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Recall 15V311000

Certification Labels Have Incorrect Tire Pressure And Weight Ratings

Recall Details

The vehicle certification label may list improper tire pressure and weight rating information. Dealers will correct the information on the certification label free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The certification labels on the vehicles may have improper or missing tire pressures and weight ratings listed on them. This can cause confusion about proper vehicle and tire capacities, resulting in overloading the vehicle and operating it unsafely.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen notified owners of affected vehicles in June, 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volkswagen dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Suspension & Steering, May 26, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 26, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,957
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V311000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Tiguan vehicles manufactured January 22, 2015, to March 20, 2015. These 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."
Consequence
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.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will correct the information on the certification label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 01A5.
Notify
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.
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