2010 Audi Q7 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 Audi Q7

2010 Audi Q7 Problems

No Start after Refueling and Popping Noise from Trunk

Popping sounds from the rear of the vehicle may be heard moments after starting the engine, or when slowing to a stop. This noise is from the leak detection pump filling the fuel tank with air, and releasing to retest the system when it finds a fault. The sequence of faults identifying this issue are as follows:

  • Succession of loud pops from rear of vehicle
  • Pops go away, and fuel economy decreases 
  • Check engine light illuminates
  • OBD trouble code P2404 and/or P0441 is stored
  • Engine will not start after refueling (must crank for over 30 seconds)
  • Vibration when slowing to a stop

The cause is a valve which is mounted on the front of the intake manifold, commonly called the N80 valve, or EVAP system purge valve. The valve is designed to open under specific circumstances, but a worn valve will remain open at all times, preventing the pressurization of the fuel tank. 

Correction of the issue is to replace the N80 valve with the latest revision. 

Check Engine Light Due to Knock Sensor Fault

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with a knock sensor code stored. Our technicians tell us a revised knock sensor and bracket should be installed, along with heat shielding material to protect the new sensor, to correct this condition.

Uneven ride height due to faulty residual pressure holding valve

Uneven ride height and/or tilting of the vehicle may be caused by one or more stuck closed residual pressure holding valves. A service bulletin from Audi describes how to properly test these valves. Any valve failing this functional test should be replaced.

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2010 Audi Q7 Questions

Audi dealership is asking 5000 to repair catalytic convertors . is that right (1 answer)

i left my audi q7 with dealership in birmingham al . they said catalytic convertors have melted and in order to fix the problem it will cost 5000 dollars . i was also told by the dealership i bought the car from that audi has 8 years or 80000 miles warranty on emmission control devises . do you k...

rear caliper bolts (1 answer)

what i ment was the 2 bolts on the caliper they look sort of like torx but with more splines in it soory i never seen it be for mostly work on trucks for the past 20 years never seen a head on a bolt like this one an its funny because fronts are hex head

rear brakes (1 answer)

tool and size to take off rear caliper on a 2010 audi q7

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2010 Audi Q7 Recalls

Fuel Pump Flange Cracks And Leaks Fuel

The fuel pump may crack at the flange resulting in a fuel leak. Dealers will clean the fuel pump flange and install a butyl rubber band to protect the pump free of charge to resolve the concern.

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