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We’re a top rated local Audi A5 repair services shop in Fremont, CA. In addition, we service the greater East Bay Area, which includes Newark, Union City, Milpitas, and Sunol. The Audi A5 is a beautiful executive coupe car first manufactured in 2007. It comes in different styles, which range from a 5-door hatchback version to the coupe and the convertible. This vehicle comes in a luxurious, comfortable interior design to meet your needs. However perfect this car is, it comes with its problems. We recommend you understand your vehicle so that you can better use it and maintain it.

Here are some of the most common problems (and repairs) we have encountered at Fremont Foreign Auto.


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Our technicians are highly skilled and experienced with just about every vehicle make and model. If your check engine light is on, you can bring it to our shop and we’ll diagnose what’s wrong with it. Any authorized diagnostic will be applied toward the cost of your repair, a $190.00 value.


Excessive oil consumption has been reported on turbocharged engines. What is considered excessive is when the engine consumes more oil than the expected mile range considered normal. Most engines recommend oil change for every 5,000 to 10,000 miles traveled to keep the engine performance efficient. However, Audi A5 drivers find themselves topping oil more frequently than usual. Audi reported a thin factory as the cause of the oil leak. Changing this piston with a Generation 1 seems to solve the issue.


Ignition coils are responsible for turning low-voltage to high voltage to generate enough spark for combustion. A fault ignition coil will cause the engine to misfire for the affected cylinder. If more than one ignition coil is faulty, the car may fail to start. In addition, failed ignition coil soon triggers the check engine warning light and will throw annoying codes. Another symptom of a failing ignition coil is decreased acceleration or engine performance. If more than one coil fails, you could get a reduced performance when you press the acceleration pedal for your A5.


Another major issue with the Audi A5 is engine cooling failure. It usually affects the water pump and thermostats. The water pump helps to supply coolant from the radiator to the car’s engine, while the thermostat recirculates the coolants from the radiator to the engine and again. Many Audi A5 have a plastic water pump impeller prone to crack and damage. It is better to get it changed to a metal impeller instead. If either of the water pump or thermostats gets faulty, it increases the chances of your car engine overheating.


This defect is a common issue was very common with the Audi A5 engine. Most times, a defective tensioner could cause the timing chain to slip off or burst, resulting in engine failure. The tensioner helps to keep the timing chain optimally placed to avoid slippage or break in the chain. Failure of the tensioner could result in costly damage to the engine. The Audi A4 timing chain, factory supplied by Volkswagen, is supposed to be a lifetime chain in the 2.0T engine. However, a weak tensioner may cause rough engine performance and condemn the engine. It may be a good idea to replace the tensioner before the damage is done.


Airbag issues have been a massive issue in some Audi A5 models, especially those with Takata’s inflator. The Takata inflator used ammonium nitrate to inflate the airbag during a crash. But the nitrate has been reported to be unstable, especially when exposed to a high temperature causing the airbags to explode. The affected models include the 2017-2018 Audi A5 models. Although later versions have resolved this issue., it is worth mentioning. Also, there were reports of faulty passenger detection sensors in Audi A5 and other models. Most Audi comes with this system to prevent airbags from deploying on the rear passenger side if no one is there. The sensor became too sensitive and malfunctioned, disabling the airbag even if a passenger was still seated.