2010 Volkswagen TIGUAN Exterior Lighting Recall

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2010 Volkswagen TIGUAN Exterior Lighting Recall

 NHTSA Recall #101500
NHTSA Compaign #13V569000
MFG Compaign #97Z9/2V
 ManufacturerVolkswagen of America, Inc.
 SupplierVOLKSWAGEN
 BrandVOLKSWAGEN
 ModelTIGUAN
 Model Year2010
 ComponentEXTERIOR LIGHTING
 Date of notification03/01/14
 Begin date of manufacuring01/07/07
 End date of manufacturing30/06/11
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received22/11/13
 Report created20/11/13
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units62155
 Defect summaryVolkswagen 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 summaryIf 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.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuse, free of charge. Owners may contact volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's recall number is 97z9/2v.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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