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I have noticed that the raditor fans are staying on for about 5 mins when the engine is turned off. I am sure this has only just started happening and I have had the Q5 for 6 months now. I know this would probably be the case if it was hot etc but the outside temperature is only about 12 degs and the car has not been driven hard or in traffic. Temp gauge is normal.

Does this happen to anyone elses Q5? I hope this is not a trip to the delaer! :-(
 

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I have noticed that the raditor fans are staying on for about 5 mins when the engine is turned off. I am sure this has only just started happening and I have had the Q5 for 6 months now. I know this would probably be the case if it was hot etc but the outside temperature is only about 12 degs and the car has not been driven hard or in traffic. Temp gauge is normal.

Does this happen to anyone elses Q5? I hope this is not a trip to the delaer! :-(
This is normal I have a Q5 3.O TDI and apparently it is the fuel partical filter self cleaning it gets very hot to burn off any debris and this causes the fans to activate when stopped it is normal and nothing to worry about as I found out after a trip to the local dealer.

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Agreee with the comments. you may also get a burning smell. But the fan can stay on for at least 5 minutes some times. when i goes through this cycle. Has happened about 4 times since I have had it which is about 1 year with 16,000 miles.
 

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This happened to my car last week. My wife had dropped me off at the airport and then rang me later to say that the fan wouldn't switch off and there was a burning smell. It stopped after about 5 mins and has not happened since.
 

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Mines done it 3 times in 7000 miles, doesn't smell by the 3rd cycle.
 

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Useful to know for future reference. Thanks ...
 

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Well that explains it then, thanks guys. Mine hasnt come on again for some time now even after its been ragged and i could see why when it has come one after just a normal countryside potter about!
 

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If you google DPF, "Diesel Particulate Filter" or look up this in your owners manual it will tell you all you need to know and why your car is doing this. They are common on all diesel cars now as far as I am aware. Hope this helps
 

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Well that explains it then, thanks guys. Mine hasnt come on again for some time now even after its been ragged and i could see why when it has come one after just a normal countryside potter about!
Just ragged it through the lanes and its on when i stopped. Maybe just coincidence and time for a self clean or maybe its cooling. Wish it would self clean on the outside
 
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