Vehicles Affected: Approximately 360 model-year 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan long-wheelbase SUVs
The Problem: The nut that holds the lower ball joint of the front wheel on each side may be loose or improperly tightened, which can result in the separation of the lower ball joint, causing steering, traction or other stability issues and increasing the risk of a crash.
Volkswagen advised owners not to drive their vehicle until the recall repair has been made.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the nut on the lower ball joint for free.
What Owners Should Do: Volkswagen will begin notifying owners on May 30. Owners can call the automaker at 800-893-5298, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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