Auburn Hills, MI – September 22, 2021 – Volkswagen (OTCMKTS:VWAGY) has recalled 5,087 vehicles that may stall, increasing the risk of an injury or a crash. This recall is limited to 2022 VW Taos “equipped with all-wheel drive.”
The Volkswagen Engine Control Unit (ECU ) – which controls engine operations – is the cause of the recall.
VW Taos vehicles involved in the recall run ECU software that controls the engine cooling system.
For reasons that are not currently known, the ECU may cause the engine to shut off when coming to a stop. The ECUs that may exhibit such behavior have part numbers 05E.906.013.C and 05E.906.013.F.
Although the driver should be able to restart the vehicle immediately after stalling, situations like this are still potentially dangerous to both its occupants and other motorists, especially if they happen in high-speed or dense traffic conditions. For tips on what to do in the event of an engine stall, please see our coverage of a similar Ford recall.
Other VW recalls
The same 2022 Volkswagen Taos vehicles may also be affected by a separate VW recall due to a risk of engine fire.
To resolve the issue, dealers will update the ECU with a software version that is not prone to such issues. Notifications about the repair will be sent to vehicle owners on October 5, 2021.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
This VW recall includes more than 11,000 vehicles. To check for this and other VW recalls, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.