2009-2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
The Problem: NHTSA previously opened an investigation into the partial or complete loss of exterior lighting in the Tiguan crossover. Volkswagen found that the problem originated with a fuse that can trip, resulting in the failure of vehicle light circuits. The circuitry does maintain at least some of the lights on the outside of the vehicle, and the driver is notified of the light failure in the instrument cluster.
The Fix: Volkswagen will replace the fuse with another fuse that has a tougher surface coating at no cost to owners.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: Approximately 62,155 2009-2011 model year Volkswagen Tiguans in the U.S. and a total of approximately 800,000 Tiguan models worldwide.
2013-2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
The Problem: If synthetic gearbox oil is used in the vehicle, the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox can experience electric malfunctions. This can be exaggerated if the vehicle undergoes a high proportion of stop-and-go driving or if the car is in a hot and humid climate.
The Fix: Volkswagen dealers will replace the synthetic oil with a new mineral-based oil that has non-corrosive additives.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 3836 2013-2014 model year Volkswagen Jetta Hybrids.