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2009-2016 Audi Bearing Issue

2013 Audi A5;

CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin:

  • 2009 Audi A4, 2010 Audi A4, 2011 Audi A4, 2012 Audi A4, 2013 Audi A4, 2014 Audi A4, 2015 Audi A4, 2016 Audi A4
  • 2009 Audi A5, 2010 Audi A5, 2011 Audi A5, 2012 Audi A5, 2013 Audi A5, 2014 Audi A5, 2015 Audi A5, 2016 Audi A5
  • 2009 Audi A5 Cabriolet, 20Audi Q510 Audi A5 Cabriolet, 2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet, 2012 Audi A5 Cabriolet, 2013 Audi A5 Cabriolet, 2014 Audi A5 Cabriolet, 2015 Audi A5 Cabriolet, 2016 Audi A5 Cabriolet
  • 2009 Audi Q5, 2010 Audi Q5, 2011 Audi Q5, 2012 Audi Q5, 2013 Audi Q5, 2014 Audi Q5, 2015 Audi Q5, 2016 Audi Q5
  • 2012 Audi A6, 2013 Audi A6, 2014 Audi A6, 2015 Audi A6, 2016 Audi A6
  • 2012 Audi A7, 2013 Audi A7, 2014 Audi A7, 2015 Audi A7, 2016 Audi A7
  • 2011 Audi A8, 2012 Audi A8, 2013 Audi A8, 2014 Audi A8, 2015 Audi A8, 2016 Audi A8

The problem: Between 35 and 75 mph, a noise can be heard in the front of the car, described as a buzzing, humming, whistling, whining, grinding, howling, and/or droning. This is due to a faulty wheel bearing or bearings.

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Corrective action: Dealers will replace affected wheel bearings.

Warranty info: This service bulletin will be performed free of charge under the new-vehicle or extended warranty, whichever applies.

What owners should do: Call your local dealer with your vehicle’s identification number to determine if it’s involved in this service bulletin. You can also call Audi at 800-822-2834 or NHTSA at 888-327-4236. Reference TSB No. 401548.

Need to find a dealer for service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find a local dealer.

Editor’s note: This is only one of dozens of service bulletins issued each month by automakers. Please check your automaker’s website to see if your vehicle has any service bulletins pending.

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