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post #1 of 198 (permalink) Old 05-09-2007, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Tyre Wear

Is anyone having issues with premature tyre wear? My Q7 has done 5000 miles, the front tyres are wearing on the outer edge and have only got 2000 miles left according to my local ATS. I Took it in to my local Audi dealer they carried out a full re-alignment and told me that Audi are looking into the problem. I have a friend who is also having the same problem with his Q7, he has been told exactly the same as I have but he has had to now pay to replace his front tyres after 8000 miles which is not very good.
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My 8000 mile Q7 has exactly the same problem, next to no tread left on outer edges of front tyres with plently life left on the rest of the tyres. I am also dissapointed at having to replace my front tyres in the next few weeks and will visit dealer to voice my disapproval.
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tyre wear problems

I'm having the same wear problems on my q7 covered 6k miles and outside edge of fronts is badly worn going to the dealers today!!!!!!!
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tyre wear

I've been to my Audi dealer about this tyre wear problem and they couldn't have been more helpful they said that its not a normal warranty claim but all cases are being referred to Audi and we'll see what they say!!
Before going I checked all the tyre pressures were correct so they couldn't fob me off with any excuses they have taken digital images to send with the report to Audi. As I drove to the garage I monitored the tyre pressures with the onboard computer and was very surprised to see what a difference a little temperature can make to the pressure 2.4 bar up to 2.6/7 bar with normal driving. I suggested to the garage that filling the tyres with nitrogen rather than air could alleviate this temperature issue. Lets see what Audi come back with!!!!

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If you read your owners handbook you will see that the Q7 can get through tyres in 3000km! This is not unusual for this type of vehicle of other brands, however the Q7 does handle incredibly well and don't forget you are pushing 2 1/2 tons!
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Q7 is set up for sporty driving and only the outer edges are scrubbed.As Badger has pointed out,these vehicles drive more like cars so there is a lot of stress on the tyres.If you look at the new tyres the outer edge profile is shamfered from the start.It has also been noted that tyre pressures are critical for the laden weight of the vehicleIts becoming quite common that those that drive hard have this issue and those with less sporty driving styles dont.Have your wheel alignment checked and if adjustment is out re checked in 1000 miles.AGAIN THE CORRECT TYRE PRESSURES FOR THE TYPE OF JOURNEY AND LADEN WEIGHT IS CRITICAL TO GOOD TYRE LIFE.
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Where in the manual dose it tell you that tyres can only last 3000km, All i can find is reference to tyre wear atributed to driving style(No sh*t sherlock) and tyre pressure, no quotes to life expectancey figures!!!
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Sorry for the slightly misleading statement there! The tyre wear information will be in the revised owners manual.
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Same problem 3 tyres -- Mine going in for alignment check.
I'm told by ATS that Goodyear are better.
Still Im not a mad driver an 8000 miles is a record given my shogun lasted 28000 before needing new ones.

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Audi customer services contacted me today and are going to investigate the problem and are waiting to speak to my local Audi centre. I will let everyone know what they come back to me with. Also does Badger61 work for Audi?
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