91Ei Inoperative Rearview Camera Display – 2021-2022 Audi

October 26, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V806000

Inoperative Rearview Camera Display/FMVSS 111

An inoperative rearview camera display reduces the driver’s rear visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V806000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components EQUIPMENT, BACK OVER PREVENTION

Potential Number of Units Affected 6,076

 

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Audi) is recalling certain 2021-2022 AUDI A8, A6 Allroad, E-TRON Quattro, 2022 S3, RSQ8, RS7, RS6 Avant, Q8, Q7, Q3, E-TRON Sportback Quattro, S5 Cabriolet, E-TRON GT, S5 Sportback, A7, A6, A5 Sportback, A5 Cabriolet, A4, A4 Allroad, A3, S8, SQ7, SQ8, S6, and S4 vehicles. The infotainment main unit may become damaged internally when the vehicle is shut off, resulting in an inoperative rearview camera display the next time the vehicle is started. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, “Rear Visibility.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the infotainment main unit, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 25, 2022. Owners may contact Audi’s customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi’s number for this recall is 91Ei.

 

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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Chronology :

June-July 2021: In vehicle production it was noticed on some vehicles that infotainment main units were inoperative. Cases were verified and root cause analysis was conducted together with the supplier. After root cause was found, an improvement measure was agreed with the supplier and implemented at the supplier´s production in mid-July 2021.

October 2021: The US market reported the first cases of main unit failures in field vehicles.

December 2021: The supplier informed Audi that due to a process error the improvement measure from July 2021 was erroneously eliminated in mid-November which was noticed on December 4, 2021. The supplier reintroduced the measure again on December 5, 2021 in production.

June 22, 2022: The US market reports an increase in warranty claims indicating a failure of the infotainment main unit and asks the Product Safety organization for an evaluation of the topic due to the effect on the functionality of the rearview camera display.

June – September 2022: The field data were analyzed and the potential safety impact as well as compliance with regulations in the affected markets were evaluated and discussed between the brands. The assessment considered the failure mode and the requirements of FMVSS 111 – Rear Visibility, which requires the display of a “field of view” of certain objects behind the vehicle upon the initiation of a backing event.

October 19, 2022: The Audi Product Safety Committee makes the determination of a non-compliance for the US and Canada and decides a non-compliance recall.

Between September 2021 and October 2022 Audi has received 746 warranty claims in the U.S. market where the infotainment main unit failed and had to be replaced. Audi has not received any reports of a crash or injury due to this topic.

 


28 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
AUDI A3 2022
AUDI A4 2022
AUDI A4 ALLROAD 2022
AUDI A5 2022
AUDI A5 CABRIOLET 2022
AUDI A6 2022
AUDI A6 ALLROAD 2021-2022
AUDI A7 2022
AUDI A8 2021-2022
AUDI E-TRON 2021-2022
AUDI E-TRON GT 2022
AUDI Q3 2022
AUDI Q7 2022
AUDI Q8 2022
AUDI RS Q8 2022
AUDI RS6 2022
AUDI RS7 2022
AUDI S3 2022
AUDI S4 2022
AUDI S5 2022
AUDI S5 CABRIOLET 2022
AUDI S6 2022
AUDI S8 2022
AUDI SQ7 2022
AUDI SQ8 2022

 


2 Associated Documents

Non-Compliance 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V806-2543.PDF 231.69KB

RCLRPT-22V806-2543

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V806-3822.pdf 646.059KB

RCAK-22V806-3822

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V806&docType=RCL

 


 

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