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Volkswagen Touaregs Recalled for Tire Monitoring

May 17, 2016

Photo of Volkswagen Touareg courtesy of Volkswagen.
Photo of Volkswagen Touareg courtesy of Volkswagen.

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 366 2016 model-year Touareg SUVs because the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) in these vehicles might be improperly calibrated, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall covers vehicles manufactured from July 7, 2015 to March 3 of this year.

In these Touaregs, the TPMS may fail to warn the driver when the tire pressure is low. Additionally, the tire pressures printed on the safety certification labels are incorrect. As a result, the vehicles covered in the recall aren’t yet in full compliance with all federal safety standards.

“If the vehicle is driven on underinflated tires, the tires may fail suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA said on its website.

Volkswagen dealers will correct the TPMS settings and replace the safety certification label, free of charge.

The recall began on May 13. Volkwagen's number for this recall is 44M9.

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