Audi A7 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Audi A7 owners have reported a total of 50 problems for their cars built in the 8 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Audi A7. The 2012 Audi A7 cars have the most problems reported (22 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Audi A7

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 A7
  2017 A7
  2016 A7
  2015 A7
  2014 A7
  2013 A7
  2012 A7
  2007 A7

  Common problems of Audi A7

The following chart shows the 13 most common problems for Audi A7 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (11 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (7 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Audi A7

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Audi A7 of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across A7 model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Audi A7 model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across A7 Model Years

Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
PPMY Index
  2017 36,1432    
  2016 710,8333    
  2015 23,2384    
  2014 28,2715    
  2013 117,7226    
  2012 2211,7827    

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