Volkswagen latest recalls affect over 600,000 cars. Is yours one of them?

Washington, D.C. – November 25, 2022 – Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY), which owns the Audi and Porsche brands, has racked up 27 recalls in the past six months. In total, 634,241 vehicles have been affected by different Volkswagen recalls. 

Some of the most prominent ones are included below. Read on to find out if your vehicle is affected.

Airbag issues 

In early July, certain Audi sedans had to be recalled because their airbags could explode during deployment in an event of a crash. Almost 30,000 cars were affected by these Volkswagen airbag issues, including: 

  • 1998 Audi A8
  • 1997 – 1998 Audi A4

Malfunctioning rearview cameras

At the end of the same month, Volkswagen pulled a large number because their rearview cameras could fail to display an image. In total, 43,091 cars were recalled over this issue. The lengthy list of the affected vehicles includes the following: 

  • 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
  • 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan PA
  • 2021 Volkswagen Jetta NF
  • 2022 Volkswagen Jetta PA
  • 2021 Volkswagen Arteon FL
  • 2022 Volkswagen Taos
  • 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan LWB
  • 2021 – 2022 Volkswagen Atlas FL
  • 2021 – 2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

An even larger recall took place in October 2022, when Volkswagen had to pull a range of its models because the rearview camera would show a blank image when reversing. This issue affected 170,296 cars, with the following models being included: 

  • 2021 Audi e-Tron
  • 2022 Audi e-Tron GT
  • 2021 – 2022 Audi RSQ8
  • 2021 Audi RS7, RS6 and RS5
  • 2021 Audi S8
  • 2021 Audi A8
  • 2021 Audi SQ8
  • 2021 Audi Q8

The latest Volkswagen rearview camera recalls happened just a few days ago. Here, the problem was with the infotainment system itself, which may become permanently damaged when shut off. This issue affected a total of 6,076 vehicles, including: 

  • 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

A rearview camera that fails to display an image limits visibility while backing up, which may result in a collision with pedestrians, vehicles or property. 

Engine and fuel-system issues 

The Volkswagen engine issues and problems with fuel systems caused several recalls over the past six months.  

First, in August 2022, there was a batch of Audi SUVs with faulty fuel pumps, which could stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. This recall affected 49,443 vehicles, including:

  • 2020 – 2021 Audi Q7
  • 2029 – 2021 Audi Q8

Issues with the fuel systems caused 13,004 2021-2022 Audi Q3 SUVs to be recalled in September 2022.  Here, a damaged vent pipe may lead to increased pressure within the fuel tank, potentially causing the gasoline to be spilled when the cap is removed

In October 2022, sporty Golf models were recalled because they could have developed a coolant leak. This may result in overheating and stalling, or, in more extreme cases, engine fire.  In the end, 8,038 cars had to be recalled over this,  including:

  • 2022 – 2023 Volkswagen Golf R A8
  • 2022 – 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Inoperable tire pressure monitoring system 

Just a few days ago, Volkswagen issued one of the largest recent Jetta recalls, which also affected many other models. This was caused by a software error that could prevent the tire pressure monitoring system (TMPS) from detecting tire pressure loss. With 224,704 cars affected, this recall included 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 

Is your vehicle part of a recall?

At this moment, various Volkswagen electrical issues and other problems had caused more than 600,000 cars to be recalled in the past six months. To do a Volkswagen recall check and see if yours is affected by any of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool

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Volkswagen Recalls Vehicles with Defective Brake Components

Auburn Hills, MI – March 20, 2022  – Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY) has remedied issues with 10,086 vehicles including the 2018 Audi Q5 and 2018 Volkswagen Atlas dealing with brake system failures. So far, two of these Volkswagen vehicles have been declared unreachable and 0 has been removed from the recall. Three groups of these  2018 Audi Q5 models were remedied in 2018, and four groups were remedied in 2019 due to this issue with insufficient coating on brake caliper pistons.

Auburn Hills, Mich. – July 5, 2018 – Volkswagen Group of America has recalled more than 10,000 vehicles potentially equipped with defective brake components, according to documentation submitted to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

The campaign affects models across multiple brands, including:

  • 2018 Audi Q5 sport utility vehicles produced between March 20, 2018, and May 12, 2018.
  • 2018 Audi SQ5 performance sport utility vehicles produced between March 20, 2018, and May 11, 2018.
  • 2018 Volkswagen Atlas sport utility vehicles produced between April 9, 2018, and June 4, 2018.
  • 2018 Volkswagen Beetle sedans and convertibles produced between March 21, 2018, and May 16, 2018.
  • 2018 Volkswagen GTI hatchbacks produced between March 21, 2018, and May 23, 2018.
  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks produced between March 21, 2018, and May 25, 2018.
  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen sedans produced between March 21, 2018, and May 23, 2018.
  • 2018 Volkswagen Passat sedans March 21, 2018, and May 16, 2018.

The German automaker unsure how many of the recalled vehicles actually contain the defective parts.

The defect

Affected vehicles contain brake caliber pistons with flawed chrome coating. This defect may allow gas bubbles to form within the braking system, ultimately inhibiting brake performance.

Consequently, the problematic coating poses a serious safety hazard for occupants. However, Volkswagen has yet to receive reports connecting the defect to any accidents or injuries.

Timeline of events

On May 17, 2018, Volkswagen engineers at an assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee came across multiple finished vehicles with low or soft brake pedals.

This finding forced the vehicle manufacturer to stop shipment immediately and initiate an official investigation. 24 hours later, Volkswagen initiated a stop-shipment order for in-transit vehicles.

Then, on May 21, 2018, Kelsey-Hayes Company, the vendor that supplied the problematic brake calibers, informed Volkswagen that some of its brake calibers were not properly coated.

Following this revelation, the Volkswagen Product Safety Committee reviewed the issue and decided to halt the sale of all vehicles potentially equipped with the defective parts.

Over this time, Audi engineering teams also discovered newly manufactured vehicles with low or soft braking systems. Audi launched a stop-sale initiative June 1, 2018.

Members of the Volkswagen PSC reconvened June 29, 2018, and chose to initiate a voluntary safety recall campaign.

The solution

The German automaker will direct dealers to inspect the braking systems installed in affected vehicles and, if necessary, bleed them free of charge, according to an NHTSA recall acknowledgment document.

Volkswagen intends to notify dealers of the forthcoming action July 30, 2018, and reach out to customers via first-class mail July 31, 2018. Check your car’s recall status using MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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