Volkswagen recalls Audi vehicles over rearview display issue

Auburn Hills, MI – October 26, 2022 – Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY), which owns the Audi brand, is recalling 170,296 vehicles over a problem with the rearview camera display, which can up the risk of an accident.  

The recall covers the following models: 

  • 2021 Audi e-tron
  • 2022 Audi e-tron GT
  • 2021– 2022 Audi RSQ8
  • 2021 Audi RS7, RS6 and RS5
  • 2021 Audi S8, S7, S6, S5, S5 Cabriolet and S4
  • 2021 Audi A8, A7, A6, A5, A5 Cabriolet and A4
  • 2021 Audi SQ8, SQ7 and SQ5
  • 2021 Audi Q8, Q7 and Q5

Recall summary

The dashboard screen on the affected models may fail to display the rearview camera image when Reverse gear is engaged, showing only a blank screen. In certain situations, the dashboard main unit could malfunction, leading to no image being shown. 

Recall risks

For risks of this recall please visit this article about a similar GM recall.

Other Audi recalls

In September 2022, Volkswagen issued a recall for 13,004 2021-2022 Audi Q3 SUVs over a damaged fuel tank vent pipe that could lead to fuel spills and prevent the vehicle’s fuel tank from being filled.

In December 2021, Volkswagen recalled 288,991 2018-2022 Audi Q5 and SQ5 SUVs over gateway control modules that could sustain water damage, leading the engine to lose power, increasing the risk of accidents.

The repair

Dealers will fix these Audi software issues by updating the infotainment software on the affected vehicles at no cost to owners.

 Affected owners will be notified on or around December 2, 2022.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 170,000 vehicles are affected by this Audi rearview display recall. To check for Audi e-tron recalls or other Audi recalls on your vehicle,  run an Audi recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Joseph EstabilloVolkswagen recalls Audi vehicles over rearview display issue

Volkswagen recalls Audis for broken suspensions

Auburn Hills, MI – May 5, 2021 – Volkswagen  (OTCMKTS:VWAGY) – which owns the Audi brand – has recalled 40,993 Audis, including a number of 2021 Audi SUVs, because a part of the suspension may break. The recall includes:

  • 2020 – 2021 Audi A4
  • 2019 – 2021 Audi A5
  • 2020 – 2021 Audi A6
  • 2020 – 2021 Audi A7
  • 2020 – 2021 Audi A8
  • 2020 – 2021 Audi Q5
  • 2020 – 2021 Audi S4
  • 2019 – 2021 Audi S5
  • 2020 – 2021 Audi S6
  • 2020 – 2021 Audi S7
  • 2020 – 2021 Audi S8
  • 2020 – 2021 Audi SQ5
  • 2020 – 2021 Audi S5 Cabriolet
  • 2021 Audi Q7
  • 2021 Audi Q8
  • 2021 Audi RS Q8
  • 2019 – 2021 Audi RS5
  • 2021 Audi RS6 Avant
  • 2021 Audi RS7

The component name is ”Lock nut M14x1,5,” part number WHT 007 610.

Recall summary  

The recall stems from an issue with a single nut in the car’s trailing arm suspension. The trailing arms is a type of suspension that helps keep the rear wheels aligned properly. 

Due to a supplier error, the nuts used to connect the trailing arm to the rest of the car were not manufactured “according to specification.” As a result, certain batches of nuts may get corroded or damaged, causing them to break.


When the nut holding the trailing arm breaks, the rear wheels could become misaligned, changing the direction the car is moving in. “It cannot be completely ruled out that [the car] could suddenly and uncontrollably move in the wrong direction at higher speeds,” Volkswagen says in recall documents. If this occurs, the driver can lose control and crash.

Warning signs

Drivers with a broken trailing arm nut may notice the steering wheel is not aligned when they are driving or that the vehicle lists to one side when they hit the gas or brake. Volkswagen knows of two incidents of this kind; both took place outside the US.

Other Audi recalls

Volkswagen recently recalled over 150,000 Audi A3-generation cars for faulty airbags. These passenger-side airbags are prone to deactivating while someone is sitting in the seat, upping that passenger’s risk of injury in a crash. 

The repair

Volkswagen and Audi dealers will replace the defective nut and will check for existing damage. If the part is already damaged, the whole screw connection will be replaced. Both services are provided for free. The repair is not yet available, but owners will receive more information about the recall by June 25.

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

Nearly 41,000 vehicles are included in this Audi recall. To see if your car is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Rebecca RandVolkswagen recalls Audis for broken suspensions