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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.
#431 of 491 Q7 S-Line NO HEAT Problem!
Jun 12, 2010 (11:51 am)
Audi does not stand behind their product. I own a 2009 Q7 purchased last year. I'm having major issues with the heat. I live in North Carolina and drive back & forth to NJ. This past winter while the car was still new, driving to NJ in 28 degree weather iI started to loose my heat, especially on my feet in the foot well area. I brought it into the dealer and they said all is ok everything ck's out fine! I tried everything possible with the positioning of vents ECON on / off etc. Still no heat on my feet. I brought it back a second time, it was there for (one month) the service director said he called Audi techs / engineers etc and they said it's normal for the heat to start blowing cool! I finally figured out that the heat will only work if I set it on Max. after the 84 degree mark on the knob. I contacted Audi customer service with my complaint and was told that I will have to drive the car and bring it in when it gets cold outside probably December/January so they can see what I'm talking about. I aked what will they do for me if they see my problem and still can't fix it! Audi customer service couldn't give me an answer. I then told them that I'm a preferd customer as I've owned 5 Audis and still have another TT and probably will not ever purchase another due to the Dealer and lack of customer satisfaction. I also mentioned that I buy my cars CASH and if this was a lease or payment they would think twice as I would hold back payments till it's fixed.
#432 of 491 Cabin Filter replacement
Jun 24, 2010 (12:44 pm)
I just bought a replacement cabin filter for my '08 Q7. Any help you can provide w/ how to install? Am I able to do this myself?
#433 of 491 2009 Q7 - Light replacement
Jun 28, 2010 (4:20 pm)
I've been replacing lights on my 2009 Q7 very often. The dealer says there is nothing wrong with the car and that there have been "bad" bulbs on the 2009 Q7. I've had to replace front and back lights 4 times in 6 months. Today I replaced a brake light and a front running board light. 3 weeks ago I replaced all the lights in the rear. Has anyone heard of this? Are there "bad" blubs out there? I'm thinking there is an electrical issue.
#434 of 491 Re: 2009 Q7 - Light replacement [q7s5]
Jun 28, 2010 (7:48 pm)
Are there "bad" blubs out there?
Yes, it is possible that you just happened to get a string of bad bulbs but the probability of all those bulbs going out in such a short time stretches credibility to the limit.
I'd be interested in hearing from anyone else who's had frequent light bulb failures in the Q7s.
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#435 of 491 Re: 2009 Q7 - Light replacement [tidester]
Jul 08, 2010 (6:00 am)
Today the right brake light and right rear light have gone out. I am going back to audi and hopefully they will find the real problem.
#436 of 491 Dealer Certified Warranty
Jul 10, 2010 (3:35 pm)
Dealer made an offer for '07 Q7 - $33k without 3yr certification or $33.9k with certification (fully loaded, 25k miles). My understanding is that the original warranty covered the shorter of 100k miles or 6 years and is transferable to me. If so, what exactly does the extra $900 buy me?
#437 of 491 Re: 1st Post after 1 year of ownership + question [cirquo]
Jul 10, 2010 (5:00 pm)
I had the oil changed for the first time after buying my 2007 pre-owned Q7. The dealer told me it was becuase my oil may of been low and that it may of been the reason, apparently at 3k miles you may have to top off the engine oil before the 5k oil chnage. It sounded like BS. The oil pressure light went on today 4 seconds after start-up and stayed on for about 3 seconds and went away on it's own. I hate it, knowing what I know now from reading this forum. It makes a pit in my stomach when the light goes off. I told the dealer about the problem when I changed the oil and even gave him a copy of the TSB regarding the prblem. They had no idea about it. I told them to keep the copy for their records qith my paperwork. I will try Audi USA. My VIN happens to fall under the TSB for the engine oil probem. How is iton your end?
#438 of 491 Re: 1st Post after 1 year of ownership + question [cirquo]
Jul 11, 2010 (6:52 am)
Also, I was wodering.most of the oil pressure, engine changes that were posted occurred early with owners, in the 5K to 7k mile range.My vehicle has almost 30k miles. Not sure if I am out of the woods since it is an early build VIN number,any insight would be helpful. It just sucks feeling this way about a car that my wife uses to transport my 8month and 3 year old children. I wish i could get a stright anse\wer and feel secure about my Audi purchase. We owned two VW's before this, both were not without their issues but lasted. Audi USA, if you are looking through these forums,email me and make me a loyal Audi purchaser.
#439 of 491 Re: 1st Post after 1 year of ownership + question [cirquo]
Jul 11, 2010 (7:23 am)
I have an '08 4.2 Q7 and I love love love my car. I had a bad lightbulb on the left front side, but it was replaced free of charge and no other issues at all with this car.
Audi Canada gives excellent service. I had a V8 Touareg before ( so did my husband! ), and they were the first model year '04 and had so many issues that we chose to get rid of them (even though we loved them). I got this and my husband got a V10 TDI Touareg that he loves. Tomorrow we take the Q7 with 2 dogs and 2 kids towing a 20' Boston Whaler across Canada, it'll be the second time we've done it.
Our only complaint about this car is that it is a gas pig. I guess also I should mention that I wonder if the paint is not as good as the VW, the scratches on mine ( Lava Grey ) were so bad the car looked 8 years old, we just spent $400 and had X-Cote refinish it. It looks brand new so we are very happy.
I read a lot of really dumb complaints on this site and think perhaps these people should get Toyotas instead. These forums exist for every single car out there, it is not a Q7 conspiracy thing....
#440 of 491 Re: 1st Post after 1 year of ownership + question [laris]
Jul 11, 2010 (7:30 am)
I noticed that my paint is sensitive to scratches as well. What is an X-Cote refinish?