Got my car back and this is what Audi UK told my dealer as welldazrob said:I contacted my local Audi dealer, spoke to the service manager who told me he had just received an email from Audi regarding the Q7 tyre wear. It basicaly said if tyre wear is present the dealer must do an alignment check, if the check is ok the customer has to then pay for the alignment (£120), if the alignment is out Audi will contribute 50% towards the tyres if the vehicle has covered less than 8000 miles and 25% if the vehicle has covered between 8000-10000 miles, if the vehicle has covered more than 10000 miles then no contribution will be made.
looks like all the big guns have tyre weara8 tech[SIZE=2 said:Ive been talking to a few bmw and range rover lads and we all agree the new softer compound tyres are a compromise for the great handling of the Q7 and they also suffer from short service life of there tyres.So after resetting wheel alignment and taking in to account the camber movement of the suspension in all modes it looks like the only answer to you tyre wear is to fit a harder compound tyre and lose the great handling of the Q7 or accept it and replace the tyres.Wheel alignment is carried out to a static vehicle and not dynamic so the movement of these great beasts is hard to judge but if the suspension was softer the handling would be reduced but the tyre wear would improve so which do you wont.I am not even going to mention the porsche and the merc as they are worse but have less complaints as there customers accept it and may be they have more money.BMW X5 owners - Wheels-InMotion[/SIZE]
I don't think this is the point, our point is we were supplied with a vehicle from new that wasn't set up correctly as the alignment has been out from the get go.audiowner said:I have read this thread with interest.
I'm afraid gentlemen you have to accept wear of 8 - 10,000 miles as appropriate for such a vehicle & suspension set up.
Over many year of car ownership, I have had cars where this has happened & replaced the front tyres at these sort of distances, with little whimper.
Instead, I suggest you enjoy the vehicles but be prepared for these type of consequences when purchasing cars of a certain caliber
Yeah I guess your right.Badger61 said:Hope you get it sorted with the tyres, although some people here will argue this point centres want to keep your business and will fight your corner, also believe me that the master technicians do understand the MMI and MOST bus systems however like any computing hardware sometimes software issues can make diagnosis a pain.
Well hello all ive not been on the forums for a while,a8 tech said:There is no solution as there is no problem,it is tyre wear and thats it.The wheel aligment is correct from the factory but the explanation from the sales department is at best brief.Soft compound tyre will take the strain of these big beasts and no matter what you do to the camber and tow the fact is the tyres will not reach the drivers expected service life,however there is enough info about to inform the user of this issue as it isnt a fault as is brake pads the bigger the stopping force the more wear will occur.