Reliability of the Audi Q5

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which Audi models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used Audi Q5.

In the statistics for 2021, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2020 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Audi Q5.

Audi Q5 Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
16,5 13,9 8,1 7,1 5,8 4,3 1,8 1,1

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
17,6 12,6 11,5 7,2 7,2 4,5 2,5 1,3

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles registered (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Common Breakdowns

  • Injector (2012)

Source: ADAC

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Recent Q5 Recalls

Audi-Q5-2017-emission-software
23. 08. 2021

The vehicles are equipped with control software regarded as unauthorized by the competent authorities. The Audi Q5 vehicles affected by this … .

Audi-Q5-2021-rear-axle-control-arm
11. 07. 2021

The nuts on the eccentric bolt of the rear-axle spring-link control arm may break due to stress corrosion. As a result, … .

Audi-Q5-2009-takata-airbag
26. 01. 2021

The propellant used in the Takata airbag inflator may experience a material alteration over time due to degradation occurring after prolonged … .

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