Recall Roundup: Ford Steering Wheels Malfunction, Volkswagen Rearview Display Errors

July 8, 2024
Recalls were issued last week by Volkswagen and Ford for a combined number of over 115,000 vehicles.

Recalls were issued last week by Volkswagen and Ford for a combined number of over 115,000 vehicles. Here are the details on what vehicles were recalled, why they were, and what the solutions will be.

Volkswagen Golf, Atlas

Kelley Blue Book reports that 84,432 Volkswagens were recalled for a malfunctioning rearview display image, affecting the 2022-2024 Volkswagen Golf GTI, 2022-2024 Volkswagen Golf R, 2020-2024 Volkswagen Atlas, and 2020-2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

According to Volkswagen, the problem stems from software errors, and could cause the rearview image display to experience a delay, or not display at all. 

The automaker has received 499 warranty claims related to the issue, with no known accidents or injuries. Dealers will be instructed to implement a software update to resolve the problem.

Ford Mustang

Around 30,735 Mustangs were recalled by Ford due to a defective steering sensor that could cause drivers to lose control, according to USA Today.

The recall impacts 2022-2023 model year Mustangs, due to an issue that stems from a miscalibrated secondary steering torque sensor. Ford explained that the problem arose from inverted wires during machine maintenance at the supplier's torque sensor calibration station.

Recalled vehicles are prone to their steering wheels moving back and forth, potentially leading to a driver losing control and crashing. As of June 28, Ford had not received any reports of an accident or injury related to the problem.

To resolve the issue, dealers will update the vehicle’s Steering Control Module software. Owners of recalled vehicles who have already paid to have the issue fixed will be eligible for reimbursement from Ford until Aug. 22.

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