Audi Q2: Steering Wheel Difficult to Turn

If your Audi Q2’s steering wheel is hard to turn, it’s almost always going to be caused by an issue with the power steering system. The power steering system is responsible for taking energy from the engine, converting it to hydraulic pressure, and using that pressure to decrease the amount of force that you need … Read more

Audi Q2:  Blue Smoke → Causes & Diagnosis

  A very common problem that affects all vehicles (including the Audi Q2) is blue smoke coming from the exhaust.  Reasons for blue exhaust smoke include bad valve seals, valve train wear in general, the PCV valve, burning transmission fluid and more. Blue smoke indicates that your Q2’s engine is burning oil.  The question is … Read more

Audi Q2:  Whining Noise → Diagnosis

If your Audi Q2 is experiencing a whining noise, its is often going to be caused by something in the engine compartment.  The likely cause of whining noise will be determined by when you hear the noise, and under what conditions With that in mind, this page is divided by when you hear the whining … Read more

Audi Q2: Airbag Light Stays On Diagnosis

Every time you start your Audi Q2, the computer system runs a self diagnostic check on all major systems.  If any of these checks fail, you will see a diagnostic warning light on the dash for the corresponding system.  When the airbag system fails this check, you’ll see the airbag light. Depending on the model … Read more

Audi Q2: Smells Like Gas Diagnosis

If your Audi Q2 smells like gas, you should treat it as though you have a fuel leak until you for sure there isn’t one.  The smell of gas is typically going to be caused by a bad gas cap, evaporative emissions system, overfilling the gas tank, or an actual fuel leak.  But there are … Read more

Audi Q2 Battery Draining Diagnosis

  If your Audi Q2’s battery is draining, it’s something that’ll need addressing right away.  If it is draining while your Q2 is off, it’s usually caused by something that is drawing current that shouldn’t be.  If the battery is draining while you’re driving, that is probably going to be the alternator or battery.  There … Read more

Audi Q2 Won’t Accelerate

If your Audi Q2 won’t accelerate, that is a serious cause for concern.  There are a lot of different reasons that can cause this.  Diagnosing the issue can be narrowed down by whether the engine is still revving when you push the gas or not.  There is a section for each scenario with likely causes … Read more