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Old 01-08-2018, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by JDub06002 View Post
Do NOT put your "first world problems" liberal guilt onto us. Are you freakin' kidding me? I worked my *** off for 20 years to get to the point where I could afford a luxury car and I'll be damned if I'm going to shut up about major quality issues just because I should feel bad about my "privilege" like you do - I earned my money -- who the hell are you to tell us not to complain? Tell you what, you feel so bad about your own wealth, sell YOUR luxury car and donate that money to charity and drive around in a 93 corrolla -- but leave your completely off-topic value judgements off this board. And by the way? Social media is how S*&t gets done these days, grandma. And finally... GO AWAY. If you don't have a problem with your car, why the hell are you trolling Audi boards?
Hey, for a guy who contributed to this forum 2 posts total you do sound way to aggressive for no apparent reason. There is no need to bark at people. Your two posts are definitely an over-reaction and coming out of a bad Monday... Cheer up!
I do not get my money sitting and doing nothing either...
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by JDub06002 View Post
Do NOT put your "first world problems" liberal guilt onto us. Are you freakin' kidding me? I worked my *** off for 20 years to get to the point where I could afford a luxury car and I'll be damned if I'm going to shut up about major quality issues just because I should feel bad about my "privilege" like you do - I earned my money -- who the hell are you to tell us not to complain? Tell you what, you feel so bad about your own wealth, sell YOUR luxury car and donate that money to charity and drive around in a 93 corrolla -- but leave your completely off-topic value judgements off this board. And by the way? Social media is how S*&t gets done these days, grandma. And finally... GO AWAY. If you don't have a problem with your car, why the hell are you trolling Audi boards?
I see you signed up for a new handle, JDub06001/2....Perhaps if you give it another try, you'll find one that suits you?

On the off chance that you stick around these forums (in any incarnation) long enough to actually have a conversation: I find that guilt is not that useful an emotion, except in small doses. Awareness, nuance, logic, and an ability to read carefully (and interpret properly what one reads) are all great things, though--especially if one wishes to drive well on public roads.

Kindly let us know when your major social media ties and lemon lawyers have managed to get "S*&t" done w/Audi; I'm sure we're all looking forward to that report.

And lastly: although you meant it as an epithet, thanks for calling me a grandma--may I be so lucky, someday!
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:14 PM
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Looks like "bomb cyclone" hit pretty hard ....... I think everyone should just take a chill pill (or some hot tea) and a deep breath, and to quote Elsa: "let it go" .......
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:41 PM
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So over the last couple of days thanks to temps in the single digits, my brakes started squealing. Not like described here, but when coming to a stop. Sound goes away after a few stops...likely just cold brakes
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by jlc View Post
I'm sure that Audi NA's crappy (and frequently hapless and feckless) customer service is partly what enrages people, but also it's 'just' the fact that the brakes sound so awful. B/c really, it can sound horrendous--as you might have noticed, I've been whinging, too. It's the sort of thing you might expect from a Ford Pinto. (Though in the Pinto's case, I think squeaky brakes would be a far better problem to have, instead of exploding fuel tanks.) Truly, I'm not trying to minimize or whitewash how egregiously bad Audi customer service is capable of being.

What I am trying to do is challenge the idea that having obnoxiously loud brakes somehow overwhelms all the other benefits that Audi quattro offers. If Audi outright put out a statement that said, "Every Audi car will have loudly squealing brakes upon cold start-up. Take it or leave it.", I suspect a large portion of their customer base would leave it. And, IMO, that's a mistake. (Unless, of course, you live in a moderate climate where the driving is easy, flat, straight, and boring.) My instinct is that Audi is primarily focused on driving dynamics first, safety second (but simultaneously noting that they reasonably believe that good driving dynamics is an enormous component of safety)...and the rest is arguably just what's required to keep their market share high enough to maintain them as a viable company. And I can't argue with their choices: they've produced generations of cars that absolutely trash the competition when it comes to driving under difficult conditions.

JT4, IIRC you took your Q7 out in the snow recently, and was fairly impressed with its performance (in run-flat all-seasons?). Given that the Q7 is by no means the best-handling vehicle Audi has in its lineup (fwiw, my Q7 in run-flat all-seasons is the worst-handling Audi I've driven in the snow, but still better than any other non-Audi car I've driven in snow), would you really trade that performance in b/c the dealer and corporate were being d**** about noisy brakes?
I get what you're saying, and for me it would depend on the severity of the problem to determine if I would get rid of it. For example, I have the noisy brakes but the noise in my case goes away after they warm up, so no I wouldn't get rid of it for that.

If the noise persists and gets to a point where it's constant I'll have the pads changed because I enjoy the Q too much to get rid because the brakes make noise.

However, lets say I had the same transmission and electrical issues I had with my MB, and my dealer and or corporate acted as if they could care less and they kept blowing me off hoping I would go away. Believe me, in this situation the first chance I had I would get rid of it and never look back..

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Old 01-08-2018, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by JDub06002 View Post
Do NOT put your "first world problems" liberal guilt onto us. Are you freakin' kidding me? I worked my *** off for 20 years to get to the point where I could afford a luxury car and I'll be damned if I'm going to shut up about major quality issues just because I should feel bad about my "privilege" like you do - I earned my money -- who the hell are you to tell us not to complain? Tell you what, you feel so bad about your own wealth, sell YOUR luxury car and donate that money to charity and drive around in a 93 corrolla -- but leave your completely off-topic value judgements off this board. And by the way? Social media is how S*&t gets done these days, grandma. And finally... GO AWAY. If you don't have a problem with your car, why the hell are you trolling Audi boards?
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:48 AM
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Hi all. THIS IS RIDICULOUS!! I leased a 2017 Q5 in September 2016. I live in MN. As soon as it started getting cold the squealing began and it was frickin' LOUD! I called the dealership and they said - what you've all heard - these are high performance brakes for driving the Audubon and are a combination of ceramic and metal that, when the brakes and rotors rub together, when wet, it will cause the squealing. Well, yeah, I'm driving in the cities and not in Germany. At this time, they said there's nothing they could do but suggested I get the car up to about 60mph and slam on the brakes. Again, I live in the cities so unless I want to get rear-ended, that's not so easy to do. I've complained numerous times to my husband and when we were recently out driving he experienced this for the first time and finally understood what I was describing to him. Since we were close to the dealership we stopped in because he couldn't believe it. Usually the squealing will stop after a bit but when it gets cold (meaning 10 degrees F or below) they don't stop! We spoke with the Audi Brand Specialist (ABS) that I purchased the vehicle from and he said there is a recall established but not high on Audi's priority list. The ABS and his wife each drives an Audi and the brakes squeal on their vehicles as well so he completely understood. The ABS also suggested I write to Audi USA/contact us/Audi USA customer support/Email with my complaints and to request replacements with "sub-standard" pads. I'm wondering what this will do for trade-in value or returning when leased? Furthermore, I told the dealer they are not creating brand-loyalty. I have driven Land Rovers, Volvos, BMWs and American-made cars (Chev/Ford - yeah kind of a car enthusiast) and I will NEVER drive another Audi. I'm telling everyone! They even had a couple in the dealership looking at a Q5 that I wanted to tell to run! I didn't because it wouldn't be fair to the ABS but this is really something they should tell people before they drive off the lot. The ABS also said the new Q7's are even worse. As someone else in this forum mentioned it's incredibly embarrassing! Itís true and I scare people because they are so damn loud! They jump and they usually make some snide comment which I can't argue with. For work, I park in a ramp and those damn things squeal the whole way down the ramp! And believe me, I STOMP on those brakes all the way down the ramp hoping it will stop before I need to pay but they don't and everyone looks. I'm driving a $50k car and it sounds like this. Unbelievable. I'm on a lease and if I could get rid of the car I would in a heartbeat.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:34 AM
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I've experienced this a few times, notably it seems if my car is parked outside for about 4 hrs. or more and the temp. is below 30F.

Seeing as I live in NC and garage my car, I'm going to suffer with it because it also goes away after driving for a few min. (ie I'll hear the breaks whine less than a service advisor if I raise a stink) If I lived further north I'm not sure I'd find it acceptable.
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by JDub06002 View Post
Okay now I'm fairly sure you're an Audi dealer.
Amen to that JDub06002! Couldn't have said it better myself. I'm a middle class girl that has worked very long and hard to be able to drive expensive vehicles. For what I pay a month to lease and insure this vehicle there should be absolutely nothing wrong with it. You're lackadaisical response says to me that either you have not experienced this issue for yourself and/or live in a cold state where this happens everyday and for a long period of time even when I try and "bed" the brakes. It is horrendous and highly embarrassing. Come to MN and you can drive it for a while and see how people jump and say unkind remarks. Again, I work too hard and pay too much for this sh*t. If I could terminate my lease I would immediately! I've driven many high-end vehicles and NONE had this issue. No brand loyalty here. There are too many other cars that have more bells and whistles without the noise for a lot less.
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:46 PM
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About 2 weeks ago I visited my local dealership that I purchased my 2017 Q5 from to complain AGAIN about the brake squeal. Absolutely horrendous and living in MN it's cold for a long time which seems to be an attributor to this issue. During our conversation he told me that the new Q7's are actually worse. I can't imagine. If I could terminate my lease I would immediately.
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