Audi Q5 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Audi Q5 owners have reported a total of 526 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 (126 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Q5
19
  2017 Q5
17
  2016 Q5
24
  2015 Q5
25
  2014 Q5
47
  2013 Q5
49
  2012 Q5
118
  2011 Q5
126
  2010 Q5
80
  2009 Q5
21

  Common problems of Audi Q5

The following chart shows the 18 most common problems for Audi Q5 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (202 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (71 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Audi Q5

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Air Bag
202
  Engine And Engine Cooling
71
  Other Fuel System
56
  Equipment
34
  Electrical System
25
  Steering
25
  Power Train
25
  Visibility
17
  Service Brakes
17
  Structure
14
   
  Vehicle Speed Control
10
  Exterior Lighting
8
  Suspension
6
  Electronic Stability Control
5
  Gasoline Fuel System
4
  Seats
3
  Wheel
3
  Seat Belt
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
  2017 1735,5241    
0.48
  2016 2453,3622    
0.22
  2015 2542,6753    
0.20
  2014 4734,8874    
0.34
  2013 4927,6245    
0.35
  2012 11833,6186    
0.59
  2011 12623,4347    
0.77
  2010 8019,0228    
0.53
  2009 216,5129    
0.36

  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
19
  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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