Volkswagen has issued unrelated recalls for the 2013 and 2014 Jetta Hybrid and the 2009 to 2011 Tiguan, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The company is recalling certain model year 2013 and 2014 Jetta Hybrid vehicles manufactured October 2012 through October 2013 and equipped with a DQ-200 direct-shift gearbox. Due to gearbox fluid additives, the control module within the gearbox may corrode. The deposits from this corrosion may cause an electrical short and result in a stall-like condition.
This sudden loss of power while driving increases the risk of a crash.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the gearbox oil with a non-corrosive version, free of charge. The recall began on Dec. 6, 2013. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's recall number is 34F6/4V
The company is recalling certain model year 2009 to 2011 Tiguan vehicles manufactured July 2007 through June 2011. Due to a problem with the fuse for the exterior lights, the holder for the fuse that controls the vehicle's exterior lights circuit may melt.
If the holder melts, there may be a partial loss of exterior lighting. Reduced vehicle illumination diminishes the vehicle's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuse, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2013. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's recall number is 97Z9/2V.