The Volkswagen of America has announced recall of over two lakh vehicles of its two models from 2009 to 2014 on reports of glitches.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 189,490 Tiguan sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) manufactured between 2009 and 2014 and 18,526 Routans manufactured in 2009 have been recalled on problem with the fuel system and the ignition switch respectively.
The VW has received many complaints about both the models. But no incidence of accidents or any mishappening were reported due to the problem.
Tiguan SUVs were recalled on possibility of stalling. The problem was reported with fuel pumps on its some models from 2009 to 2014. According to the automaker, there is huge possibility of forming of gas bubbles in the fuel system when winter fuel blends are used in warmer temperatures or areas. The problem will lead to the car stalling. The dealers are installing revised electronic control module software in the cars to fix the issue.
While in the case of Routan, the ignition-switch issue can block the engine and can even shut off if the key fob hangs up between the “On” and “ACC” detents due to rash driving conditions. The WIN Module Detent Ring on all affected vehicles would be replaced, the company said.
Meanwhile, Volkswagen is notifying about the recall to all the customers who have bought these vehicles.