580 mi

C $2000
Turbo charger Both front wheel bearings 
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

18900 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 Connecticut, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

40700 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

48700 mi

US $10
added 1 qt. of oil 
Apr 2015

51300 mi

US $10
added 1 qt. of oil 
Jun 2015

53000 mi

US $9
Added 1 qt. of oil 
May 2017

69645 mi

US $183
rotted out exhaust clamp 
Audi Q5 in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2017
May 2015

39000 mi
Check engine sensor was bad 
Apr 2016

44700 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 
Jan 2017

46000 mi

US $85
Door locks malfunctioned- bad part in the door has to be replaced 
Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

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

41300 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. 
Jun 2018

50 mi

US $60
Rear license plate holder was damaged; Could not remove screw holding license plate 
Audi Q5 in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2012 - Feb 2013
Jan 2013

2480 mi
intermittent wipers non-functional since new. 
Audi Q5 in Oregon, United States
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

61139 mi

US $1888
Timing chain stretched. Found that intake cam jumped 3 teeth on chain. No other damage found. Replaced timing chain tensioner, chain and cover. 
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Feb 2015 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

46200 mi
Leaking high pressure fuel pump. 
Jul 2016

49300 mi
Oil Pressure warning came on. Car was towed to dealer. Diagnosed as faulty PCV. Was replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2016

53000 mi
Bang & Olufsen HD Radio sound quality issue. Sound was being played in Mono only. Found a TSB online describing the symptoms and was resolved with updating the MMI software. Labor charge. 
Audi Q5 in Ohio, United States
Dec 2013 - Jul 2017
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 - Jun 2018
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. 
Apr 2017

69000 mi

US $1365
Proactively replaced timing chain (old style), upper tensioner, related items (gaskets, guides, oil, seal, oil, etc.). 
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

32500 mi
Dealer replaced the pano roof system under warranty. Issue resolved much to my satisfaction. 
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. 
Audi Q5 in Iowa, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

43000 mi

US $1001
It needed a water pump replaced 
Jan 2018

76000 mi

US $900
We needed to replace the starter. 
Mar 2018

86000 mi
Faulty Takara Airbag replacement 
Audi Q5 in District of Columbia, United States
Sep 2012 - Nov 2017
Feb 2013

4100 mi
Moonroof rattle 
May 2013

6100 mi
moonroof rattle 
Dec 2013

11000 mi
Needed quart of oil 

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2012 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

50000 mi
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2007-2012 Audi Q7 vehicles equipped with gasoline engines. The fuel pump flange on the affected vehicles may crack, allowing fuel to leak. Recall for airbag 
Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2011 - Jul 2014
Dec 2011

16000 mi
To have camera chip installed. 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2017
Dec 2016

71000 mi

US $450
Recall for fuel flange and cleaning engine parts 
Audi Q5 in Oregon, United States
Feb 2016 - Jul 2018
May 2016

36400 mi
Rear hatch making noise, sunroof track making noise, repaired broken sun visor clips 
Nov 2016

41700 mi
They replaced the MMI system due to issues. It would blast static sound from the left rear speaker while the system would be non-responsive. 
Mar 2018

60000 mi

US $300
Front headlight bulb 
Jun 2018

64000 mi
Emissions warranty activated to clean out engine 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2018
Jul 2014

46300 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

62100 mi
Fuel tank vapor canister solenoid valve failure caused check-engine light 
Oct 2017

101000 mi

US $165
Headlight ballast 
Dec 2017

102000 mi
Emissions system. Check engine light came on. Did not notice any change in performance. Took vehicle to dealership where they determined the problem was carbon buildup in the secondary air injection system. Audi extended the warranty to cover this issue. 
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

20000 mi
Sunroof rattle came back after 2nd lube fix, they ended up replacing sunroof frame under warranty 
Audi Q5 in Florida, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2012
Apr 2012

1300 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 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

15700 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. 

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2012 Audi Q5 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder hybrid automatic AWD

Audi Q5 in Sweden
Nov 2013 - Feb 2017
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

$2000
Warning light for seatbelt never turned off when used seatbelt 
Sep 2016

50840 mi

$3500
oil distributor cap broken 
Dec 2016

55180 mi
PDC control unit required replacement 

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2011 Audi Q5

Engine not specified

Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

66000 mi

US $2000
Replaced door mirror module, fuel pump, batteries (three times). Seems to be computer glitches that keep electrical things on. Audi is discussing with me. 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Dec 2013
Nov 2013

49100 mi

US $500
Driver's seat belt does not retract. Could not replicate, again. 

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2011 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2017
Sep 2015

40000 mi
Q5 was consuming oil more frequent that regular scheduled maintenance (had to top it off w/ 1qt.) 
Audi Q5 in Missouri, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2012
Nov 2011

11000 mi
Noise being emitted by carrier bearings on driveshaft at 28-31 mph. Manufacturing defect that took several miles to appear. Propeller shaft replaced, issue resolved. Car still fully drivable while issue existed. 
Audi Q5 in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2013

30000 mi
Blower motor was replaced 
Apr 2016

77700 mi
Pistons replaced under extended warranty due to oil useage 
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2013
Mar 2012

13000 mi
Vehicle intermittently lost all power while accelerating. Computer showed multiple faults. Was determined to be fuel pump regulator. Replaced. Transmission shifted abruptly at times, especially when slowing to a stop. 
Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2013
Sep 2012

35000 mi
Oil valve replacement. Car was burning oil at higher than normal rate. 
Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Sep 2011

16000 mi
Sunroof rattled, like a marble caught in the track. After 5 trips to dealer for various adjustments, they finally agreed to begin replacing things- and needed to replace th entire sunroof assembly. sunroof no longer rattles! 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

45000 mi
Engine oil light came on prior to scheduled service. Dealer acknowledged faulty sensor and repaired it. 
Apr 2016

61800 mi

US $300
Faulty hood switch caused vehicle to not read engine oil levels,mince it thought the hood was open but it was not. 
Aug 2017

83000 mi
Oil consumption test in July indicated my car was Burning oil at 60% rate. Dealer successfully convinced Audi to replace Pistons at no charge based on previous complaints. Audi agreed since I am the original owner and always have it serviced by Audi dealerships. 
Audi Q5 in Nevada, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

12000 mi
Engine burns oil. The dealership would cover it under the warranty but the fix was new rings. I didn't want to hassle with that. I bought a Toyota because their quality is incredible. 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Sep 2013
Aug 2013

42640 mi
Oil consumption. Replaced pistons 
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Oct 2010 - Aug 2013
Aug 2012

27800 mi
Turbo failed and was replaced under warranty. 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2015
Oct 2010

2000 mi
Passenger window was making loud screeching sound when going down. 
Jul 2013

64800 mi
overuse of oil - currently calculating oil usage - do not know success of repair yet. Still determining 
Sep 2013

69000 mi
burning of oil 
Audi Q5 in Arizona, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2016
Sep 2013

27000 mi
Paint peeling from lower grill. 
Aug 2014

38000 mi
Peeling paint on front grill. 
Audi Q5 in Louisiana, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2018
Dec 2010

2000 mi
tire pressure monitoring system indicator light on (false positive?) took car in 4 times. problem code not logged. could not find a problem. checked tire pressure & reset system. i consider the issue still open. 
Mar 2011

5000 mi

US $350
tpms light comes on. dealer failed to diagnose & fix after 4 attempts. reset system each time. has not returned after replacing damaged tire that was not covered by warrenty 
Apr 2015

24200 mi
fixed clogged drain hole in engine compartment that leaked water into front passenger footwell 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
Nov 2010

3200 mi
Replace failed transmission control computer. Replace failed transmission control computer. 
Dec 2010

5000 mi
3000 miles on odometer. Lost power to the wheels at 70mph on interstate. Transmission disengaged. Pulled over. Towed to dealer. 23 days to get parts. Bad axle and differential. Audi did not cover all of the rental replacement. 
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Nov 2010 - Aug 2013
Dec 2010

1000 mi
Left LED daytime running light kept going on/off, 1st dealer diagnosed needs new headlight, but never called me to reschedule (they were supposedly ordering part). Second dealer replaced left headlight assembly. Squeaking noise when temp under 40 in left turns. TSB on CV boots. Dealer says usually resolves after break-in. 
Nov 2011

8000 mi
My Bose stereo system stopped working. Dealer supected the amplifier, was told there was a recall. The dealer installed a software upgrade that took care of the problem. 
Audi Q5 in Virginia, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2017
Jul 2012

15500 mi
Noise when turning from rear of car. Sounded like clunking. Low speed. Shock bumper stop replaced. 
Dec 2014

36000 mi
Rear bumper lamp signaling bulb was out when it wasn't. Lamp holder replaced. 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

56000 mi
Check engine light came on due to leaking crankshaft seal. Seal and screw replaced. Road tested. 
Jan 2015

19000 mi
Oil consumption test confirmed high oil burn rate. Pistons replaced. While engine was out due to oil consumption repairs, leaking water pump discovered and replaced. 
Dec 2017

92000 mi

US $530
Check engine light on; code thrown was too lean off idle; cleared code myself but came back and was persistent; shop replaced the crankcase ventilation assembly. 
May 2018

95000 mi

US $2900
Timing chain snapped, damaged cylinder head. 
Jun 2018

95000 mi

US $1000
Fan control panel shorted and was damaged so no fans at all were functioning. 
Audi Q5 in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2016
Feb 2011

4300 mi
Blackberry not 100% compatible with Bluetooth integration. Interface seizes all audio thinking a call is in place when there is no call. 
Jul 2015

90000 mi

US $132
Phase 2 - Oil Consumption fix. Pulled engine, replaced pistons and rings, replaced engine. Test drove. One part was not covered that was suggested to replace, the Cam Bridge. We elected to replace for the cost of the part only. 
Nov 2015

95000 mi

US $405
Fuel injector stuck open. Dealer replaced injector and two coil packs Dealer gave us the car after fuel injector repair. Check engine light came on again in 20 miles. Drove to dealer, they said the catalytic converter was bad, quoted $1400. I declined, replaced w/ aftermarket cat myself and cleared code. 
Jan 2016

81300 mi

US $400
Since last dealer visit, engine ran poorly. I replaced all 4 injectors with new, what the dealer should have done when they were in there last month. Engine runs fine now. 
Apr 2016

103000 mi

US $28
Coil pack replacement. Symptoms not typical of coil pack failure, random codes thrown. 
May 2016

103000 mi
Car developed whine from transmission or transfer case, could not isolate. Was not a wheel bearing. Traded car in with no repair attempted. 
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2011 - Jul 2018
Aug 2011

5000 mi
Squeak from rear of car when turning- esp. low-speed, tight turns when car is cold. (Dealer claimed noise is in front and is normal per a TSB- universal joints touch, causing the squeak, and will go away once the car is no longer "new." Satellite radio loses reception and cuts out- info screen lists "Linking" even when there is no obstruction to the signal. Can occur as frequently as every few seconds to not at all. Bluetooth disconnects from cell phone randomly. At times, car does not link at all, at others times it disconnects after a phone call is ended. Phone needs to be turned off, then on to establish a link. 
Aug 2013

22000 mi

US $1000
Excessive oil consumption in the 2.0t. Seals and other affected parts replaced per Audi TSB. 
Feb 2014

26100 mi
Car was towed to Audi service (blinking engine light indicates serious problem, undrivable car) to replace coils. Tech said this was a non-recall issue, but that Audi acknowledges a problem, so coils were replaced free of charge. 
Aug 2014

30000 mi

US $800
Excessive oil consumption, round 2. This is a known problem and involves a 2-step fix. Step 1 was already done, but I was never told to bring the car back in 1000 miles for a check-up. Oil consumption increased subsequent to first repair. 
Sep 2014

31000 mi
Excessive oil consumption required major engine service- pistons, rings, etc per Audi TSB for 2nd round service subsequent to 1st service not fixing the problem. Repair seems to be successful, but there are not enough miles on it to know. 
Jan 2018

62000 mi

US $600
Replace faulty breather valve. May be related to prior service for excessive oil consumption. 
Jul 2018

67000 mi
Timing chain broke. The entire engine needed to be replaced because this is an interference engine. It is a known problem and resulted in a class action lawsuit. 
Audi Q5 in Manitoba, Canada
Apr 2013 - Aug 2017
Jun 2016

44020 mi

C $1000
Replaced rear shock absorbers after one started leaking. 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Mar 2017
Aug 2016

48000 mi

US $2250
Lower control arms bushing leaking. 
Audi Q5 in Illinois, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

43900 mi
Replaced pistons and rings to stop oil consumption. 
Jun 2018

67000 mi

US $3546
turbo broke 
Audi Q5 in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2014 - Feb 2017
Apr 2015

48800 mi
Car was burning oil too quickly. Company sponsored repair campaign replacing Pistons and Rings. 
Audi Q5 in New Hampshire, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

99000 mi

US $225
PCV failed 
Nov 2017

11700 mi

US $257
Brake pad wear limit reached, pad indicator light on MFD. Replaced pads. 
Jan 2018

122000 mi

US $65
Drivers side Xenon bulb replaced, notified by dashboard MFD, light still working but dim. Replaced with new Philips D3S. Access on earlier Q5's on driver side more difficult due to power steering fluid reservoir mounting behind the headlight assembly. Removal of reservoir and reservoir mounting bracket made access easier. 
Jun 2018

124000 mi

US $43
Center exhaust dual clamp exhaust sleeve loosened up allowing exhaust leak. Assembly's two clamps made of galvanized steel disintegrated leaving only the loose stainless steel half sleeves to hold the two exhaust pipe sections together. 
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2016
Jan 2016

62000 mi
High oil consumption, higher than after piston and ring change a month earlier. After 3 weeks of having vehicle, they replaced entire engine. Thankfully, car was CPO so under warranty. 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
Jul 2013

38500 mi
Consumed a lot of engine oil (1qt every 500 miles). Audi was aware of the issue and replaced a few parts. No longer having the issue after 3000 miles. 
Audi Q5 in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Feb 2018
Feb 2018

98000 mi

US $1000
Oil consumption 
Audi Q5 in Indiana, United States
Dec 2015 - Oct 2017
Aug 2016

72700 mi
excessive oil use..would have cost over $4000 to fix 
Oct 2017

79000 mi

US $18000
2012 Audi were not supposed to have oil consumption issue..but they do!!!! My Q5 uses 1.5 qts every 1000 miles...beware!!! The cost for repair is $3600 to replace pistons and rings 
Audi Q5 in Virginia, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2018
Dec 2013

41000 mi
clogged fuel filter that manifested itself by bucking/hesitation upon acceleration 
Mar 2014

44000 mi
Excessive oil use 
Jun 2014

47000 mi

US $900
Squeak coming from rear seat on driver's side. Not noticeable when seat folded down. Dealer replaced "luggage trim". 
Sep 2014

49000 mi
Finally fixed! Rear seat was squeaking were it was anchored to the floor. 
Oct 2016

70200 mi

US $900
Excessive oil use. Brought in several times for same issue. This time Audi said it was a faulty hood latch that somehow is connected to the oil gauge reporting. Rear wiper stopped working 
Feb 2017

76000 mi
Excessive oil use 
Oct 2017

82000 mi

US $300
"Check Engine" light came on. Tear in air intake diaphragm. 
Apr 2018

88000 mi

US $1600
Drive shaft replaced Water pump replaced 
Audi Q5 in Virginia, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2015
Apr 2014

60000 mi

US $125
Back window wiper spray nozzle 
Audi Q5 in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2016
May 2015

50300 mi
bad valves, car was using oil 
Audi Q5 in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2011 - Dec 2013
Feb 2012

16800 mi
Chrome trin on right rear passenger door came loose. Dealer repaired in five minutes. 
Audi Q5 in Texas, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2013
Nov 2011

15000 mi
Forum post of new transmission tsb for shift smoothness. Although only minor in our Q5 decided to have done while in for 15k audicars service "Grumbling" noise as engine is idled in mornings... 
Dec 2011

17000 mi
Sun visors 'droop' in warm weather. Drivers side seat belt base broken on delivery. Audi replaced without questioning. 
Sep 2012

35000 mi
Droopy driver's sunvisor. Clunk/pop of rear liftgate 
Oct 2012

36000 mi
Audi finally came out with updated maps for Navigation after 3 years.... they updated for free, but still out of date as compared to google, garmin, etc.... 
Mar 2013

40000 mi
Droopy sunvisor never fixed. Clunk/pop of rear liftgate never fixed. 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - May 2013
May 2012

19000 mi
Visor clip broken. Replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2012

21000 mi
AC/heat computer module failing. 
Mar 2013

28000 mi
Cracked engine block caused by a broken driveshaft bolt. Engine had severe vibration and oil leak. New engine replacement under warranty. Took total of 3 weeks. Cracked engine block caused by a broken driveshaft bolt. Engine had severe vibration and oil leak. New engine replacement under warranty. Took total of 3 weeks. 
Audi Q5 in Texas, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2018
Aug 2012

19000 mi
WATER LEAKED UNDER THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT AFTER CAR WASH. IT WAS FIXED AS PER A TSB THAT REPLACED A WARPED TUBE/HOSE AND BODY PANEL/ITEM. 
Oct 2012

23000 mi
Sunvisor clip/latch broke and fell into my lapwhen i tried to push the visor back in its place. Dealer replaced the clip for free. 
Sep 2013

36000 mi
Sunvisor clip on passenger side broke suddenly and it was replaced. 
Nov 2013

39000 mi
dealer repaired loose front bumper under warranty with support from Audi of America 
Mar 2014

42680 mi
Fuel pump control module was faulty and was replaced under warranty car didn't start and sometimes sputtered even after starting. Diagnosis indicated a faulty fuel pump control module. Part replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2014

43380 mi
he car has been shuddering, stuttering while cold starting in the morning. It starts and runs fine the rest of the day. The EPC and Check Engine lights come on and stay on for about 15 seconds. TSB 2024812/4 Software Update and Replace Pressure Regulator 
Sep 2014

52000 mi

US $85
Hood latch switch stopped working and was replaced under extended warranty program with $85 deductible 
Sep 2015

68000 mi

US $89
oil separator or PCV was broken so it was replaced under the extended warranty program 
Aug 2016

82000 mi

US $85
Rear seat frame replaced to address rattling 
Nov 2016

85000 mi
Oil consumption test 
Jan 2017

85800 mi

US $507
Replaced pistons, gaskets, seal rings, sealant, and coolant; Warranty - Fuel filter flange protective film; Replaced timing chain & tensioner 
Dec 2017

100000 mi

US $30
Tailgate struts replaced 
Jul 2018

107500 mi

US $1850
radiator and radiator fans replaced along with coolant. one of the radiator fans broke and damaged the radiator causing coolant leakage. 
Audi Q5 in Illinois, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2015
Apr 2014

30000 mi
After software update it's been clunking every time I first put it in drive or reverse. Dealer has been good and trying to figure it out. I'm confident they will as last firmware update fixed temporarily but then started again. 
Audi Q5 in Virginia, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2013

43000 mi
The clip that latches down the sun visor on the driver's side snapped off. Clip was replaced. Rear windshield wiper fluid was not spraying. Original used car inspection noted that the nozzle had been replaced a month before the car was bought. Dealer replaced the nozzle and unplugged the tube. 
Feb 2014

55900 mi

US $30
Fluid hose for rear wiper clogged. The repair cost more than $85, but it was under warranty and that is my deductible. Sun visor clip on passenger side snapped. Dealership said it would cost $150, I fixed it on my own for $30 instead (ordered the part online). 
Jan 2015

57800 mi

US $85
Yellow engine warning light came on. Engine air intake valve had a broken seal. 
May 2015

72000 mi

US $85
Engine slipped when down shifting for acceleration. Had to replace an engine coil. Covered by extended warranty. 
Nov 2015

78000 mi

US $250
Thumping from from of car, especially when driving slower. Sway bar replaced. 
Dec 2015

80000 mi

US $85
Car started shuddering. Engine light came on and started flashing, then went back off, then back on and off again. Replaced a faulty engine coil. 
Feb 2016

82300 mi
Burning oil at a very fast rate (quart every 500 miles). Engine was refurbished as part of the Audi class action lawsuit. 
Apr 2018

115000 mi

US $600
State inspection noted that front brakes needed replacing. 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012 - Jan 2017
Jan 2013

34100 mi
Very low heat in heated seats Consistant squeek from rear seat only when in the up position Driver's sun visor will not stay in place when trying to block the sun i.e. slips down to block driver view. 
Jun 2013

40300 mi
Sun roof closing dial would not turn. Stoped turning around 9 oclock position. 
Jun 2014

59520 mi
Rattle from sun roof. Dealer lubricated seals. Sound disappeared. 
Sep 2014

63240 mi
At my request dealer did oil consumption test. Determined to be using excessive oil. Dealer did repair including replacing pistons. Took 5 working days. Dealer arranged rental for me. Oil consumption greatly improved. 
Nov 2015

84940 mi

C $240
Headlight bulb burned out. $200! For bulb (not the headlight just the bulb) and $40 for labour 
Jun 2016

95480 mi
Oil leak. Repaired under extended warranty. Took 2 days to complete. Oil leak previously thought repaired was not. 
Jan 2017

86800 mi

C $330
Replaced serpentine belt and belt tensioner pulley 
Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013

16700 mi
Interior - Headliner showed brown stains. Dealer removed headliner checked for leaks and replaced headliner. 
Dec 2014

37000 mi
Head Light bulb 
Nov 2015

46000 mi

US $500
Multifunction Switch. Windshield washer stopped working and other errors. 
Nov 2016

56700 mi

US $600
Encoder ring part of wheel bearing became defective. Speed sensor also replaced. 
Jun 2017

61000 mi

US $160
Intermittent no crank and then check engine light. Relay for the ECU replaced. 
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2017
Sep 2010

1000 mi
Jerky shifting under 10 MPH. 
Feb 2011

5400 mi
AM Radio mute would unmute automatically 
Jan 2012

16000 mi
High oil burn rate. Unable to enter some street addresses in GPS 
Dec 2012

28000 mi
Backup camera display not working 
Oct 2016

65000 mi

US $50
Headlight 

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2011 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in Saudi Arabia
Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
May 2012

9180 mi
Two occurrences of tranny dropping out of 3rd, but not engaging into 4th (as if in neutral). New software installed. No recurrence but shifting seems delays in low gears. 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2015 - Oct 2016
Oct 2015

91340 mi

C $298
Engine misfiring due to bad Ignition coil pack... 

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2011 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2016
Nov 2011

11000 mi

US $200
Passenger side front panel needed to be re-clipped in as clips were broken. 
Jun 2012

18000 mi
Replaced rear windshield wiper unit. 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2018
May 2015

50000 mi

US $1000
intake was "impaired" 
Feb 2018

86000 mi

US $2000
routine replacement [brake job] engine light on. cam chain system dysfunction - told that I need a new engine -cost 7950! Car always serviced on time at the dealership. Update: Audi paid 75% of the cost. 
Audi Q5 in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2013
Sep 2011

8000 mi
Coolant sensor malfunction. Sensor was replaced. 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

76880 mi
Air pump throwing error codes for both cylinder banks. Airbag recall Throttle body was decarbonated & airbag was replaced 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2017
Dec 2014

40000 mi
Clicking/popping sound from rear of vehicle when driving. Dealer replaced electronic differential at no charge since vehicle brought in several times under warranty with this symptom. 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

25000 mi
Trunk lock broke to the tailgate so the tailgate was not locking and consequently, the brake lights were not functioning correctly. 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Jan 2012

16000 mi
Engine light came on. Left car for one day - they determined problem was oxygen sensor. They reset & asked me to watch it & said if light returns it would be replaced.It returned intermittently and the sensor was then replaced. 
Oct 2013

35700 mi
The "select" button on the left side of steering wheel for answering incoming calls, etc. did not respond. It would allow me to scroll but was "dead" when attempting to push "select". Part had to be ordered so required return trip 
Apr 2016

57200 mi
Upper Tail Gate latch did not latch and had to be replaced. Noise was coming from Sun Roof. It was adjusted and corrected. 
Audi Q5 in Illinois, United States
Nov 2017 - Jan 2018
Jul 2017

38230 mi

US $350
Air conditioner controls could not be turned on, this includes the heater functions. The recommendation was to replace blower motor and ECU. I refused repair due to estimate of $1400. I purchased and replaced both components from third party and found that this was not the problem. The problem was rain water entering the cabin above the blower motor due plastic cover off under the hood. The water was under the front passenger seat. This water influenced a control module under the passenger seat. The solution was to dry the interior of the car. That's what I did with a heating fan. After the module was dry, the air conditioner and heater works again. 
Nov 2017

41368 mi

US $4581
Problem: rough idle, OBDII codes indicating crank position and cam position sensors out of range. Cause:timing chain jumped tooth/teeth. Known problem on 3.2L engine. Chain tentioner and guides suspected. Solution: replacement of guides and tentioners timing chain out of position. Changed tensioner and valve. 
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

19000 mi
Vibration on steering wheel when turn in low speed, broken steering hose replaced 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Oct 2014
Mar 2012

14260 mi
Electric trunk switch was replaced under warranty due to water seepage into the switch. 
Audi Q5 in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2015
Jun 2011

16000 mi
Vibration at very low speeds when turning the wheel quickly on smooth surfaces felt through steering column. Power steering hose replaced. 
Nov 2011

23100 mi
Transmission control unit reflash to address tranny smoothness. 
Nov 2012

33100 mi
Carbon buildup on secondary air intakes. Engine brought down to allow proper access to the SAI ports. 
Jun 2013

44000 mi
Hood latch sensor bad - preventing oil level sensor reset after a low oil alert. Replaced under warranty. 

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2011 Audi Q5 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual AWD

Audi Q5 in South Africa
Jun 2014 - Oct 2014
Aug 2014

89800 mi

R 11500
water pump failed - should be changed with timing belt 

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2010 Audi Q5

Engine not specified

Audi Q5 in Great Britain
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

9000 mi
Engine overheat light started flashing. was driving home anyhow, got within 10 metres and told to stop driving and call Audi assist. Checked handbook and coolant reservoir-totally empty-coolant sprayed all over engine bay. Car recovered.  Rearview mirror came off in hand. My wife had just taken over from me on a journey and was making a minor adjustment to rear view mirror. Was told that 2 hands should be used to alter position of mirror-never been told this in 40 years of 

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2010 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in Chile
Feb 2010 - Jan 2016
Sep 2010

9300 mi
Transmission TSB, problem with clutches slipping in the S-Tronic transmission. Software was updated and problem was solved. 
Mar 2011

11160 mi
Accessory belt replaced because it was about to break. There was a clunk in the engine bay each time the belt pieces hit a metal part near it. 
Mar 2012

19840 mi
Accessory belt had to be replaced after it broke while driving, leaving the car with no hydraulic steering. The dealer replaced it with a new redesigned belt. 
Oct 2012

24980 mi
Vehicle information center indicated "transmission malfunction, you can continue driving" this was caused by a defective transmission module. Module replaced and the problem appears to be solved. 
Mar 2013

29140 mi

$220
MIL light illuminated and Diesel preheat light started flashing. Took it to the dealer and they cleared the code. It came back immediately affecting driveability. The exhaust pressure sensor was replaced and the problem was solved. 
Nov 2013

34720 mi

$300
Onboard computer indicated "transmission malfunction, you can continue driving with limitations". The dealer replaced the Mechatronics unit. 
Jul 2015

51860 mi
Jerk when transmission shifts from second to first gear. Mechatronic and clutches replaced. 

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2010 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in Greece
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

83080 mi

€3100
audi excessive oil consumption. 1lt/300km. First They Replaced Rings an Pistons (Stage 1 Fix) First Fix failed their tests and then the whole engine was replaced plus the turbo booster (waste gate problem). 
Jul 2016

85660 mi
Waterpump failure. (Water leaking probably where pump-body seals with the engine). The pump failed 6000Km after full engine replacement (excessive oil consumption). Dealer replaced the pump with a new one under Warranty. 
Apr 2017

89900 mi
Water pump developed a slight leak. 
Oct 2017

92380 mi
Replace Water Pump (second water pump repair this year) 
Jan 2018

94860 mi

€125
Replace Four Ignition Coils Replace PCV Valve 
Audi Q5 in Dominican Republic
Dec 2014 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

27900 mi

$500
The water pump was replaced. 
Audi Q5 in South Africa
Mar 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

66340 mi
Pistons and conrods were replaced due to high oil consumption. Still have not driven the car because I'm away. 

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2010 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in Denmark
Mar 2015 - Jul 2015
May 2015

89440 mi

$3000
Coolant leak. We thought first it was a leaking EGR valve or water pump. Actually the head gasket, and had to replace the cylinder head. 
Audi Q5 in New South Wales, Australia
Jan 2011 - Jun 2018
Sep 2011

9300 mi
Rattling sound in sunroof when driving over a bump. Mechanic suggested to lube sunroof to fix it. However, sound came back. 
Jan 2012

36420 mi
Sunroof rattled whenever car body was under tension (bump etc.). They changed the sunroof cassette and told me that the previous one was poorly aligned leading to the sunroof creaking under tension. Problem seems to be fixed now. 
Jun 2013

27280 mi
RPMs oscillating (400 rpm) when cruising at normal speeds (60 km/h) w/out touching the accelerator. Dealer analysed and got advice from Ingolstadt to replace a lever in the gear box. Dealer replaced entire transmission. 
Nov 2017

66960 mi

A $2100
Replaced engine mounts left and right Smell like vinegar in the first minutes after starting up the car with A/C running 

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2010 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.2L V6 7-speed automated manual AWD

Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2012 - Mar 2018
Feb 2013

51160 mi

C $1200
Transient squeal that occurs while driving and stops when brake applied - replace adap. headlight motor - did not resolve problem. 4th attempt to eliminate sunroof rattle/knock. 2nd attempt to eliminate rear seat squeak. 85K service. 
Apr 2013

53600 mi

C $250
Sunroof rattle fixed - rear seat squeaks fixed - tire rotation/summer tires 
Jun 2013

58280 mi

C $800
Faulty Calipers - Warranty replacement - Replaced rotors & brake pads at the same time. Calipers were backordered. 
Oct 2013

64460 mi
Check Engine Light Carbon Buildup, cleaned engine 
Apr 2014

71800 mi

C $750
115K Maintenance and Backup Sensor with intermittent issues, dealer says just dirty 
May 2016

81040 mi

C $800
Acceleration issue. The cause could not be determined. 
Oct 2016

87300 mi
Check engine light - carbon build up - warranty repair Interior dome light issue Rear Wiper - not always working 
Nov 2017

108500 mi

C $250
Rust Lug Nuts 

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2010 Audi Q5 4dr SUV

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

Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2012
Sep 2010

9000 mi
transmission jerk in low speed and Audi said have to wait until new update software come out. 
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Jan 2010 - Apr 2015
Mar 2010

1000 mi
Jerky downshift from 2nd to 1st gear. Updated transmission software, it is all good now. Hope it won't come back ever. 
Oct 2010

8000 mi
Defected water pump causes no coolant left al all. Towed to dealer and repaired in half day. 
Nov 2010

8000 mi
EPC light is on when engine is turned on. Not reproduced after that. But diagnosis shows a cam actuator senor has something wrong. Replaced and so far is fine. 
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Sep 2009 - Apr 2012
Dec 2010

17000 mi
LED Daytime Running Lights on driver side went out. Dealer replaced LED DRL control module with updated version. 
Audi Q5 in Ohio, United States
Feb 2010 - Apr 2017
Aug 2013

42000 mi
Blower motor shorting out. Replaced blower motor 
Oct 2013

43800 mi
Check engine light on. Dealer stated the secondary airports had carbon buildup. Dealer cleaned out airports, retested amd all clear. 
Apr 2017

78000 mi

US $788
Blower motor resistor malfunction and changed 
Audi Q5 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2009 - Jan 2015
Aug 2009

6200 mi
headlight level malfunction 
Feb 2010

22940 mi
Convenience entry stopped working. A sensor was ordered, will be repaired tomorrow. Squeaky rear seat, resolved with lubrication Engine sputtered during starting and check engine light came on. Reset light. Convenience entry not working. Door handle sensor defective. 
Mar 2010

24800 mi
Auto headlight levelling defective, left DRL out 
Nov 2010

48380 mi
Water pump seal failed, all coolant lost. 
Sep 2011

74400 mi

C $800
Q5 cold start problems for a long time, since about 10K km. Dealer never found. More recently misfire with cold starts & the engine check light came on. Ran diagnostics, said "leaking injectors" & all 6 replaced. Audi paid parts, I paid labor. Same day I picked it up, light back on. Further investigation found exhaust ports clogged with carbon. Engine removed to clean the carbon buildup. Audi blames bad US gas, I now use only Shell as recommended. Audi paid $1500, I paid $800. 
Nov 2012

119220 mi

C $3000
All fuel injectors replaced, valves cleaned of carbon deposits. Starter replaced. 
Apr 2013

130660 mi

C $230
Headlight levelling sensor broke 
Mar 2014

155000 mi

C $600
Right front wheel bearing replaced 
Aug 2014

168960 mi

C $120
Backup camera not working. They tried to track the problem for 1hour & could not find it, I was not prepared to spend more money trying to find it. 
Dec 2014

176080 mi

C $300
Backup camera faulty. Problem traced to faulty harness & repaired. 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2012
Apr 2010

1000 mi
Transmission bump when slowing down gradually, usually gear 2 to 1 and vice versa from gear 1 to 2. 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Oct 2010

8000 mi
Water pump replaced per TSB 
Feb 2011

9000 mi
Rattle detected in rear tailgate area. Located source of rattle and fixed. 
Jul 2011

12000 mi
Bad O2 sensor reading. Software update fixed per tsb. 
May 2012

17100 mi
Tail gate noisy and auto stop function did not work. Fixed auto stop function and aligned tail gate. 
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Oct 2010

4000 mi
CD player quit and was replaced 
Jun 2011

5000 mi
CD player would not recognize a CD. Entire CD player replaced. 
Audi Q5 in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

8060 mi
 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2009 - Mar 2016
Nov 2009

19 mi
removed a loose bolt left in the chasis frame. 
Aug 2010

8060 mi
DRL lights out on Driver front. 
May 2012

19500 mi
clogged air intakes....had to remove engine to get at them. 
Mar 2013

28520 mi
Slight delay in accelerating. 
Dec 2014

44020 mi

C $855
Partially clogged air port 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2015
Apr 2012

15000 mi

US $162
Front end shimmy and pull hard left when driving over 70mph Dealer stated needed front end alignment. Rear washer head clogged/cleaned out head. Tire pressure alarm on for no reason at least once a month check tires ok reset alarm 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2012
May 2010

2000 mi
Mp3 (AMI) player did not work. Parts had to be ordered and replaced. 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2009 - Feb 2010
Nov 2009

632 mi
transmission hard downshift, reprogrammed 
Dec 2009

2500 mi
hard transmission downshift, problem continued after replacing mechatronics unit transmission mechatronics ordered, vehicle still at dealership 2 weeks, waiting for parts 
Jan 2010

3000 mi
Transmission ordered, replaced, issue still exists, "jerks" on intial acceleration, vehicle repair still unsuccessful, hoping to get vehicle as a lemon and repurchase. 
Feb 2010

3000 mi
Bought back because could not fix transmission problem. 
Audi Q5 in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

11000 mi
DRL out. Replaced module. Rearview mirror emancipated itself from the windshield. Entire windshield was replaced as Audi did not have an approved method for affixing the mirror to the existing windshield. Had to leave car overnight. 
Audi Q5 in Maryland, United States
Jul 2009 - Jan 2012
Feb 2010

5200 mi
Left front LED driving lights began blinking on and off. A new "module" was ordered and installed. 
Jul 2010

7000 mi
I diagnosed a rattle related to rear seat forward-aft release lever, dealer insisted seat belt. Repair unsuccessful. Tech took seat out, stuffed "insulating material" around loose wiring harness connector. 
Aug 2010

11000 mi
Camshaft actuator failed, caused car to drive in limp-mode with max. 4000 RPM. Parts had to be ordered. CEL and other warnings came on intermittently while waiting for parts. 
Dec 2010

15000 mi
Plastic water pump replace with metal as housing broken/leaking. 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jul 2011
Jan 2011

13020 mi
Water pump failure. 
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

13000 mi
Blown water pump. 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2014
Jan 2011

8700 mi
DRL modules updated. water pump leaking slightly, replaced. 25k service performed. 
Audi Q5 in Maryland, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
May 2010

6400 mi
Air conditioning was not cooling the car. System recharged and repaired. 
Oct 2010

10500 mi
Coolant was leaking, defective water pump replaced. 
Jun 2011

19000 mi
AC was leaking freon again; problem with valve found through an extensive investigation, and was replaced. Unit works perfectly now, better than when new. 
Sep 2014

57000 mi

US $100
EPC light went on and off randomly. Faulty evaporator purge valve and cam actuator replaced. 
Audi Q5 in Alaska, United States
Dec 2009 - Feb 2013
Jun 2010

1000 mi
Vehicle would not reverse. Gearshift in reverse position, no engine revving.  
Audi Q5 in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2009 - Sep 2012
Mar 2010

4340 mi
Passenger side DRL went out - dealer replaced both L & R modules. They also replaced streaking wiper blades - warranty 
May 2010

5760 mi
Rear View Mirror fell off - unglued from windshield 
Aug 2010

8860 mi
Warning came on to "Stop Engine & Check Coolant Level" Low Coolant Light illuminated and remained flashing. Stopped within 5 min to check - Coolant had leaked and splashed all over engine compartment. Called Roadside Assistance - veh towed 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Mar 2014
Dec 2009

3100 mi
TPMS light remained on, 
Dec 2010

17360 mi
Replaced 2 DRL modules 
Sep 2012

37200 mi

C $700
Carbon build up needed to be cleaned 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2011
Jun 2010

5000 mi
Transmission holding in first gear when accelerating hard. Delay in response between gas pedal and response from engine 
Sep 2010

9000 mi
poor shifting, slamming into gear and howling from rear end when under power, replaced entire rear differential assembly 
Nov 2010

11700 mi
Water pump failure, spewing coolant, overheating. 
Mar 2011

15000 mi
Water pump complete failure 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

1000 mi
Clunky transmission shifting when coming to a atop. 
Feb 2010

3000 mi
Car hesitates before accelerating from a stop, 'bad' shifting at low speeds, lack of power at low speeds. 
Apr 2010

4000 mi
Dealer cannot replicate hesitation. 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
May 2010

4960 mi
Right LED Daytime Running Lights went out 
Aug 2010

8140 mi
Driver side DRL 
Nov 2010

11160 mi
MMI no longer working, could no longer control audio, nav etc. Would not shut off even after key removed from ignition,. 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Nov 2011
Jan 2011

26000 mi
Faulty water pump. Dealer described original was plastic impeller replaced with metal impeller. Audi offered extended warranty and no charge (5/100,000) and maintanence contract free for next Audi purchase 
Audi Q5 in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

21000 mi

US $250
AC was blowing hot at idle and very low speeds. Both electric fans were OK. Slow leak could not be located. Recharge restored cold AC. 
Audi Q5 in Washington, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2012
Aug 2011

15400 mi

US $25
potential fuel pump problem 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2016
May 2011

15000 mi
Fan not strong at higher levels. Most notable when compared to "loaner" Audi A4 during service. Dlr checked it, replaced fan's motor. Maybe slight change, but not really noticable. Dlr said car design didn't allow for it 2 B strong. 
May 2013

32600 mi
The motor on the power seat (driver's side) was replaced due to a grinding noise. 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2017
Apr 2013

30200 mi
Blower and blower control module replaced. 
Feb 2014

36000 mi
Port cleaning for carbon build up 
Oct 2015

44500 mi

US $300
Clean drains, applied sealant around gasket Clean drains, applied sealant around gasket 
Mar 2017

65000 mi

US $1424
Replaced front wheel bearings 
Audi Q5 in Georgia, United States
Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
Dec 2013

43000 mi
Carbon build up in secondary airport behind engine. 
Feb 2014

45300 mi
Something wrong with steering subassembly... Repaired under warranty. 
May 2014

49000 mi
Thermostat stuck in cooling system causing check engine light. Replaced thermostat. 
Nov 2014

57000 mi
Thermostat went out and needed to be replaced. 
Audi Q5 in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

36000 mi
Rear hatch sensor went for third time 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2016
Mar 2013

30000 mi
Passenger side rear door handle sticks open. Dealer fixed it, but the problem has recurred and I haven't had the chance to take it back in yet. 
Sep 2013

36000 mi
drivers side sun visor clop broke off 
Jan 2015

32500 mi
Vehicle needed engine-out service to clean carbon buildup. Common problem with VW/Audi direct injection engines, covered under emissions warranty through 100k miles. 
Audi Q5 in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2012 - May 2013
May 2013

99000 mi

US $200
Clogged smog system Front grille rotted from within. Defective but no offer to replace. Would cost $750, I declined and later traded for an Infiniti 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

26000 mi
detached sunroof drain-diagnosed on 2nd visit 
Aug 2016

61400 mi

US $240
replaced driver's door lock 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

33000 mi
Transmission leaking oil 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Oct 2017
Jul 2014

38420 mi

C $50
Plenum warped and leaking into passenger compartment 
Jan 2015

33920 mi
Carbon build-up caused MIL to come on. 
Jul 2015

49260 mi

C $50
Wheel bearing failed 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

54000 mi

US $83
Grinding noise / ratcheting noise coming when doing a low speed turn into parking spaces. Dealer replaced the intermediate shaft in the steering. Unfortunately this did not fix the problem. Audi is doing nothing to fix the systemic issue. 
Audi Q5 in Alabama, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

US $1200
The rear passenger side door would not lock 
Audi Q5 in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

60140 mi

C $3000
Wheel bearing worn Engine leak 
Audi Q5 in Arkansas, United States
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
Mar 2016

77000 mi

US $225
Multi Media software was updated to reflect missing availability of Satellite radio. 
May 2017

98000 mi
AC Fan motor out. Replaced a regulator and fan.$717.00 Labor $196.00. The Audi service manager said he supposed the rain leaking was from an incorrectly installed tray like piece under the hood nearest the wipers. It was not snapped in correctly. It is not known when work could have been done that required the removal of the tray in the 1st place.  Strong fuel smell in cabin. Leak at fuel filter above gas tank under right rear seat. Issue under recall notice; fuel filter flange leaking, parts replaced; foil, grommet, washer, coupllpiec, flange. Parts cost to dealer $21.32. Separate trip from fan motor repair. 
Audi Q5 in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2016 - Apr 2017
Dec 2016

71000 mi
Audi assist (side blind spot warning system) stopped working and repair estimate was almost $2,500. I have not had work done! 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2018
Nov 2015

85000 mi

US $78
Very small leak in EVAP system detected, seems to be the purge valve, only happens when cold in the morning. 
Sep 2017

148000 mi

US $1200
Cooling system started to leak, looks like it was a combo of the thermostat and coolant flange, both needed the intake removed to expose the valley. Getting parts was the biggest problem Audi parts were delayed and pricey. 
Jul 2018

182000 mi

US $250
Charging light went on, no voltage increase when checking electrical system when running. Replaced alternator and all was fine, Alternator was hard to get to, under the engine and some hoses in the way. 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Mar 2011
Jun 2010

2000 mi
Poor shifting. Very jerky upshifting and downshifting through the low gears 
Audi Q5 in Florida, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2014
Feb 2012

41000 mi
Wheel bearings started humming. Dealer replaced. 
May 2013

63700 mi
Rear Hatch will not latch. Dealer Cleaned/Lubed the Latch. Fixed. 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
- Jan 2010
Oct 2009

740 mi
Surge in transmission, jerking/lag when accelerating from a stop 
Jan 2010

2700 mi
Feel downshifting in many gears and clunk when coming to a stop 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Jul 2014
Sep 2010

7900 mi
Steering Shudder replaced hose  Left side LED failure  Steering Shudder replaced hose  Left side LED failure 
Jan 2011

9000 mi
Driver Seat memory modules need replacement. 
Sep 2011

13000 mi

US $313
Drivers seat memory broken for the third time. 
Audi Q5 in Colorado, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2013
Dec 2010

21000 mi
Coolant line leak at the water pump.  
Apr 2011

25800 mi
Led headlights went out. 
Audi Q5 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

17000 mi
steering pump hose need replacing 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2015
Aug 2010

5000 mi
Steering wheel shuddered when turning slowly. 
Oct 2010

8000 mi
Humming noise at highway speed. Replaced rear differential but noise did not go away. They now say noise coming from the exhaust system but Audi does not have a fix yet. Advised to keep driving car as is. ??? 
Dec 2010

11000 mi
Humming noise audible at certain RPMs was replicated in other Q5s with same engine type. Audi said it is "normal" exhaust note at certain RPMs, so no repair done at this time. Audi said noise coming from exhaust is "normal" and other same-model cars make it, so no repair is necessary at this time. 
Dec 2011

28000 mi
MIL on, found defective cam position sensor, replaced and all is good. 
Jun 2014

75000 mi

US $100
Water pump leaking, it was replaced under extended warranty. 
Feb 2015

85300 mi

US $100
Small oil leak in rear differential, part (gasket) replaced to prevent further damage. 
Audi Q5 in Quebec, Canada
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Apr 2010

1240 mi
Rear view mirror stopped working. Replaced it with a new one 
Sep 2010

10540 mi
Plastic water pump failed. It got replaced by a metal one. 
Dec 2011

29760 mi
sunroof rattle 
Apr 2012

34900 mi
fuel rail pressure sensor malfunctionned 
Mar 2013

49600 mi
Carbon build up cleaning 
Feb 2015

84640 mi

C $500
An electric water pump died 
Jun 2015

91760 mi

C $1200
Steering axle 
Oct 2015

98140 mi

C $600
Front condenser replaced 
May 2016

106640 mi

C $1900
Compressor and drier changed 
Oct 2016

110660 mi

C $260
Rough idle. Small pump changed 
Audi Q5 in California, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2014
Jan 2011

5000 mi
Low speed steering vibration when parking. Common to many newer Audis. "Flex" power steering hose replaced. Problem has not re surfaced. 
Audi Q5 in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Aug 2012
Mar 2010

1000 mi
Steering wheel vibrates when parking & backing out of space (shakes entire car). Dealer in Tampa stated, "Normal for Quattro" "Know problem for Audi" . Not repaired. Problem continues. 
Sep 2010

5000 mi
In for routine service & electrical problems - multiple random bluetooth disconnects, all controls & nav stop working intermittently (restart car to correct); Dealer could not duplicate problem therefore nothing to repair. Problem continues rarely. MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) on - Exhaust problem; repaired at dealer.  
Jan 2011

US $1058
Damage to engine wiring harness that was present on delivery of car. Audi did not cover under warranty. $1058 & 3 weeks to repair. Water pump failed 
Jul 2011

12000 mi
Steering wheel shudder/vibration when parking or backing from parking space. Replaced power steering hose. Paint peeling from front grille. Grille replaced. Squeaking/rubbing noise from suspension. Lubricated but noise remains. 
Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
Aug 2011

51000 mi
Air conditioning failed. 
Audi Q5 in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2016
Jan 2011

8100 mi
OEM plastic water pump failed, causing loss of coolant. Dealer replaced with metal water pump. replace leaking plastic water pump. 
Nov 2013

37700 mi

US $145
The gas cap failed to lock causing check engine light. Had to wait 2 days for parts. I also had the brakes flushed and bled. I have after market carbon ceramic pads on it. 
Aug 2014

46000 mi
Emissions Breathing tube were clogged with carbon deposit. They said it was from using non tier one fuels. Fortunately the emission systems is warrantied for 10 years and 100k miles. 
Apr 2015

55500 mi
Emission control valve and recirculation tubes were clogged with carbon deposits. A common problem with Direct injection engines(no fuel spray to clean valves & heads). 
Mar 2016

67000 mi
Had a rough idle, engine was visibly shaking. Thought it was a bad coil or plug. Dealer diagnoses was a bad cam or cam adjuster gear. Either way it was going to cost 3-4 grand. Known issue with some 3.2 engines. Should have been a recall 
Audi Q5 in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2010 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

22940 mi
bad injectors 
Audi Q5 in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2011

26000 mi
4 days after 25K mile servicing, water pump let go, dumped antifreeze on garage floor; car unable to be used; flatbedded to dealer, replaced water pump that day, car returned to us that evening; common problem for 2010 Q5 models 
Nov 2011

43800 mi
Both front wheel bearings made grinding sound, replaced by dealer under warranty; Audi MMI system went totally blank, would not start; car turned off, restarted a few minutes later; system rebooted and worked; dealer updated software to resolve issue, covered under warranty 
Nov 2012

68400 mi
600 mile test for excessive oil consumption; ran low in August, dealer ran test to see if engine burning oil; results were inconclusive; 
Nov 2013

93700 mi
Grinding sound coming from steering column and engine compartment when turning steering wheel; diagnosed as low power steering fluid; topped off; problem solved; 
May 2017

176000 mi

US $1700
Engine Fault codes determined clogged air and fuel intakes, system was disassembled and cleaned, reassembled; 
Nov 2017

184000 mi

US $600
Got a "Driver Headlight Dipped/Main Headlight Bulb" error message, took car to local Audi dealer and replaced both drivers and passengers sides, figuring if one went, the other is about to. New HID bulbs are much brighter. $600 bill is ridiculous to replace headlight bulbs, however. German engineering at its finest? 
Apr 2018

191000 mi

US $600
Replaced passenger side front wheel bearing 
Audi Q5 in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2010 - Jun 2015
Jan 2011

8680 mi
Coolant was leaking. The plastic water pump was replaced by the new metal one. Power steering was making noise. Power steering hose replaced by improved hose. Front window makes << cric-crac >> noise. Dealer followed Audi bulletin, disassembled doors, added velcro, lubrificated parts, reassembled door. The problem is still there. AUDI did the process a 2nd time. The problem is still there. Coolant was leaking. The plastic water pump was replaced by the new metal one.  Power steering was making noise. Power steering hose replaced by improved hose. Front window makes << cric-crac >> noise. Dealer followed Audi bulletin, disassembled doors, added velcro, lubrificated parts, reassembled door. The problem is still there. AUDI did the process a 2nd time. The problem is still there. 
Dec 2013

33480 mi
Heated seats never produced enough heat. Audi said it was normal in 2010, 2012 and agreed it was defective in 2013. I now have heat in the seat after 4 years both the back portion is still defective. I will fight again to get repared Had to disassemble / replace the control arm since shock ball joint was loose. Carbon build up in the engine that needed to be cleaned. 1 day job to correct. 
Audi Q5 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Mar 2011
Dec 2010

14880 mi
LED running lights-front left not working. I was told that it was likely a module and not the bulbs by service manager over the phone. Dealer replaced left module and also right module as problem is inherent with Q5. Work took 2 hours. 
Audi Q5 in Illinois, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2015
Nov 2010

8200 mi
While driving antifreeze reservoir warning light and alarm sounded. Pulled over and checked -- reservoir was empty. Called Audi roadside assist. and vehicle was towed to dealer. Next day water pump was replaced. 
Aug 2011

18200 mi
The power tailgate latch had to be replaced. 
Aug 2015

22000 mi

US $145
Car would miss and EPC light would come on. Problem could not be duplicated for the 8 days they had it. As soon as I picked it up and drove off, it happened again. Turned around and brought it back, they then said it was a spark plug. 
Audi Q5 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2017
Dec 2010

10000 mi
Water pump developed a severe leak resulting in engine overheating. Vehicle was towed to dealer. Pump was replaced. 

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2009 Audi Q5

Engine not specified

Audi Q5 in Portugal
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

110980 mi

€500
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 2018
Jun 2013

34720 mi

$400
Rear windscreen wiper motor broken (internals corroded) and replaced 
Sep 2017

76880 mi

$100
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

$230
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 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
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 Kansas, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010 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 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 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 California, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

5000 mi
The car shuddered and the engine knocked 
Audi Q5 in Illinois, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
May 2010

9400 mi
LED DRL out 
Oct 2010

14000 mi
Water pump replaced 
Jul 2016

60300 mi

US $700
Lock actuator went bad 
Audi Q5 in Alabama, United States
Sep 2012 - Jul 2018
Dec 2012

40000 mi
Moldy smell. filter changed. 
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 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 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 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 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 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 Tennessee, United States
Aug 2010 - Jul 2018
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. 
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 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 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. 

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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

$1000
Damaged injectors and sensors dur to span 
Sep 2015

99820 mi

$1200
Loose joints at belt tension system, many parts replaced 

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