Safety Recall 42L8 / Rear Suspension Knuckles – 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, Taos & 2021 Tiguan Long Wheel Base

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March 23, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V176000

Rear Suspension Knuckle May Break

A broken rear suspension knuckle can cause a loss of stability, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V176

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected 10,119

 

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2022 Tiguan, Taos, and 2021 Tiguan long wheel base (LWB) vehicles. The left or right rear suspension knuckles may corrode, crack, and break.

 

Remedy

Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace one or both rear suspension knuckles, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed June 13, 2022. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 42L8.

 

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.nhtsa.gov.

 

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Affected Vehicles

Country Beginning Model Year Ending Model Year Vehicle Vehicle Count
USA 2022 2022 TAOS 2,490
USA 2021 2021 TIGUAN LWB 4,753
USA 2022 2022 TIGUAN 2,876
CAN 2022 2022 TAOS 1,150
CAN 2021 2021 TIGUAN LWB 1,838
CAN 2022 2022 TIGUAN 594

 

Problem Description

Vehicles included in this recall may have been assembled with incorrectly manufactured rear knuckles. In the event of a rear knuckle breakage, the stability in the rear suspension will be compromised. Depending on the traffic/driving circumstances and driver behavior, this situation could pose a risk of a crash.

 

Corrective Action

Inspect and, if necessary, replace one or both rear suspension knuckles.

 

Code Visibility

On or about June 7, 2022, the campaign code will be applied to affected vehicles.

 

Owner Notification

Owner notification will take place in June 2022. Owner letter examples are included in this bulletin for your reference.

 

Repair Overview

Inspect rear wheel bearing housings and replace, if necessary.

 


Chronology :

CW 34/21 Potentially incorrectly manufactured parts identified at a dynamic test performed in a laboratory. Analysis started.

CW34/21 – CW49/21: internal testing initiated. Analysis and improvement of production process initiated.
Evaluating scope of potentially affected vehicles.

CW 50/21 Topic was first presented in VWM Pre-Product safety committee. Further tasks assigned.

CW 51/21 – CW09/22 Additional tests conducted, Risk assessment evaluated .

March 03, 2022 Topic was presented in VWM Product safety committee, recommendation Recall for inspecting vehicels and replacement of identified potentially affected rear knucles.

March 16, 2022 Topic was presented in VWAG’s and VWM Product safety committees and a recall was decided.

Basis for the decision were 1,242 suspected parts which could have been incorrectly casted that have been assembled in the potentially affected vehicles (worldwide). No field events known.

 


3 Affected Products

Vehicles

MAKE MODEL YEAR
VOLKSWAGEN TAOS 2022
VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN 2021-2022

 


15 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V176-7390.PDF 216.503KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V176-2889.pdf 645.171KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – VOLKSWAGEN Date: March 29, 2022 Advance Notice – Safety Recall 42L8 / Rear Suspension Knuckles

RCMN-22V176-2804.pdf 842.28KB

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ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577) – PRI

RIONL-22V176-5958.pdf 623.224KB

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ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-22V176-6053.pdf 311.655KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V176-3757.pdf 820.75KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – VOLKSWAGEN Date: June 06, 2022 Repair Available – Safety Recall 42L8 / Rear Suspension Knuckles

RCMN-22V176-8972.pdf 774.342KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – VOLKSWAGEN Date: June 10, 2022 REVISION – Safety Recall 42L8 / Rear Suspension Knuckles

RCMN-22V176-2379.pdf 282.601KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V176-8864.pdf 874.184KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V176-2046.pdf 113.393KB

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ISSUED Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-22V176-7663.pdf 99.793KB

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Volkswagen – Recall FAQs – July 2022

RMISC-22V176-5134.pdf 628.437KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2022-2

RCLQRT-22V176-3650.PDF 211.149KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2022-3

RCLQRT-22V176-0593.PDF 211.25KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2022-4

RCLQRT-22V176-5593.PDF 211.342KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V176&docType=RCL

 


 

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