The Most Common S5 Problem

We've pulled together a list of the most widespread problems that S5 owners have to deal with.

DSG Transmission Shifting

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Audi's DSG transmissions have multiple problems resulting in violent shaking as it shifts between gears. A class-action lawsuit says the problem is expecially prevelant while accelerating or slowing down through 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gear. Audi…

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What S5 Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

S5 Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The S5 has 2 generations available in North American markets.

By the Numbers

  1. 8 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 852 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 3 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Timeline of Recent S5 News