Once among the smallest compact SUVs, the redesigned 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has grown into one of the biggest in the category. It offers driver and passengers plenty of interior space and good outward visibility. It has lost a bit of the youthful demeanor of its predecessor with this newfound girth, but it remains one of the better handling small SUVs.
Alerts
There are 12 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 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

"I purchased the Tiguan in December and the sunroof leaks began two months later, originating in the light/sunroof control module on the roof, dripping on the passenger seat. Thankfully, it only occurs when driving, not when parked. A recall was mailed in mid-March and I had the work done one week ago. Time will tell if the problem has been solved. I am annoyed that VW knew about this issue for about 10 years but did nothing about it when the vehicle was redesigned for 2018. This is irresponsible!"

Anonymous, NS (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Water began leaking from sunroof, recall had not yet been sent out yet to fix the way the sunroof drains. VW fixed immediately at no charge."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The car has a panoramic sunroof from the factory. Whenever we park it outside and there is a HEAVY rain, water drips from the ceiling near the vanity mirrors. This water/moisture sometimes causes all the warning sensors in the car to be on after a heavy rain."

Anonymous, (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"sunroof drains clogged easily causing water to fill the light and electronics area above the windshield/mounted to the roof. The dealership eventually modified the drains to be wider and it became a recall for all vehicles."

Anonymous, (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"washer tank leaked, they fixed it"

Jay L., MA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Sunroof drain lines became detached resulting in major water leak in headliner area above windshield during rain. Water leaked onto dashboard and infotainment system."

David T., PA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaks or rattles

"The squeak noises come from the sunroof area and sound like pieces of Styrofoam rubbing together. I assume this is from a sunroof recall repair the dealership performed before I bought the Tiguan. It does not occur frequently, probably once every few weeks, but is bothersome. Occasionally I will also hear rattles or squeaks from the driver's door pillar."

Anonymous, NS (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"1)Squeak on the right front wheel - dealer was not able to figure it out.It's present all the time. 2)Rattle - in the center console - Dealer took it apart to analyse but could not fix it. 3)Rattle - from the dash board."

Anonymous, (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It started at 30,000 miles. Taken to the dealer and they can't find the problem(s). The shocks/struts and/or body construction is constantly squeeking when driving."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Tiguan has squeaks and rattles at the pillars. They refuse to acknowledge this without a fight."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There is some obnoxious rattles coming from each B pillar. Very unfortunate since it's right next to your ear. The dealer has "fixed" each side, but the passenger side is especially still bad."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Loud cabin noise when shifting or windy"

Anonymous, IN (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There are several places that have this problem"

Boris K., ON (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The headline has had to be replaced multiple times due to squeaks & rattles. This is in conjunction with related issues like a sunroof leak that led to a replacement."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rattle on the driver's side that has not been resolved."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Shortly after receiving the car, it developed a rattle in the B pilar on the driver's side. Remediation required a very complex procedure that took about a week - dealer had to consult with VW on how to fix it. Had a loaner car during this time. However, the repair did finally correct the problem."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

"Not very good fit and finish on driver door gasket. Ample wind noise when underway."

Joseph A., ME (2018 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

Apple CarPlay

"Apple play just stopped working one day. the entire display kit was replaced."

Anonymous, (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When I start the car and connect my phone to CarPlay, the volume in the car doesn't work. It gives the audio symbol with a strike through it when I try to turn the knob to adjust the volume and it won't work. I turn off the bluetooth while it's connected to see if that will reset it but it won't work most of the time. I unplug and exit out of all of my apps and try to reconnect and it still won't work. I have to wait until later after turning off the engine and leaving the car, returning later and turning the engine back on for it to work again. This problem occurs completely randomly and I would say it happens probably 1 in 6 times of starting the car up and connecting to CarPlay."

Natasha A., MI (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen freezes up

"It is a rather erratic infotainment system that seems to have many hiccups and freezes."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Infotainment system would just freeze and either go dark or repeatedly attempt to reboot. This prevented backup camera from working as well as all infotainment functions such as Bluetooth, phone, radio and NAV. Went to dealer three times for repairs with us being in loaner vehicles for more than a week."

David T., PA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen goes blank

"module replacement and it worked fine after"

Anonymous, AB (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"You can't do anything with the radio, nav, appleplay, etc"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"I lost the ability to pair my USB devices at the same time as my navigation system was experiencing difficulties."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The nav system seems unable to connect and continually causes the whole infotainment system to reboot unless the nav SD card is removed."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I have a feature that allows me to send the navigation map to a screen behind my steering wheel. On an irregular, regular basis, the map did not transfer from the main screen to the smaller one behind the steering wheel. When I was experiencing that problem, I simultaneously was not able to use both USB inputs and the CD input. The radio still worked throughout."

Anonymous, MA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The exterior antenna for the navigation system was faulty. The dealer replaced it and it is now functioning normally."

Gregory D., MA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Radio

"Radio remains on even after car is turned off. Is supposed to turn off once door opens. It doesn't always do that and requires me to restart the car and then turn it off again."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Software update fixes

"Constant ringing and the system is telling me that the engine is running"

Anonymous, IN (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Voice control commands

"The system seems to have a problem understanding commands. Often have to repeat them, cancel or yell."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 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

Body control module

"Blind spot lights failed and the backup warning failed"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Headlights

"Automatic headlight not turning off in daylight."

Anonymous, WV (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Interior lights

"The ambient lighting around the sunroof stopped working. It took a few service appointments for the issue to be corrected."

Anonymous, (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Recall on light surrounding sunroof. No problem but recall stated it could start a fire. Was disconnected and reconnected properly by VW at no charge."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This was handled by VW under a recall. A small foil was inserted in the light to reduce heat."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Short circuit on panoramic sunroof lights"

Anonymous, AZ (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"2 recall notices. One for interior reading lights and one for sunroof."

Paul D., FL (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The ambient lighting resulted in a recall to ensure safety."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Recall on moon roof lighting."

James V., IL (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The light bars along the sunroof were turned off by Volkswagen for nine months until a fix was made. I now have to go in for the lights to be replaced by the dealership with no cost to me."

Steven U., WA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The lights around the sunroof were recalled and haven't been replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"The car will either jerk forward or sputter from a standstill when the ignition on/off gas saving feature is activated. There is no way to turn this feature off permanently."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Transmission stuck in a low gear when turning off expressway"

Anonymous, IN (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The mechanic documented the rough shifting but when I bring it back because it isn’t fix they say it operates as designed. They obviously can’t fix it and won’t do anything about it. I will never buy a Volkswagen again."

David M., CA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When coming to a stop it stays in second gear until you start to pull away and then accelerates slowly in second at first then, drops to first gear lurches forward then pops back up to second. it is like riding a angry horse"

Anonymous, ON (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Intermittent rough shifting 1-2-3 gear. All 2018 models do that to a degree. I have test-driven several from dealer's lot."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This car comes with the VW start/stop system where when you stop it turns off the engine to save gas. When you take your foot off the brake the engine starts. When you depress the gas pedal to go there is a definite lag. It may also be do to the turbo charger kicking in."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I have an automatic car but when the car goes below 20 mph, it bucks like you need to shift if it was manual. I assume it's a transmission problem and brought it back to the dealership and they said it was normal. Not happy about it, since I had the older Tiguan and I didn't have these problems."

Gina F., FL (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission computer

"The transmission is very poor at selecting an appropriate gear in stop and go traffic. It also occasionally pauses at low speeds that have left us hanging in an intersection during a left turn. Very risky and really not pleasant."

Anonymous, ON (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"sensor in the passenger malfunction"

Anonymous, NS (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The whole system felled to operated along with blind spot warning system."

Steven U., WA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It just goes off when there is nothing in front of me"

Anonymous, MI (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"blind spot topped working. had to wait for a week to get it fixed all that was required was a software update."

Anonymous, MI (2018 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

Premature brake wear

"Upon casual visual inspection by a friend of mine, the disc brake rotor on the front right side of the vehicle exhibited very uneven wear with some apparent deep grooves. Our dealership replaced the rotor under our extended warranty (the date was beyond VW's initial "Ëœbumper to bumper' warranty)."

Anonymous, AB (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Premium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Too few kms driven Rotors corroded and shoes wore premarurely"

Anonymous, (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"At 15,000miles the rotors had very deep grooves made by the brake pads !!"

Anonymous, GA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rotors

"First oil change at 10,000 miles noticed grooves in rotors, mention too service adviser , he said that was normal, I was not happy , nothing was done by the dealer ."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 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

Alignment

"Issue was caused by dealer doing a recall/service bulletin. In the bulletin rear suspension springs were replaced, but no instructions to do an alignment check were done. Dealer wasn't paid by manufacturer to do an alignment, no alignment done. Fast forward 2,000 miles and the rear tires are excessively worn on the interior edge. Vehicle taken to dealer. New tires and alignment done. Dealer covered 1/2 of the charge under "Goodwill"."

Anonymous, IA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Springs or torsion bars

"recall issued for faulty rear suspension"

Ronald B., CA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tire wear is uneven

"Recall replaced rear springs. No alignment done after replacement. Interior edge of rear tires has excessive wear within the near future. Vehicle taken in for alignment and new tires. "Goodwill" covered half of their blunder."

Anonymous, IA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Unsure 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 exterior trim or moldings

"A small round piece of trim on the front bumper kept popping open until it finally popped open and was lost on the highway. Fixed under warranty."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Fuel door did not latch, nor unlatch. Had to have replaced twice."

Anonymous, OH (2018 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

Evaporator

"The defroster works poorly."

Anonymous, (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Premium 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

Engine harness

"Camshaft position sensor failed after intake manifold cleaning. Caused car to limit engine to less than 3000 rpm and disabled start/stop feature. This was after "routine" intake valve cleaning. The car's biggest flaw is the GDI engine which VW detuned from the powerful version in the Golf. Not only the engine lack power, but the GDI design allows oil residue from the PCV to build on the backs of the intake valves. This requires expensive cleaning (>$800/10,000 miles according to VW Dealer Service Advisor). I tried an alternative service and the camshaft sensor stopped working, requiring an additional trip to the dealer."

Anonymous, IL (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 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

"passenger outside door handle sometimes stuck from closing properly, this did not effect the latching mechanism at all. Dealer replaced an internal plastic piece under warranty."

Regina S., PA (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Coolant chamber level was mysteriously low. No explanation."

Anonymous, NC (2018 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

"Under heavy acceleration the engine stuttered and lost power. The engine light came on temporarily, but after stopping and restarting the vehicle it remained driveable for the remainder of the trip. The dealer noted a that there was a TSB for this issue and replaced the fuel injectors under warranty. We have not had further issues with the fuel system or anything else with the vehicle."

Anonymous, OH (2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 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.

Engine Minor

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

Engine Major

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

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Recalls
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Sep 23, 2021
The incorrect roof reinforcement may decrease the roof's structural integrity or impact deployment of the side curtain air bags, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Tiguan vehicles. During the repair of roof damage, an incorrect roof reinforcement assembly may have been installed.
What should you do:
Dealers will be replace the roof reinforcement, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 18, 2021. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 51H5.
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.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V732000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2
SEAT BELTS
Nov 20, 2020
A torn seat belt may not adequately restrain the seat occupant during a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Tiguan LWB vehicles. In the event of a crash, one or both of the front seat belt's webbing may tear.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front seat belts and replace them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began April 13, 2021. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69BH.
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: 20V724000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 10835
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Sep 25, 2019
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 2017 Volkswagen Passat, 2018 Tiguan LWB, 2007-2009 Jetta Sedan, 2011-2013, 2015 and 2019 Jetta, 2013 Jetta Hybrid, 2008-2009 Jetta Sportwagen, 2015 Golf Sportwagen, 2013 Golf, 2008-2010 and 2012-2013 Beetle and Beetle Convertible, 2008-2010 Beetle, and Beetle Convertible 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 repurchase the affected vehicles. The recall began November 6, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 01D7. Note: This recall is an expansion of NHTSA recall number 18V-329.
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: 19V679000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 113
SUSPENSION
Mar 06, 2019
If a coil spring fractures while driving, it may damage a rear tire causing a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Golf Sportwagen, 2019 Jetta, 2015-2019 Golf, and 2018-2019 Tiguan vehicles. The rear coil springs may prematurely fracture.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear axle coil springs, free of charge. The recall began April 12, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 42J5.
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: 19V188000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 56173
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Nov 26, 2018
If the driver is not notified by an audible noise that the key is left in the ignition, it can increase the risk of vehicle theft or crash.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Volkswagen Atlas and Tiguan and 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vehicles that do not have keyless entry. The instrument cluster may not provide an audible warning to let the driver know that the key is still in the ignition when the door is open. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection."
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster, free of charge. The recall began December 13, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 90L3 and 90L4.
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: 18V824000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 73549
VISIBILITY
Jul 13, 2018
A short-circuit can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vehicles. The LED module for the panoramic sunroof ambient light bar may short circuit.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the power supply for the panoramic sunroof LED module, free of charge, until a future service action can safely reactivate the feature. The recall began July 24, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall 60D1.
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: 18V467000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 45457
AIR BAGS
Jun 06, 2018
If the air bag were to tear or unfold incorrectly during deployment, it can increase the risk of injury.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Atlas and Tiguan vehicles. In the event of a crash, the passenger frontal air bag may tear or not properly unfold during deployment.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag, free of charge. The recall began July 19, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 69W8, and 69W9.
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: 18V375000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 821
SUSPENSION
May 16, 2018
A loose or improperly tightened ball joint nut can result in the separation of the lower ball joint causing steering, traction or other stability issues, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and Tiguan long wheel base (LWB) vehicles. The nut that holds the lower ball joint of the front wheel on each side of the vehicle may be loose or improperly tightened.
What should you do:
Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will replace the nut on the lower ball joint and, as necessary, clean the thread in the ball joint, free of charge. The recall began May 30, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 40N4. Note: owners are advised not to drive their vehicle until the recall repair has been performed.
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: 18V324000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2473
SUSPENSION
Apr 25, 2018
If the lower loop of the rear shock absorber detaches, there may be a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan long wheelbase (LWB) vehicles. A lower loop of a rear shock absorber may separate from its base due to an incorrect welding process
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear shock absorbers, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 30, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 42i7.
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: 18V262000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7430
ENGINE
Mar 08, 2018
If the engine support bolts were not properly tightened, an unexpected engine breakdown or loss of engine power may occur, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Tiguan long wheel base (LWB) vehicles. The engine support bolts on these vehicles may not have been properly tightened.
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace engine support bolts, free of charge. The recall began March 26, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 10F7.
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: 18V159000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4
AIR BAGS
Feb 09, 2018
In the event of a crash, the incorrect air bags may not protect the driver as intended, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Tiguan Limited vehicles. The front driver air bag installed on these vehicles may not be intended for use in vehicles sold in the United States. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel and front driver air bag module, free of charge. The recall began May 30, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69V2.
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: 18V102000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3768
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Oct 18, 2017
If the back-up lights are not bright enough, other drivers may not see the vehicle reversing, or the driver may back into an obstacle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan long wheel base (LWB) vehicles. The back-up lights in the taillight assemblies may not be bright enough. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
What should you do:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected inner taillight assemblies, free of charge. The recall began December 15, 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 94J9.
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: 17V662000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5509
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