AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Volkswagen Group of America is recalling certain 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan models because they might have an improperly torqued brake-pipe fitting in the right-front wheel which could lead to a leak of brake fluid and change in braking activity.
The recall population covers 1,285 front- and all-wheel drive compact SUVs and, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-853, there have not been any reported incidents due to this situation.
According to the report, the actual condition and potential problem is: “Vehicles included in the recall may have been manufactured with an improperly torqued nut at the right front brake pipe. Vehicles not included have been manufactured with a correctly torqued nut.
“If the nut becomes loose, brake fluid may leak. This in turn can result in the vehicle requiring a longer braking distance, increasing the risk of a crash. This would impact only the one brake circuit having reduced performance.”
The remedy is an inspection of the fitting and torquing of the nut to proper specifications. Owners and dealers of the Tiguan are scheduled to receive notification from Volkswagen beginning Dec. 31st.