With all of the safety technology that’s been developed within the last few decades, you’d think cars are almost impenetrable fortresses. However, even with all of the advanced safety tech, sometimes the simplest things are the most important. Things like not having the seat slide around when you crash. Turns out, that’s not the case in certain 2017 Audi Q7 models.
In 19,205 2017 Audi Q7s sold in the US, the third row seatback can move forward in the case of a collision. This could severely hurt the passengers, which are likely to be quite young or small, quite badly. Not only is it dangerous, but it’s illegal, according to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard “207” labeled “Seating Systems”. So Audi must issue a mandatory recall to fix these models.
Audi will notify all owners with the effected Q7 models and will bring them in for fixing. Audi will place an extra support bracket to the back of the third row seats. So no big deal once it’s fixed, but could be catastrophic until then. This is yet another recall for the Audi Q7, which recently faced a recall for its power steering systems that could be faulty.