December 7, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V901000
Missing Weight Capacity Information/Part 567
Missing weight information may result in unintentional overloading of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V901
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Potential Number of Units Affected 297
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2023 Audi S3, RS3, and A3 vehicles. The Safety Certification label on the B-pillar is missing weight capacity information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”
Audi dealers will install an overlay label, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 3, 2023. Owners may contact Audi’s customer service at 1-800-253-2834. Audi’s number for this recall is 50ZZ.
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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The Safety Certification label (located on the B-pillar) does not have the required weight information/specifications printed on it. This makes the label noncompliant with regulatory requirements. Missing weight specifications can cause someone to overload the vehicle. Overloading a vehicle increases the risk of a crash.
- REPAIR NOT YET AVAILABLE
- Check daily campaign open inventory report or OMD for affected vehicles in inventory.
September 23, 2022: An error within the safety certification label on the B-pillar regarding the weight specifications was found on a vehicle in the port. An immediate investigation was started.
September – October 2022: A Stop-Order was issued for all vehicles still in the port and the factory. The information for the Safety Certification label was corrected in the relevant IT system and vehicles still in the port and in the factory received a corrected label.
October 2022 – November 2022: The topic was submitted to the Audi Product Safety Committee and the affected scope of vehicles in the field was further investigated and verified.
November 22, 2022: NHTSA ran an FMVSS 214 compliance test and the testing vendor indicated that there were missing weight values on the Safety Certification label.
November 30, 2022: The Audi Product Safety Committee decides a voluntary recall in order to install a label on the safety certification label on the B-pillar containing the weight specifications.
Audi is not aware of any warranty claims, customer complaints or other field reports due to this issue.
3 Affected Products
3 Associated Documents
Noncompliance Notice 573 Report
Volkswagen – Advance Notice – Compliance Recall 50ZZ / Safety Certification Label – December 2022
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OMB Control No.: 2127-0004 Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-901 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Manufacturer Name : Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Submission Date : DEC 07, 2022 NHTSA Recall No. : 22V-901 Manufacturer Recall No. : 50ZZ Manufacturer Information : Manufacturer Name : Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Address : 3800 Hamlin Road Auburn Hills MI 48326 Company phone : 1-800-893-5298 Population : Number of potentially involved : 297 Estimated percentage with defect : 100 % Vehicle Information : Vehicle 1 : 2023-2023 AUDI S3 SEDAN Vehicle Type : Body Style : Power Train : NR Descriptive Information : The recall population was determined by records of the vehicle assembly information. The recalled products differ from products that were not included in the recall because recalled vehicles were assembled with a safety certification label that does not contain weight specifications. S3 SEDAN: 75 Production Dates : JUN 21, 2022 – AUG 31, 2022 VIN Range 1 : Begin : WAUJ3DGY2PA000789 End : WAUG3DGY4PA016700 ✔ Not sequential Vehicle 2 : 2023-2023 AUDI RS3 SEDAN Vehicle Type : Body Style : Power Train : NR Descriptive Information : The recall population was determined by records of the vehicle assembly information. The recalled products differ from products that were not included in the recall because recalled vehicles were assembled with a safety certification label that does not contain weight specifications. RS3 SEDAN: 159 Production Dates : JUN 24, 2022 – SEP 01, 2022 VIN Range 1 : Begin : WUAG4DGY4PA900008 End : WUAG4DGY2PA901531 ✔ Not sequential Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-901 Page 2 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Vehicle 3 : 2023-2023 AUDI A3 SEDAN Vehicle Type : Body Style : Power Train : NR Descriptive Information : The recall population was determined by records of the vehicle assembly information. The recalled products differ from products that were not included in the recall because recalled vehicles were assembled with a safety certification label that does not contain weight specifications. A3 SEDAN: 63 Production Dates : JUN 15, 2022 – SEP 19, 2022 VIN Range 1 : Begin : WAUBUDGY9PA000631 End : WAUHUDGY4PA026886 ✔ Not sequential Description of Noncompliance : Description of the Noncompliance : The Safety Certification label (located on the B-pillar) does not have the required weight information/specifications printed on it. FMVSS 1 : 567 – Certification FMVSS 2 : NR Description of the Safety Risk : The label is non-compliant with 49 CFR Part 567 – Certification. Missing weight specifications can cause someone to overload the vehicle. Overloading a vehicle increases the risk of a crash. Description of the Cause : When creating the safety certification label for MY 2023, a mistake occurred as the weight specifications were not transferred into the relevant IT system. Identification of Any Warning that can Occur : None Involved Components : Component Name 1 : safety certification label Component Description : safety certification label containing the weight specifications Component Part Number : 8K0 010 559 Supplier Identification : Component Manufacturer Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-901 Page 3 The information contained in this report was submitted pursuant to 49 CFR §573 Name : AUDI AG Address : NR Ingolstadt Foreign States 85045 Country : Germany Chronology : September 23, 2022: An error within the safety certification label on the B-pillar regarding the weight specifications was found on a vehicle in the port. An immediate investigation was started. September – October 2022: A Stop-Order was issued for all vehicles still in the port and the factory. The information for the Safety Certification label was corrected in the relevant IT system and vehicles still in the port and in the factory received a corrected label. October 2022 – November 2022: The topic was submitted to the Audi Product Safety Committee and the affected scope of vehicles in the field was further investigated and verified. November 22, 2022: NHTSA ran an FMVSS 214 compliance test and the testing vendor indicated that there were missing weight values on the Safety Certification label. November 30, 2022: The Audi Product Safety Committee decides a voluntary recall in order to install a label on the safety certification label on the B-pillar containing the weight specifications. Audi is not aware of any warranty claims, customer complaints or other field reports due to this issue. Description of Remedy : Description of Remedy Program : Audi will conduct a recall to remedy this issue. At no cost to customers, Audi dealers will install an overlay (label) containing the correct vehicle weight specifications on the existing safety certification label. Audi will not offer a reimbursement plan under this recall. How Remedy Component Differs from Recalled Component : The remedy component is an overlay (label) containing the weight values as required by 49 CFR Part 567 – Certification. Identify How/When Recall Condition was Corrected in Production : Vehicles produced after September 19, 2022 received a safety certification label containing the required weight specifications. Recall Schedule : Description of Recall Schedule : Dealers/owners: On or before February 03, 2023 Planned Dealer Notification Date : FEB 03, 2023 – FEB 03, 2023 Planned Owner Notification Date : FEB 03, 2023 – FEB 03, 2023 * NR – Not Reported
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