1st Generation (2012—2017) A7 Problems

This generations ranks 39th out of 54 Audi generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (50%), brakes (12%), and the airbags & seat belts (12%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Steering Defective Warning 1 complaints at an average of 40,389 miles in the 2012 Audi A7.
  2. Premature Tire Wear 1 complaints at an average of 13,600 miles in the 2013 Audi A7.
  3. Brakes Make a Squealing Noise 1 complaints at an average of 8,500 miles in the 2017 Audi A7.

What A7 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Audi model years.

Watch out for the 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2017 1 3 174 0.92
2016 0 2 383 0.0
2015 2 2 485 0.62
2014 1 2 650 0.39
2013 1 5 752 1.49
2012 3 5 695 3.28

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