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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,667 miles

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2011 Audi Q5 miscellaneous problems

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2011 Audi Q5 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012016


  • miles


Unresolved engine issue. Recall that they will not fix. Unable to trade in vehicle anywhere because of the active recall. Feel trapped in an unsafe 'family' car.

- Fairbanks, AK, USA

problem #2

Mar 282016


  • miles
After my Q5 has been in the service department 3 times for the same issue broke down on a very busy highway with my small child on board. My Audi advisor told me to try to bring it to the dealer. We did not make it. Car had to be towed. After 2 weeks, I was advised I needed a new engine at the cost of $14,700. This is after it had been fixed several times before for the same issue. Secondly, it has a recall that has been published and Audi's response to me was the recall repair is not available yet. They are however are working with takata to produce replacement parts. So, again they are jeopardizing mine and my families safety. And the oil consumption is ridiculous. No vehicle should use a quart of oil every 1000 miles. This is an unacceptable company and their responses are all scripted.

- Wolfe City, TX, USA

problem #1

May 112015


  • 89,000 miles
Transmission often jerks when slowing down below 10 mph, car jerks forward

- Mount Olive, AL, USA

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