Audi recalls Audi Q7 crossovers due to upholstery problemsNovember 5, 2020
The German automaker is recalling the 2018-2020 US Q7s due to a problem with the C-pillar upholstery.
According to a document released by NHTSA last week, the rear pillar upholstery may not absorb the force of an impact in the event of an accident, increasing the risk of head injury for passengers who are not wearing seat belts.
The problem was discovered during routine testing. The company noted that it received no information about incidents or injuries associated with this defect, and believes that the side curtain airbags provide adequate protection in any case.
The recall affected 94,144 vehicles, of which about 10% may have a defect. Some of them had already been repaired before leaving the factory, and the supplier, Austrian Antolin Ebergassing GmbH, also corrected the problem as the parts delivered from April 2020 were in compliance with the specifications.
During the service campaign, the brand’s engineers will replace the deforming element on the C-pillars free of charge. It is expected that the owners will begin to notify about the need to provide their vehicle to the nearest service center of the brand on December 23.
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