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Recall 11V312000

Tire Pressure Monitor System May Not Function as Designed

Recall Details

Four vehicles were equipped with accessory wheels that do not have the proper tire pressure sensors. Drivers will not receive a warning when one or more tires are under inflated, increasing the risk of tire failure. Dealers will replace the affected tire pressure sensors. As of June 1, 2011, all owners of affected vehicles have been notified. The Volkswagen recall number is 44J4/X0.

 

Our Quick Take

Four vehicles were sold with accessory wheels and tires that were not equipped with the proper tire pressure monitor sensors. The low tire warning message will not function as designed, increasing the risk of tire failure due to under inflated tires.

What Should You Do?

For owners who have been notified their vehicle is involved, this should be considered a high priority recall. The vehicle could catch fire without warning. Please contact your Volkswagen dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Suspension & Steering, June 3, 2011

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 3, 2011
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
11V312000
Component
TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012, CC VEHICLES, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLES SAFETY STANDARD NO. 138, "TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)." THE FACTORY REPLACED WHEELS AND TIRES AT THE PORT WITH ACCESSORY WHEELS AND TIRES THAT WERE NOT EQUIPPED WITH THE PROPER TIRE TPMS SENSORS.
Consequence
DRIVERS WILL NOT RECEIVE A WARNING FROM THE TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR THAT ONE OR MORE TIRES ARE UNDERINFLATED, INCREASING THE RISK THAT THE VEHICLE WILL BE DRIVEN WITH ONE OR MORE UNDERINFLATED TIRES, INCREASING THE RISK OF A TIRE FAILURE THAT MAY LEAD TO A CRASH.
Remedy
VOLKSWAGEN WILL REPLACE THE TPMS SENSORS WITH THE PROPER SENSORS TO MAKE THE TPMS SYSTEM OF THE VEHICLES COMPLIANT WITH FMVSS 138. AS OF JUNE 1, 2011, VOLKSWAGEN HAS CONTACTED ALL AFFECTED CUSTOMERS TO SCHEDULE THE REPAIRS FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Notify
VOLKSWAGEN SAFETY RECALL NO. 44J4/XO. OWNERS 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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