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Recall 16V243000

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Not Calibrated Properly

Recall Details

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may fail to notify the driver of a tire that has low air pressure. Dealers will correct the TPMS settings and replace the safety certification label free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) may not be calibrated properly. As a result, the system may not properly notify drivers of a tire that has low air pressure, which could lead to unexpectedly driving on under-inflated tires.  This could increase risk of tire failure and a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 2016. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volkswagen dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Suspension & Steering, April 26, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 26, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
366
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V243000
Component
TIRES
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 Toureg vehicles manufactured July 7, 2015 to March 3, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) may be improperly calibrated and, as a result, the TPMS may fail to warn the driver that the tire pressure is low. Additionally, the tire pressures printed on the Safety Certification labels are incorrect. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."
Consequence
If the vehicle is driven on underinflated tires, the tires may fail suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will correct the TPMS settings and replace the safety certification label, free of charge. The recall began on May 13, 2016. Volkwagen's number for this recall is 44M9.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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