Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Opening and closing the hood

The hood is released from inside the vehicle.

Checking and Filling
Fig. 162 Footwell: release level

Checking and Filling
Fig. 163 Unlocked hood: lever

Observe the safety precautions General information.

Make sure the wiper arms are not raised up from the windshield. Otherwise the paint could be damaged.

Opening the hood

  • With the door open, pull the lever below the instrument panel in the direction of the arrow > fig. 162.
  • Raise the hood slightly .
  • Press the lever > fig. 163 in the direction of the arrow. This releases the hooks.
  • Open the hood.

Closing the hood

  • Push the hood down until you override the force of the struts.
  • Let the hood fall lightly into the latch. Do not press it in.


The following messages may appear depending on the vehicle equipment:

Warning! Hood is not locked. Stop vehicle and check the lock

The hood latch is not locked correctly. Stop immediately and close the hood.


  • Never open the hood when there is steam or coolant escaping from the motor compartment, because there is a risk that you could be burned. Wait until no steam or coolant is escaping.
  • For safety reasons, the hood must always be latched securely while driving. Because of this, always check the hood after closing it to make sure it is latched correctly. The hood is latched if the front corners cannot be lifted.
  • If you notice that the hood is not latched while you are driving, stop immediately and close it, because driving when the hood is not latched increases the risk of an accident.

Motor compartment overview

The most important check points.

Fig. 164 Engine compartment overview: diagram
Fig. 164 Engine compartment overview: diagram

Observe the safety precautions General information.

  1. Jump start points: (+) under the cover, Charging the 12 volt vehicle battery, Jump starting
  2. Coolant expansion tank ()
  3. Engine oil filler opening ()
  4. Sticker* for engine oil specifications
  5. Brake fluid reservoir ()
  6. Washer fluid reservoir ()

The coolant expansion tank and the engine oil filling opening may be located in different places within the engine compartment, depending on the engine version.


     Engine oil

    If the engine oil level too low If you need to add engine oil, use an oil that is listed on the sticker. The sticker is located at the front of the engine compartment fig. 164. When using the engine

     Adding engine oil

    Fig. 165 Engine compartment: engine oil filling opening cover (example) Observe the safety precautions > General information. Turn the engine off Open the hood Unscrew the cap for the eng

     Cooling system

    Coolant The engine cooling system is filled with a mixture of purified water and coolant additive at the factory. This coolant must not be not changed. The coolant level is monitored using the indi


     Starting the vehicle

    Description Fig. 90 Center console: starting the engine Requirement: the key must be in the vehicle. Starting the engine Press and hold the brake pedal. Press the [START ENGINE STOP] button. The engine will start. Equipment that uses a lot of electricity is switched off temporarily when you


    Map function Applies to: vehicles with navigation system Fig. 149 Active route guidance Fig. 150 Marked map object Opening the map Applies to: MMI: Press NAVIGATION on the home screen. If necessary, press to display the map. The following list gives an overview of the information displayed

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