volkswagen tijuan recalled for mislabeled information causing vehicle instability and death

Description: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Tiguan vehicles manufactured January 22, 2015 to March 20, 2015. These vehicles may be equipped with Certification labels that are missing the required tire pressure information and they may state incorrect weight and loading information. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of 49 CFR Part 567, “Certification.”

Hazard: If the labels have incorrect weight and loading information, the operator may overload the vehicle which could cause vehicle instability, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy: Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will correct the information on the certification label, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 01A5.

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