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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
125 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Audi Q5 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Audi Q5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 072014


  • miles


Break make loud squeal sound at low speed. I replaced with rotor and pads but the noise came back a few months later. Tried to work with Audi to let them pay for another set of rotor and pads, but they refused. Audi does not consider this is a safety issue, and no solution at this point. However, my wife complained that the noise is changing her driving behavior, as she tends to break less or at the last second in order to lower the noise. At first I don't believe it, but I drove her car one day and quickly adapted to it as the noise is so bad.

- Avon, CT, USA

problem #1

Aug 012012

Q5 4-cyl

  • 250 miles
The distance between the accelerator and brake peddle is inadequate and on multiple instances my foot has gotten stuck. It has gotten stuck while accelerating and also when going to move my foot off the accelerator and onto the brake peddle.

- South Orange , NJ, USA

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