Last post on May 15, 2013 at 11:59 AM
You are in the Audi Q7
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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.
#478 of 487 Re: MMI issue only certain years? [sandbox5]
Aug 12, 2012 (3:32 pm)
have you decided to purchase the Q7 I ham having the same dilemma and have started to look at the grand Cherokee as an alternate but also see mixed reviews and issues, although they sell much more of these as they are in a lower cost bracket, they seem to have a many issues.
I have seen a few on car guru and prices are much more reasonable in the U.S
#479 of 487 2011-2012 Audi Q7 issues
Aug 12, 2012 (3:49 pm)
We are thinking of purchasing an Audi Q7 but see much related issues with leaking and MMI issues.
We have owned a 2003 jetta tdi and now a 2005 passant wagon tdi and have had very little issues, except the transmission acting up as well as dash board computer, after finding out had the computer connections under the front passenger's feet were corroding. (odd place to put a computer). Repaired wires and now have just under 300,000 kilometers and still running strong.
Would like anyone's experiences with the newer models.
#480 of 487 Re: MMI issue only certain years? [ottawarealtor]
Aug 12, 2012 (7:42 pm)
I purchased my 2007 Q7 about two years ago. Definitely purchase any year 2008 (the minimum year for CPO now) and up as a CPO, certified pre owned, if you are buying pre owned, no matter how much, 750 US dollars and up is worth it for the extended manufacturers warranty of an additional 2 years plus services. If able to buy a third party comprehensive Zurich warranty, that is another option, although pricey, in essence buying what you may pay ahead of time. The car has great looks, you stand apart from the normal cars on the road, but had some issues, non were MMI, I had the interior leaks from a clogged AC tube and windshield cowel that was covered under the CPO and didn't get to the MMI behind the dash. I also had that oil pressure issue where the pump wouldn't do it's thing upon start up, but was replaced under CPO, which was particular to 2007 year which was first production year. I'd get a 2008 or higher, although the 2008 I've read has tail lites burning out a lot but not anything serious. Buy from an Audi dealer that also provides Audi service. V6 which I have, is adequate and pretty good on gas, the V8 I would imagine is quicker from a take off standpoint and not as great at the pump. The new Infiniti JX has copied everything from Audi's Q7. We also had a 1997 Jetta, 2003 Jetta, 2006 Passat. Good luck and you will be happy. Chrysler/Jeep has many odd issues from cars shutting down on the road to other electrical issues. They haven't mastered the Mercedes technology they acquired when under that ownership and Fiat has their own intentions with Chrysler distribution as help.
#481 of 487 Audi Q7 TDI EGR system failure
Aug 21, 2012 (10:56 am)
I just bought a 2012 Audi Q7 TDI on 8/8 and the check engine light was on after little over one week drive. I sent it back to dealer to check, and they said there was EGR system problem, and took 3 days to replace a vault. I just about to pick it up the next day, they called me said the other vault was bad, the code was set to the computer the light was on again. They ordered the vault and will take 5 days to ship from Germen. It was 417 miles when I sent in the car, now it is 465 miles sfter they test drive, and they said at least 20 more mile will be added to it. My car is still in the service. Dose any one know will this car be a lemon car. Can I return it?
#483 of 487 Re: ESP System Fault & Adaptive Light Defaults? [ody02tjk]
Sep 09, 2012 (7:20 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 487 Re: Q7 S-Line NO HEAT Problem! [honest_mike]
Feb 07, 2013 (5:34 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 487 Q7 problems...
Mar 16, 2013 (4:52 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 487 Re: Q7 problems...
Mar 25, 2013 (2:00 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 487 ESP and Check Engine Light=4k bill
May 15, 2013 (11:59 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.