Recalls for 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan

There are currently 4 recalls for your car.


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Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 14V441000

Recall Date: 07/21/2014

Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Problem 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.

Consequence: A vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.

What Owners Should 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.

Recall Number: 13V569000

Recall Date: 11/22/2013

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Problem Summary: VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC. (VOLKSWAGEN) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2011 TIGUAN VEHICLES MANUFACTURED JULY 2007 THROUGH JUNE 2011. DUE TO A PROBLEM WITH THE FUSE FOR THE EXTERIOR LIGHTS, THE HOLDER FOR THE FUSE THAT CONTROLS THE VEHICLE'S EXTERIOR LIGHTS CIRCUIT MAY MELT.

Consequence: IF THE HOLDER MELTS, THERE MAY BE A PARTIAL LOSS OF EXTERIOR LIGHTING. REDUCED VEHICLE ILLUMINATION DIMINISHES THE VEHICLE'S VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: VOLKSWAGEN WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUSE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN DECEMBER 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-893-5298. VOLKSWAGEN'S RECALL NUMBER IS 97Z9/2V.

Recall Number: 08V235000

Recall Date: 05/28/2008

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Problem Summary: VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 4,079 MY 2008 PASSAT AND 2,500 MY 2009 TIGUAN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.0T FSI ULEV II ENGINES. THESE VEHICLES HAVE AN ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) CONTAINING SOFTWARE THAT MAY NOT PROPERLY CONTROL ENGINE IDLE WITH THE AIR CONDITIONING TURNED ON. IN RARE CASES, THE ECM MAY UNEXPECTEDLY INCREASE ENGINE RPM.

Consequence: AN ENGINE SURGE CAUSED BY AN UNEXPECTED INCREASE IN ENGINE RPM MAY SURPRISE THE VEHICLE OPERATOR AND CAN RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND UPDATE THE ECM SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 30, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-893-5298.

Recall Number: 04V086000

Recall Date: 02/24/2004

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Problem Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE LOW-BEAM TERMINAL ON THE HEAD LIGHT WIRE HARNESS CAN OVERHEAT AND COULD CAUSE THE LOW BEAMS TO FAIL WITHOUT WARNING.

Consequence: AN UNEXPECTED LOSS OF LOW BEAMS COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

What Owners Should Do: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE HEAD LIGHT SWITCH AND COUPLER FOR SIGNS OF HEAT DAMAGE. IF HEAT DAMAGE IS PRESENT, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE SWITCH AND COUPLER. IF NO HEAT DAMAGE IS PRESENT, THE DEALER WILL REPLACE THE HEAD LIGHT SWITCH AND ONE MATING PIN IN THE COUPLER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON APRIL 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

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