1st Gen (2008 – 2016) Audi S5 Problems

The 1st generation of the S5 has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.24. That can be compared against other Audi generations. Shopping for a Audi? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 2008–2016 S5 model years have sent in 6 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (50%) followed by the engine (16%) and the lights (16%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2016 0
0.0
2015 0
0.0
2014 0
0.0
2013 1
0.89
2012 0
0.0
2011 3
0.38
2010 0
0.0
2009 1
0.38
2008 1
0.49

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