Drivers of More Than 7,000 Recalled Volkswagen Tiguans Face Loss of Vehicle Control

A lower loop of a rear shock absorber may separate from its base due to an incorrect welding process

Drivers of More Than 7,000 Recalled Volkswagen Tiguans Face Loss of Vehicle Control
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May 21, 2018

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling more than 7,000 model year 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan long wheelbase (LWB) vehicles.

What's the problem?

On the affected vehicles, a lower loop of a rear shock absorber may separate from its base due to an incorrect welding process during manufacturing.

If the lower loop of the rear shock absorber detaches, there may be a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What happens next?

Volkswagen will notify owners of the recalled Tiguan vehicles beginning in late June 2018. Local VW dealers will then inspect the rear shock absorbers, replacing them as necessary, free of charge to owners.

For additional information about this recall, consumers can contact Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298.

Volkswagen's reference number for this recall is 42i7.