Hi Can you advise of any known problems with the Audi q7 (2008) and the manifolds?thanks
Country: IrelandMake: AudiModel: Q7
Hello and Welcome! I'm Billy and i will assist you with your inquiry. Feel free to ask if any further info is needed.
I would appreciate some further details:
- which engine do you have in mind (petrol, diesel, and which size)?
- auto transmission?
- do you have the mileage and service history of the vehicle you intend to get?
hi billy2008 audi
audi 2008 Q7 - 3.o tdi
I have it since 2009, 64k miles on it, always been serviced at correct intervals via audi main dealer
auto box, never had any issues previously
Monday evening "minimum oil level reached" alert came on the dash, I have never seen this come on before, I pulled in checked the oil which was slightly above the minimum level, very shortly afterwards I lost power when taking off from traffic lights and car wouldn't go over about 60kph speed. I put some fully synthetic oil in and brought it to the correct level, started to drive car again and oil alert was now gone and car driving fine. within short distance the glow plugs light came on, this went off about 20 minutes afterwards. Finally half hour later the orange engine symbol came on the dash, which in the manual refers to emissions. I brought the car to Audi dealer, who tells me the manifold is gone and needs to be replaced at cost of €1020 ! I've been looking around on the internet and this seems to be a common fault with this vehicle. Can you advise ? I'm arguing the point with Audi and need some backup !
The common problem is with the runner motor (for the flaps) on the intake manifold.
ok, and would that require a replacement of the unit?
they are saying i need A059129712BR N/stock manifoil
yes, that would require the replacement of the motor(s) for bank 1 and bank 2, unless one is still good.
i see, and is it advisable to replace both regardless, ie is the second one likely to go or if its currently good should I be ok to just do the one?
Usually, in independant workshops, they only replace the bad one.............if the other is good, there is no need to replace it.
I would agree that it is very frustrating (especially that most audis have the same problem), however, Audi have not issued a recall to date.
ok, thanks billy, finally, would this be something that you think I have a case to argue with Audi over? ie, thats its a known proven fault and they should coverign some of this
So, unfortunately, that would mean, you have to pay for the fix.
It is a proven fault, but no recall is issued. However, you can argue (if you have been servicing the vehicle at dealers' on time, as per dealer request), that this is a very common fault, and having a fully maintained and serviced vehicle, you should not have such major problems at such low mileage....this would contradict with the "Audi quality". Accordingly, the dealer should offer some sort of goodwill discount.
It is not certain that they will do that, but the claim is likely to get you some sort of discount (and it will cost you nothing).
ok, thanks very much billy, much appreciated.
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Hello Philip,Hope all is well!Just checking where did you get with the Audi dealer regarding your manifold problem, (hopefully it is solved).Regards,Billy