Slightly more than 43,000 Volkswagen vehicles have been recalled in the United States as the rearview camera may not display an image on the infotainment system.
A recall notice reveals that the eMMC memory modules in affected infotainment systems had their chip software flashed before it was soldered to the PCB. Modules that were made via this process and with a specific type of chip have been found to not display the rear-view camera’s image on the infotainment display.
The fault means impacted vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 111 – Rear visibility.
Involved in the recall of a multitude of Volkswagen models. These start with 647 VW Golf GTI models built between September 23, 2020 and December 22, 2020, alongside Jetta GLIs built between September 23, 2020 and February 11, 2022 (377 units), Tiguan PA models built between August 4, 2021 and January 27, 2022 (1,295 units), Atlas Cross Sports manufactured from July 15, 2020 to February 10, 2022 (6,786 units), Atlas FL models built between June 15, 2020 and February 8, 2022 (12,578 units), Jetta NF models built between October 1, 2020 and January 14, 2022 (1,100 units), a single Jetta PA built on April 19, 2022, Arteon FLs built from September 23, 2020 to July 29, 2021 (685 units), Taos models produced between March 26, 2021 and December 26, 2021 (2,882 units), and 16,740 Tiguan LWB models built from September 2, 2020 to December 4, 2021.
Volkswagen will resolve the issue by flashing an updated infotainment software into affected vehicles. Doing so will remedy the undervoltage issue that has caused the defect. Both dealers and owners will be notified on or before September 16, 2022.