Volkswagen has recalled close to 3000 vehicles in Australia over fears parts of the car could detach and cause an accident.
A recall notice posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website says 2627 Tiguan R-Line and 72 Touareg vehicles have been affected.
The recalled Tiguan R-Line vehicles (model years 2017 – 2019) were sold between 1 November 2016 and 31 December 2019.
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“Due to deviations in the bonding process, the roof spoiler may partially or completely detach from the vehicle,” the recall notice reads.
“If the roof spoiler detaches whilst the vehicle is being driven, there is an increased risk of an accident and/or injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.”
The car giant has also recalled dozens of 2020 Touareg models vehicles sold between 1 December 2019 – 31 May 2020 over fears they could leak transmission oil.
“A gearbox oil pipe may have been incorrectly welded which can result in a transmission oil leakage,” the recall notice says.
“If the transmission oil leaks, there is an increased risk of an accident and injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.”
Volkswagen says it will contact affected car owners to organise an inspection and repair, free of charge.
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