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4.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,500 miles

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2014 Audi Q5 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2014 Audi Q5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012014

Q5

  • 18,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brake rotors and pads needed to be replaced at 18,000 km, we were told that the problem was that we were using cruise control and that wore out the brakes. Brakes we pulsating and grinding. Inspection revealed that the rotors were hot spotted and a lot of material worn off the rotors and pads. We are not aggressive drivers and treated the car with utmost respect. Audi made us pay for new rotors and pads. Audi said it was not covered under warranty. I drive a GM that has never needed brakes before 100,000 km.Audi nailed us for $400 for 2 rotors and pads.

- Calgary. Alberta Canada, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 032014

Q5 4-cyl

  • 29,000 miles
This is the third incident where the car came to a stop, with no throttle response, when I made a hard left turn (U-turn from a standing stop) instead of accelerating as expected. There appear to be several thousand similar complaints in your database, from many different makes, where the ABS system cuts power to the engine instead of allowing a rapid acceleration from a standing start, when there is no traction problem, and cutting the power creates an immediate risk of crash by oncoming traffic. The car was 'dead' for about two seconds and then power was restored, allowing me to avoid being hit by oncoming traffic. But the bigger issue appears to be that the ABS system will sometimes cut power for no reason, endangering the driver and vehicle. This is apparently widely documented and ongoing since at least the year 2000, and not specific to Audi. Updated 3/20/14 updated 03/20/2014

- Tamarac, FL, USA

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