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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.
#140 of 491 Re: Matnat and the low oil pressure light [california7]
Jul 10, 2007 (8:53 am)
I leased my Q7 3.6L at the beginning of June 2007, and now have about 2600 miles on my Q. I have noticed that each time I start the car (after it has been sitting for more than 2 hours) the engine seems to knock for a good 2-3 minutes. The engine then begins to idle with a different, and much more smooth and quiet sound. Was this the type of knocking sound that you experienced? At what point did your oil light start coming on? I have not yet seen the oil light come on, and each time I do use the "check" button, everything comes back fine. At what mileage did your engine issues start to occur? Did Audi provide you a loaner car while yours is in the shop? What other issues did you experience with your Q7?
#141 of 491 Re: Matnat and the low oil pressure light [ody02tjk]
Jul 10, 2007 (9:50 am)
That is the exact fact pattern. I would say, ou will have the lite come on in about 2500 to 3500 miles.
The funny thing about the issue is just as you describe, the engine goes back to normal. That is what makes this so bizarre. You won't have anything major to give you a signal. The light will pop on. Then it will go off and you can go on your way. This will occur (in my case for only about 2 days) for a very brief period and then the car will shut itself down with no other warning or indication - no high temps, etc. Very very bizarre.
Yes, they have provided a very nice loaner.
Jul 10, 2007 (10:40 am)
I never had knocking, pinging or any noise, or any shutdowns or any problems except for a light that said check oil pressure or low oil pressure, can't remember which. Here's the bottom line though, Audi KNOWS about all of this stuff already, and from what I've heard its on 3.6 2007 early build engines, so ASK THEM or call Audi and ask their customer service national people. This is not a mystery so you should be able to find out what's going on. No way should you be putting up with sounds, noises, etc. and from what I've heard some people have had their cars shut down? I never had that, but they've been great about fixing the problem and giving me a loaner. My car was in the shop for 2 mos. getting a new engine. I've had great customer service.
#143 of 491 Re: spelling error unnoticed [goldress]
Jul 12, 2007 (10:30 am)
THANK YOU! I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed that. I does drive you crazy! Well, I drives me crazy when I actually get to drive my Q7 - it's spent most of it's time in the shop!!
#144 of 491 Re: Quirky Finds [xy46]
Jul 12, 2007 (10:36 am)
I haven't noticed my lights being different colors, but I do know what you're talking about w/ the cargo cover. A few weeks after I got my 4.2 I was out and needed to use my 3rd row seats - well, where do I put the cargo cover? (Mine is like your's and won't fold). That night I put it in a friend's trunk and the next day I read the book. It mentions how to take it out and put it back in, but nothing about what to do w/ it while it's out. I called my sales guy and he told me to put it in the garage!? That's great if I know ahead of time that I'll need the 3rd row seats, but most of the time that's not the case!
#145 of 491 Re: unknown problem- possible drive line [drawrocks]
Jul 12, 2007 (10:56 am)
I haven't had the same issues you've had, but I'd LOVE to get the phone # for the Q7 team!! I've had my car (correction, I bought my car a little over a month ago), it's been to the dealership 7 times!! The first 6 were for steering wheel vibrations, which is still not fixed, but I was driving the car until the part came it that would supposedly fix it. Yesterday, the transmission went out and it had to be towed to the dealership!! The wonderful (?) Audi roadside assistance took over 3 hours to get a wrecker to come get it. Finally, I called a wrecker service and has it towed myself! Now, I'm wishing I'd driven it to the dealership - maybe it would have blown up and I'd be done with it! Sorry to rant, but long story short - I'd really like to get the phone # for the Q7 team!
#146 of 491 Re: Hesitation [robknows]
Jul 12, 2007 (11:01 am)
I have a 4.2 that was doing the same thing, but being a new audi owner I chalked it up to the German engineering. Apparently it wasn't, yesterday mine had to be towed to the dealership b/c it wouldn't shift! (By the way, mine only has 1,700 mile on it!) So get it to the shop - not that they'll be able to fix it, but get it in before it strands you (or your wife) somewhere. Also, worth noting - the Audi Roadside Assistance took over 3 hours to get a wrecker to pick it up! I finally called another wrecker service to come get it.
#147 of 491 Re: Parts... [quattroporte12]
Jul 12, 2007 (11:09 am)
Write a letter to Audi claiming you want relief under the Lemon Law of your state. I did that and the part that wasn't going to be here until the end of July, magically arrived w/ in 10 days of Audi getting my letter!!
#148 of 491 Re: Do some Q7 Servicers have a clue? [mrsrdb]
Jul 12, 2007 (11:47 am)
I bought my 4.2 in May 2007 in Arkansas. Like you, I've had horrific problems with the car. It had to be towed to the dealer yesterday (with 1,693 miles on it)b/c of transmission problems. The dealer has had it more than I have. I've actually filed for relief under Arkansas' Lemon Law, and am waiting to hear from that. I hate to hear you've had to deal w/ bad dealers/service in addition to the problems w/ the car. I'm lucky, my dealer has been great - they are just in a bad position b/c their hands are tied by what Audi says. I would REALLY like to join a class action suit against Audi!! If anybody's interested, let me know!
#149 of 491 Re: Question on S-Line 20" Wheels [bbenjamin]
Jul 12, 2007 (11:53 am)
I don't have any experience with the S-Line Q7, but as an owner of a 4.2 Premium Q7 - RUN!!!!! There are so many problems w/ the Q7s. I'm very disappointed about the quality of the auto I got for $65,000. I'd be really mad if I'd paid the s-line price! Spend your money else where! Lexus is coming out with a new LX, which is the big SUV in Dec. - wait on that!!!