2018 Volkswagen Tiguan recall 40N4/40N5

Volkswagen Recall 40N4/40N5: Lower Ball Joint Separation

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

A loose or improperly tightened ball joint nut can result in the separation of the lower ball joint causing steering, traction or other stability issues, increasing the risk of a crash.

Suspension — Front — Control Arm — Lower Ball Joint

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan and Tiguan long wheel base (LWB) vehicles. The nut that holds the lower ball joint of the front wheel on each side of the vehicle may be loose or improperly tightened.
Actions
Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will replace the nut on the lower ball joint and, as necessary, clean the thread in the ball joint, free of charge. The recall began May 30, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 40N4. Note: owners are advised not to drive their vehicle until the recall repair has been performed.

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Date Announced
MAY 16, 2018
Vehicles Affected
2,464
Volkswagen Recall #
40N4/40N5
NHTSA Campaign #
18V324000
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