2013 Volkswagen TIGUAN Fuel System, Gasoline Recall

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2013 Volkswagen TIGUAN Fuel System, Gasoline Recall

 NHTSA Recall #105016
NHTSA Compaign #14V441000
MFG Compaign #24AV/2W
 ManufacturerVolkswagen of America, Inc.
 Model Year2013
 Date of notification19/08/14
 Begin date of manufacuring01/07/07
 End date of manufacturing30/06/14
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received21/07/14
 Report created21/07/14
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units151389
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009-2014 tiguan vehicles manufactured july 2007 to june 2014. When using winterized fuel, in certain conditions bubbles may form in the fuel system which could result in the vehicle stalling.
 Consequence summaryA vehicle stall increases the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will update the vehicle's software to increase the fuel pump pressure, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin august 19, 2014. Owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24av/2w.
 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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