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.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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)

"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)

"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)
Wind noise

"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)

"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)

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)

"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)

"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)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"fuel pressure sensor went bad after 2000 miles"

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

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Premature brake wear

"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)

"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 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)

"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)
Squeaking

"loud noise while applying brakes forward and reverse"

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

"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)

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

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

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)

"Bad directions"

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

"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 Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"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)
Voice control commands

"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)

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

Shocks or struts

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

Terrence C., CA (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Anonymous, FL (2015 Audi Q5 3.0T 3.0-L V6 supercharged)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering locked up"

Alan C., ME (2015 Audi Q5 2.0T 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)

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

"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)
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)
Heated or cooled seats

"Automatic seat setting stopped working,"

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

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"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)

"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)
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)

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)

"It squeaks and makes noise when closed"

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

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

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)
Refrigerant leaks

"3 service calls in 12 months for refrigerant leaks"

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

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

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 Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Starter

"Stop start system failed leaving car broken down"

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

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)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

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)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

"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 Unsure 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)

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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Recalls
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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
Apr 11 2018
A blocked pump or a short-circuited pump can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet, A5 Sedan and Audi Q5 vehicles, 2012-2015 Audi A6 vehicles and 2013-2016 Audi A4 Sedan and A4 allroad vehicles. These vehicles, equipped with 2.0l Turbo FSI engines, have an electric coolant pump that can either become blocked with debris from the cooling system causing it to overheat or can short-circuit from moisture within the pump.
What should you do:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pumps, free of charge. The recall began September 14, 2018. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi's number's for this recall is 19N3/19N4. Note: This recall is in additional to the coolant pump software update applied as a remedy under recall 17V002.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V229000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 342867
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Oct 05 2017
The melted wires can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Audi A5 Coupe, A5 Cabriolet, A4 Sedan, A4 Allroad and Q5 vehicles. Contact corrosion within the electrical connector for the auxiliary heater may cause the heater wires to overheat or melt.
What should you do:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the auxiliary heater and, as necessary, update the software, free of charge. The Recall began November 27, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 80C5 and 80C6.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V622000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 216913
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
May 03 2017
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source increases the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 Audi Q5 and 2013-2017 Audi Q7 vehicles. These gasoline-powered vehicles have a fuel pump flange that may crack, allowing fuel to leak.
What should you do:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump flange if cracks are present. Flanges that do not have cracks will have a protective film applied. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began July 3, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20Z8. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 16V-660.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V298000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 240487
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM
Jan 03 2017
If the coolant pump overheats, it can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2013-2017 Audi A5, A5 Cabriolet and Q5 vehicles, 2013-2016 Audi Allroad and Audi A4 vehicles and 2012-2015 Audi A6 vehicles. These vehicles, equipped with 2.0l Turbo FSI engines, have an electric coolant pump that can be blocked with debris from the cooling system, resulting in the pump overheating.
What should you do:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will update the software so that the power supply to the coolant pump is deactivated if the pump becomes blocked with debris, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 20, 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 19M1.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V002000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 342867
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY
Jan 03 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Audi Q5 vehicles. The sunroof drainage system may allow water to soak into the foam surrounding the side head air bag inflator canister resulting in the corrosion of the canister. If this happens, the corrosion can weaken the canister and the inflator could fracture without air bag deployment, propelling fragments into the passenger compartment, striking and causing serious injury to vehicle occupants.
What should you do:
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the inflator and either coat it or replace it, as necessary, after removing the surrounding foam, free of charge. The recall is expected to began March 2017. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69P1.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V001000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 234057
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Jan 28 2016
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of a seat-mounted air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan vehicles manufactured January 15, 2015, to January 21, 2015, and 2015 Audi Q5 vehicles manufactured January 13, 2015, to February 3, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with driver and front seat passenger seat-mounted air bag inflators that may rupture in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side air bag modules, free of charge. The recall began July 7, 2016. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-822-2834 or Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69M1 (for Audi) and 69L9 (for VW).
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V045000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 734
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Jul 20 2015
If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Audi SQ5 vehicles manufactured May 22, 2013, to April 14, 2015. The affected vehicles have an electric power steering assist system that may shut down in cold temperatures due to a steering motor sensor fault.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the power steering control module software, free of charge. The recall began on July 31, 2015. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 48M1.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V452000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5625
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