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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.
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.
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
Problem Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY AND PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." THE OWNER'S MANUAL DOES NOT CONTAIN A STEP-BY-STEP DESCRIPTION FOR HEADREST ADJUSTMENT WHEN INSTALLING A CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM (CRS) TETHER STRAP.
Consequence: IF THE TETHER STRAP IS IMPROPERLY INSTALLED TO THE TETHER ANCHOR, THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT MAY NOT BE SUFFICIENT RESTRAINED. IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE CHILD COULD BE INJURED.
What Owners Should Do: A LETTER OUTLINING THE PROBLEM WILL BE SENT TO OWNERS ALONG WITH A STICKER CONTAINING THE CORRECT INSTRUCTIONS AS WELL AS INSTRUCTIONS ON WHERE TO AFFIX THE STICKER IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 29, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MITSUBISHI AT 1-888-648-7820.
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