Volkswagen is recalling certain units of the 2015 Tiguan over missing tire pressure information in the certification labels.
The defect: affected vehicles may be equipped with Certification labels that are missing the required tire pressure information and they may state incorrect weight and loading information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”
The hazards: if the labels have incorrect weight and loading information, the operator may overload the vehicle which could cause vehicle instability, increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected vehicles: 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan manufactured from January 22, 2015 to March 20, 2015.
Number of vehicles affected: 2,957.
The fix: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will correct the information on the certification label, free of charge.
Owners should: the recall is expected to begin in June 2015.
Customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Volkswagen recall should visit vw.com and click on Recalls at the bottom of the page.
Customers can then enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, customers should take it to a Volkswagen dealer.
Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Volkswagen Customer Service: 1-800-893-5298
- Volkswagen Recall Number: 01A5
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 15V311000