It is reported that during the impact of an accident, the front seat belts of the Volkswagen Tiguan may break.
Three years ago, a pair of 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan cars passed an NHTSA crash test, during which their driver’s side seat belts were torn. The German manufacturer could not definitively determine the root cause of the problem, which can seriously increase the risk of injury or death during an accident, and did not rule out the appearance of tears due to “external influence”.
The automaker still does not know what led to this problem, as they are still investigating it, but “out of an abundance of caution” they have decided to conduct a recall involving all Tiguan LWB SUVs from the same batch as the two checked instances. And this is 10,835 units of the 2018 model year, built from July 8 to October 27, 2017.
After receiving a notification at the beginning of next year, owners will be advised to schedule an appointment with an official dealer. Technicians will inspect the two front seat belt assemblies and replace them with new ones from a different batch than the recalled one. The recall is expected to begin on January 19, 2021. All repairs will be carried out free of charge.