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#632 of 671 vibration update #2
Jun 10, 2008 (9:49 pm)
Today steering column was tightened-vibration still there. Tomorrow an Audi regional rep will look at the vehicle and measure the vibration. I'm dreading the potential of them telling me that "it is within spec" on a brand new vibrating vehicle. I'm glad someone "higher up" is finally looking at the vehicle. Owned the vehicle for 15 days and have not been able to drive it other than to and from dealership. No one from Audi has called to apologize or ask how I'm doing. Very disappointed in that aspect on this level of vehicle.
#633 of 671 Re: Dreaded Vibration [714cut]
Jul 09, 2008 (6:40 am)
Have them replace the lower control arms for the Q-7 Diesel and this will fix the problem. Issue resolved in previous posts. Just look back, codes are there and everything.
#634 of 671 Q7 Battery DEAD AGAIN
Jul 09, 2008 (6:45 am)
Has anyone had this issue? This is the second time in less than two months where the car is DEAD after a few days of sitting. Waiting now for Audi roadside to come jump, then will take to the dealer for another review of the electrics.
I suspect it might have something to do with the Auto function for the headlights, but just can't tell.
Hopefully, someone else has had this issue and has resolved it. Something is draining the battery consistently.
#635 of 671 Re: vibration update #2 [714cut]
Jul 09, 2008 (11:08 am)
Be careful with Audi HQ guys ... they are called in when the local dealer repair allocations have been exceeded NOT so much to provide "expert" advice... your dealer mechanics are certified and usually well paid and trained so they know what the problem is ...
the "within spec" response is hard to fight since they set the spec and measure it ....
I would make sure you document names and dates and let them know you are doing it ... this typically gets their attention since they will fear you may escalate to head of AUDI USA .... which I hope you do not have to ....
My Q7 lease is done next Oct and I am seriously looking at Japanese cars... hate to admit it since I like the german engineering BUT their service and quality just do not compare to the Japanese....
Good Luck !!
#636 of 671 Re: vibration update #2 [kerryjth]
Jul 09, 2008 (3:24 pm)
Wow, pretty expensive vehicle to get GM like service... So far, I have less than 5k on the Q7 in a year with no problems to report. Wife loves it, drives great, local service has been very attentive and courteous. Hopefully it will continue.
Jul 23, 2008 (11:59 am)
Does the Q7 3.6 use premium gasoline? or i can just put regular gas. thanks
#639 of 671 Re: Regular Gas [chibar78]
Jul 23, 2008 (12:40 pm)
I would say that it depends if you own the car or not. If its a lease going back at the end, who cares.
#640 of 671 Re: Regular Gas [nachi]
Jul 28, 2008 (1:37 pm)
thanks nachi, but i heard if i put the regular gas on the Q7, when the lease end return, if they found the fuel injection or anything relate due to putting cheap gas, they will charge the owner.
#641 of 671 Re: Q7 Battery DEAD AGAIN [josephy]
Jul 28, 2008 (4:21 pm)
We just found out that Audi Q7 ships with a 1 year 12,000 mile rated battery so they can install a new 36 month battery for $500. As I have been reading, we are also very dissatisfied with the level of Audi service compared to other upscale brands we have owned. Also the brake pads they ship with the vehicle are only rated 17K to 21K miles. Add $240 for each oil change and it never ends. I do miss the Lexus service and quality. Never again!