The Worst 2006-2016 Q7 Problems

Fuel Pump Flange Leaking

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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

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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 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.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

Timeline of 1st Generation Q7 News

By the Numbers

  1. 11 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 35 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 33rd in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 39 eligible generations.