1st Generation (2009—2017) Q5 Problems

This generations ranks 56th out of 59 Audi generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (50%), transmission (9%), and the windows (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Died While Driving/won\'t Start 2 complaints at an average of 23,950 miles in the 2014 Audi Q5.
  2. Oil Consumption Excessive 16 complaints at an average of 78,557 miles in the 2012 Audi Q5.
  3. Steering Completely Locked Up 1 complaints at an average of 8,221 miles in the 2014 Audi Q5.

What Q5 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Audi model years.

Watch out for the 2014 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2017 0 5 191 0.0
2016 3 5 330 1.79
2015 6 6 500 3.45
2014 11 5 692 11.19
2013 15 5 847 6.0
2012 27 6 581 5.46
2011 13 5 550 4.55
2010 5 4 467 2.66
2009 4 6 397 1.87

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