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Recall 18V102000

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Not Appropriate For Use In The United States

Recall Details

The driver's frontal air bag may not be appropriate for vehicles sold and driven in the United States. Dealers will replace the steering wheel and front driver air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's frontal air bag may not be appropriate for vehicles sold and driven in the United States. In a crash, these air bags may not protect the driver as intended, increasing risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in April, 2018. If you do 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 incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Volkswagen recall number is 69V2.

Body, Interior & Misc., February 9, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 9, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,768
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V102000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Tiguan Limited vehicles. The front driver air bag installed on these vehicles may not be intended for use in vehicles sold in the United States. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence
In the event of a crash, the incorrect air bags may not protect the driver as intended, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel and front driver air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 10, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69V2.
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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