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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,500 miles

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2009 Audi Q5 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Audi Q5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012016


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Audi Q5. While driving at any speed, there was a strong fuel odor emitting from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the plastic fuel pump in the fuel tank was fractured and released fuel beneath the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- New Ington, CT, USA

problem #1

Apr 062015


  • 61,000 miles
Strong gas smell coming from underneath rear passenger side of vehicle. No smell coming from gas cap area. No gas leak noticed under vehicle. Per research there is an issue with the plastic fuel pump located above the gas tank. Contacted Audi customer care and they stated there are no recalls for 2009 Q5S. This is a very dangerous issue that Audi is not addressing.

- Austin, TX, USA

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