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.Continue reading article "Fuel Pump Flange Leaking"
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…Continue reading article "Cheating Diesel Emissions"
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.
- engine won't turn over, won't start in the 2007 Q7
- keys automatically lock car in the 2015 Q7
- electronic stability program (ESP) malfunctioning in the 2007 Q7
- sunroof drains clogged in the 2008 Q7
- premature tire wear in the 2013 Q7
What Breaks the Most
1st Generation (2006–2016) Q7 Key Numbers
Audi has been sued for installing noisy brakes in the 2015-2018 Q7, but the automaker says the suit is all squeal and no bite.
The plaintiff points to three service bulletins as evidence that Audi is aware of the issue, but in their motion to dismiss the automaker says brakes are subject to wear and tear and that noise doesn’t always represent a defect.…keep reading article "Q7 Brakes Lawsuit Might Be All Squeal and No Bite"
A couple years ago the 2007-2012 Q7 and 2009-2012 Q5 were recalled to fix leaking fuel pump flanges.
At the time, there weren't enough replacement flanges to go around. In a let's-see-if-this-works move Audi slapped some butyl tape around the existing flanges to prevent future leaks. It didn't.
Turns out if the flange has already been exposed to outside contaminates, covering it in tape will only prolong the inevitable leak. About 6,000 vehicles are being recalled again, hopefully this time for a more permanent repair.…keep reading article "Previous Q5 and Q7 Fuel Pump Repair Being Recalled"
When Volkswagen agreed to a multi-district settlement for selling polluting engines marketed as clean diesel,
it did so knowing it’d have to pay billions of dollars to customers that owned or leased an affected vehicle when the news about the scandal broke.
Some owners that had sold their affected vehicles before the news came out tried to file for compensation in court, but didn't get very far. That may be about to change due to an interesting court decision in California.…keep reading article "Judge's Decision May Open to the Door to New Diesel-Scandal Claims"
A Q7 owner has sued Audi over his squeaky brake pads and defective rotors.
But in a twist, the brakes that come with the car aren’t the problem … it’s the $1700 replacement parts.
In April 2018, the plaintiff heard loud squealing noises when he used the brakes even though the replacement parts had been on the Q7 less than 3,500 miles. He took the SUV to technicians who drove the vehicle but couldn't replicate the squealing and squeaking sounds.…keep reading article "Audi’s Replacement Brakes Are A Genuine Headache"