Volkswagen recall for the 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan due to airbag concerns

Volkswagen is recalling 27,822 of its 2015-2016 CC cars and Tiguan SUVs because a defective computer component can keep the airbags from deploying when needed in a crash or, in rare cases, make the airbags deploy even in the absence of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Both situations raise the risk of a crash or an injury, NHTSA says. The agency advises owners to take their car or SUV to a VW dealer to have it inspected as soon as possible if the airbag warning light comes on.

A VW spokesman told CR via email that the automaker wasn't aware of any crashes or injuries related to this problem. 

The Details

The vehicles: 27,822 Volkswagen cars and SUVs:

  • 2015-2016 CC cars built from May 6, 2015, through Dec. 17, 2015.
  • 2015-2016 Tiguan SUVs built from March 12, 2015, through Dec. 19, 2015.

The problem: A faulty computer component can lead to airbags not deploying when needed or, in rare cases, deploying even if there has been no accident.

The fix: Dealers will install new software and replace the computer component if necessary at no charge to owners.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners can call Volkswagen at 800-822-8987. The recall is expected to begin Sept. 13, 2019. The automaker’s number for this recall is 69Z5.

NHTSA campaign number: 19V535

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has a recall that needs to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have one. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly. 

Stay informed about recalls that might affect your vehicle by using our Car Recall Tracker. Create a free account now to become a CR member.

Volkswagen recall for the 2015 Volkswagen CC due to airbag concerns