RS 5 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 RS 5 has 1 generation available in North American markets.

RS 5 Key Numbers

    RS 5 Class-Action Lawsuits

    The RS 5 has been named as a class vehicle in the following lawsuits.

    • Anzhelya Makaryan, et. al., v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc

      1. Case Filed

        An Audi timing chain lawsuit alleges Audi and Volkswagen vehicles have defects that cause the timing chains to suddenly fail without warning, causing the engines to fail.

      2. Dismissed

        The case was voluntarily dismissed in November 2017 after a motion to dismiss by Audi was filed earlier that same month.

      Start-Stop Defects
      Class Vehicles
      • 2013-2017 A3
      • 2013-2017 A4
      • 2013-2017 A5
      • 2013-2017 A6
      • 2013-2017 A7
      • 2013-2017 A8
      • 2013-2017 S3
      • 2013-2017 S4
      • 2013-2017 S5
      • 2013-2017 S6
      • 2013-2017 S7
      • 2013-2017 S8
      • 2013-2017 RS 5
      • 2013-2017 RS 7
      • 2013-2017 allroad
      • 2013-2017 Q3
      • 2013-2017 Q5
      • 2013-2017 Q7
      • 2013-2017 SQ5
      • 2013-2017 TT
      • 2013-2017 TTS
      • 2013-2017 TT RS
      • 2013-2017 R8

    Recent RS 5 News

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    1. The lead plaintiff in Anzhelya Makaryan, et. al., v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. says a design defect in Audi's start-stop system allows vehicles to rollaway.

      The rollaways happen because the start-stop system won't deactivate if the driver takes off their seat belt for any reason while the vehicle is stopped.

      To make matters worse if that the system won't work even if the driver re-buckled their seat belts.

      keep reading article "Does Audi's Start-Stop Technology Allow Vehicles to Accidentally Roll Away?"