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Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. 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."
Volkswagen's recall number: 72F8
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V641000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,205
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.
Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to Safercar.
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