2016 Volkswagen Touareg Recalled for Tire-Pressure Monitoring System Glitch

WASHINGTON — Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 366 2016 Volkswagen Touareg SUVs because the tire-pressure monitoring system may be improperly calibrated, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The TPMS may fail to warn the driver that the tire pressure is low," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "Additionally, the tire pressures printed on the safety-certification labels are incorrect.

"If the vehicle is driven on under-inflated tires, the tires may fail suddenly, increasing the risk of a crash."

The recall was prompted by a February 18, 2016 customer complaint, Volkswagen told federal safety regulators.

The affected vehicles were built from July 7, 2015 to March 3, 2016.

Volkswagen dealers will correct the TPMS settings and replace the safety-certification label. The recall began on May 13. Owners can contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.

Edmunds says: If you own one of these Volkswagen Touareg SUVs, it's time to make a service appointment with your Volkswagen dealer.

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