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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,200 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.

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2014 Audi SQ5 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2014 Audi SQ5 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 182014


  • 17,200 miles


While driving the vehicle I heard a tapping / knocking noise coming from the engine and as I began to accelerate the sound became louder and faster then suddenly without any lights or notification the engine produced a loud boom, white smoke plume and the engine locked up. Meanwhile the smell of oil entered the interior of the car and it coasted for approximately half a mile and left me stranded on an exit ramp.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

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