definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,686 miles

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2012 Audi Q5 engine problems

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2012 Audi Q5 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012015


  • 70,000 miles


It came to my attention at 70,000 miles that I had to occasionally add oil between oil changes. At 95,000 miles the oil consumption increased. Currently at 100,000 miles oil consumption increased to a quart of oil every 1000 miles. Two auto repair businesses, including shearer Audi of South burlington Vermont, have looked at my car. Each repair business tells me that there are two costly possibilities to fix the car. The bottom line is that it seems to need a new engine block and pistons and all. It seems that shearer Audi service rep should have warned me that there might be a problem with the oil consumption before my Audi's warranty was up. It also seems that the 2012 Q5 should have been included in the class action oil consumption law suit. As you are aware, Audi has been aware of this defect for years and yet the 2012 2.0T engine does not seem to be redesigned to fix the problem.

- Shelburne, VT, USA

problem #1

Jul 142012

Q5 4-cyl

  • 1,372 miles
Entering my garage, about halfway in the car suddenly accelerated forward; I had my foot on the brake while entering and immediately pushed down hard, the car skidded and stopped; I immediately put the car in neutral and the engine revved up to between 4000 and 5000 rpms, and then quickly dropped back to normal idle. Just before reaching the house and the garage incident, the car momentarily speeded up and then came back to normal speed. I was going about 15 mph and it all happened so suddenly I didn't realize what had happened. It wasn't until the garage incident that I realized what had happened out on the street.

- Port Ludlow, WA, USA

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