Recalls for 2011 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: 15V483000

Recall Date: 08/04/2015

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Problem 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.

Consequence: 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.

What Owners Should Do: The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.

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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.

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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.

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Recall Number: 04V067000

Recall Date: 02/11/2004

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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