2017 Volkswagen Tiguan being recalled
Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall notice for the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan over a welding issue with the back seat.
VOLKSWAGEN AUSTRALIA has issued a recall for the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan, which was launched a couple of months ago. The German car maker is targeting 707 vehicles as part of this recall. In its recall notice, Volkswagen Australia said: “The laser welded seam on the front seat backrests may not have been correctly configured during production, which may impact on the strength of the welded connection”.
The suggestion here is that should the car be involved in a “serious” rear-end collision there’s a chance the seat back could giveway. “This could potentially lead to injuries sustained by the vehicle occupants in the event of a serious rear collision,” Volkswagen said.
According to Volkswagen it is contacting owners by mail and is advising them to contact their nearest Volkswagen dealer and arrange for an inspection of the seat back welding, and possible repair.