Last post on Nov 23, 2013 at 11:59 PM
You are in the Audi Q7
What is this discussion about?
Audi Q7, SUV
Got preapproval from credit union. All pay and check stubs are verified. I have heard a lot about yo-yo financing. This is my first car purchase, trying to make sure everything is good.
#483 of 491 Re: ESP System Fault & Adaptive Light Defaults? [ody02tjk]
Sep 09, 2012 (6:20 am)
I really hope you can help. I also have a 3.6 with the same problem. Was your problem solved and what did you do to fix it?
#484 of 491 Re: Q7 S-Line NO HEAT Problem! [honest_mike]
Feb 07, 2013 (4:34 pm)
If I could be honest mike,
They probably don't care if you have purchased 100 Audi's. They'll treat you like most any customers these days. First off, if you don't want to shell out allot of money and put up with dumbfounded answers to problems, you have to be willing to put in a little time and effort to learn how most of these modern day cars function with the thousands of electronic devices buttoned up inside of them these days....How was that for a run on sentence. I invested in a quality repair manual, quality tools, web-forums, and a Ross tech device to talk to the computer in these beasts. You would be amazed at what they tell you!!!! In my case, my 07 q7 had the same situation, and it turns out that there's quite a few actuators that open ducting and adjust various ventilation paths underneath that dashboard. The interface told me what actuator was malfunction and I referred to the detailed repair manual for location and how to remove it. After a little lube and adjustment, the heating problem was corrected. If you don't have the patience and time to dig into these things, I'm afraid that we are all left to succumb to the hefty dealership charges for all cars these days. I was told once, hey buddy you bought an Audi, so you should be able to absorb these costs. I'm not rich, but I do like German Engineering (But you shouldn't be forced to pay for there upkeep) Good luck on whatever decision you make on spending your time an money, but I know how I like to invest mine!!!!
#485 of 491 Q7 problems...
Mar 16, 2013 (3:52 am)
My spouse is interested in getting the Q7. But there are WAY too many posts under "maintenance".
There must be a real relibility issue with this model
#486 of 491 Re: Q7 problems...
Mar 25, 2013 (1:00 pm)
Well, most of the reliability issues are from the older models. I think everything has been worked out. 2010 and newer, especially 2011s have much better reliability, and better engine/transmission.
I'm in a similar situation. We need to replace my wife's 04 Sienna, it's been great, but at 155K, its kinda time. Plus both my kids have driven it the first six months of having their lisences.
We are considering either the new MDX, due at the end of May, or a 11 or 12 used Q7. I've been an Audi guy for years, and even though some don't age well, We love our Audi's I dont think we'll see a redesign for at least a year or two, cause Audi is building a new factory in Mexico, and will wait until it's up and running, before a new Q7 comes.
The new MDX would be great for the wife, but I hate buyin new cars. That being said, we bought her sienna new cause it was the perfect vehicle for our family, and was only available new. The MDX maybe the same situation, but kills me to pay sticker, when I can get a 12-18 month old Q7 for 20-25% of the original MSRP.
Also, the MDX will not have a pano roof like the audi, I really like the pano...
So, I'm on the fence, and will probably wait until may to drive the new MDX.
Just another car nuts dilemma, any thoughts or ideas are appreciated!!
#487 of 491 ESP and Check Engine Light=4k bill
May 15, 2013 (10:59 am)
I have a 2008 Q7 and just spent $4000.00 on some Electrical problem connected to the transmission. The car just stopped working and has been at the shop for a week now at the Audi dealership in Des Moines. I can't wait to get rid of this LEMON! I also own a nissan (1997) that I have not spent more than 4k on for routine work, let alone transmission. When I called the dealer and Audi Customer Care, they both gave me the run around. I AM DONE WITH AUDI and will be happy to get even 1 person to not buy an audi....It was fun trying. Yes, thousands of dollars fun.
#488 of 491 Did I get scammed on my used Q7???
Aug 31, 2013 (11:21 am)
I bought a used Q7 back in late March. The car had 67,000 miles on it but appeared to be very good condition overall. When we bought it from the dealership, we noticed the tires were a little worn so we asked how long they would last. They said, "At least a year."
I just brought the car in for service. I've now owned it for 5 months and I've put about 4500 miles on it. They told me I need 4 new tires, new brake pads and a new battery. Totally price: $2700. I feel like I just bought the car and I really haven't put many miles on it. And we don't drive it hard. It's mostly used for taking the kids to school and driving around town.
I would have expected this if I had bought the car from a private seller or a less reputable dealer. But, I bought it from a Nalley dealership. So, I thought they do a better job reconditioning the vehicle before the sale.
I talked to the Sales Manager and the Service Manager and they want to try to make it right. But, they're not going to do the service for free. They offered 20% off.
Any thoughts here? Thanks for your help.
#489 of 491 Re: Did I get scammed on my used Q7??? [jperks74]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 31, 2013 (11:27 am)
I don't think I've ever purchased tires from a dealer. Nothing wrong with shopping around for parts and service.
It's a good idea and cheap insurance to get an independent mechanic to check out any used car you are thinking of buying.
Feel free to write up a review here too:
Dealer Ratings and Reviews.
#490 of 491 Re: Did I get scammed on my used Q7??? [jperks74]
Oct 12, 2013 (4:07 am)
I too bought an Audi Q7 this year and am glad I bought a Certified Pre-owned. I have had ESP failure, two fuel pump failures and a blower motor failure in 10 months which would of cot me $5000 to repair but was handled free of charge while I got to drive around in a loaner 2013 Audi A8.
The tires and brakes wear quickly on the Q7 since they are sport tires. My tires have 25,000 miles on them and need to be replaced at a cost of $1700 a set.
I spent $40000 for a 2009 Q7 TDI and wish that I had spent that $40000 on a new Acura MDX. However, now that my wife has driven the Audi for 10 months she doesn't care what the cost is to keep it because she loves it too much to give up. I do like that this big SUV can still corner and accelerate like a sports car and still get 25 MPG.
#491 of 491 Please....do you want to drive a Premium Auto or Less?
Nov 23, 2013 (11:59 pm)
You folks tickle the crap out of me...you buy a $70k vehicle and then have the Nerve to compare it to a Mazda and Acura? You're kidding me, right? NO comparison...I have a 2007 Q7 3.6 Premium and a 2009 S5 4.2L...by FAR the best two cars I have ever owned, Including MB, Lexus (junk), BMW (not impressed), Honda, Nissan, Cadillac, Lincoln, Jag, etc...the only car that comes close is a Porsche Boxster (awesome)....
They WARN you that "liquid will short out the MMI" and you are DUMB enough to take the chance?...what you didn't believe them?...I covered my MMI on Both my Audi's from day One and have had ZERO problems with them...DUH!! It's NOT Audi's fault your clumsy a** spills your coffee in it...put a D*** top on it or leave the crap at home...how many keyboards has Microsoft replaced for you?
Love my two Audi's and plan to buy more in the future...prob a R8 V10 and an A8 W12....