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    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.

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    The 2nd generation A5 has a new 7-speed dual-clutch that helps get the car from 0-60 is 5.6 seconds.

    But before dropping that accelerator to the floor, you’ll want to get the head-curtain airbags fixed.

    The automaker says the cars were built with head curtain airbag assemblies that may fail to unfold properly in a crash … Audi says the curtain airbags can get caught on the trim of the A-pillars due to excess fabric on the airbags.

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    The lead plaintiff in Anzhelya Makaryan, et. al., v. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. says a design defect in Audi's start-stop system allows vehicles to rollaway.

    The rollaways happen because the start-stop system won't deactivate if the driver takes off their seat belt for any reason while the vehicle is stopped.

    To make matters worse if that the system won't work even if the driver re-buckled their seat belts.

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    If your parking brake is engaged in an emergency stopping situation, it probably means you’re having a bad day.

    But thanks to a software glitch in the 2016-17 Audi Q3, it could get a whole lot worse.

    According to Audi, there is a software error in the gateway control unit that causes the brake lights to fail. The automaker discovered the problem during internal testing in March 2016 and started working on a software fix.”…

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    I'm no laundry-folding expert (just ask my wife), but if I were folding something other than t-shirts – something like, say, an airbag – I would pay close attention.

    I'm guessing Audi wishes its airbag supplier would do the same.

    The automaker has to recall 17,700 A7 cars because the supplier didn't properly fold the head-curtain airbags. That means they might bind, not properly inflate, and generally do a terrible job at protecting occupants in a car crash.…

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    Audi just wants everyone to know that they're promising "no more misconduct" and "full transparency" in regards to the diesel emissions mess.

    "We will continue until the job is done," Chief Executive Rupert Stadler said, promising to make law and ethics Audi's "ultimate benchmark".

    That's nice and all, but do they really have a choice at this point?…