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Q: Large driver-side mirror blocked view and caused accident

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When I make a left-hand turn, the mirrors obstruct my view completely. They are too big and too high. To see past them I have to look either below or above them. This caused me to hit a small sports car, while I was making a left turn. The driver’s side mirror completely blocked my view of the small car. I couldn’t see him until he was right in front of me. I shutter to think if it had been a pedestrian in a crosswalk. What can I do to replace the mirrors or what do you advise?

A: You can check with the dealer to see if the...

You can check with the dealer to see if they have an alternative mirror for you. I am not aware of any aftermarket mirrors for your vehicle or a solution for this. When a vehicle like your 2016 Audi Q5 is this new, there is typically not any aftermarket parts made yet.

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