Audi Q7 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Audi Q7 owners have reported a total of 309 problems for their cars built in the 12 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 Q7. The 2007 Audi Q7 cars have the most problems reported (89 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Audi Q7

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Q7
18
  2017 Q7
46
  2016 Q7
2
  2015 Q7
23
  2014 Q7
24
  2013 Q7
18
  2012 Q7
11
  2011 Q7
12
  2010 Q7
21
  2009 Q7
18
  2008 Q7
27
  2007 Q7
89

  Common problems of Audi Q7

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Audi Q7 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, other (50 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (44 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Audi Q7

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Other Fuel System
50
  Electrical System
44
  Equipment
36
  Engine And Engine Cooling
36
  Visibility
23
  Service Brakes
21
  Vehicle Speed Control
13
  Steering
12
  Electronic Stability Control
11
  Air Bag
11
   
  Power Train
9
  Wheel
7
  Diesel Fuel System
6
  Structure
6
  Exterior Lighting
5
  Unknown Or Other
3
  Suspension
3
  Tire
3
  Latches/locks/linkage
2
  Gasoline Fuel System
2
  Seats
2
  Seat Belt
2
  Parking Brake
1
  Air Brake
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Audi Q7 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 Q7 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 Q7 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 Q7 Model Years

Q7
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 1820,6551    
0.87
  2017 4651,4712    
0.45
  2015 2322,8384    
0.25
  2014 2412,9125    
0.37
  2013 1810,5186    
0.29
  2012 115,4797    
0.29
  2011 124,7908    
0.31
  2010 213,6819    
0.63
  2009 187,17810    
0.25
  2008 2715,52811    
0.16
  2007 8924,93112    
0.30

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Audi Q7 is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Q7
16
  2017 Q7
23
  2016 Q7
1
  2015 Q7
3
  2014 Q7
6
  2010 Q7
2
  2008 Q7
2
  2007 Q7
10


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