Compliance Recalls 90L3 & 90L4 / No Key in Ignition Warning – 2018-2019 Volkswagen Atlas & Tiguan & 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V824
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 73,545

 

No Warning When Key is Left in Ignition/FMVSS 114

If the driver is not notified by an audible noise that the key is left in the ignition, it can increase the risk of vehicle theft or crash.

 

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Volkswagen Atlas and Tiguan and 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vehicles that do not have keyless entry. The instrument cluster may not provide an audible warning to let the driver know that the key is still in the ignition when the door is open. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, “Theft Protection.”

 

Remedy

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 18, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s numbers for this recall are 90L3 and 90L4.

 

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.

 

Check if your Volkswagen has a Recall


Compliance Recalls
Codes: 90L3/90L4

December 05, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCRIT-18V824-6789.pdf

Download (PDF, 604KB)


Repair Available – Compliance Recalls 90L3 & 90L4 / No Key in Ignition Warning

December 03, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCMN-18V824-1339.pdf

Download (PDF, 25KB)


Recall Acknowledgement

December 3, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V824-3107.pdf

Download (PDF, 242KB)


Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=18V824&docType=RCL


 

Overview – Introduction

The Immobilizer is a theft-deterrent device that adds a layer of security to VWGoA vehicles that include the following brands: Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, and VW. Certain repairs such as replacing emission parts cannot be performed without resetting the immobilizer code for the vehicle. This is done by a technician using the VAS for PC software to synchronize the immobilizer code embedded in the ignition key with other codes resident on parts such as the Transmission Control Module, Engine Control Module, and Instrument Cluster.

 

Before you can replace an emission part

Whenever you replace an emission-related control module, the immobilizer must be reset using the VAS for PC software. This can only be done if you meet the following requirements:

  • You have enrolled into the program (see step 1 – Complete Pass Thru Enrollment Forms)
  • You have received an email from VWGoA that contains a Security ID and Password to access the immobilizer application hosted in Germany
  • You have received an email from VWGoA that contains a certificate file (e.g. IndepeDeale.30001.300999.pfx)
  • You have installed the certificate onto your PC
  • You have obtained a J 2534-1 Pass Thru device (see recommended J 2534-1 Pass Thru devices)
  • You have performed the steps outlined in VAS for PC Setup

 

Recommended J 2534-1 Pass Thru devices

Pass thru devices are available for purchase from a recommended Manufacturer for registered workshops to perform Immobilizer functions. The Pass Thru devices that have been tested to work with VAS for PC follow:

  • I+ME Pass-Thru+XS

Available from ACTIA Corp.

http://www.actiaus.com, http://www.passthruxs.com or (734) 266-2083

Available from Drew Technologies, Inc. http://www.drewtech.com or (734) 222-5228

  • Blue Streak iflash Global Programmer

Available from Blue Streak Electronics http://www.bsecorp.com or (905) 669-4812 Email at [email protected]

Available from Dearborn Group Technology http://www.dgtech.com or (248) 488-2080

Email at [email protected]

 

Note: Currently, Pass Thru re-programming supports SAE J2534-1 version 4.04 only. Please ensure that you have installed the appropriate driver for your Pass Thru device. For details read the documentation shipped with your device or contact the manufacturer.

/Uploads/Immobilizer-Reprogramming-Instructions.pdf

 

https://erwin.vw.com

https://erwin.audiusa.com

 

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