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NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V441000
Volkswagen Recall Campaign Number: 24AV/2W
Vehicles Affected: Certain 2009-2014 Volkswagen Tiguan vehicles manufactured from July 2007 to June 2014. Approximately 151,389 are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.
Cause: Air bubbles may form in the fuel system when using winterized fuel. In certain conditions this could result in the vehicle stalling or suffering from a lack of performance.
Concern: In the event of a complete or partial engine stall the increased risk of a motor vehicle crash presents numerous safety issues for vehicle occupants, fellow motorists, and bystanders.
Correction: VW will contact owners by mail with specific instructions regarding vehicle repair, free of charge. The repair should entail a change in fuel delivery strategy via computer software update. This recall is expected to begin August 19, 2014 and vehicle owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.
NOTE: Avoid driving maneuvers that may require maximum fuel delivery during winter months until the necessary repairs are completed. Always wear your safety belt and turn your headlights on when it is raining.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V396000
Volkswagen Recall Campaign Number:28G1/U8
Vehicles Affected: Certain 2009 Volkswagen Routan vehicles. Approximately 18,526 vehicles are expected for inclusion under the provisions of this recall campaign.
Cause: The ignition switch may be inadvertently turned to the “OFF” position by a combination of excessive key ring/fob clutter and rough road conditions (or other jarring events).
Concern: Should the ignition switch be moved inadvertently to the “OFF” position, the engine will be turned off resulting in a loss of power steering and braking assistance, the supplemental inflatable restraint system could also be disabled, along with other key electrical systems. A sudden loss of one or more of these systems could place vehicle occupants and bystanders at increased risk due to a motor vehicle crash.
Correction: Volkswagen will notify owners with specific instructions for having the ignition cylinders and keys inspected and replaced as required, free of charge. This recall is expected to begin in August 2014 and vehicle owners may contact Volkswagen customer care at 1-800-822-8987.
NOTE: Owners of affected vehicles are asked to remove the ignition key from the key ring and use only the key when driving until the necessary repairs are completed. This campaign supersedes NHTSA recall number 11V-151.