Audi A5 owners have reported a total of 159 problems for their cars built in the
11 model years
listed in the chart below.
The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Audi A5.
The 2010 Audi A5 cars have the most problems reported (35 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Audi A5

The following chart shows the 12 most common problems for Audi A5 cars.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags
(53 problems).
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (41 problems).

Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Audi A5 of an older model year to newer model years
since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems.
In order to compare the reliability across A5 model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the
problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year.
A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Audi A5 model year;
S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across A5 Model Years