Last post on Nov 23, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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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.
#167 of 491 Re: Replacing the Engine on a New Q7 - Of course its lost the engine! [jorgecruz]
Sep 06, 2007 (10:57 am)
Jorge, thanks again for the warning!
I took it seriously even the first time.
However, due to loaner availability and other minor stuff, I called Audi Customer Service first and...
1. "A known problem" with a documented solution as of July 2007
2. Should NOT cause damage to the engine
3. Audi does not get involved in the loaner car business - it's up to a dealer. Warranty does not explicitely provide for one. Who do they compete against? YUGO???
So I have a call with my service dealer to see if I can "stretch my luck" until the next service appt, and if they can arrange for a loaner for me (of equal size and preferably same value).
Will post here of any resolution.
Thanks again for the input.
#168 of 491 Re: Replacing the Engine on a New Q7 - Of course its lost the engine! [vip9]
Sep 06, 2007 (11:47 am)
Please go to Audiworld forum Q7 posts about engine oilwarning & metalic noise...
See my account there you will find some support for your problem and present-it to your dealer if not they can say it is you the reason why the engine seized.
You need to show a mechanic at audi dealer my images he will understand easy and will investigate the car one morning to listen to the metalic noise&oil warning!
#169 of 491 4.2 L Q7 Loaded / Air Suspension 14,000 Miles & Counting
Sep 06, 2007 (11:59 am)
ZERO major issues - perfect engine, body & performance since Day 1.
No engine failures, no vibrations - nothing !
NW Eastside Dealership does a fine job everytime I drop in for minor things (they also offer unlimited free washes !) & I've serviced it only once on their advice. 20K service coming up in 60 days.
Driver Side door squeak - WD40 or equivalent liberally applied by dealer & problem solved.
Gas Tank flap does not open on ocassion in last 2 months - always works when I take it to dealership, so I look sheepish. Therefore, I take the manual way out - open back hatch, open RHS felt panel & tug on metal manual clasp inside - flap opens & works a few more times without manual intervention before it clams up again. No spoons being used.
Back Hatch - on ocassion pops open, but does not auto slide into preferred height position. Press button & repeat process (door will retract into closed position) & you press button to open again - it should work fine.
Rail covers of front passenger seat rails tend to slide off when seat is moved back. It has to be clipped back in place.
Rare 'Microsoft' freeze moment with AMI. Shut engine & start again - problem goes away.
Adaptive Air Suspension failed on one ocassion - this is hilarious once you get past the fright - all of a sudden, I got this suspension failure sign flash on the dash, on a short drive. The Q7 rolled around like a ship in water & by the time I parked, the entire body had sunk over the top of the tire wall into a 'deflate' mode - looked an old NYC cab. However, on re-start of engine, Adaptive suspension 'regained' status and went back to preferred 'automatic' setting. Never happened again.
Never regretted my choice in August 2006 to go for this beauty (or beast, as you may..) and I love the long gazes / stares the Q7 gets from all the other drivers (including other Q7 drivers). If you don't have it, you are missing something !
By the way, what happened to the Audi Q7 iPOD integration kit for 2007 models ? My dealer still has not seen one here in the Pac NW.
#170 of 491 3.6 Premium, 10k miles and going good
Sep 18, 2007 (3:45 pm)
the 3.6 premium has been a great experience. havent had any major problems, though:
1. there is a rattling noise from the rear if the third row seat is not up.
2. the "shutter" to the rear sun roof does not seem to stick in its lock.
3. i am getting this you need service at 10k miles warning, while the dealer says it is scheduled to be at 15k.
4. my wife does report that she is at times not happy with the initial acceleration.
5. i did have a moment of computer freeze which was taken care of by restarting the engine- has not happened again.
reading all the alarming stuff however, has put me on alert!
#171 of 491 Re: Tilt Steering Problem [tdunce]
Sep 20, 2007 (1:23 pm)
They replaced the column twice.The first replacement column fixed the tilt ,seat etc,but caused the air bag fault light to come on. The second replacement column did not fix the air bag fault. Turned out one the DIN connector male pin had a bad wire in the new second column. Do to all the in and out of the columns the plastic dash beneath the steering column broke. Audi so has refused to send a new part because that part should never brake. Audi now wants detailed photos.Audi had the car for12 days total. The dealer provided an A-4 loaner.
#172 of 491 4.2 premium Vibration 62-75 MPH
Sep 27, 2007 (9:55 am)
I too noticed the vibration in the 62-75 mph range and checked inflation to find that my front left was 26 PSI, not 44 like the rest of them. Tire pressure sensors did not detect this imbalance. I discovered the low inflation after my 5k service when they failed to rotate tires or even check tires pressure and had the audacity to write a "checked and could not replicate" on my completed service form. My service manager is the best and not only facilitated the replacement of my first Q7, but when I called him about the vibration issue, he sent a tech out with a loaner and picked my car up from my home. Simply stellar service, once a problem has been identified.
Since being back in the shop, the computer recorded a failure in the rear air dump switch that brings the tail down for loading so they are replacing that. The tech noticed that the compressor doesn't always come on to get the car self-levelled so that are replacing that too. (I hadn't noticed that...) They are also upgrading the software for the rear hatch, hopefully it will now respond to the button to close remotely now...
They acknowledge the TSB for the vibration issue, but at the moment have swapped the tires front/back and rebalanced them, with a claim that the vibration issue has been fixed. We'll see when I get the car back.
I use the door mirror switch in the right position and when driving off the mirror motors make a grinding noise when going back to normal position, but no funny noises when getting into the down and right mirror position. Tech claims all Q7's do that. Anyone have the same noises?
I've had my MMI enter the initial startup screen and freeze there a couple of times over the past week, once at cold, and once when switching from rear camera mode to CD. Anyone else?
If anyone has successfully integrated the iPod control function into a 10/06 production Q7, I'd be interested in hearing about it.
#173 of 491 Trailer Electric Brake Controller
Oct 06, 2007 (1:11 pm)
I have Q=7 with factory installed towing package. The hitch receiver has a sticker on stating that the electric brake controller is not connected. The dealer,Audi techs do not seem have any idea on how to make this feature work.I have been stymied for a month. do not like pulling a #4000 load for even short distances without brakes on the trailer.
Has anyone had this brake controller activated. All other connections on the 7 pin connector function correctly.
#174 of 491 Re: Do some Q7 Servicers have a clue? [mrsrdb]
Nov 01, 2007 (8:40 am)
The engine was replaced in my Q7 after 6000 mi. Now, at 15,000 I'm having thermostat issues. Only diagnosed after the second dealer visit for this issue. We asked Audi to "separate" us from the vehicle and their response was they would continue to honor the warantee under the terms of the original purchase agreement. To me, absolutely unacceptable. What progress have you made? Any tips on how to approach them?
#176 of 491 Re: Do some Q7 Servicers have a clue? [footballmom]
Nov 02, 2007 (9:50 am)
I had my engine replaced, too, at 6500 miles and its been good since then. Now at about 13k. My concern was that the car's value is forever affected when it has a black mark like that in its history...thinking about when I go to sell/trade it, and that replacement is DEFINITELY something someone can find out about. For sure. I think you're smart to look at your lemon laws, depending on what state you live in (cuz I'm assuming you purchased the car in the same state). For instance, California's criteria for a lemon entail how many times they try and fix a same problem, but a car can be a lemon if it has a TOTAL accumulated number of days in the shop for a combination of things (I think its something like more than ____ days in the first 18 months of owning the car). Something like that. Why don't you google your state's lemon laws to get the specific language and see if you have any standing. If you do, you can see what remedy you have the right to demand because it is the law. In my case, because it applied, it was a no-brainer. Audi has been very good about dealing with my situation. Good luck!