Volkswagen Tiguan Recall 13V569000

Potential Loss of Exterior Lighting

Electrical & Lights, November 22, 2013

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

Certain vehicles can experience a partial loss of exterior lighting.

What Should You Do?

Volkswagen will notify owners beginning December 2013. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Volkswagen recall number is 97Z9/2V.


The fuse holder for the exterior lighting fuse can melt as a result of a problem with the fuse. This can result in partial loss of the exterior lighting, increasing the risk of a crash due to reduced vehicle illumination. Dealers will replace the exterior lighting fuse to correct this concern. 

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 2009, 2010, 2011

Manufacturer's Report Date: November 22, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V569000

NHTSA Action Number: PE13036


Potential Number of Units Affected: 62,155

Summary: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Tiguan vehicles manufactured July 2007 through June 2011. Due to a problem with the fuse for the exterior lights, the holder for the fuse that controls the vehicle's exterior lights circuit may melt.

Consequence: If the holder melts, there may be a partial loss of exterior lighting. Reduced vehicle illumination diminishes the vehicle's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuse, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's recall number is 97Z9/2V.

Notes: 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

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration logo Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration