45J6 TPMS Noncompliance – 2019-2021 Volkswagen

October 31, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V815000

Tire Pressure Loss Not Detected/FMVSS 138

An undetected sudden loss of pressure in all four tires increases the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V815

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 224,704

 

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan LWB, Golf Sportswagen A7, Golf Alltrack, Golf R GP, Audi Q3, Audi A3 Cabriolet, 2019-2020 Jetta NF, Jetta GLI, Golf GTI, Atlas, Golf A7, Audi A3, 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport, and 2021 Atlas FL vehicles. The tire pressure monitoring system may not detect an air pressure loss in adequate time when deflating occurs among all four tires simultaneously. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 138, “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.”

 

Remedy

Dealers will update the TPMS software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 30, 2022. Owners may contact Volkswagen’s customer service at 1-800-893-5298 or Audi?s customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Volkswagen’s numbers for this recall are (Audi) 45J7, and (VW) 45J6 and 45J8.

 

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.safercar.gov.

 

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Affected Vehicles

Country Beginning Model Year Ending Model Year Vehicle Vehicle Count
USA 2019 2021 ATLAS 71,341
USA 2020 2021 ATLAS CROSS SPORT 14
USA 2019 2019 GOLF R 5,154

 

Problem Description

In a test environment, in rare cases, the tire pressure monitoring system may not detect an air pressure loss in the time specified in the NHTSA FMVSS No, 138 “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems” test procedure if it occurs simultaneously at the same rate in all four tires. A sudden loss of pressure in all four tires at the same time that goes undetected as required by regulations increases the risk of a crash.

 

Corrective Action

Update the TPMS software.

 

Code Visibility

On or about November 09, 2022, the campaign code will be applied to affected vehicles.

 

Owner Notification

Owner notification will take place in November 2022. Owner letter examples are included in this bulletin for your reference.

 


Chronology of Defect

April 29, 2020: The topic was presented in Volkswagen AG and Audi AG Product Safety Committees. A recall was decided, along with a petition for inconsequential non-compliance in the United States.

May 06, 2020: Volkswagen files a 573 with the NHTSA for a potential TPMS non-compliance with FMVSS 138 – Tire pressure monitoring systems. Volkswagen states the intention of filing a petition for inconsequential non-compliance, because the issue with the TPMS system on the affected vehicles does not pose an unreasonable risk to motor vehicle safety. The behavior does not pose an unreasonable safety risk, as every puncture (meaning a rapid tire pressure loss), as well as a diffusion (meaning a long term pressure loss on multiple tires), will be detected. The pressure loss will still be detected in all cases, but in certain instances where all four tires deflate at the same rate at the same time, it may not be detected in the time specified in the FMVSS 138 test procedure. A pressure loss on less than four tires at the same time and rate will be detected and indicated to the driver. Warning for the driver will still occur in all cases before a potential safety-relevant tire pressure is reached.

May 20, 2020: VWGoA files the petition for inconsequential non-compliance with the NHTSA.

June 08, 2020: VWGoA files an amended petition for inconsequential non-compliance with the NHTSA to correct model year and production dates listed in the original inconsequential non-compliance petition.

October 21, 2022: NHTSA informs VWGoA that they have denied the petition for inconsequential noncompliance.

October 24, 2022: NHTSA publishes their decision in the Federal Register. The agency decided that Volkswagen has not met its burden of persuasion that the subject FMVSS No. 138 noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.

Accordingly, Volkswagen’s petition was denied, and Volkswagen is consequently obligated to provide notification of and free remedy for that noncompliance under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120.

Neither Volkswagen nor Audi are aware of any warranty claims or field reports related to this topic.

Neither Volkswagen nor Audi is aware of any incidents or injuries related to this topic.

 


18 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
AUDI A3 2019-2020
AUDI Q3 2019
VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS 2019-2021
VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS CROSS SPORT 2020-2021
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2019-2020
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF ALLTRACK 2019
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF R 2019
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF SPORTWAGEN 2019
VOLKSWAGEN GTI 2019-2020
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2019-2020
VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN 2019

 


8 Associated Documents

Recall 573 Report – November 1, 2022

RCLRPT-22V815-9115.PDF 222.973KB

RCLRPT-22V815-9115

 


Recall 573 Report – November 3, 2022

RCLRPT-22V815-9969.PDF 222.966KB

RCLRPT-22V815-9969

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V815-5334.pdf 698.543KB

RCAK-22V815-5334

 


Non-Compliance Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V815-8871.PDF 222.699KB

RCLRPT-22V815-8871

 


Volkswagen – Chronology for Volkswagen Recall Codes 45J6, 45J7, 45J8 TPMS Noncompliance – October 2022

RMISC-22V815-0381.pdf 207.37KB

RMISC-22V815-0381

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V815-9111.pdf 1059.487KB

RCRIT-22V815-9111

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V815-1779.pdf 2249.744KB

RCRIT-22V815-1779

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V815-4083.pdf 1056.866KB

RCRIT-22V815-4083

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V815&docType=RCL

 


 

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