Volkswagen recalls Audis over rearview display loss

Auburn Hills, MI – November 14, 2022 – Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY), which owns the Audi brand, is recalling 6,076 vehicles over a problem with the infotainment display, which also shows the rearview camera image. The screen may fail to show an image when the vehicle starts, increasing the risk of a crash when the vehicle is reversing.

The recall covers some of the following models: 

  • 2022 Audi A3
  • 2022 Audi A4
  • 2022 Audi A4 Allroad
  • 2022 Audi A5
  • 2022 Audi A5 Cabriolet
  • 2022 Audi A6
  • 2022 Audi A7
  • 2022 Audi e-tron GT
  • 2022 Audi Q3
  • 2022 Audi Q7
  • 2022 Audi Q8
  • 2022 Audi RS Q8
  • 2022 Audi RS6
  • 2022 Audi RS7
  • 2021 – 2022 Audi A6 Allroad
  • 2021 – 2022 Audi e-tron
  • 2021 –2022 Audi A8

Recall summary

In the affected vehicles, the infotainment unit can become permanently damaged when the ignition is switched off, due to an electrical problem within the unit. The next time the engine is started, the central display may fail to show any images, including the rearview camera feed.   

The component involved in this recall is the infotainment main unit with multiple part numbers, including 4J3035092A, 4M2035092B, 8W2035050C and 8Y0035050A. 

For the full list of the affected vehicles, please visit the following page.

Recall risks

Read more about the risks of a faulty rearview camera display in our recent article about a similar recall by Nissan.

Other Audi recalls

In April, Volkswagen recalled 26,053 Audi vehicles that could lose engine power while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.  

In September, Volkswagen recalled 13,004 Audi vehicles following 192 warranty claims due to a damaged part in the fuel tank, which could lead to fuel spills and prevent the fuel tank from being refilled.  

The repair

Dealers will replace the main infotainment unit on affected vehicles with a new one, at no cost to the owner. Affected owners will be notified on or around December 25, 2022.   

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 6,000 Audi vehicles are affected by these Audi infotainment unit issues. To check for Audi e-tron recalls, Audi A-Class Recalls, Audi S-Class Recalls, and other Audi recalls on your vehicle, run an Audi recall check using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

Joseph EstabilloVolkswagen recalls Audis over rearview display loss