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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Audi Q5
The 2012 Audi Q5 is a compact SUV that is packed with features, both inside and under the hood. While it might not be the right choice for large families, most should definitely...

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What do you think about the reliability of this the 2013 Audi Q5?
Hi, thanks for writing in. As you may already know, the reliability of most vehicles depends largely on how well the car is maintained as well as the owner's driving habits, vehicle driving conditions, etc. This is especially important when...
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Q: When turning on navigation system, radio comes on too
The navigation system and the radio do affect each other and use each other to work. When the navigation comes on it turns the radio on as well to provide volume for the voice directions. This is normal operation and...
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Q: Window regulator stopped working
Hello, there are a variety of causes for the power window regulator to fail. The most likely would be the regulator, switch, and regulator motor. Given that these have been replaced it should take care of the issue. Humidity can...
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Q: When turning on navigation system, radio comes on too
This is a problem inside the nav/radio unit. The system will have to be tested and serviced by a dealer certified repair facility. You may have to have it removed and sent out for repair or replacement.
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Q: Car lost power & acceleration on the interstate
If the dealer has not verified the problem, then they will not do so until they have. This is so that when they fix the problem, they can verify that they fixed the symptom. I do not have any additional...
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Q: Steering wheel locked while going around curve
I would suspect that the steering is electronic and something was not making contact when you were going over the bumps and caused the steering to lock. It could also be a programming issue or a steering sensor issue. Have...
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Q: Brake pedal goes all the way to the floor
If you have not lost any fluid in the master cylinder and the pedal goes to the floor, then your master cylinder must be bypassing fluid and not creating pressure. In order to have a mechanic diagnose it properly, they...
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Fuel rail sensor faulty or fuel pressure too high
Hello there, a check engine light for too high of fuel pressure is unusual with your 2009 Audi Q5. There are one 2 possible faults going on. Either the fuel pressure is too high, or the fuel pressure sensor is...
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How do I top off AdBlue?
The Audi Q5 has an AdBlue filler cap located next to the fuel filler cap on the side of the car. Some Audis are supplied with a hexagonal AdBlue filler cap, which requires the wheel nut wrench from the boot....
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0B5 Gearbox Basic Setting
Hello. If your speed sensor is failing to calibrate properly then it may be possible that there is some sort of electrical fault present, or issues with the calibration procedure. Any wiring issues with the sensor may result in the...
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Transfer case is making a noise.
Hi there. Depending on what type of noise that the transfer case is making, the oil type and amount has a big factor in the transfer case emitting a noise. If the wrong type of fluid is put in the...
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Q: My steering wheel vibrates
Steering wheel vibration can be caused by a few different issues or components. If the front tires are out of balance, the imbalance will cause a vibration typically felt and seen in the steering wheel. If a tire is out...
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WHAT KIND OF MOTOR OIL DO I USE AND HOW MANY QUARTS ?
The V6-3.0L Turbo is diesel powered. If that is the vehicle that you have, the oil capacity is 6.8 quarts assuming you install a new filter and, of course, you should use a new filter. In all events, check the...
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Does a 2011 audi Q5 use tubeless tires? I have a nail lodged in but tire has not deflated
Your vehicle uses tubeless tires. The tire won't deflate if the nail is very tight. That is typical and in fact lots of tires have nails, screws, glass shards and other objects but because these foreign objects can be really...
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I have a 2009 Audi Q9 and everytime I drive it it has a strong gas smell. The car does not hesitate to start and no check engine l
Hi there. On modern automobiles, fuel odors should not be detectable at anytime beyond refueling. A strong smell of gasoline can indicate a leaking fuel supply component (fuel filler hose, filter, or lines) or an evaporative emissions component (purge valve,...
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Brake light just came on in dashboard 2012 Audi Q5
Hello - as you have already noted, this warning tells you that your brake pads need replacement. It is intended to warn you to replace the pads before the rotors are damaged. Best guidance is to go ahead and have...
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Should we keep the car?
Hi there. If your budget is good to pay for the maintenance on the vehicle and you intend to keep the car, then I suggest on keeping the car. If you are worried about your budget on the car, then...
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Error codes on my 2012 Q5 P2099 P2096 & P2196
These codes could possibly be related to an issue with the turbocharger or the catalytic converter. Unfortunately these codes could lead to very expensive repairs depending on what exactly is the cause of this issue. I would recommend having a...
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Can you give me an average cost for a Turbo Replacement in Q5?
Hi there. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer this type of service on your Audi as the turbo system is very complex and should be replaced by an authorized Audi dealership or repair center.
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All my dashboard lights came on my Audi Q5 and the emergency brake comes on it’s own
What you are describing stems from an electrical malfunction, possibly "global" in nature, that is affecting multiple systems on your car. To resolve that, an electrical diagnostic will have to be performed. YourMechanic offers mobile electrical diagnostic services. If you...

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