Seat problems prompt Audi Q7 recall

The third-row seat back may move forward under load, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

Audi is preparing to install new seating components in the 2017 Q7 to resolve safety concerns.

Internal quality tests uncovered an issue that allows the third row seat back to move forward under load. The behavior violates federal safety guidelines and poses a potential injury risk.

"If the third row seat does not remain in its position, there may be an increased risk of injury to an occupant in the event of a crash," the automaker warns.

The issue was traced to a lower transverse pipe that was improperly manufactured, weakening the seat structure.

Service technicians will install a new support bracket on the questionable pipe to bring its structural rigidity back up to spec.

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