Audi Q5 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Audi Q5 owners have reported a total of 598 problems for their cars built in the 10 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 Q5. The 2011 Audi Q5 cars have the most problems reported (141 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Audi Q5

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Q5
30
  2017 Q5
22
  2016 Q5
29
  2015 Q5
33
  2014 Q5
51
  2013 Q5
51
  2012 Q5
128
  2011 Q5
141
  2010 Q5
90
  2009 Q5
23

  Common problems of Audi Q5

The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for Audi Q5 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (211 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (90 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Audi Q5

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
211
  Engine And Engine Cooling
90
  Other Fuel System
64
  Equipment
41
  Electrical System
31
  Steering
31
  Power Train
28
  Structure
20
  Visibility
18
  Service Brakes
18
   
  Vehicle Speed Control
10
  Exterior Lighting
9
  Electronic Stability Control
6
  Suspension
6
  Wheel
4
  Gasoline Fuel System
4
  Seats
3
  Forward Collision Avoidance
2
  Seat Belt
1
  Tire
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Audi Q5 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 Q5 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 Q5 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 Q5 Model Years

Q5
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 3047,6011    
0.63
  2017 2235,5242    
0.31
  2016 2953,3623    
0.18
  2015 3342,6754    
0.19
  2014 5134,8875    
0.29
  2013 5127,6246    
0.31
  2012 12833,6187    
0.54
  2011 14123,4348    
0.75
  2010 9019,0229    
0.53
  2009 236,51210    
0.35

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Audi Q5 is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Q5
20
  2017 Q5
7
  2016 Q5
9
  2015 Q5
4
  2014 Q5
10
  2013 Q5
13
  2012 Q5
7
  2011 Q5
3
  2010 Q5
9
  2009 Q5
1


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