VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN 2015 – AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2015
Build Dates : 2015-03-12 – 2015-12-19
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V535000
Date Owner’s Notified: 2019-11-25 Date Received by ODI: 2019-07-17 Date Added to Database: 2019-07-17
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer’s Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 69Z5
Component: AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 27822
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “Volkswagen” is recalling certain 2015-2016 Tiguan and CC vehicles. The air bag Electronic Control Unit “ECU” may have a defective power supply capacitor that can result in air bag deactivation or inadvertent deployment of the air bags.
Consequence:
      Deactivated air bags increases the risk of injury. Inadvertent deployment of the air bags increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install new software and replace the air bag ECU as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 25, 2019. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 69Z5.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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 www.safercar.gov.
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