Last post on Nov 23, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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.
#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?
#441 of 491 Re: 1st Post after 1 year of ownership + question [laris]
Jul 11, 2010 (12:11 pm)
I HAD a 2007 3.6 Premium, that I turned in when the lease was done last month.
During the last 5 months of ownership, the problems just seemed to get worse. From Jan 1, 2010 until turn in on June 3rd, the car was in the shop at the dealer for more than 6 weeks. The biggest (and constantly recurring) issue was the ESP system and adaptive headlight system fault. First this issue was due to the tires (which I had to pay to replace) then it was a software issue, then it was due to pinched wires in the steering column. Each time it would cause the car to slow down and not respond to the gas pedal (to be safe).
On top of that, in mid-Feb, the passenger front door handle came off when trying to be opened from the outside, and the door would not open from the inside. The brakes had to be replaced for the 2nd time in less than 2 years, and the new brakes just squealed like a pig in heat. To top it all off, during the last 2 weeks of use, the front windshield developed some sort of leak that soaked the carpet in the front passenger foot well.
I have read many of the issues posted here, and there is just an overall lack of build quality with these cars. While my dealer service has been great, the repeated visits are not. If a car is breaking down and having serious issues when this new, what is it going to be like at 5-10 years old?
I would tell you to get rid of your Q7 as soon as possible if you are having regular troubles, and definitely be rid of it before the warranty is up.
All in all, good riddance to this car. I am back to owning a Lexus!
#442 of 491 Re: Dealer Certified Warranty [sean8499]
Jul 11, 2010 (12:14 pm)
I would tell you to not go NEAR any 2007 Q7, no matter what the warranty. I just got rid of my 2007 Red Q7, when the lease was up, due to the multitude of issues my car had.
Save your money, time, frustration level, and sanity, and spend less than $30K to get a certified Acura MDX, Lexus, or Mazda CX9. All are more reliable, and much better built.
IF you have to get the Audi, make sure it is an Audi warranty, and that it covers nearly everything. You will definitely need it.
#443 of 491 third row a/c
Aug 06, 2010 (8:47 am)
This is crazy. I've owned a 2009 Q7 TDI (with cold weather package) for almost a year and I just realized I can't turn on the a/c in the third row. After checking the manual, I learned that you should be able to do it through the MMI, but lo and behold the setting is not there in my car. My wife took it to the dealer, who after poking at the car for awhile, came to the grand conclusion that there is no a/c in the third row (the vents are just for air intake?) and I should try to direct the second row vents into the back.
This doesn't make any sense to me, but I guess that doesn't mean it's not true. Can anybody confirm whether this is in fact standard with the 2009 Q7s?
#444 of 491 Re: third row a/c [rjc11]
Aug 06, 2010 (4:55 pm)
i had a 2007 Q7 with the quad zone a/c (that is, it has a left and right a/c control in the second row). There wasn't a third row a/c control but when the a/c was on and controled by the second row, air cooled air came out of the third row vents (ie, third row vents spewed cold or warm air depending upon climate setting). so, yea, i think your dealer is pulling one over on you. but go into a dealer and pretend to be looking to buy another q7 and see what those vents do on that car...
#445 of 491 Re: third row a/c [rdaws]
Aug 11, 2010 (7:18 am)
Thanks for the reply rdaws. I haven't had time to go to the dealer myself, but upon closer reading of the manual there is no specific mention of a/c or heat in the third row. There is a part about setting the rear air conditioning, but it seems that only applies to the second row and you have to have the four-zone automatic comfort a/c function (explains why I don't have that setting in my MMI).
I'm still a little baffled that they would think of putting a/c in the glove box but not in the third row. I plan on following-up with the dealer, but still curious if anyone else can confirm that this is standard for Q7s without the 4-zone control.
#446 of 491 2009 Q7 Brakes Squeal
Aug 11, 2010 (9:16 am)
Anyone have any luck with getting Audi to listen to this problem and do the right thing?? The look I get when I drop off my car for service is like they know but can't say that there is definitely an issue with how the brakes squeak...