60F6 – Sunroof Malfunction – 2022 Volkswagen Golf R A8 & Golf GTI

July 27, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V542000

Sunroof Malfunction/FMVSS 118

A sunroof switch that is inadvertently pressed can result in unintended auto-closure of the sunroof, increasing the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V542

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected 2,238

 

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2022 Golf R A8 and Golf GTI vehicles. The touch switch for the sunroof may be too sensitive, allowing it to be inadvertently pressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 118, “Power-Operated Window Systems.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the roof module switch, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 23, 2022. Owners may contact Volkswagen’s customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 60F6.

 

Notes

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.nhtsa.gov.

 

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2022 Volkswagen Golf
2022 Volkswagen Golf

 


Affected Vehicles

Country Beginning Model Year Ending Model Year Vehicle Vehicle Count
USA 2022 2022 GOLF GTI 1,715
USA 2022 2022 GOLF R 523
CAN 2022 2022 GOLF GTI 574
CAN 2022 2022 GOLF R 353

 

Issue:

For the affected vehicles, it is possible to trigger the operation of a LIN roof console and movement of the sunroof with a test ball, as defined by FMVSS118. Therefore, the requirement on the FMVSS118 may not be met.

 

Repair:

REPAIR NOT YET AVAILABLE

 


Chronology :

April 2022: the supplier informed Volkswagen about a potential issue with regards to LIN roof switch in Volkswagen vehicles.

April 2022-July 2022: Checking of vehicles with test procedure for FMVSS 118 and determination of affected population.

July 14, 2022: Topic was presented at the Volkswagen Product Safety pre-panel Committee. Further regulatory analysis required.

July 20, 2022: Topic was presented to the Volkswagen Product Safety Committee, which decided a recall due to noncompliance with FMVSS118.

Volkswagen is not aware of any warranty claims or field reports in the United States due to this issue.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R 2022
VOLKSWAGEN GTI 2022

 


3 Associated Documents

Noncompliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V542-2641.PDF 215.445KB

RCLRPT-22V542-2641

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V542-2357.pdf 646.069KB

RCAK-22V542-2357

 


Volkswagen – Dealer Advance Notice – August 2022

RCMN-22V542-3679.pdf 834.774KB

RCMN-22V542-3679

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V542&docType=RCL

 


 

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