Consumers have filed a total of 43 complaints related to Audi WHEELS.
Both front tires at 19,600 miles have tread pealing off the tire. This is occurring across the whole tread of the front tires. From the inside to the outside of both tires. The rear tires look like new. The front tires tread depth indicaters show the tire to be evenly worn across each front tire. Audi said there was a tsb concerning the tire wear of the front tires and i would have to pay for new replacement tires and alignment. There were some sheets of rubber sloughing off the tires as though they being torn from the tires
THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) DID NOT FUNCTION AS REQUIRED, AND PRESSURE WAS DANGEROUSLY LOW WHICH SIGNIFICANTLY DAMAGED THE TIRES OVER A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME (2-6 WEEKS). I AM CONCERNED GOING FORWARD IF THE TPMS UTILIZED ON THE S5 DOES NOT FUNCTION AS SHOULD BE EXPECTED PER FEDERAL REGULATIONS. PER 49 CFR 571.138 WHEN PRESSURE OF 1 TIRE UP TO 4 TIRES IS < 25% BELOW COLD INFLATION PRESSURE, A LOW PRESSURE WARNING SHOULD ILLUMINATE AND REMAIN ILLUMINATED. THE TPMS SHOULD HAVE PROVIDED AN ALERT WHEN ONE OR MORE OF MY TIRES WAS AROUND 30 PSI, YET ALL GOT TO UNDER 24 PSI WITH NO WARNING. THE AUDI SERVICE ADVISOR EXPLAINED THAT THE TPMS UTILIZED ON THE S5 IS AN INDIRECT SYSTEM THAT DETECTS CHANGE IN SPEED/CIRCUMFERENCE FOR AN INDIVIDUAL TIRE THAT WOULD INDICATE LOWER PRESSURE, AND IT WILL NOT ALERT IF PRESSURE IN ALL 4 TIRES DECREASES SIMULTANEOUSLY. THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE, YET AUDI INSISTS THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH THE SYSTEM FUNCTIONING LIKE THIS. THE OEM TIRES ON THIS VEHICLE ARE VERY LOW PROFILE AND LARGE DECREASE IN PRESSURE IS NOT OBVIOUS FROM VISUAL INSPECTION. SIGNIFICANT PRESSURE REDUCTION OCCURRED MORE RAPIDLY WITH THIS VEHICLE THAN ANY SIMILAR VEHICLES I HAVE OWNED, SO A TPMS THAT CANNOT BE RELIED UPON IS A MAJOR SAFETY CONCERN.
Driving on the highway at approximately 60 mph, all of the sudden the car loses control and is fishtailing. I was able to regain control and pull off the road at an exit ramp. The passenger side rear tire was completely blown out. I do not recall running over anything or hearing a pop, the tire simply exploded. The tires are continental contiprocontact 255/40/19. The tire pressure sensor did not indicate low pressure before the blowout or following the incident.
My to date with 22017 audi q-7 has had 3 sets of defective tire. Always serviced at dealership, before servive even due, they informed me at 13,642 that my tires were throwing chucks of rubber. Good year tires warrantied but charged me $600. 00 plus install and balance that i paid. At 23,425 miles the same even worse issue appeared on the 2nd set-- again good year warrantied if i paid another $762. 00. The dealership, audi sarasota,fl has been helpful but suggested i buy perrelli tire for another $700. 00 plus dollars. Goodyear has a problem with the tire for this model, other owners have had issues i was told by the first service manager who has left the dealership. I would like goodyear to return all monies spent on these defective and dangerous that works. Tires and i will buy the appropiate brand and style. How should i go forward?
WE HAVE A NEW 2019 Audi Q7 BOUGHT IN DECEMBER 2018 THAT HAS NOW 11900 MILES ON IT. I NOTICED A FEW DAYS AGO THAT THE FRONT TIRES ARE COMPLETELY DAMAGED, FOR NO APPARENT REASON. THE WHOLE TIRES ARE DAMAGED, NOT JUST ONE SPOT ON THE TIRE. THEY LOOK AS IF SOMEONE USED A CUTTER AND CUT THEM UP AND REMOVED BITS OF THE TIRE. IF I HAD NOT LOOKED AT THE TIRES AND SEE THE PROBLEM, I AM AFRAID THE TIRES WOULD HAVE BLOWN UP AT SOME POINT.