Numerous issues across the Volkswagen Group’s portfolio is causing a worldwide recall that will impact 2.64-million vehicles.
First off, approximately 800,000 Tiguans from the 2008-2011 model years are being recalled to replace a fuse that is causing a failure in one of the two vehicle light circuits. The issue was first reported about a week ago, when the Tiguan was under a government safety probe in the U.S. Those affected vehicles will have the fuse replaced with one containing a tougher surface coating and will only take a matter of minutes to fix.
The next recall affects the Amarok pickup truck with 239,000 units being recalled for fuel leaks. But the largest recall from the Volkswagen Group affects approximately 1.6-million vehicles equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. According to the German automaker, “electric malfunctions could occur in the gearbox power supply if synthetic gearbox oil is used.”
The fix for that massive recall is to use mineral oil. The voluntary recall is asking all Volkswagen owners with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox filled with synthetic oil to visit a local dealership for an oil exchange.
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