• Audi Was Forced To Recall A Whole Bunch of Vehicles for the Craziest Reason

  • According to a document released by the NHTSA, the rearview camera of the affected Audi models have a software error that may prevent the rearview camera from initially displaying when the vehicle begins to reverse.
  • In total, 2,857 vehicles are affected by this recall, which includes 2021 models of the A8, S8, and 2022 models of the A3, A4, A5, Q3, Q5, Q7, Q8, RS Q8, RS6, S3, S5, SQ7, SQ8, and e-tron GT.
  • Swipe up to know the full details of this recall.

Even Audi isn’t immune to rearview camera issues as the company announces recall affecting a number of 2021 and 2022 models

As cars get more complex and high-tech, recalls are seemingly becoming more common nowadays. Audi is yet another prime example of this as the company announces a recall affecting a swath of 2021 and 2022 models due to issues surrounding their rearview cameras.

According to a document released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the rearview camera of the affected Audi models have a software error that may prevent the rearview camera from initially displaying when the vehicle begins to reverse. This reduces the driver’s view of the rear, increasing the risk of a crash.

Because of this issue, the affected vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 111, "Rear Visibility."

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The issue is apparently caused by inappropriate software parameter settings, especially during start-up of the MMI infotainment system. Unfortunately, this is an issue that can’t be resolved with a simple over-the-air (OTA) update, which means affected owners need to visit the dealer in order for the issue to be fixed.

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In total, 2,857 vehicles are affected by this recall, which includes 2021 models of the A8, S8, and 2022 models of the A3, A4, A5, Q3, Q5, Q7, Q8, RS Q8, RS6, S3, S5, SQ7, SQ8, and e-tron GT.

In total, 2,857 vehicles are affected by this recall, which includes 2021 models of the A8, S8, and 2022 models of the A3, A4, A5, Q3, Q5, Q7, Q8, RS Q8, RS6, S3, S5, SQ7, SQ8, and e-tron GT. Affected owners can expect to receive notification letters on December 17, 2021.

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Audi is not the only automaker that is currently dealing with rearview camera recalls as of late. Just a few months ago, Jeep announced a rearview camera recall for the Grand Cherokee L, due to the infotainment system’s radio having the potential to malfunction and prevent the rearview camera from operating.

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Swipe up to know the full details of this recall.

The NHTSA legally requires all vehicles to be equipped with rearview cameras since May 2018, though this safety feature has already become increasingly common years before it even became a requirement. But as cars become increasingly more complex and feature-packed, recalls such as this could get even more common in the future.

Source: NHTSA

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