really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
541 miles

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2012 Audi Q5 engine problems

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2012 Audi Q5 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 112018


  • miles


Was pulling into my parking spot at work (slowing down, stepping on brake) when car suddenly accelerated to wide open throttle. I pressed hard on the on brake, it would not stop. It was bucking like a Bronco. It went over the curb, across the sidewalk. By then I was standing on the brake with both feet. It took out a 3-ft. Tall light on the lawn before I threw it into neutral and stopped it.

- La Porte, IN, USA

problem #2

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

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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