As a driver, it can be frightening when you put your foot on the brake pedal, only to realize that it does not engage properly. Braking failures can lead to crashes, injuries, and worse, so it’s important to seek assistance right away so your vehicle can receive the necessary repairs. Those who own or lease a 2018 Audi Q5 SUV AWD should know that a range of braking issues have been reported by consumers across the country. From sudden acceleration while braking to brake pedals that fail to respond, a number of issues have afflicted Audi owners in recent months. While there are currently two recalls that affect the braking system in this make and model, many consumers report that, even after they’ve received the repairs they need, the issues persist.
Some consumers have complained about brakes that squeal or grind severely when the pedal is depressed. One owner reported that his brakes grind loudly every time the car slows to a stop, especially when slowing down after traveling at highway speed. Although this customer has taken his vehicle in for several inspections, no explanation can be found. Another driver described how their 2018 Audi Q5 SUV was in a parking lot while the brake pedal was depressed. Suddenly, the car accelerated without warning and crashed into a stairwell. Similar reports have emerged from concerned drivers who worry about the effectiveness of their braking systems.
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