Volkswagen issues recall over rearview camera malfunction

Auburn Hills, MI – July 30, 2022 – Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY) is recalling 43,091 vehicles with an infotainment system that may not display the rearview camera image. This reduces rear visibility for the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.

The vehicles included in this Volkswagen rearview camera recall are:

  • 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

Recall summary

The infotainment system in the subject vehicles may fail to display the rearview image. The failure is caused by a problem in the manufacturing process involving the installation of a memory chip.

The component in question is the MIB3 Radio, with part numbers 3G5035842 and 3G5035842A.

Recall risks

The issue increases the risk of a crash, as reported.

Other recent Volkswagen recalls

The current recall follows one from late 2020 that affected many of the same vehicles. That recall also involved rearview cameras failing to display on the infotainment system but appeared to be caused by a different issue.

In mid-July, Volkswagen recalled nearly 30,000 vehicles with exploding airbags. The airbag inflator can absorb moisture and lead to either a slow deploy or rupture during a crash. The issue was attributed to a manufacturing fault.

One of the most notable Volkswagen recalls this year was in early April. It included the 2021 – 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan and 2022 Volkswagen Taos SUVs over suspension that may break and reduce steering control.


To address this Volkswagen software issue, dealers will update the infotainment software of the affected vehicles at no cost to the owners. Notifications will be sent to owners by September 17, 2022. 

Is your vehicle part of this recall?

More than 40,000 vehicles are included in this Volkswagen recall. To perform a Volkswagen Jetta recall check or a check on any other vehicle, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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