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.

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