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#271 of 491 Q7 Low Oil Pressure Warning 3.6 Metalic Sound Low Oil Press
Aug 07, 2008 (6:13 am)
In the past this Post discussed an oil pressure warning for ~pre 2007 build dates for Q7 3.6ís. Does anyone recall the general range of that build date? I located Jorge's blog in Audi Forum and provided that information in "hard copy" to my Audi Service Consultant but anything further (i.e. identification of the problem, solution to the problem, build date range, etc) is appreciated. I'm experiencing the same symptoms on my Q7 with a build date of June '06 and want to ensure the longevity of the vehicle.
#272 of 491 Re: Radio issues with Q7 [wilsbacher]
Aug 18, 2008 (1:31 pm)
Yes, actually it happened to me twice already and it does not affect the CD portion of the audio system.
#273 of 491 Re: Q7 Low Oil Pressure Warning 3.6 Metalic Sound Low Oil Press [jvaldez4]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 18, 2008 (3:00 pm)
17 07 10
Sept. 14, 2007
Supersedes Technical Service Bulletin Group 17 number 07-06 dated July 23, 2007 to change affected model years.
VIN RANGE: 000001--062000
Oil pressure light on and/or rattle noise from engine at cold start
The customer may report:
^ Oil pressure warning light comes on intermittently at engine cold start.
^ Intermittent rattle or clatter noise from engine area at engine cold start for more than 2 seconds.
The camshaft adjustment is hydraulically actuated and controlled by the engine oil pressure. If the engine has been turned off for a longer time, the oil pressure drops down, and the oil partially flows back into the oil sump. To ensure an efficient camshaft adjustment right after an engine cold start, the oil pressure inside the camshaft adjusters must be built up as fast as possible. During this time a rattle or clutter noise may be noticeable. This noise will last until the oil pressure is fully built up, which normally happens within 1-2 seconds after engine start.
If the noise stays for more than 2 seconds, the engine oil pressure buildup is delayed. This can cause the oil pressure warning light to come on because of overly sensitive monitoring by the instrument cluster software. This delayed engine oil pressure buildup does not harm the engine.
An additional non-return valve installed in the engine oil circulation and new software in the instrument cluster resolved the problem.
It is not necessary to receive an authorization number from the Technical Assistance Center for the repairs described in this bulletin.
1. Drain engine oil.
2. Replace the oil filter flange (= driver-side engine bracket) with the part number 03H 115 403 H following Repair Manual in ElsaWeb.
3. Replace both oil cooler gaskets.
4. Refill engine oil.
5. Update the Instrument Cluster Software
he following Technical Service Bulletin will be necessary to complete this procedure:
^ 2011732; Software Version Management (SVM) Operating Manual
#274 of 491 Re: Radio issues with Q7 [pjaspar]
Aug 30, 2008 (2:37 pm)
I took my 2008 Q7 in today. I recently programmed the Bluetooth capability so that I could use my Nokia phone in a 'hands-free' mode. It was working very well for about 2 weeks, and then the car suddenly did not recognize the phone. I repeated the setup only to have this happen three more times, each time having to repeat setup again. Now, a brand new symptom has emerged: the entire audio system (radio, CD, iPod) shuts off every 36 seconds for 4 seconds (I have timed it). I can no longer set the phone up anymore.
The dealer has been terrific and they said that they have seen this once before in a Q7. They have ordered a new 'module' and it should be here in 5 days or so.
I had an A8 L before this and the excellent service at this dealer has kept me coming back.
#275 of 491 Re: Radio issues with Q7 [wilsbacher]
Sep 02, 2008 (5:19 am)
OK, have some answers to the radio problem - the sound dropping out on all audio channels for a second or so with some frequency.
Seems that it is a problem with the CD changer. In July, a CD changer from a '07 Q7 loaner was installed in ours and solved that problem. The dealership has placed an order for a new changer, but has let us keep the '07 one until then. Just checked with them last week on the status of the replacement changer, but no word yet. Seems that there might be a bad batch of changers out there and Audi doesn't want to swap a bad one for a bad one. We still have the loaner's CD changer - and everything is working just fine. So waiting for the replacement to come in is no big deal.
#276 of 491 Brakes
Oct 07, 2008 (6:32 pm)
My Q7 Is JUST a year old and has 125000 miles on it. I was just told that I need new brakes for $773. . It seems a little soon. We do not do a lot of hill driving or anthing of note. Anyone else with this issue?
#277 of 491 Re: Brakes [mdhs]
Oct 08, 2008 (4:27 am)
My dealer told me that my bakes were at "4 mm" during my 15K service visit in December 2007. I wasn't ready to shell out $1K at that time, so I decided to wait till the "light goes on" - which it did - in September 2008 AFTER a 25K appointment, when the dealer yet again "warned" me that my brakes were low.
This time around it cost me about $800 - seems like the price went down
The only drawback - I had to visit my dealer twice in a matter of 2 weeks. Even then, I actually HAD TO REPLACE only the front brakes, but decided to do both just to save time in the near future.
There were a few other posts here stating they were warned about "4 mm" - looks like a standard scare tactic
If you trust the car to warn you in time (it did for me!) and prefer $800 in your pocket (even temporarily) - I would say be patient. Then, again, for you money, the dealer knows best
Also, if you lease the car, doing the maintenance when you HAVE TO rather than when the dealer wants you to may stretch certain expensive items for the duration of the lease.
#278 of 491 Re: Brakes [mdhs]
Oct 08, 2008 (4:46 am)
I had to have the brakes on my 2007 Q7 3.6 done at 15,0000 miles (back in June), and that cost nearly $800. Now at 19,000 miles I am hearing the sensors again. I cannot believe that any car should need brakes this often. I am going to take to a brake place rather than the dealer to get a "better" assessment of the brakes. I really think that Audi should cover their brakes under the maintenance plan if the brakes fail so quickly.
#279 of 491 Audi Maintenance Plan
Oct 08, 2008 (4:56 am)
I got the AMP at the time I leased my car. MSRP is around $500. The sheet of paper with covered work and exclusions cannot be more vague except for the explicit exclusion of the brake replacement.
As it turns out (well, at least according to my dealer) - tire rotation is not covered. New wipers are not covered... so what is???? 4 oil changes for $500 seems a bit steep even for Audi.
Was anybody able to decipher the Audi-speak and/or got a reasonable explanation from a dealer?
After having 15K and 25K maintenance performed under that plan, it appears to me that oil change is the only task they performed.
#280 of 491 Squeaking Brakes
Oct 13, 2008 (6:10 pm)
Has anyone else had issues with a chronic brake squeaking? It has been in the shop 3 times and they say it is an issue that is being worked on in Germany and it will be at least 3 months before any fix will be available. They say it is a common Q7 issue.