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Old 03-04-2019, 05:04 AM
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I've shared my opinion on here many times, but these LEDs suck, and probably the most disappointing thing about the Q. I frequently drive in unlit roads, and without the high beam these are pretty bad. There are other features missing verusus a Xenon from 7 years ago, but I wont go into that. You are correct.
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Old 03-04-2019, 05:09 AM
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Originally Posted by BigKutta View Post
I've shared my opinion on here many times, but these LEDs suck, and probably the most disappointing thing about the Q. I frequently drive in unlit roads, and without the high beam these are pretty bad. There are other features missing verusus a Xenon from 7 years ago, but I wont go into that. You are correct.
it's quite disappointing. Have you brought this up with Audi corporate? I might send them an email.
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Old 03-04-2019, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by gscrazy View Post

it's quite disappointing. Have you brought this up with Audi corporate? I might send them an email.
I'm not sure they care or will do anything. It's not like they'll swap out your headlamp assemblies...that's all they got. Its just a crappy product. On the other hand, the Xenons on my BMW auto level on hills, sweep the curve as I drive and turn the wheel, and can light up the sky in high beam. I was so looking forward to LEDs, because I feel headlights are so important, but this was a let down.
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Originally Posted by BigKutta View Post
I'm not sure they care or will do anything. It's not like they'll swap out your headlamp assemblies...that's all they got. Its just a crappy product. On the other hand, the Xenons on my BMW auto level on hills, sweep the curve as I drive and turn the wheel, and can light up the sky in high beam. I was so looking forward to LEDs, because I feel headlights are so important, but this was a let down.
It's because Xenons are HID's and HID's are way brighter than led's.
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:19 PM
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The base lights on the Q7 are Xenon plus. Audi of America has upgraded all North American models to LED. So complaining to AoA may have some impact.


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We find the Q's LEDs to be quite good, but we do not get snow.
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Old 03-04-2019, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by BigKutta View Post
I'm not sure they care or will do anything. It's not like they'll swap out your headlamp assemblies...that's all they got. Its just a crappy product. On the other hand, the Xenons on my BMW auto level on hills, sweep the curve as I drive and turn the wheel, and can light up the sky in high beam. I was so looking forward to LEDs, because I feel headlights are so important, but this was a let down.
if enough people feel that this is a safety concern, especially given the IIHS Poor rating for the non-adaptive high beams that come with the Driver Assist package, there could be a chance that they TSB the LED lights or offer compensation if there's a class action law suit.

Link to IIHS rating below.
https://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/ve...-door-suv/2017
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Reading this, I guess I'm happy I DONT have LED headlight in my Q7, instead the standard Xenon and I think they are as good as my other vehicle with Xenon lights.
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Originally Posted by MoInEd View Post
Reading this, I guess I'm happy I DONT have LED headlight in my Q7, instead the standard Xenon and I think they are as good as my other vehicle with Xenon lights.
I wish we could get the virtual cockpit as a stand alone in the US without the LED headlights... Or just allow the states to have the matrix LEDs.
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