Last post on Mar 03, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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Audi Q5, Auto Repair, Scheduled Maintenance, SUV
#16 of 25 Re: Carbon deposit issue [inky12]
Aug 19, 2012 (12:08 pm)
I had carbon deposit issue on 2010 3.2L. 2L T came out in 2011, so I wouldn't expect many 2L T cars are at 50k - 80k mileage yet to see if suffer carbon deposit issue.
#17 of 25 Re: Secondary air cleaning issues [ac71]
Aug 21, 2012 (11:31 pm)
hey ac71, have you get any answer from AOA? i've an 09 Q5 and done that carbon build-up around 32k miles and i'm really worried when it will happens again, esp when the warranty is expired.
#18 of 25 Re: Secondary air cleaning issues [robert195]
Sep 27, 2012 (7:16 pm)
My 2010 AUDI Q5 had the check engine light come on and required a special tool and cleaning to correct the problem. Fortunately for me I purchased the AUDI Platinum Warranty which covers the issue. I have been pleased with the dealer being upfront with me and providing a loaner for the week long procedure. I just hope when my warranty expires this doesn't happen again.
good luck.....ask about the factory warranty
#19 of 25 Re: Secondary air cleaning issues [audiq5maryland]
Sep 28, 2012 (12:15 am)
my 09 Q5 just passed 40k miles, so may i ask you how much is the Audi platinum warranty costs? as i really don't know what to do when that problem will happen again after the factory warranty ends?
#21 of 25 Warranty info
Dec 05, 2012 (12:49 pm)
I'm looking to purchase a 2013 Q5. Can someone explain the extended warranty to me. What the terms are, what it covers and how much it costs? I'm purchasing and not leasing. I'm very afraid of owning a German car that is out of warranty!
Thanks in advance!
#22 of 25 Re: Secondary air cleaning issues [audiq5maryland]
Feb 20, 2013 (6:20 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 25 Re: Secondary air cleaning issues [amkmeco90]
Feb 20, 2013 (6:25 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 25 Re: Carbon deposit issue [inky12]
Mar 03, 2013 (9:12 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 $!!