Originally appeared on NHTSA
In the event of a crash, the incorrect air bags may not protect the driver as intended, increasing the risk of injury.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V102000
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 3,768
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Tiguan Limited vehicles. The front driver air bag installed on these vehicles may not be intended for use in vehicles sold in the United States. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel and front driver air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 10, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298 . Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 69V2.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153 ), or go to www.safercar.gov.