Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Audi Q7 4x4?
Generally, the Audi Q7 is proving to be reliable, with only one or two common issues. This huge SUV has a reputation for getting through a set of front tyres in under 7000 miles, and in some cases as little as 5000 miles.
In most cases the outside edges wear substantially faster than any other area. The exact cause isn't clear, and Audi has been known to contribute to the cost of replacement rubber on newer cars.
Keeping a close eye on tyre pressures appears to be a key factor in minimising wear, along with ensuring the tracking is checked on a regular basis.
Other small electrical and engine faults have cropped up, but nothing consistent. A recall was issued in 2007 to cover a fault with the electrically powered tailgate.
As is the case with any off-roader, no matter how soft, you should always check the underside of the car for any damage.
Audi as a brand finished in 12th place out of 32 manufacturers in our most recent reliability survey.