Volkswagen has announced two separate recalls for two issues which are affecting the Tiguan and the Jetta Hybrid.
Several units of the 2009 to 2011 model year Volkswagen Tiguan, produced between July 2007 and June 2011, are the subject to a recall because of a problem with the fuse for the exterior lights. According to the NHTSA, the holder for the fuse that controls the exterior lights circuit may melt and if this happens, there may be a partial loss of exterior lighting. If this happens, the risk of a crash will increase because the reduced vehicle illumination will diminish the driver’s visibility. This recall will begin this month (December) and the dealers will replace the fuse, free of charge.
The second recall is affecting the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, from the 2013-2014 model year. These have been produced between October 2012 and October 2013 and they are equipped with the DQ-200 direct shift gearbox and because of the fluid additives, the internal components may corrode and the deposits form the corrosion may cause an electric short. This will lead to a sudden loss in power, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall began this month too. For extra details on the two separate recalls, owners can contact VW at 1-800-893-5298 and the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.