Volkswagen and Audi have been called to the NHTSA’s office again, this time over tire pressure monitoring systems
The remedy is a trip to the VW or Audi dealer to have the TPMS software updated. The model-year recall population includes the:
- 2019: VW Tiguan LWB, VW Golf Alltrack, VW Golf R, VW Golf Sportswagen; Audi Q3, Audi A3 Cabriolet
- 2019 & 2020: VW Atlas, VW Golf, VW Golf GTI, VW Jetta, VW Jetta GLI; Audi A3
- 2020 & 2021: VW Atlas Cross Sport
- 2021: VW Atlas
VW Group of America will send notification letters to owners by December 30, 2022. Owners who don’t want to wait seven weeks for official info can contact Volkswagen customer service at 800-893-5298 and refer to internal recall numbers 45J6 and 45J8, contact Audi customer service at 800-253-2834 and refer to internal recall number 45J7, or contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) and cite campaign number 22V815.
Audi needs its dealers to have a close look at another 6,076 recalled vehicles from the 2021 and 2022 model years over their infotainment systems. A defective voltage regulator can damage the infotainment center console unit when the vehicle is turned off. On startup after that, the display screen won’t work, meaning the rearview camera picture can’t be displayed, either. Having no rearview camera on a modern vehicle is a federal no-no. Dealers will replace the entire console unit in cars that need it.
Although the vehicle population is much smaller, the range of potentially affected vehicles is larger. It includes the:
- 2021 & 2022: A6 Allroad, A8, E-Tron
- 2022: A3, A4, A4 Allroad, A5 Coupe and Cabriolet, A6, A7, E-Tron GT, Q3, Q7, Q8, RS Q8, RS6, RS7, S3, S4, S5 Coupe and Cabriolet, S6, S8, SQ7, SQ8
Letters will be mailed to owners by December 25th. Before then, owners can contact Audi customer service at the above number and refer to internal recall number 91EI, or get in touch with the NHTSA and cite campaign number 22V806.