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Recall 07V285000

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Has No Operating Instructions In The Owners Manual

Recall Details

There is no information regarding the operation of the tire pressure monitoring system in the owner's manual. Volkswagen sent an owner's manual insert that contains the required information to vehicle owners free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The owner's manual of the vehicle does not include instructions regarding the operation of the tire pressure monitoring system. This could lead to drivers being uneducated about low tire pressure warnings and lead to a dangerous driving condition.

What Should You Do?

Volkswagen notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2007. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Volkswagen recall number is N9.

Suspension & Steering, June 25, 2007

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 25, 2007
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,100
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
07V285000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
CERTAIN VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138, "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS." THE OWNER'S MANUAL IS MISSING THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS.
Consequence
THIS STANDARD SPECIFIES PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEMS (TPMS) TO WARN DRIVERS OF SIGNIFICANT UNDER-INFLATION OF TIRES AND THE RESULTING SAFETY PROBLEMS.
Remedy
OWNERS WILL BE SENT AN OWNER'S MANUAL INSERT CONTAINING THE REQUIRED TPMS INFORMATION. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 6, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-893-5298.
Notify
VW RECALL NO. N9. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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