A host of Volkswagen and Audi models are being recalled in the United States because of a problem with the rear-view camera.
A recall notice reveals that after drivers shift into reverse on affected cars, or manually activate the parking function, the rear-view camera image may not be displayed on the infotainment system. As such, the rear-view camera image may not meet the response time requirement of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 111, Rear Visibility.
The Volkswagen Group has revealed that deviations within the maintenance process at the supplier resulted in soldering joints on the printed circuit board that may have been exposed to too high mechanical pressure by a pusher tool, potentially damaging the soldering joints.
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A total of 2,585 vehicles are involved in the recall. These consist of 214 2022 VW ID.4 models built between April 7, 2022 and September 7, 2022, 140 2023 VW ID.4 models manufactured from September 17, 2022 and October 17, 2022, 215 examples of the 2022 VW Golf R built from January 12, 2022 to June 16, 2022, 1,307 units of the 2022-2023 VW Golf GTI from January 10, 2022 to September 9, 2022, 36 Audi S3s built between December 21, 2021 and February 23, 2022, 3 Audi RS3s made from April 1, 2022 and May 4, 2022, 644 Audi A3 Sedans produced from December 21, 2021 and June 13, 2022, as well as 6 examples of the 2022 Audi Q4 e-torn made from February 4, 2022 to September 7, 2022.
The Volkwagen Group will notify both dealers and owners of the recall on or before January 1, 2023. Affected vehicles will receive a new rear-view camera at no cost.