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.
#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!!!
Jul 12, 2007 (2:48 pm)
Wow, I was surprised to find out you have a 4.2 I heard that the 4.2 had been around and because of that they hadn't been having problems with that one. As I said before, we contacted Audi and because of the lemon laws in California, they are replacing my 3.6 No questions asked. I am glad to hear you got the part you needed in such a short time, but if you have major engine problems, I'd be worried and if you are without your car most of the time, I'd be irritated, too. Mine's spent about 4 total mos. out of my hands and is ready to go in again now. I've also had steering wheel vibration issues that haven't been fixed. Everything was checked out and realigned/balanced and seemed to be fine after having been addressed several times, but its doing it again. What did they say was the issue with yours?
#151 of 491 Re: Q-7 problem [california7]
Jul 15, 2007 (1:25 pm)
What sort of steering vibrations are you having? Is it that your steering wheel vibrates when highway driving? I have had a constant steering wheel vibration on highway drives. I did a 900 mile road trip from 7/4 to 7/9, and it was quite obvious during that drive.
Also, did Audi provide you a loaner car when you first took it in for service? My 2 closest dealers (where I did NOT lease my Q7) will not provide loaners unless you bought the car at their dealership.
#152 of 491 Re: Q-7 problem [ody02tjk]
Jul 15, 2007 (6:41 pm)
The steering wheel vibrates and you really feel it when you get up around 65 mph or above, sometimes even slower. When I got my car I negotiated to have a loaner with warranty work and so that's why. It is at the dealer that I bought it though, but I have had other brands of cars and sometimes they run packages when you are buying the car that'll include a loaner or service.
#153 of 491 Re: Q-7 problem [california7]
Jul 23, 2007 (12:36 pm)
I've contacted Audi asking for a replacement/refund under the Lemon Law for my state, but the 2008 may be out before I get anywhere with that. Mine's only been in the shop for 31 days, but I bought it on May 23,2007!!! They called last week and said it was ready - even though the new drive shaft the engineer told them to put didn't fix the problem, and made a "moaning" sound when the car was driven, so they ended up putting the original drive shaft back on. Supposedly, they only put a new set of tires on it, but nobody could answer my question about why I'd had to wait on it on a couple of occasions (on previous service trips) b/c the tires hadn't come in yet! So, now it's on it's 5th set of tires, 3rd set of wheels, 2nd set of axles, and 2nd (well we went back to the original) drive shaft AND IT'S STILL NOT FIXED!!!!!!!! I'm supposed to meet with "the" people from Audi on Wednesday to discuss my car!
#154 of 491 Re: Q-7 problem [ody02tjk]
Jul 23, 2007 (12:51 pm)
My steering wheel actually shakes (to the point it's visible from the back seat), and the car feels like there's something "lose in the front-end". It is like your's in that it only does it at highway speeds. The worst is between 64 and 76. I've noticed that it doesn't do it unless you're going straight - there's no vibration in curves!?!
As for loaners, my dealership has been excellent about providing me with loaners. When I bought it, they said in order to ensure a loaner car when I had it in for service I needed to make an appointment about a week in advance, but I've just stopped by to drop it off and they've had a loaner for me. Of course, my car still only has 1,800 miles on it!
#155 of 491 Re: Q-7 problem [q7sucks]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 23, 2007 (12:59 pm)
my dealership has been excellent about providing me with loaners
You may want to rate them with Edmunds' new Dealer Reviews and Ratings service.
#156 of 491 Re: Q-7 problem [q7sucks]
Jul 23, 2007 (3:04 pm)
What state do you live in?? In California, the lemon law is such that if your car is in the shop more than a accumulated 30+ days, NOT consecutive, within the the first ____ days you've owned the car....etc..... mine was. If you are in California, you are entitled to your money back or a new car, entitled. Have you read the actual language of the lemon law of your state. I suggest that you look it up online because somewhere you'll find the actual language of the code and that will help you. If you are entitled to a new car, then you just are. And your 2007 can be replaced with a 2008. That's what they're doing with mine.
#157 of 491 Re: audi Q7 windshield reflection of dashboard [goldress]
Jul 23, 2007 (7:27 pm)
I noticed the same thing a week after owing it. The dashboard reflection is noticeable under certain lighting conditions only. It does not look pretty and looks unfinished this is surprising considering Audi a top notch when it comes to fit and finish. I guess a piece of bleck tape across would fix it however I'm not sure how you could install it unless the windshield gets replaced.