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Volkswagen recalls Tiguan long wheelbase vehicles

The rear shocks may have poor welds

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Volkswagen Group of America is recalling more than 7,000 model year 2018 Tiguan long wheelbase (LWB) vehicles.

A lower loop of a rear shock absorber may separate from its base due to an incorrect welding process, causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear shock absorbers, replacing them as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin June 25, 2018.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 42i7.

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