It is unfortunate but seems the first year of any new major change and we the users are the beta testers. I saw it with my own car (not Q5) which ended up being rejected for a replacement. Kind of vowed then never to buy a fresh out the box model yet here I am about to get a Q5 ordered for family member...just hope 6 months or so if build time and user feedback alongside double QC will have major impact on improvement for the Q5.Ok thanks for update. Let me know if they decide to try and fix it. Not sure if they even know what they've sent out to customers...
Any further news on this at all? I wonder if this is one of the (potentially many) reasons and all links in to what rifleman was told about production suspension....I am still waiting on my dealer phoning as he said he would do to organise a date to take my car in for investigation. It's an awkward one to demonstrate to the dealer what the problem is because if you release the pedal quickly while stopped with the engine off, you only get a couple of chances before the pedal pressure tightens up. If you start the engine again and release the handbrake, then activate the handbrake again, you get another couple of goes to demonstrate to your dealer/mechanic. Just take the dealer /mechanic out on a short drive to let them hear it. I've had a further look at mines and it would appear as everything is so new and tight, when the pedal returns to its normal position with some force. The area with the black bracket with drilled holes in the side which can be seen in the picture I posted on the 14th may which includes the white plastic 'sleeve' - seems to be resonating with the force of the brake pedal returning causing this 'clanging' sound. I also think the metal which has a burned appearance in the photo I posted is resonating as well. Is this a result of this metal being 'modified' and being no longer attached to the brake pedal mountings which would explain the tinny noise ? I think this burned area needs to be stabilised to stop it ringing with the force of the returning pedal.
I know this platform is used by other models and you can see unused mountings in my photos. Is this burned area a result of modifications to suit the Q5 ? Burned metal in every Q5 ? If it is then this area needs to be solidified to stop any metal parts 'ringing'. If you hold the metal of a bell whilst striking it, it won't ring. Release the grip and it will ring or resonate. This is what seems to be happening above the brake pedal. Aaaahhhhh - feel better that I got all that off my chest lol. Six weeks in quality control lol - pull the other one. Best of luck guys in getting this resolved. Not just for us, but future customers.
Thanks - hopefully they'll answer why it's like that and whether there is any issues with it...fingers crossed not and guess what whenever the car arrives 2017/18 it'll be one of the things I'll check on handover ????????Hi Nemo - my car is booked in near the end of the month. I do a lot of town/city driving so quick exits at junctions etc happen a lot. This is where I am getting most of the clanking sound when I release the brake quickly. The brakes are ok- it seems to be the metal that the brake pedal housing is made of or attatched to that is resonating. Ping an empty beer can and it's almost the same sound I am hearing. Metalwork around the top of the pedal area needs stabilised. I am still concerned about that burned metal area which can be seen in one of the photos I posted. It could be that section of metal hanging there after being burned off that is causing the noise. So annoying considering the car was in Emden receiving 'extra quality checks'.