The Worst Q7 Problems

Fuel Pump Flange Leaking

It’s been quite a journey figuring out how to stop Audi's Continental fuel pump flanges from leaking, but it appears the automaker is finally offering a solution after years of interim repairs.

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Cheating Diesel Emissions

Audi was caught cheating on its diesel emissions with defeat devices. Twice. It started with the widespread dieselgate story for 2.0L 4-cylinder engines and was followed with a lesser known cheat for vehicles with the ZF 8-speed transmiss

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What Q7 Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Comparing 2 Generations

Generations are groups of model years where few, if any, changes were made to the vehicle which means their model years tend to break in similar ways. The Q7 has 2 generations with the latest starting in the 2017 model year.

By the Numbers

  1. 44 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 1,659 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 15 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Q7 in the News

VW Caught Cheating Again?

A German newspaper says Volkswagen has been cheating again. This time using unapproved software on its 3-liter diesels. Oh, wünderbar.

"The programs are allegedly used to shut off nitrogen oxide emissions controls after 22 minutes, ab … continue reading

VW and Audi Busted by EPA. Again.

More VW and Audi emissions recalls will be needed now that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has hit the company with a second notice of Clean Air violations. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, no seriously --- what the heck … continue reading

Gas Leaks Prompt Recall

Manufacturers can sometimes drag their feet when it comes to issuing recalls. But whenever there's reports of fuel leaking out of cars they start to move like someone lit a fire under their butt. That's because, well ... there might actuall … continue reading