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2010 Audi Q5 repairs by problem area

Engine (43%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 214 repairs.
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2010 Audi Q5 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (18%)

< $100 (58%)

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Chart based on 121 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

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 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. 
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 

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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 - Sep 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 Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
Aug 2011

51000 mi
Air conditioning failed. 
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 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 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

6300 mi

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 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 British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2010 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

22940 mi
bad injectors 
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 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 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. 
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 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 British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

60140 mi

C $3000
Wheel bearing worn Engine leak 
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 Alabama, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

US $1200
The rear passenger side door would not lock 
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 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 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 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 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 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 New York, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

33000 mi
Transmission leaking oil 
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 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 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 North Carolina, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013

36000 mi
Rear hatch sensor went for third time 
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 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 Michigan, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

17000 mi
steering pump hose need replacing 
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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
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 Alberta, Canada
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

8060 mi
 
Audi Q5 in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2014
Jan 2011

38700 mi
DRL modules updated. water pump leaking slightly, replaced. 25k service performed. 
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 Washington, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2012
Aug 2011

15400 mi

US $25
potential fuel pump problem 
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 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 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 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. 

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