Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Rear seats

General information

WARNING

  • Be careful when adjusting the seat. Unsupervised or careless seat adjustment could cause parts of the body to get pinched, which increases the risk of injury.
  • Always pull forward on the backrest to make sure it is check if it is correctly locked in place.
  • To reduce the risk of an accident, only adjust the seat when the vehicle is stationary.

Adjusting the seats (second row seats)


Fig. 54 Second row seats: adjusting the backrest angle

Fig. 55 Second row seats: adjusting the seat position
Fig. 55 Second row seats: adjusting the seat position

The settings depend on the vehicle equipment.

Adjusting the outer backrest

  • Support the backrest with one hand and pull the lever at the same time > fig. 54. Release the lever.
  • Move the backrest forward or back to the desired position.
  • Keep moving the backrest until it locks into place.

Adjusting the center backrest

  • Support the backrest with one hand and pull the strap at the same time.
  • Move the backrest forward or back to the desired position.
  • Release the strap and continue moving the backrest until it locks into place.

Adjusting forward and backward

  • To adjust the seat forward or back, pull the handle > fig. 55 and slide the seat.
  • Release the handle and continue sliding the seat until it locks into place.

Entry/exit assistance (second row seats)

Applies to: vehicles with easy entry function


Fig. 56 Second-row seating: folding the seat down

Fig. 57 Second-row seating: folding the seat upright
Fig. 57 Second-row seating: folding the seat upright

Entry/exit assistance creates easier access to the third-row seating*.

To be able to enter and exit, you must fold the backrest on the second row seat down, and then fold the seat upward.

Folding the second row seat backrest down

  • Pull the lever upward, fig. 54. Or
  • From the third row seat*, pull the release strap on the seat in front > fig. 56.
  • The backrest folds down by itself.

Folding the second row seat upward

  • Pull the seat up by the lever (1) until it is folded upward fig. 57.

Messages

Second row seat unlocked. Risk of injury for rear passengers

If the indicator light turns on and this message appears, then the second row seats are not folded down and locked into the floor when you start to drive. A warning tone will also sound.

WARNING

  • When the second row seats are folded down, they must not be used as a footrest or have objects placed on them as this increases the risk of an accident.
  • To reduce the risk of an accident, never allow people to ride in the third row" if the second row seats are folded upward.
  • To reduce the risk of an accident, never drive with objects on the folded third row* backrests if the second row seats are folded upright.
  • Be mindful of persons in the third row* when folding down the second row seats.

    Not paying attention when folding down seats can cause pinching injuries.

  • If you are unlocking the second row seat backrest from the third row seat* > fig. 56, be careful of any passengers in the second row seats or within the backrest's range of motion. Not paying attention when folding down seats can cause injuries.
  • Always pull forward on the backrest to make sure it is check if it is correctly locked in place.

Note

To reduce the risk of damage, move the rear head restraints down before folding the backrests forward .

Folding the backrest do up (third row seats)

Applies to: vehicles with third row seats

Fig. 58 Third row seats: folding the backrest
Fig. 58 Third row seats: folding the backrest

Folding the backrest down/up

The buttons are located in the rear area (A) and in the luggage compartment (B)  fig. 58.

  • Press the button (1) or (2) until the backrest is folded all the way down or up.

You can fold the backrests up or down at the same time using the button (1) and (2).

Meaning of the LED in the button

  • If the LED blinks, the backrest is still not in its end position.
  • If the LED turns on, the backrest is in its end Position.

Messages

Please move third seat row to the locked position.

See owner's manual

If the indicator light turns on and this message appears, then the backrest is not in its locked position.

A warning tone will also sound.

WARNING

  • Be careful when folding and unfolding the backrests. Not paying attention and not checking when folding/unfolding the backrests can lead to pinching injuries.
  • Always pull forward on the backrest to make sure it is check if it is correctly locked in place.
  • Do not drive if the indicator light in the button is blinking > fig. 58. This situation increases the risk of an accident, since the backrest is not locked in place and it is not in its end position.
  • To reduce the risk of an accident, never drive with persons in the third row-seat if the seats are not folded completely upright.

Note

  • To reduce the risk of damage, make sure the second-row seat backrest is upright before folding the third-row seat backrest up or down.
  • Do not place any objects on the third row seat backrest if it is not completely folded down.

Tips

  • Very low temperatures can cause malfunctions when folding and unfolding the backrests.

    If this is the case, moving the vehicle to a warmer area (such as a garage) will help.

  • The backrest cannot be folded down or up if the vehicle door on the side to be adjusted is closed.

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