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RECALL Subject : Third Row Seat may Move Forward Under Load

Report Receipt Date: SEP 06, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V641000
Component(s): SEATS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,205


Manufacturer: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
SUMMARY:

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."
CONSEQUENCE:
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.
REMEDY:
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.
 
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