Consumers have filed a total of 6 complaints for RS7 models.
We were driving on the interstate highway and the vehicle seemed to be running fine. After getting off of the interstate highway, we approached an intersection to turn left. I slowed down to turn the corner and the vehicle stalled in an intersection without warning. After 5 minutes of trying to start the vehicle and get other vehicles to go around, i was able to limp the vehicle over into a parking lot. We got the vehicle towed to the dealership and was later told both turbo chargers had failed.
Vehicle stalled in traffic, randomly, with no other warning signs. Subsequent attempts to re-start the car failed. Car needed to be pushed out of traffic and towed to dealership. Discovered that there was a turbocharger failure in one bank (driver's side) that needed to be replaced. Not covered under warranty but was advised that there was a tsb for this issue from audi as a result of a clogged oil screen that led to oil starvation and eventual catastrophic failure of the turbocharger assembly.
As i would come drive on the city roads and come to slow down to a stop or make a signal turn the auto stop would come on before making a complete stop and shuts the car off while still in motion. Causing the wheel to lock and i would have to stop the car put it in park and push the start/stop button to activate the vehicle again.
It hasn't happened yet, but my concern is growing as audi has failed to address the issue. Per audi tsb 2044640 and bentley tsb 20520851 volkswagon group is aware of turbos failing on their 4. 0t engines. The issue has been identified as the oil screen running to the turbocharger's (clogging), as well as the oil separator failing/cracking. I'm concerned for my own safety as i live in a state with speed limits of 80 mph - if my turbo blows while driving on the highway and i have a sudden loss of power at 80 mph i don't know how the car is going to react. Not only that but a failed turbo impeller can be fed back into the engine causing permanent engine damage, and at highway speeds could be a disaster. Again, my failure hasn't happened yet but i'm concerned for my personal safety and the safety of my passengers.
Tl* takata recall. The contact owns a 2016 audi rs7. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 18v370000 (air bags) and stated that the part was not available within a reasonable time frame to schedule the recall repair. The dealer (audi memphis, 1825 covington pike, memphis, tn 38128, (888) 482-5202) was unable to determine when the manufacturer would provide the part beyond a reasonable time frame. There was no mention of an option for a loaner vehicle from the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted and confirmed that the part was unavailable. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
Cpsc: 2016 audi rs7 quattro - issue with the seatbelts in the rear passenger seats. They would not plug into and stay fully clicked in - they would go in but not lock - had to push really hard had to push really hard and they finally latched, but then couldn't get it to release. This occurred on all of the seatbelts. Updated 04/14/2017*js