Volkswagen American Group has issued a recall on more than 151,000 Tiguan SUVs due to an issue in the fuel system that could cause the vehicle to stall.
The issue is believed to be caused by gas bubbles that may form in the fuel system. This could lead to reduced fuel pump performance and pressure, potentially resulting in the vehicle stalling and getting into an accident.
The issue is believed to occur when “winterized” fuel with high vapour pressures is used in warmer areas or during months when the temperature is higher.
Dealers will install revised electronic control module software on all the affected Tiguans at no cost to the owner. Owners are expected to be notified later this month when the recall officially begins.
The North America was the only market affected by the recall, with model years falling between 2009 and 2014. Of the 151,389 vehicles recalled only 38,101 were sold in Canada.
According to Volkswagen, no accidents or injuries related to the issue have been reported.
This is not the only issue plaguing Volkswagen this year since the manufacturer is also recalling about 19,000 2009 Routan minivans due to an ignition switch issue that causes the vehicle to shift out of the “run” position.