Volkswagen Recalling 5,500 Tiguan Vehicles Due to Problem with Back-up Lights

If the back-up lights are not bright enough, other drivers may not see the vehicle reversing

Volkswagen Recalling 5,500 Tiguan Vehicles Due to Problem with Back-up Lights
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December 4, 2017

Volkswagen (VW) is recalling approximately 5,500 model year 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan long wheel base (LWB) vehicles.

What's the problem?

On the affected vehicles, the back-up lights in the taillight assemblies may not be bright enough. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

If the back-up lights are not bright enough, other drivers may not see the vehicle reversing, or the driver may back into an obstacle, increasing the risk of a crash.

What happens next?

Volkswagen will notify owners of the recalled Tiguan vehicles beginning in December 2017. VW dealers will then replace the affected inner taillight assemblies at no cost to owners.

For further recall details, contact Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298—reference recall number 94J9.