The Tiguan is a sophisticated, fun-to-drive small SUV with a nicely finished and relatively roomy interior. It came with a bit of sticker shock for a non-luxury nameplate, but outscored several fancy-branded models that were more expensive.
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There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Had to remove cylinder head to remove accumulated carbon. NEVER had problems with this on any other car owned, several with well over 100,000 miles and one with over 250,000 miles. Most expensive car to maintain ever owned. Did not have many issues with car but all were extraordinarily expensive to repair. Car was maintained to strict 10,000 mile service intervals, ALL at VW dealer. Most Maintenance problems listed in your reports were problems we had to deal with."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"I had to replace camshaft as a filter screen broke off into it and damaged it. Also replaced valve seals and head gaskets to fix oil leak."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Intake manifold, intake pipe, airbag and hoses had to be removed and replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Timing belt or chain

"Timing belt tensioner failed, triggering catastrophic engine failure. Engine was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, LA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Turbo or supercharger

"We had a waste gate failure on the turbocharger. We had a check engine light. Dealer confirmed waste gate, which is part of the turbo. Happened at 122Kmiles."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Turbocharger failed, was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, AB (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Total failure of turbocharger. Repairs took nearly a week to complete at a VW dealership"

Bill H., VA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Waste gate seal failure."

Raymond W., NJ (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Haven't fixed it yet, but I received the turbo under pressure check engine light error code. I am unsure whether it is the entire turbo unit or just the turbo diverter valve. The car is still drivable and I have not noticed any issue with gas mileage or lack of power."

Paul K., TX (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Turbo failure"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"turbo failed twice; once could be repaired, second time the turbo had do be replaced. Combined it was more than $4,000 worth of work"

Steve K., MA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Turbo Charger Failed at 51,000 miles and had to be replaced. The Car was about 6 months out of warranty. No help from VW ."

Doug S., GA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"A Turbo Charger replacement after only 5 years at a cost of $2400.00, RIDICULOUS!!!!!"

Mark A., NJ (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"I received a low coolant warning a month ago and since them I a have been adding coolant every week or so. I can't see any obvious leaks but cracked water pump seals seem to be pretty common on this model."

Paul K., TX (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Water pump had to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Radiator

"replaced radiator 2 times"

Jeffrey S., IL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"2nd replacement of radiator in last two years"

Jeffrey S., IL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Thermostat

"The coolant temperature warning is located in the coolant reserve bottle, the sensor went bad. The fix is to completely replace the coolant bottle."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Water pump

"Since purchasing this Tiguan we have replaced the water pump 2 times. We have owned the vehicle for 3 years."

Anonymous, MS (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Very expensive to replace water pump, becuase of labor cost."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The water pump started to leak after a piece of the plastic around the water pump broke. It happened in my driveway"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Repaired by dealership under warranty"

Greg L., SC (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The part which contains the water pump started to leak coolant where the part mates with the engine. During this repair, the engine intake valves were decarbonized: a direct injection issue. The engine did not exhibit any drivability problems at the time. The additional repair headed off a future repair at a higher cost."

Anonymous, RI (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The water pump failed at 70,000 mi and cost $700.00 to replace."

Peter M., FL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Water pump went out at 70,000 miles. Fortunately cost was covered by extended warranty."

Anonymous, WI (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water pump coolant leaks were experienced in fall 2019. The water pump was replaced under manufacturers warranty and that corrected the problem."

Anonymous, MO (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The system to remove water from moon roof malfuntioned and floor board and side of interior wet. Had to spend nearly 1000 dollars to repair."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Chronic water leaks in moon-roof"

Bill H., VA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Water was getting to car and it smelled bad. VW first thought it was the drains under the windshield and cleaned them, then replaced them. Finally determined to be a crack in frame holding sun roof. After replacing that, no problem"

John W., DC (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"We noticed wet floors, musty smell & fog on inside of windows. Problem came from seal around skylight. Dealer sealed but it wasn't cheap."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Sunroof drain leaking in to rear floorboard."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"The rattling noise was coming from one of the springs. The mechanic removed a loose part that was hitting against the spring"

David P., NS (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Interior panel creaks"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"rattles in front-end suspension (loose sway-bar mounts)...fixed under warranty by dealer; sunroof rattles, which dealer claims is "within spec""

Anonymous, ON (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rattle in area of the moon roof"

Darrell F., PA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Sunroof linkage rattles are irritating"

Anonymous, PA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel injection system

"Fuel injector recall resulted in replacement of 2 injectors under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Fuel injectors needed blowing out because of carbon build up. This is an expensive repair. Most of cost was covered by VW warranty. But about $300 was not."

Anonymous, WI (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"At the same time as the oxygen sensor failure, my high pressure fuel injection pump also failed and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"excessive carbon build up around injectors and an injector went bad"

Anonymous, SC (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel pump

"Some type of sensor caused the fuel pump to stop - of course, the would not run without it - VW replace some electronic component - later there was a recall on the this problem - I had to be towed - but the fix was very fast"

Ron W., MA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Both fuel pumps failed after 10,000 miles and VW stated its a common issue"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"fuel pump sending unit shut off while vehicle was in motion. Attributed to winter fuel being run during warm weather conditions"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Stalling tendency"

John H., WI (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Car stalled due to low pressure by fuel pump. Fuel pump had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Due to the failure of an oxygen sensor, the manifold had to be replaced as well as the seals on the cylinders. This was a major repair that took two days."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"Problems detected by dealer during routine maintenanceand resolved without cost to me. I had never noticed the problem"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Premature brake wear

"Based on mileage brakes needed early replacement"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rear rotors and pads have been replaced three times since I bought this car"

Thaddeus H., NB (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Dealer said it was from driver skills. It was actually from pads being installed improperly"

Sam S., AB (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rotors

"Rear rotors got rusty in the swept area (where brake pads touch rotors), diminishing braking power and causing grinding noise."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rotors required repair after only 16,000 KM"

Rene W., NL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"If the pads are installed incorrectly or there is no other reason for premature wear, this should have been covered under warranty"

Sam S., AB (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaking

"Breaks squeak most of the time. I've taken the car in 3 times to have them looked at and be repair can't Find anything wrong"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"backing up front brakes when cold squeak. Occasionally when hot"

Anonymous, NV (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Extraordinarily expensive to repair. Cost of parts more than double price of over the counter parts prices at their own parts counters. Charged separately for both alternator and pulley even though the boxed alternator already had the pulley installed. Way overcharged for parts cost and labor for simple install."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Bearing on the alternator started to go"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Bearing went bad and entire alternator needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery had to be replaced it was nearing the end of its life."

Doug S., GA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Coil

"Issues for second time since owning car. May be related to some other issues now fixed."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I replaced all coils in car after first two failed while driving. Dealer said a common problem, but denied any liability for it"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"One of the cylinder coils went bad a few months ago. It is fixed now"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Electronic ignition

"Car would not start. This happened 5 or 6 times before dealer could find real problem."

Anonymous, GA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Had to replace plugs twice, check engine light remained on, cylinder 2 was shot. I traded in the car after an arguement with the service department"

Lloyd S., IL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Light bulb out."

Anonymous, PR (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Turn signal light unit in drivers side external mirror had to be replaced"

Daniel N., WI (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Headlights

"The left headlight has been replaced twice and serviced at least 3 other times"

Elizabeth H., NJ (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Horn

"clock spring in the steering column for horn problem and dash light to service engine 400$ at repair facility 1000 at dealer plus 105 diagnostic test"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Keyless entry

"Keyless entry and push button start fail intermittently. Wireless antenna fault was noted on service call. Antenna was replaced, but problems still occurs from time to time"

James F., NC (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tire pressure monitor

"in 3 years this is the only annoyance i've experienced with my Tiguan. love the car"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

"wiper comes loose when it is packed in snow"

Anonymous, NH (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Washer quit working. After repairing, reoccurred. Turned out to need a new fuse"

John W., DC (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Back up camera works only after 60 to 90 seconds after reverse is engaged. Basically useless for backing out of parking spaces when others are waiting for your spot"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
CD player

"Multi-CD Player has stopped working after only 5 years, a $900.00 repair."

Mark A., NJ (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen freezes up

""Screen freezes up" was the option that most closely matches my complaint, but it isn't quite accurate. The problem is that the touch screen is pretty poor, often doesn't recognize a touch, and is very slow to respond"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"System lost GPS fix after extended use"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Radio

"Radio cannot find FM on start-up. After several visits to the repair shop the problem remains"

Rene W., NL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The amp wires burned smoked reducing volume and control . I think it is under the seat and was caused by snow . Etc"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Voice control commands

"Voice recognition is just plain lousy. And if it doesn't recognize what you're trying to say, it launches into this very long spiel every time about what your options are instead of letting you just try again"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Minor oil dripping on garage floor. Not significant enough to repair at this point."

Anonymous, MO (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Oil is leaking onto the cylinders which will be an expensive repair that should not be necessary for such a young vehicle"

Eric R., AZ (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Leaking oil was determined to be caused by two problems, first the head gasket, and second the vacuum pump. It took two service visits to correct the oil leaks."

Anonymous, BC (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"the plug doesnt fiit well after oil changes but more importantly the turbo engines often have major issues require valve jobs and major engine work, also i had two major repairs the first two years i woned it nothing was covered by extended warranty i hated its mechanical problems, loved how it drove and how heavy it was hated its terrible gas mileage for such a small car"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"slight oil drip noticed under engine. Camshaft adjuster removed and re-installed. Chain housing cover removed and reinstalled. Issue resolved. Done under warranty"

Barry S., IL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"It was just a little piece of Bluetooth mic cover. Everything was taken care of on my next scheduled visit at the dealership"

Anonymous, NY (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The exterior paint on the hood and the car roof is pealing off."

Anonymous, MS (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Around the windshield, the roof started peeling after two years. Now the exposed area has begun to rust. It's going to cost $500 to repair"

Wendell E., AL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rust

"Rust has occurred on the roof surrounding the upper windshield after the paint peeled away"

Wendell E., AL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"VW fixed one door with rust but are not approving the others with the same issue..."

Anonymous, NB (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"The A/C compressor does not work sometimes."

Anonymous, PR (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"Likely due to potholes in the city. Normal wear."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"It cost $600.00 to replace the door handle."

Peter M., FL (2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
May 16, 2018
If the vehicles do not meet all regulatory requirements, there could be an increased risk of a crash, fire, or injury.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Eos, 2012 Passat, 2012-2016 CC, 2015-2016 e-Golf, 2011-2015 Touareg, 2012-2015 and 2017 Tiguan, and 2011-2016 Golf and 2011-2013 GTI vehicles. Modifications made while the vehicles were in an internal evaluation period may cause the affected vehicles to not comply with all of the applicable regulatory requirements.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles to make them fully compliant or Volkswagen will repurchase them if necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 29, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V329000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 252
AIR BAGS
Aug 04, 2015
A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, and Passat, 2010-2013 Eos, 2011-2014 Golf, GTI, Jetta, and Tiguan, and 2012-2014 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover over the steering wheel clock spring if the air bag light is off. If the airbag light is on and the steering wheel clock spring requires replacement, dealers will install a new steering wheel clock spring. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on January 15, 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V483000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 415825
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Jul 21, 2014
A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2014 Tiguan vehicles manufactured July 2007 to June 2014. When using winterized fuel, in certain conditions bubbles may form in the fuel system which could result in the vehicle stalling.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle's software to increase the fuel pump pressure, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 19, 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24AV/2W.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V441000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 151389
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