The Most Common 2014 Audi Q5 Problems

Common problems with the 2014 Audi Q5 include excessive oil consumption, unexplained engine stalling, and a variety of recalls.
Written by Sarah Williams
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
The 2014 Audi Q5 has some of the most problems of any Q5 released. A few notable issues include excessive oil consumption and the engine dying suddenly while driving. 
  • Common problems with the 2014 Audi Q5 include excessive oil consumption and unexplained engine stalling.
  • The 2014 Audi Q5 was the subject of several recalls associated with airbag malfunctions, coolant pump overheating, fuel pump flange cracking, and auxiliary heater electrical connector melting.
  • The 2014 model year Q5 earns average to poor reliability ratings due to the high frequency of repairs and high costs of ownership.

The most common 2014 Audi Q5 problems

While the 2014 Audi Q5 received a 4 out of 5-star
NHTSA safety rating
, it is one of the Q5 years with the highest number of complaints on While many of these complaints are mere annoyances, some can be quite dangerous. 
One of the more alarming issues to arise in this model year is that the engine has been known to suddenly die. While this engine problem is uncommon, it could lead to an accident. The drivers who experienced this had less than 50,000 miles on their Audi Q5, and it cost roughly $4,500 to repair. 
Another important factor to keep in mind is the 2014 Audi Q5 recalls
  • Airbag inflator may rupture due to corrosion 
  • Coolant pump may short-circuit or overheat causing a fire 
  • Fuel pump
    flange may crack, causing fuel leak 
  • Auxiliary heater electrical connector may melt 
  • Timing chain tensioner failure at 75k miles
It’s important to stay on top of any recalls and take your 2014 Audi Q5 to the dealership or mechanic for the proper repairs. 
Other common car problems car owners experienced with the 2014 Audi Q5 include
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • General power steering and electrical system issues
  • Decreased fuel economy and power from a buildup of carbon in the intake system 
  • In some cases, the engine won’t start after refueling 
  • Water pump malfunctions
  • Popping noise from the trunk after starting the engine or slowing to a stop 
  • Car vibrating
    when slowing to a stop
  • Rattling noises from sunroof, B pillars, and front seat belt connections
Safety should always be a top priority, so if you notice anything off about your 2014 Audi Q5, it’s always best to get it checked out by a mechanic. 

2014 Audi Q5 reliability

When it comes down to it, the 2014 Audi Q5 reliability ratings are just average:
  • RepairPal gives the Audi Q5 a 3/5 rating for reliability
  • J.D. Power gives it an average rating of 80/100 for quality and reliability
The average annual cost of a 2014 Audi Q5
car repair
is approximately $1,058. The 2014 Audi Q5 has poor ownership costs because of the high frequency of repairs. 
Luckily, most of these repairs are for minor issues. Either way, it’s good to go into things with both eyes open so you know what to expect if you buy one of these vehicles.
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