1st Generation (2006—2016) Q7 Problems

This generations ranks 46th out of 54 Audi generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the brakes (22%), electrical (18%), and the engine (18%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Won\'t Turn Over, Won\'t Start 2 complaints at an average of 63,000 miles in the 2007 Audi Q7.
  2. Premature Tire Wear 1 complaints at an average of 12,500 miles in the 2013 Audi Q7.
  3. Keys Automatically Lock Car 2 complaints at an average of 2,100 miles in the 2015 Audi Q7.

What Q7 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 2007 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2016 0 0 139 0.0
2015 5 1 362 3.33
2014 2 1 520 1.64
2013 3 2 607 3.56
2012 2 3 545 1.85
2011 1 3 511 0.32
2010 1 2 428 0.42
2009 3 2 364 1.29
2008 1 3 235 0.18
2007 9 3 237 7.14
2006 0 0 28 0.0

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