Last post on Nov 25, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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Audi Q5, Auto Repair, Scheduled Maintenance, SUV
#22 of 31 Re: Secondary air cleaning issues [audiq5maryland]
Feb 20, 2013 (5:20 am)
I have similar Carbon deposit problem at 53000 miles in Audi Q5 2010 model. It requires extensive work. I am very dissatisfied with Q5 and would not recommend to buy it. None of my cars had this kind of problem even after driving for more than 125K miles. There is some fundamental problem with Q5 engine. I think company knows about the defective engine but does not seem like doing much.
#23 of 31 Re: Secondary air cleaning issues [amkmeco90]
Feb 20, 2013 (5:25 am)
I would recommend to buy extended warranty if plan to keep Q5 after 50K. It is likely to need major repair work like Cardon deposit.
#24 of 31 Re: Carbon deposit issue [inky12]
Mar 03, 2013 (8:12 pm)
I have been dealing with my local Audi dealer and Audi Care on this. I have been getting run around on reason and options for repair. I have had an intermittent check engine light for awhile and now believe this is reason. But now my car is out of warranty and said not their issue. I can't seem to get a true answer on this from both Audi and dealer which makes me believe this is a bigger issues with cars than letting on.
I know that from owning many German cars, they don't put a simple maintenance item under the engine if they expected it to be serviced. Interesting on how much difference there is on repair estimates.....plan to shell out thousands of $!!
#26 of 31 Re: Secondary air cleaning issues [prap]
Jun 09, 2013 (4:31 am)
Dear Q-5 Owners, reading these posts have given me some real Pause to purchase a 2012 Q-5 2.0 T. It's a Used (looks like a Dealer car) with only 3300 miles. Although I was not really looking at this car (I was shopping for a new 2013 Infiniti M 37X), it was on the Infiniti dealer's lot. I've read about some Tranny issues and now this Carbon Build up thing. Is this common with the later models and/or with the 2.0 Turbo engines. Overall, it's a very nice SUV or CUV...THX
Jun 09, 2013 (9:08 am)
I recently purchased a new 2013 q5 2.0 and after less than 2000 miles and 4 months the oil light went on. The dealer was flabbergasted at this and claimed to have never seen this type of problem before on a new car (would they say otherwise?). So after running the full diagnostic on it they wanted me to do a special oil test where they drain it, weigh it and have me back after a certain time to weigh oil that's left. Well i just got the results back and they weren't good. They found a problem with oil usage or leakage and need to replace major parts in the engine, including the longblock which is about $5,000 according to quick search online. The car will be in the shop for 2 weeks!!! Audi wanted this repair done asap and had already overnighted the parts from germany. NOW WHY ON EARTH WOULD AUDI BE SO QUICK TO MAKE THESE MAJOR REPAIRS??? THEY MUST KNOW THAT THIS NEW Q5 REDESIGN IS HAVING MAJOR OIL ISSUES LIKE THIER OTHER CARS "USED TO" HAVE. I'm currently waiting to hear back from corporate regarding a buy back or other fixes. I just want to make sure others out there looking at this car are aware of these problems because it is not isolated to just this model. I used to have an a4 that literally died because of oil problems. That one related to a recall on a part that I was ever notified about. PLEASE DO MORE RESEARCH ON OIL PROBLEMS BEFORE YOU CONSIDER AUDI, AND DON'T TRUST THE DEALER TO GIVE YOU AN HONEST ANSWER THAT AUDIS DON'T HAVE THESE PROBLEMS ANYMORE.
#28 of 31 Re: Buyer beware [audioilproblem
Aug 21, 2013 (9:58 pm)
I just took my 2010 Q5 in for Oil Lube, and was told the same problem with Oil as you are having I only have 35,000 on it. And, the brakes had to replaced? I did it and it was $735.00 to have them done. By the Audi dealer. don't buy the plan to completely redo your car after a year. My 14 year old grandson did a better job.
#29 of 31 Re: Carbon deposit issue [vwhope]
Aug 22, 2013 (12:44 pm)
I was the original post on this board and just want to update everyone.
Audi is now sending out letters to Q5 owners that they are extending the warranty to cover this issue. My warranty for this carbon problem has been extended to 193000 kilometers and they will re imburse you if you had to pay for the work already as out of warranty. My Q5 is a 2010 with 3.2 litre engine.
Seems like Audi is coming through on this problem.
P.S. The oil burning problem is on later models with the 2.0 L engines. I dont know what is happening with that.
#30 of 31 What problem can cause MPG of my car decrease such sharply?
Oct 23, 2013 (8:05 am)
I purchased my car (Q5 2013 2.0T premium) on Jun. 1st, 2013. Now the odometer is 3500 miles. Recently, I find gas is guzzled much faster than before. For example, while I drove to work this morning, I observed that the remaining distance decreased 5 miles every 3 miles I actually drove. There is 8 miles from my home to office, but there are 15-mile difference on remaining distance estimator between the beginning and end of this trip. Does anybody run into this issue before? What possibly is the problem, please?
Thanks a lot.
#31 of 31 Re: What problem can cause MPG of my car decrease such sharply? [lxclinton]
Nov 25, 2013 (2:33 pm)
Don't get hung up on this. I have had my Q5 for 18 months now, just turned 40,000 miles a few weeks ago. I keep track of every out of gas I put in the vehicle. I would say my average mpg for the life of the car is perhaps 25 mpg. Per the computer it shows a few more mpg. As an example, for the past 5000 miles until a few days ago it showed an average of 28.3 mpg but my average based on actual consumption less than that. I haven't had a car yet that does not accurately reflect mpg, the computers always show at least 1 to 2 mpg higher than actual.
When I am perhaps 1/3 or 1/2 into a long trip, it will show my range (before empty sometimes over 600 miles, but I have never squeezed more than 550 out of a tankfull. As you get close to empty the extended range will drop at a higher rate than you have actual miles left in the tank. And, believe it or not, although the gas tank is supposedly rated at 19.5 gallons, on two occasions I have put in 20 galllons, so I know I must have been running on fumes.