Volkswagen has recalled nearly 225,000 vehicles over a tire pressure monitoring malfunction that can increase the risk of a crash.
The vehicle manufacturer has recalled several models due to an issue in which the tire pressure monitoring systems are unable to detect the loss of air in all four tires at the same time.
The sudden loss of air pressure in all four tires can increase the risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall affects the 2019 Tiguan, Golf SportWagen, Golf R, Golf Alltrack, and Audi A3 and Q3 vehicles. Certain models of the 2019 and 2020 Jetta, Golf, Atlas, and Audi A3 have also been recalled along with some 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport and Atlas vehicles.
Dealers will fix the tire pressure monitoring software for free, and Volkswagen expects to mail letters notifying owners about the issue on Dec. 30.
Although Volkswagen petitioned against the recall on the grounds that the problem was insignificant to vehicle safety, the request was denied.
The vehicle manufacturer stated it has not received any reports of “incidents or injuries” or warranty claims about the malfunction issue. Owners can also contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 with any questions.
The recall comes after Volkswagen told its brands to pause paid advertising on Twitter following Elon Musk’s takeover of the social media platform.
“We are closely monitoring the situation and will decide about next steps depending on its evolvement,” Volkswagen said in a statement.
Volkswagen’s brands also include Lamborghini, Porsche, Bentley, Ducati, Cupra, and Seat.