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Old 12-10-2010, 04:08 AM   #1
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Had 5k mile service earlier this week. Now my brakes are squeaking every day- didn't do this before the service visit. (they also rotated tires) Anyone else have this issue? It's a PIA to go back to service again...

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Had 5k mile service earlier this week. Now my brakes are squeaking every day- didn't do this before the service visit. (they also rotated tires) Anyone else have this issue? It's a PIA to go back to service again...

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Is it cold weather related? On my old car, it use to squeak the loudest in the morning before the brakes are warm up. After that, it only squeaks when I stop slowly. When I brake semi-aggressively, no squeaks.
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My 1 week old Q5 brakes squeal,ring at low speed(quite loud) while riding the brake all most every time. Its cold here but who knows if its weather related. Shouldn't happen anyway. Any ideas out there?
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I had 5K mile service last week and started noticing the same squeeling sound as well while riding the brake at very slow speed. I went back to the dealership and was told that this is 'normal' in Q-5, especially in cold weather. It's been cold here since the 5K service was done and I am noticing the noise more and more.
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I've had my car for almost a year (8100 miles) and I've never heard the brakes squeaking. That would drive me nuts. It's 22 deg here today as well.
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Some Audi brakes squeaks and some dont. I tried getting the dealer to fix my squeaky brakes on my old Audi, they wouldnt. Some of the causes for squeaky brakes are build up on the rotor, pad material or vibration.
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Our brakes squeak a bit as well now that it's cold, but not all the time. If you're driving in a lot of stop and go traffic, then it's probably going to feel like it's happening a lot.
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Had 5k mile service earlier this week. Now my brakes are squeaking every day- didn't do this before the service visit. (they also rotated tires) Anyone else have this issue? It's a PIA to go back to service again...

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With the soft brake compound on the pads used for the Q5 I would say this is unusual. I suspect that something is causing the caliper pins to get some corrosion. You might take the car to a self serve wash and power wash the calipers and then try rebedding the rotors and pads ( three stops of 60-20 mph one right after each other @ a very high rate of braking but not at the point of activating the ABS).

Out side of that you will need to have the caliper examined for issues (by a non dealer and a audi aftermarket shop).

When I put new pads and rotors on my Q5 I'll do a write up.
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Exact same thing happened to me. As soon as I had the first service, the breaks started squeaking. Drives me crazy!
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No Problem here... only after a wash. The rotors seem like they have rust on them ...they make a little sound ...
Once driven and I use the brakes a couple of times . Everything is perfect.
NO squeaking at all

The Q's got 18000Km on it

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No Problem here... only after a wash. The rotors seem like they have rust on them ...they make a little sound ...
Once driven and I use the brakes a couple of times . Everything is perfect.
NO squeaking at all

The Q's got 18000Km on it

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Common for the rotor to rust after washing All my Audis do
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Our brakes squeak a bit as well now that it's cold, but not all the time. If you're driving in a lot of stop and go traffic, then it's probably going to feel like it's happening a lot.
Same here on my 2011 Q5. When it is cold and moving slow with brakes, I hear a small squeak once in a while. Not a biggie.
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Ditto for mine after washing. Also, mine sits undriven for 2 or 3 weeks at a time every month and the brakes always creak (more like a groan, actually) for the first few miles afterwards.
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SAME ISSUE! I am so sick of this "German Engineering" This car is touted as this precision instrument... It has 8 gears and often hesitates to pick the right one in the lower numbers... The controls are logical but unnecessarily cumbersome ..etc etc. (no one push presets for the radio... rather a 5 step process of pushes and rolls). My wife says, "You have that fancy car and it makes all that noise!!! Doesn't sound like a fine tuned instrument to me!!"

I started having the brake squeal problem after my first service. I am convinced it is because they wash the brake dust into the rotors. I was amazed to read the same story from so many of you.

I just got mine back from having it fixed, Very inconvenient to get there early before work to drop the car off..and then get it later.. but was very happy to hear that they in fact reproduced the problem and "fixed" it. In fact, I was told that there is a Technical Service (TSB) indicating this is a known problem. I was told they clean and reseat the brake pads and everything works. I was told that there are new pads now that fix the problem that I will get when I get my brakes done.

I happily took my car and as I drove to the edge of the lot.... "SQUEAK!!!!!!!"

Now I have to take the car back...and based on what I am reading here, they won't be able to fix it. A 50K car and all it is is trouble.

Never will I do this again.. Should have known better.

Hoping I can get them to put new pads on. Maybe that will solve the problem.
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Default 2012 Q5 squeaking

I'm having the same problem yall are having except what lead up to my squeaking. I have a 2012 q5 that hasnt had its 15K service yet since its only at 13K miles and got the brakes looked at when getting the oil changed after a long trip a few months ago. I did just come back from a 3 week break and started driving it again however the sqealing only became noticeable last week. The only weird thing is I havent washed it yet so the only thing I can think of that started it is the fact that it has gotten a lot colder this past week, do yall think a wash might help?
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As posted in the other thread:


"The best braking occurs when there is an even layer of of pad material deposited across the rotors. This minimizes squealing, increases braking torque, and maximizes pad and rotor life."

http://zeckhausen.com/bedding_in_brakes.htm

I imagine if we keep our rotors "clean" this is a bad thing.

Helpful info in here. I did some of this but not all in the past. Esp helpful is the part on new rotors with zinc coating.
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It never happened to me before. I came back from 2 weeks vacation. The weather here in Chicago changed from 60's F to 40's F now. My Q 5 starts squeaks very loud. I just got my 10,000 miles maintenance check up. I will see if I can see any changes on squeaking in a few weeks then I will take it to the dealership.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:29 AM   #18
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My brakes have squeaked off and on for the last two years...not consistently or very often, but they do, mostly in colder weather.
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Mine have been squeaking for a few months but it's getting worse. The squeaks last longer, are louder and occur more frequently. It's worse when it's wet out. Currently at 19,000 on my 2013. It occurs when I start driving but goes away after a few presses of the brakes.

I'm going to try rebedding as Reggie suggests. Getting close to my next service so I'll have them check it out if it's still acting up.
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Mine have been squeaking for a few months but it's getting worse. The squeaks last longer, are louder and occur more frequently. It's worse when it's wet out. Currently at 19,000 on my 2013. It occurs when I start driving but goes away after a few presses of the brakes.

I'm going to try rebedding as Reggie suggests. Getting close to my next service so I'll have them check it out if it's still acting up.
There is a updated post regarding this. I had mine fixed through the dealers
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