Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Manual shifting

When driving
Fig. 92 Center console: shifting manually with the selector lever

When driving
Fig. 93 Steering wheel: shift paddles

You can shift the gears manually when in "D" mode. The transmission is in tiptronic mode.

Shifting with the selector lever

You can shift into manual shifting mode while the vehicle is stationary or while driving.

  • To switch to manual shifting mode, tilt the selector lever toward the front passenger's side => fig. 92. "M" will be displayed in the instrument cluster.
  • Upshifting: push the selector lever forward (+).
  • Downshifting: push the selector lever toward the rear (-).
  • To switch back to automatic mode, tilt the selector lever toward the driver's side.

Shifting with the shift paddles

Applies to: vehicles with shift paddles

  • Upshifting: press the (+) shift paddle => fig. 93.
  • Downshifting: press the (-) shift paddle.
  • To engage the lowest possible gear for maximum acceleration, press and hold the (-) shift paddle.
  • To switch back to automatic mode, press and hold the (+) shift paddle or push the selector lever toward the rear.

If you stop using the shift paddles temporarily, the transmission will switch back to automatic mode. To keep shifting manually, tilt the selector lever toward the front passenger's side.

Tips

  • The transmission only allows manual shifting when the engine speed is within the permitted range.
  • The transmission automatically shifts up or down before critical engine speed is reached.

Accelerator pedal

You can accelerate the vehicle using the accelerator pedal.

Maximum acceleration

If you press the accelerator pedal all the way down, the motor's full power will be used and you will reach maximum acceleration, also called "kick-down".

WARNING

The driving wheels could spin and the vehicle could swerve on slick or slippery road surfaces when using kick-down, which increases the risk of an accident.

Parking lock emergency release

Fig. 94 Footwell: releasing the parking lock using the emergency release
Fig. 94 Footwell: releasing the parking lock using the emergency release

The emergency release is located in the front cup holder under a cover.

You will need the screwdriver and the socket wrench from the vehicle tool kit in order to release. Use the flat side of the reversible screwdriver blade.

Releasing the parking lock using the emergency release

  • Secure the vehicle against rolling.
  • Pry the cover off the opening using the screwdriver inserted in the slot.
  • Insert the socket wrench from the vehicle tool kit into the opening.
  • Turn the socket wrench clockwise until it stops 1 and press it downward until it locks into place 2.
  • Leave the socket wrench inserted.

Resetting the parking lock

  • Grasp the socket wrench with both hands and carefully pull it upward to remove.
  • Install the cover.

WARNING

  • The parking lock must be released using the emergency release before towing the vehicle.
  • Only use the parking lock emergency release if the vehicle is secured against rolling. An unsecured vehicle may roll, which increases the risk of an accident.
  • Only activate the emergency release while on a level surface or a slight slope.
  • To reduce the risk of an accident, you must not drive when the emergency release is activated.

Messages

The following messages may appear depending on the vehicle equipment:

Transmission: malfunction! Safely stop vehicle

Do not continue driving. Stop the vehicle as soon as possible in a safe location and secure it so it does not roll. See an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility for assistance.

Transmission: too hot. Please stop vehicle

Do not continue driving. Select "P" and contact an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility for assistance.

Transmission: too hot. Please adapt driving style

The transmission temperature has increased significantly.

Drive very cautiously or take a break from driving until the temperature returns to the normal range and the indicator light turns off.

Transmission: malfunction! You can continue driving. See owner's manual

There is a system malfunction in the transmission.

You may continue driving. Drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility soon to have the malfunction corrected.

Transmission: malfunction! You can continue driving with limited function. Please contact Service

There is a system malfunction in the transmission.

The transmission is switching to emergency mode. This mode only shifts into certain gears or may no longer shift at all. The engine may stall.

Drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility immediately to have the malfunction corrected.

Transmission: malfunction! You can continue driving with limited function. No reverse gear

There is a system malfunction in the transmission.

The transmission is switching to emergency mode. This mode only shifts into certain gears or may no longer shift at all. The engine may stall.

You cannot engage the reverse gear. Drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility immediately to have the malfunction corrected.

Transmission: malfunction! You can continue driving in D until engine is off

There is a system malfunction in the transmission.

The transmission is switching to emergency mode. If you turn the engine off, you will not be able to select any other gears after restarting the engine. Drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility immediately to have the malfunction corrected.

Danger of rolling away! P not possible.

Please apply parking brake

  • The parking lock was released using the emergency release. Or
  • The parking lock can no longer be engaged.

    Drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility immediately to have the malfunction corrected. Secure the vehicle against rolling before exiting the vehicle.

Selector lever: malfunction! Gear change only possible using both shift paddles.

There is a system malfunction in the selector lever.

You can continue driving with restricted function.

The selector lever is not working. Gears can only be selected by tapping both shift paddles at the same time when the vehicle is stationary. The "P" gear is automatically engaged when you turn off the engine. Drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility immediately to have the malfunction corrected.

Selector lever: malfunction! You can continue driving. Please contact Service

There is a system malfunction in the selector lever.

Drive immediately to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility to have the malfunction repaired.

P button: malfunction! Auto P when engine off. Please contact Service

There is a malfunction in the "P" button on the selector lever. The "P" gear is automatically engaged when you turn off the engine. Drive to an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility immediately to have the malfunction corrected.

Move selector lever to automatic position

The transmission has switched out of tiptronic mode. Switch back to automatic mode with the selector lever.

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