Volkswagen recalls vehicles over faulty tire pressure monitoring

Auburn Hills, MI – November 13, 2022 – Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY), which owns the Audi brand, is recalling 224,704 vehicles for a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), which can lead to underinflated tires. This ups the risk of a crash.

The recall covers the following models: 

  • 2019 – 2020 Audi A3
  • 2019 – 2021 Volkswagen Atlas
  • 2020 – 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
  • 2019 – 2020 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2019 – 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • 2019 – 2020 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen
  • 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
  • 2019 Volkswagen Golf R
  • 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
  • 2019 Audi Q3

Recall summary

The TPMS alerts the driver when the car is losing pressure in one or more tires. This allows users to take the appropriate corrective measures, such as reinflating or replacing the tires.  

In the affected vehicles, a software problem could prevent the TMPS from detecting air pressure loss in the tires in situations where all four tires are losing air at the same rate. The system may fail to promptly notify the driver that the tires need to be inflated. 

The component involved in this recall is the TPMS software with multiple part numbers, including 5Q0.614.517.DS and 5Q0.614.517.EB.   

Recall risks

Read more about the risks of a faulty TPMS in our recent article about a similar recall by Stellantis.

Other Volkswagen recalls

There was an Audi recall last month due to improperly installed passenger airbags, which could fail to deploy properly during a crash, as reported.

In the same month, there was a Volkswagen Golf recall due to the risk of cars overheating and catching fire, also as reported.

There was an Volkswagen Atlas recall in March due to airbags that may deploy slower-than-necessary in a crash. Ironically, three months earlier the manufacturer recalled some of the same models due to airbags that may deploy accidentally even if there is no accident.

The repair

Dealers will update the software on the affected vehicles at no cost to the owner. Affected owners will be notified on or around December 30, 2022.   

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 224,000 vehicles are affected by this TPMS software recall. To check for Volkswagen or Audi tire pressure issue recall on your vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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Volkswagen recalls Atlas SUVs with faulty airbags

Auburn Hills, MI – March 27, 2022 – Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY) is recalling 222,892 midsize SUVs, whose airbags may deploy with a delay during a crash, increasing the risk of an injury. This recall affects the following vehicles:  

  • 2019 – 2020 Volkswagen Atlas 
  • 2021 – 2023 Volkswagen Atlas FL
  • 2021 – 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport 

Recall summary  

The recalled vehicles have a wiring harness that goes from the vehicle’s body to its front doors and connects to a variety of components, including  side airbags. 

Due to a supplier error, the harness was not fitted properly, causing it to move slightly under vibration. Over time, this can lead to corrosion, which cause a delay in the deployment of the front side airbags in the event of a “side impact crash.

Recall risks

Delayed airbag deployment ups the risk of an injury. 

Warning signs

The airbag warning light may come on in the event of a malfunction.

Since the corrosion of the harness may also affect other components that are “plugged into” it, the driver may also see “inadvertent rolling down windows, inadvertent park brake engagement” and receive a warning about a “faulty door sensor.”

Other Volkswagen recalls

Some of the model-years involved in this recall may also have been affected by another airbag recall in December, as reported. The recalled vehicles’ airbags were at risk of the airbags accidentally deploying due to a water leak.

Over 45,000 Audi sedans were just recalled due to a manufacturing defect which causes their fuel level indicators to display an inaccurate reading. This may lead to a stall while in traffic, as reported.

The repair

The remedy is currently under development. Notifications to vehicle owners will be sent by May 10, 2022. All repairs will be free of charge.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

These Volkswagen electrical issues are affecting more than 200,000 vehicles. To do a Volkswagen recall check and see if yours is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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