Notes: Consumer Reports said the 2012-14 Q5 ranks "very good" for reliability, and so far our numbers show it's hard to argue with that. Just know that you might have a tough time keeping the car straight on the highway.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,900 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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2013 Audi Q5 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2013 Audi Q5 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 082016


  • miles


Panoramic sunroof has been making noise since I purchased the vehicle. Dealer has attempted to remedy the issue 5-6 times with no resolution. It's noisier during the winter than during the summer. Noise is heard anywhere from 20 to 50 mph on smooth or bumpy road makes no difference.

- Elizabeth City, NC, USA

problem #4

Aug 082016


  • 50,000 miles
Front bumper paint pealing off. Had the bumper replaced just over a year ago and paint is already pealing off the new bumper. Audi refuses to replace bumper again because it's past the warranty. Can't even wash the car without more paint pealing off.

- Elizabeth City, NC, USA

problem #3

Sep 302015


  • 26,000 miles
Chronic sunroof rattling. While driving at various speeds, panoramic sunroof rattles consistently while closed. Dealership has not been able to fix after 4 attempts. Vehicle is under warranty. Dealership is aware of issue but is unaware of a resolution.

- Manitou Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Sep 132013


  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Audi Q5 hybrid. The contact stated that whenever accessing the power liftgate, the door would open and close abruptly. The dealer was contacted and stated that the liftgate was operating as designed. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 2,000.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 022013


  • 1,500 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Audi Q5. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, she heard a loud noise coming from the sun roof. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred several times and every time the roof was close. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 1,500 and the current mileage was 5,500.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

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