VW/Audi is underneath the gun with a large recall doubtlessly affecting as much as 224,704 automobiles because of Tire Stress Monitoring System (TPMS) failure.
NHTSA ordered the recall as a result of the tire stress monitoring system could not detect a lack of air stress within the required 20-minute time window when deflation happens in all 4 tires without delay. Consequently, these automobiles fail to adjust to the necessities of the Federal Motor Car Security Requirements for Tire Stress Monitoring Programs.
Whereas stress in all 4 tires bleeding on the identical time is uncommon, you just about should run over a spike strip or comparable street hazard for that to occur, it is nonetheless one thing the automotive must be warning in regards to the driver about.
A variety of automobiles are affected
Fashions included within the recall are the 2019 Tiguan LWB, Golf Sportswagen A7, Golf Alltrack, Golf R GP, Audi Q3, and Audi A3 Cabriolet, in addition to the 2019-2020 Jetta NF, Jetta GLI, Golf GTI, Atlas , Golf A7 , and Audi A3, together with the 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport and 2021 Atlas FL automobiles.
The repair is easy and comparatively cheap. To handle the problem, VW and Audi sellers will replace the TPMS software program, freed from cost. The VW/Audi inner code numbers for this recall are (Audi) 45J7, and (VW) 45J6 and 45J8. Proprietor notification letters are anticipated to be mailed on or about December 30, 2022.
Audi infotainment/digicam system recall
Along with the TPMS, Audi is recalling a further 6,076 automobiles as a result of its personal infotainment system can malfunction whereas the automotive is turned off, and which means the rearview digicam will not work the following time the proprietor tries to drive. .
NHTSA says you possibly can drive with out your tunes, however the rearview digicam should work, so a recall is going on underneath Federal Motor Car Security Customary quantity 111, “Rear Visibility.”
Affected fashions embody the 2021 Audi A8, A6 Allroad, and E-TRON Quattro, in addition to practically your entire 2022 Audi lineup. This recall will likely be dearer for the corporate. As you’d count on, Audi sellers should utterly substitute the primary infotainment unit without charge to homeowners.
Audi’s inner code quantity for this recall is 91Ei. Proprietor notification letters are anticipated to be mailed in Dec. 25, 2022.
Within the meantime, affected homeowners can contact Volkswagen customer support at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi customer support at 1-800-253-2834. Homeowners may also contact the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration Car Security Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.