fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,682 miles

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2014 Audi Q5 drivetrain problems

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2014 Audi Q5 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 232014


  • 5,000 miles


This has happened now several times, when the car comes to a complete stop or just about a complete stop, then trying to accelerate there is no throttle response instead of accelerating as expected. Is the ABS system cutting power to the engine" the car is 'dead' for about two seconds and then power is restored. I was almost hit by oncoming traffic. Reportedly, this is apparently widely documented and ongoing since at least the year 2000, and not specific to Audi...what is the NHTSA doing about this??"

- Bedminster, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 292014

Q5 4-cyl

  • 1,046 miles
This is brand new Audi Q5 I purchased roughly a month earlier. While driving on the freeway, multiple cars began honking and waving at us. I pulled off the freeway and was notified that black some was appearing from the rear of the vehicle. I notified the manufacturer of the issue and they towed the car to the nearest dealership for service. The service crew did confirm an issue with the engine. A weep hole was found on side of transmissions that was leaking oil which caused black smoke to appear from the engine. The service team ended up replacing the entire transmission.

- South San Francisco, 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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