Two problems related to wiper have been reported for the 2012 Audi Q5. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2012 Audi Q5 based on all problems reported for the 2012 Q5.
The driver's side mirror has a very large housing and causes a blind spot just to the left of the driver's side. I have had 2 near misses, one with almost hitting a car and one with almost hitting a pedestrian. They were in the blind spot when I began to make a left turn, from a stop, and did not see them. I was on a city street, stopped and then began to make a left turn on both occasions.
Wipers stop- the wipers have "off", "intermittent", slow, fast. When the wipers are in "slow" and the car comes to a stop (such as a red light, stop sign, pedestrian, turning across traffic) the wipers stop! while the car is stopped they may start in 5 sec, 10 sec , 20 sec (based on rain sensor?) or when you start moving & reach 2-3 miles per hour (how do you start moving when you can't see?). If you need to move & they have not started to wipe, you must move the lever so you can see to start moving. If you leave them in the fast speed (too fast for most of the time), they will slow but not stop when the car stops. I've taken it to the dealer & spoken with Audi customer service & they say they are working "as designed"! who designs wipers to stop in the middle of the street during the rain?! updated 06/25/2012.