2015 Audi Q5 Reviews, Ratings, Prices - Consumer Reports
Stylish and sporty, the Q5 is one of the better choices among compact luxury SUVs The Q5 feels solid, is rewarding to drive and has a plush, quiet cabin. Audi's mid-size SUV delivers handling agility that inspires confidence and makes it fun-to-drive. The ride tends to come across as firm initially, but proves to be absorbent when needed and steady when cruising.
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Front side and head protection air bags standard. FCW and AEB standard from 2018.
Road Test

Stylish and sporty, the Q5 is one of the better choices among compact luxury SUVs The Q5 feels solid, is rewarding to drive and has a plush, quiet cabin.

Audi's mid-size SUV delivers handling agility that inspires confidence and makes it fun-to-drive. The ride tends to come across as firm initially, but proves to be absorbent when needed and steady when cruising. The base four-cylinder turbocharged engine and eight-speed transmission racked up a commendable 21 mpg overall and provided decent performance. While capable, that engine is louder and less refined than the optional V6, subtracting some from the car's premium feel. Opting for the V6 brings much more refinement and an abundance of effortless thrust.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 8-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 hybrid (245 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (220 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 supercharged (354 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 supercharged (272 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 turbodiesel (240 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Audi Q5 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The first time it rained after I bought the car, the passenger foot well flooded. It was around 1/2 inch of water. Dealer fixed under warranty but I was mad that I might now how water damage"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"The sun roof pops loudly when we pull the car out of our garage, typically in warm weather months. The local Audi dealer has tried to identify the cause of this problem and correct it, but without success. It is very disconcerting"

M K., CO (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"When closed it rattles"

Anonymous, WV (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The sun roof mechanism rattles like crazy with any side-to-side motion caused by the road"

Anonymous, WI (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"For a luxury car this one has lots of squeeks. Mostly in the steering. Dealer says live with it. Previous Mercedes had no squeeze or rattles"

Anonymous, NL (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"handle above driver's door continues to squeak when driving. Have had this looked at by Audi Service 4 times, with no resolution"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Loud rattle in rear of inside dealer can’t fix."

Sheridan C., MA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Drivers side windows, passenger and driver, squeak when the exterior temp, both ambient and direct sun, increase. The hotter the temp, the louder the noise. Techs haven’t been able to permanently resolve in two attempts. I expect the windows will one day seize and not move up or down because he windows seem to stick / have trouble moving when the temp is above 85."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"retractable roof system tattles"

James L., OR (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Sunroof rattled. Car was returned to Audi twice under warranty for repair,"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Audi Q5 SQ5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Dealer tried to fix the rattle in the door or sunroof on three different occasions to no avail. I have decided to just live with it."

Anonymous, OK (2015 Audi Q5)

"Just a noisy car when backing up with high pitched squealing."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Sunroof rattle - fixed under warranty Slight clunking sound coming from right front and right rear suspension, when going over uneven pavement at low speed - unresolved"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Audi Q5 SQ5)

"Mostly during the winter you hear creaking sounds coming from the panoramic roof whenever the car drives through uneven pavement. Opening and closing the roof helps for 20-30 minutes."

Anonymous, MN (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Lubing on sunroof got dry and caused squeaking. Got it fixed."

Anonymous, TN (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Noise somewhere in the rear right of the vehicle. Can't seem to locate it. Almost like something in the frame between the inner and outer column near rear of vehicle."

Anonymous, BC (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"It is the sunroof... has a rattle, needs a "shim" have not had it back to the dealer yet - the will fix it."

Anonymous, (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Factory moon-roof had a rattle; Factory TSB & Audi dealership ordered parts; selling dealer did repair."

Anonymous, ME (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"rattles in roof; dealer service people say its common problem with Q5s"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Bent frame for moonroof a caused rattle. It took multiple trips to diagnose and repair. It cost about $2000."

Anonymous, (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Rattle in the sunroof area"

Anonymous, ME (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"squeaking brakes upon start in all weather"

Anonymous, NS (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Rattling on drivers side door"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Shelf in the trunk rattles all the time. Dealership could not fix the issue. They stated it was a design issue. Heard noises from the sun roof. Dealer had to take apart the entire sun roof, said some clips were missing and had to replace it"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Wind noise

"The driver's side window has always made noise, especially at higher speeds. The local Audi dealer has been unable to correct this problem"

M K., CO (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Driver's door latch became loose and the door didn't close as tightly as before. Was fixed by tightening and adjusting the door latch"

Anonymous, UT (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"The mirrors whistle at highway speeds"

Tim M., CA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Wind noise at 20-45mph on right side. Very frustrating - Audi does not seem concerned. This is not acceptable for a luxery car of this class"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"warning light came one. took one day for dealer to troubleshoot and 10 days for special part to arrive. Had loaner car for that time while part was being replaced. Under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Car has 3.0 TDI Diesel engine which is part of the VW emissions cheat scandal"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"EGR temperature sensor failed and set a check engine light, replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Our Q5 TDI is included in the VW/Audi diesel recall"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"volkswagon emission testing cheating software per Volkswagon under litigation"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"This vehicle is a diesel involved in the VW emissions problems"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The Audi is a diesel. I only own one, so maybe you can delete the second one that keeps popping up. There was the big dieselgate issue, and the dealership reset the cars emissions hardware or software, not sure which, to bring it into compliance. Resulted in small loss in MPG."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"We were part of volks wagons diesel fraud. Fixes were effecutuated this year. Fuel economy and driveability are slightly diminished, we we received 20% of the purchase price as compensation."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Recall due to emissions cheating by the company = the process was extremely cumbersome and left me with a car with poorer mileage and poorer performance."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Vehicle was recalled due to emission cheating by Audi on their 3.0 TDI engines. Vehicle was repaired and we were compensated about $10,000 by VW and Bosch."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Federal emmissions law suit forced a recall for 3.0 liter Diesel"

Stephen M., UT (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"TDI system was reprogrammed for diesel emission issue and the def pump failed in 1000 miles."

Trevor M., AR (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Our Q5 is equipped with the 3.0L diesel that was fitted with cheater software. The fix was recently completed, however there are some slight differences in driveability that we are still adjusting to."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The initial emissions recallfix caused surging, rough gear changes and significantly decreased fuel mileage"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The pump for the AD Blue fluid exhaust cleaner failed. The failure resulted in the car's inability to start when no fluid would be added to the exhaust mixture"

Randolph H., CT (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"AdBlue pump failed and triggered check engine light. Code was for Reductant pressure low (urea injection). Pump was replaced under warranty. Incident occurred at around 600 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Fuel pump

"My TDI Q5 has had its fuel high pressure fuel pump replaced twice. In fact the whole fuel system was replaced by the dealer after the first failure. The initial repairs took almost 30 days to complete. A few months later the pump failed again. I use only Chevron and Shell diesel. On my third now hopefully I'll make the end of the lease without replacing again. Recently the throttle body failed also, setting a check engine light, luckily no tow required this time"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"High pressure fuel pump not working correctly, ADBlu module with pump failed."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Car lost significant power on three occasions. On third time, engine light came on. Audi diagnosed as failed fuel pump."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check engine light came on, took it to the dealer, the missions sensor problem"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"One O2 sensor failed and triggered the check engine light"

Anonymous, (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"fuel pressure sensor went bad after 2000 miles"

Anonymous, RI (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"See prior comment. The CD system is not up to par with the rest of the car."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Display screen freezes up

"Intermittently the backup camera stays on for 20 seconds or so after i shift out of reverse. This is an irritating issue because the sound system goes to a very low sound while the back up camera is on. The dealership told me that this is just how the system works and that there is no way to change this. Also, the CD system often takes up to a minute to recognize the CD when the CD is inserted."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Display screen goes blank

"Loses data that has been inputed"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Backup display shuts off slowly, The random selection from the iPod hooked to the system is limited, the MMI system regularly reverts to original settings requiring reprogramming. Music selection override is slow, and sometimes doesn't work. In essence the MMI system does not work well."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Audi Q5 SQ5)

"Will not play continuously. Keep stopping every couple minutes"

Kenneth G., FL (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Hardware replacement

"The MMI display unit stopped working. Infotainment Information Electronics Control Unit J794 failed and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 diesel)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Bad directions"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Bad directions. 1 block from home has me going miles out of the way. No help from Audi. Phone apps work much better."

Kenneth G., FL (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Bad routing. Freezes up and stops working periodically"

Kenneth G., FL (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Delay in pairing unclear on filing contact numbers"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Audi Q5 SQ5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"after prior yr service, phone would not answer on Bluetooth. also took 15-20 seconds to have car acknowledge incoming call."

T K., OR (2015 Audi Q5 Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"the system will "forget" that it's been paired in the past with a phone...we have to do it again if we haven't driven the car for a while"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Radio

"Does not hold stations. Freezes"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The radio module failed which caused the MMI to go blank"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Will not hold a station signal."

Kenneth G., FL (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"volume increases on its own intermittently while driving...this has happened several times to me"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Radio just quit @ 650 mi, taking Bluetooth with it. Dealer promptly pulled a radio from a similar vehicle on their lot and swapped it out in about an hour. Never said what problem was, other than just "a bad radio.""

Evan E., MO (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"1. Presets freeze the title as the song playing at the time the station is preset. 2. Preset and normal Radio screen not stable, jumps around between stations. All very annoying considering price of car. Had same problem with A4 Premium 2014 which I"

Gurpreet L., BC (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Voice control commands

"Can’t always recognize names, words"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"I went through the voice recognition process and still, it doesn't understand what I say. not even getting the state right."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Voice command does not work sometimes, system is slow to recognize boot up"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Premature brake wear

"excess brake pedal travel"

John E., ON (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"rear brakes wore out at 40,000 km, front still fine"

Mac S., ON (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"The brake pads wore out before 30,000 miles"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Squealing when going in reverse trying to stop. Loud grinding sound while applying brake"

Aaron B., OK (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rotors

"My SQ5 had 24,000 miles on the odometer when I brought it to Audi for the 25,000 mile service. There was no brake warning light on. There was absolutely no indication that there was anything wrong with my brakes. i got a call about an hour after I dropped the car off and was told the rear brake rotors were worn out and had to be replaced. I objected but was warned that it I did not change the rotors the brakes might fail. I felt I had not choice but to authorize replacing the rotors. I've"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Audi Q5 SQ5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"The brakes pulsed on application at highway speeds. They also vibrated. This occurred essentially from day one"

Anonymous, NH (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaking

"Some of the brake pads required replacement due to squeaking in cold temperatures. This is a know problem with the brake pads according to the dealership rep. This occurred at about 40,000 miles"

Anonymous, NV (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Squealing brakes. Recall after 6 months of complaints"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"brakes squeaked loudly when temperature was below freezing. Dealership kept saying they were performance breaks and that's why they squeaked. Had to insist they be changed and suddenly the performance breaks didn't squeak anymore"

James L., OR (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Whenever my car is run in wet wether, the brakes make a horrible squeal at stop signs. Sounds like a junker car with bad brakes. Have had it in several times, was finally told that's just the way they are."

Anonymous, (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Low speed coming to a stop or backing out of garage. Just annoying"

Ronald M., CA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Brakes squealed drastically in cold weather. Took two sets of brakes to solve the problem."

Trevor M., AR (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Very audible noise at low speeds and hot brakes. Repaired by dealer at no cost (new pads) but took second trip to solve problem,"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"After parking the car outside but under the roof, the brakes squeak for the first few braking events."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Brakes squeaking when car is first started. Audi says this is normal for that vehicle."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Brake pads needed to be replaced (expensive) because the brakes were squeaking."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"loud noise while applying brakes forward and reverse"

Aaron B., OK (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The lights that swivel to see into a turn failed. The cost to replace the light was $185. Outrageous!"

Anonymous, (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Gauges

"Warning Tail light comes on (the light is functioning) Secondly, engine light goes on constantly. Have taken it in 3x to the dealer and they can't identify the problem"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Headlights

"Daytime running light went out on one headlight. It required replacement of a $600 part under warranty but not the whole headlight"

Anonymous, NV (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"Control unit for headlight broke. Repair was about $1800.!"

Sheridan C., MA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"adaptive headlight control units went out (stopped lights from turning on cornering) noticed through warning light as at this time of year I rarely drive when it is dark."

T K., OR (2015 Audi Q5 Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"The turning headlight (not turn signal) wasn't functioning on one of the main headlights."

Michael C., IN (2015 Audi Q5 SQ5)

"Received a warning that adaptive headlights were not working. I haven't had it fixed. Warning continues to come on."

Anonymous, BC (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Heated or cooled seats

"Automatic seat setting stopped working,"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Audi Q5 SQ5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Seats would not move forward or back"

Anonymous, (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Keyless entry

"The battery within the Keyless entry had worm down."

Anonymous, CT (2015 Audi Q5 SQ5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Warning lights

"The engine warning light went off. The dealership located the problem to a wire that was not connected at the factory"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

"On buying the car and driving into the sun, I tired to use the wash wipe. The wipers did not work. Dealer fixed them. Bad quality control that it was not noticed. So much for "100" point inspections etc"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"car constantly pulls to the right. Had the alignment reperformed 3 times and it still pulls to the right albeit it has been improved."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Bushings

"Motor mounts replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Shocks or struts

"Left rear shock leaked fluid and was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Rear shock was leaking. Both rear shocks replaced under warranty"

Terrence C., CA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering locked up"

Alan C., ME (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Electronic steering motor failing, resulting in very stiff steering. Repaired under extended warranty"

Anonymous, (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Steering wheel vibration

"After starting the vehicle in the morning, when I turn the wheel all the way to back out of my driveway, the wheels make a funny noise and the steering wheel vibrates"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Audi Q5 SQ5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Wheel bearings

"Reported a noise that sounded like something in suspension/ shocks. Upon investigation the dealership said it was a wheel bearing and replaced under warranty"

David S., ME (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Became noisy at 45000 miles. Dealer replace both front axel wheel bearings under warranty"

Anonymous, ID (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Unable to drive over 25mph safely, had to be towed"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Bearing on 3 of 4 wheels all failed and needed to be replaced. Was covered by warranty thankfully."

Anonymous, AB (2015 Audi Q5 SQ5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"SUV was in the shop & noticed the LF wheel bearing was noisy; repair was done under extended warranty purchased along with the SUV at time of purchase."

Anonymous, ME (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"During extremely hot weather, a/c would freeze up and stop cooling the cabin."

Gary W., SC (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Climate control not accurate."

Anonymous, NV (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Blower (fan) motor

"Turning on the AC caused a loud rumbling noise. It turned out animals had caused damage to the fan in this system"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When a/c freezes up, blower flow reduced and sir is warm."

Gary W., SC (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Evaporator

"We had to take the SUV to the dealer 3 times due to problems with A/C -- it was not cooling well. In the 3rd visit they were able to find the defect and replace the evaporator."

Anonymous, PR (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"hard to keep car defrosted"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Does not adjust well. Temperatures need manual adjustment."

Anonymous, NV (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Heater system

"Auxiliary heater not working. Heat seat not on until car warm-up in winter. Driver middle vent blew only air-conditioned air, passenger middle vent blew only heated air."

Anonymous, (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Safety recall. Been waiting for the part for over 5 months"

Robert H., KS (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There has been a recall on the heater that puts out some heat before the car is fully warmed up. I have disconnected it because there is a danger of fire. I haven't had it fixed because I heard that to get to the problem is rather involved and could leave the dashboard less tight causing rattles."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Refrigerant leaks

"3 service calls in 12 months for refrigerant leaks"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"refrigerant leak on passenger side"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"Drivers side sun visor's mounting clip broke"

Thomas O., CA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Plastic catch for sun visor broke without being abused, Paid $48 to replace a 20 cent part. A little latch should last for the life of the car."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Front license plate delete panel has been replaced twice for peeling paint"

Scott K., MI (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)

"paint peeling around headlight trim"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"grill paint is pealing"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"paint & trim around headlight escutcheon peeling"

William H., CO (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Peeling on the front grill. Was replaced once under warranty. Problem recurred again, but no help from Audi. Out of warranty. Very disappointed."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Paint peeling on front license plate insert/holder. Basically a free accessory not even required in some states, but it's color-matched to the rest of the paint, so surprised to see it peeling. Just noticed it at 5,700 miles. Notifying dealer now"

Evan E., MO (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"My transmission light came on and the coolant line had a crack that cost $2000 to fix."

Anonymous, TN (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Gear selector or linkage

"Stop-start system malfunction. Car would restart but would not reengage transmission, as if stalled, but with a running engine. Mostly in cold weather, but others completely random and not reproducible on demand. Took vehicle to 3 or 4 dealerships over a 3 year period, none of which claimed to have heard about this issue, but finally the last one was able to fix it."

Hector V., IL (2015 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Rough shifting

"Shifts hard in cold. Dealer can't seem to fix"

Sheridan C., MA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Slipping transmission

"Not sure how to add other than it slips"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission leaks

"My husband deals with the car not me but I have to add oil to it constantly oil light goes on and I have to fill it with oil so it seems to be burning oil. Apparently this is a common problem with Audi Q7 is it just started in the 4th to 5th year"

Anonymous, (2015 Audi Q5 Unsure Unsure)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Alternator malfunctioned causing starter to burn up"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Engine harness

"Rodent chewing on electrical harness requiring replacement of portions of electrical system."

Anonymous, CT (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Defective spark plug, mechanic could not diagnose correctly twice."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Starter

"Stop start system failed leaving car broken down"

James F., NY (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Starter caught on fire"

Anonymous, SC (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"rattles inside both front doors driver door closing incomplete sometimes"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Mirrors

"faulty mirror adjust"

Anonymous, NS (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Sunroof

"It squeaks and makes noise when closed"

Anonymous, WV (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Programing crashed for no known reason."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"the sunroof (full length) creaks when driving over uneven surfaces."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"We experienced cold running problems, hesitation and poor early morning running"

Anonymous, HI (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Oil Level sensor failed to operate quickly. add oil lamp came on every 65 miles."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Audi Q5 SQ5 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"An engine light is on caused by a faulty sensor. $600 to fix so I have not fixed it."

Anonymous, (2015 Audi Q5 3.0-L V6 diesel)
Oil leaks

"Consumes some oil between the oil changes. This is alerted by a warning light."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"head gasket failure"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Turbo or supercharger

"Significant turbo lag occasionally. I consider it a big safety issue. One to two second lag before turbo kicks in. Previous turbo charged Mercedes didn't have problem. Dealer says this is not something that can be fixed"

Anonymous, NL (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

"Minor Leak - repaired by Dealer no charge"

Joe P., CO (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)

"Recall from Audi"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Very user unfriendly navigation; very slow to load radio when car starts; takes 25 seconds to pair with cell phone, plus 5 seconds of silence (if already on a phone call) to switch to bluetooth cell phone audio once car is on"

Gurpreet L., BC (2015 Audi Q5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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