Recall 16V641000

Third Row Seat Back Not Secure And Moves Forward Under Load

Recall Details

The third row seat backs may not stay secure under load, and may cause injury to occupants in an accident. Dealers will install an additional support bracket to the seat free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The seat backs of the third row of seats may move forward unexpectedly under load, such as if in a frontal collision, possibly not properly securing passengers seated in those seats. This could result in personal injury in an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Audi must be performed by an Audi dealership. Audi will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in October, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Audi dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., September 06, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 06, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2017 Audi Q7 vehicles manufactured August 30, 2015, to July 10, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the third row seat back may move forward under load, such as in a frontal collision. As such, the vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."
If the third row seat does not remain in its adjusted position, there may be an increased risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash.
Audi will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional support bracket to the seat, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2016. Owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 72F8.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to
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