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#9 of 31 Re: Secondary air cleaning issues [rog255]
Jul 28, 2012 (2:42 pm)
Got my Audi Q5 back from the dealer after they cleared the insufficient flow issue (pulling engine and cleaning out heavy carbon buildup in many air flow areas). Car was in the shop for 11 days. 2012 Q5 loaner was nice. I can only imagin the amount of hours spent resolving the problem, but unable to cure the cause. Car drives great now, but no telling what cause is and when it will need to go back for same cleaning. Unfortunately my factory warrantee period will have expired the next time.
#10 of 31 secondary air cleaning issues
Aug 02, 2012 (4:33 am)
I'm thinking about purchasing a certified '09 Audi Q5 that dealer just took in. The certification took a considerable amount of time as it had the engine carbon buildup issue in the air ports. It was apparent to me by the heavy carbon deposits on the exhaust tips as well.
All appears to have been corrected under the certification now, but I am concerned about this reoccurring again. I will get another 8 mos.( & up to 13k miles) on original warranty plus the CPO warranty taking me to 4/15 and 100k. Any thoughts I whether I should walk away on this one? Also, any comments on Audi's prepaid service plan "Extra Care Plus" ($1050) for 55, 65, and 75K scheduled maintenance? Seems like it is worth the price, but I would appreciate comments.
#11 of 31 Q5 Protection Plans
Aug 05, 2012 (2:05 pm)
So I finalized my purchase of the 2012 Audi Q5 yesterday and I will be getting it on Wednesday. When the business manager sat with me, he presented to me a paper with 4 different sets of coverage from Preferred to Economy. I calculated the numbers and after interest, I will be paying around 8,000 for it (rip off). This includes Audi Pure Protection, Road Hazard Tire, Xzilion Plus4, Audi Care and Audi Short Term Care Select. So what do you folks suggest I need and should get now or shop around and see if I can get better prices. Is the Audi Pure protection the extended warranty that can be purchased later? Also can the tire protection be added to my insurance policy? I appreciate the response folks
#12 of 31 Re: secondary air cleaning issues [dexter15]
Aug 06, 2012 (11:06 pm)
I like the Audi prepaid service plan. It didn't appear to me the cost was out of line for the services provided.
With regards to carbon build up issue, from the experience with my car and from what I've found on the internet, it appears to happen typically between 45k and 85k miles, depending, I'm guessing, most likely on the type of driving and fuel grade used. My car required the repair (quite an invasive repair) at 49k, and was used mainly for city driving and fired on medium grade gas.
#13 of 31 Audi Q5 Term Care Select
Aug 13, 2012 (9:17 am)
Hi. I'm picking up my Q5 on Wednesday...Ok, my wife's Q5 on Wednesday! The Finance guy tried to sell me on the Term Care Select package for $995. It covers 1 set of brake pad replacement, 1 battery replacement, Belts and hoses, 1 windshield wiper replacement, and one wheel alignment. Also includes a an annual replacement of the car keys, although I don't lose them that often!
My first question is, is this worth the cost?
My second question is, does anyone know if this price is negotiable at all? Seems awfully expensive. I am admittedly not a "car guy" so I really don't know if this is a smart investment in terms of the care plan.
#14 of 31 Carbon deposit issue
Aug 15, 2012 (5:32 am)
How many of you who had issues with carbon deposits restricting air flow have the 3.2L engine versus the 2.0L Turbo? Are there any issues with the 2.0L turbo? I am thinking of buying a Q5 but am holding off until I can find a solution to what appears to be a significant design flaw. Thank you, Inky12
#15 of 31 Re: Q5 Protection Plans [anagpal05]
Aug 15, 2012 (2:58 pm)
I got my Q5 end of March, purchased 100k extended warranty (covers just about everything except certain wearable items like brake pads, etc. for $2700. Reason I did so company is paying for the car, so they paid for this as well. Then, I bought prepared maintenance for 15, 25, 35 and 45k for $850
#16 of 31 Re: Carbon deposit issue [inky12]
Aug 19, 2012 (11:08 am)
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 31 Re: Secondary air cleaning issues [ac71]
Aug 21, 2012 (10:31 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 31 Re: Secondary air cleaning issues [robert195]
Sep 27, 2012 (6:16 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