About Audi Q5
Seen as A4 with more cargo space, a higher center of gravity and a measure of off-road capability, Audi Q5 has been built by the German automobile manufacturer Audi AG, part of the Volkswagen Group since 2008 as a series of compact luxury crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). Originally introduced as the third member of the B8 family after the A5 and A4, Q5 is Audi's entry to the luxury compact crossover segment. Competing against the Jaguar E-PACE, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Volvo XC60, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, Q5 now is in its second generation.
The first-generation Audi Q5 was produced from July 2008 to 2017 based on the Volkswagen Groupe MLB platform and debuted at 2008 Beijing Auto Show and 2008 LA Auto Show. Sold in U.S. market in March 2009 as a 2009 model, Q5 was offered in only one body style, 5-door CUV. It came in three trim levels: Premium, Premium Plus and Prestige and got power from a 2.0 L turbocharged I4 paired to the 8-speed automatic transmission, which replaced the 6-speed unit or 3.2 L V6, which was replaced by 3.0 L turbocharged V6 producing 272 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Current Q5 (Typ FY) debuted at the 2016 Paris Motor Show for the 2018 model year. It is available in three trim levels carried over from the previous generation. And now, Q5 is powered by 2.0 L turbocharged I4 rated at 252 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission to four wheels.
Audi Q5 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Boasting high-quality interior, massive Virtual Cockpit Display and a long list of standard equipment such genuine leather interior, a power liftgate and all-wheel drive, Audi Q5 is always regarded a favorite luxury SUV. But as time passes by, Q5 will suffer from these common problems:
First, the most reported problem with the Audi Q5 is engine problem based on the information from car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com. Nearly every drive knows that once the engine has something wrong, the vehicle will border on breaking down. Some Q5 drivers complained that after a while of driving, the engine will give out strange sounds such as whining, squealing or rattling; then the engine gradually runs roughly, it will misfire, stall and suffer from starting issues such as hard starting and inability to start. A huge decrease in power while acceleration and fuel economy will also appear. You are supposed to set out to inspect the Q5 spark plug, engine control module, engine mount, oxygen sensor, oil filter, air filter, fuel pump and fuel tank immediately once the Check Engine Light is activated.
Second, for Audi Q5 drivers, steering issue is also very tricky to handle with as most of them have not realized at all that it will appear so that they have not made any preparation. The main function of the steering system is to guide drivers to the direction where they desire correctly and accurately. Once the steering system failure, your Q5 will leak power steering fluids, have low fluids level, grinding noises when turning, loose and roughly operated steering wheel, illuminated Traction Control Light, off front-end alignment, difficulty steering and steering tilt not locking. You are advised to keep the Q5 power steering hose, power steering reservoir, tie rod, steering shaft, steering column cover, steering wheel and upper steering column bearing in good condition all the time.
To sustain your Audi Q5's overall excellent quality, you have every need to practice routine maintenance on some vulnerable auto parts. You know some parts on your Q5 just could not last as long as the vehicle could due to fragile materials and harsh working conditions. Parts including Q5 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, door handle, fog light, headlight, antenna and cabin air filter should be maintained routinely as they play important roles in creating safe and comfortable driving environment but they all work under harsh conditions.
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