The last thing you want to worry about in the event of a crash is how much of your head the pillars can absorb if you hit one, but that’s just what Audi is looking to fix in a recall issued for some 94,100 model-year 2018-20 Q7 SUVs.
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The padding on the three-row people mover’s C-pillars, which are located behind the rear doors, may not absorb enough impact in the event of a crash. An unbelted occupant’s head may hit the vehicle’s C-pillar padding, increasing the risk of injury.
Audi has already developed a remedy, however. Dealers will replace the deformation element on the C-pillars for free, and the recall is expected to begin Dec. 23. Owners with further questions can call Audi at 800-253-2834, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.