2016 Volkswagen TOUAREG Tires Pressure Monitoring And Regulating Systems Recall

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2016 Volkswagen TOUAREG Tires Pressure Monitoring And Regulating Systems Recall

 NHTSA Recall #116076
NHTSA Compaign #16V243000
MFG Compaign #44M9
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Model Year2016
 Date of notification13/05/16
 Begin date of manufacuring07/07/15
 End date of manufacturing03/03/16
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received26/04/16
 Report created26/04/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number138
Estimated number of affected units366
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 toureg vehicles manufactured july 7, 2015 to march 3, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) may be improperly calibrated and, as a result, the tpms may fail to warn the driver that the tire pressure is low. Additionally, the tire pressures printed on the safety certification labels are incorrect. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 138, "tire pressure monitoring systems."
 Consequence summaryIf the vehicle is driven on underinflated tires, the tires may fail suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will correct the tpms settings and replace the safety certification label, free of charge. The recall began on may 13, 2016. Volkwagen's number for this recall is 44m9.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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