Volkswagen Tiguan (2013)

Production: MY 2013 | Problems / tags:   

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Problem Description

The airbag may deploy incorrectly as a result of defective welding of the gas generator.

The recall affects vehicles manufactured in 2013.

Source: Alert A12/1493/15

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This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX notifications.

What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you’ll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your car – this is a 17 characters code that appears on the chassis plate of your car or – on most UK-registered cars – in the bottom-left corner of your windscreen.

You should make contact with a Volkswagen dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details. Usually that’ll be your nearest franchised dealership, or ‘main dealer’ as they’re sometimes known.

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering your car registration number; it will also reveal your car’s current MOT status.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.

Check also our UK Recalls database
UK Recalls - Volkswagen
Published by RAPEX 27. 11. 2015
Keywords   
Risk Injury
Make
Model
Type SUV
Production period MY 2013
Type/number of model Type 5N
Country of origin Germany
Alert submitted by Germany
Products were found and measures were taken also in Denmark, Hungary, Norway, The Netherlands
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
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