The six-speed automatic gearbox 09D in the Audi Q7. With the Q7 Audi offers a vehicle that marks a superlative new development in the sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment. The Audi Q7 ingeniously combines sportiness and versatility, sophisticated technology and the luxury of a premium-class vehicle. On the road it excels with the driving performance and dynamism of a sports car; off-road it redefines the benchmark in its category. The chassis of the Audi Q7 also excels with its all-round qualities.
Steel-spring suspension and twin-tube shock absorbers are designed for sporty driving and superior comfort, even off-road. Also available on request: adaptive air suspension. The combination of air suspension and an electronically controlled damping system represents the perfect synthesis of decidedly sporty handling and supreme ride comfort.
The Audi Q7 stands for 100% premium-quality electronics!
There has been an enormous increase of the number of electronic control units over the past few years.
The majority of innovations made are only possible thanks to increasingly sophisticated electronics. Without this development, many of the in-car comfort features which today are taken for granted would not be viable. To keep pace with the increasing complexity of new vehicles, continuous learning is essential. The Self-Study Programmes by AUDI are an efficient advanced learning tool as they enable you keep abreast of technical developments.
To be able to offer customers with this diversity of functions and equipment options, a multiplicity of different electronic control units are required in the Audi Q7. The control units do not work separately as independent nodes, rather they are interconnected via efficient bus systems. Depending on the quantity of data to be exchanged, the MOST bus, an optical data bus, a CAN bus or a LIN bus is utilised. Data is also exchanged across the various bus systems. A separate control unit provides the interface between the various systems. Each control unit is therefore supplied efficiently with the information and vehicle operating variables which its requires for optimal functioning.
Self-Study Programme 364 introduces you to the network topology of the Audi Q7, and provides you with an overview of the positions in the vehicle in which electrical components are located. In addition to obtaining service-related information on the control units, you will learn the installation location of each control unit and become familiar with its tasks. You quickly and efficiently gain an insight into the electronics in the Audi Q7.
For information about the basics of power transmission and the basic functions of automatic gearboxes, refer to the multimedia training CDs
"Power Transmission 1 - Basic Principles",
"Power Transmission 2 - Automatic Step Gearbox Mechanism" and "Power Transmission 3 - Hydraulics Principles".
Use the training courses available under the "Power Transmission" Qualiﬁcation Roadmap for your advanced training. For information on the "Power Transmission" qualiﬁcation roadmap, refer to Audi ServiceNet.
Managing the Vehicle Damage Repair Process
In the event that your vehicle requires damage repairs, GM recommends that you take an active role in its repair. If you have a pre-determined repair facility of choice, take your vehicle there, or have it towed there. Specify to the facility that any required replacement collision parts be original equipment parts, either new Genuine GM parts or recycled original GM parts. Remember, recycled parts will not be covered by your GM vehicle warranty.
Insurance pays the bill for the repair, but you must live with the repair. Depending on your policy limits, your insurance company may initially value the repair using aftermarket parts. Discuss this with your repair professional, and insist on Genuine GM parts. Remember if your vehicle is leased you may be obligated to have the vehicle repaired with Genuine GM parts, even if your insurance coverage does not pay the full cost.
If another party’s insurance company is paying for the repairs, you are not obligated to accept a repair valuation based on that insurance company’s collision policy repair limits, as you have no contractual limits with that company. In such cases, you can have control of the repair and parts choices as long as cost stays within reasonable limits.