Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., is recalling nearly 20,000 Audi Q7 vehicles due to a defect in the third row seats that could cause an increased risk of injury during a crash.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the third row seat backs in the recalled vehicles may move forward under load, or during a frontal crash. In addition, the vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems.”
Audi will notify owners of the recalled vehicles. Dealers will provide a free installation of an additional support bracket for the seats. The recall is expected to start in October.
The recall affects 2017 Audi Q7 vehicles manufactured between August 30, 2015, and July 10, 2016. According to the NHTSA, 19,205 vehicles are potentially affected by the recall.