The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Air Bag Clockspring Failure

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA18003

    • Status:
      PENDING
    • Date Opened: April 18, 2018
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags: Clockspring
    Air Bags:Frontal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: Air Bag Clockspring Failure

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ17009

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: November 13, 2017
    • Date Closed: May 04, 2018
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Air Bags: Clockspring
    Air Bags:Frontal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: Air Bag Clockspring Failure

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE15010

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags:Frontal
    Electrical System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  4. INVESTIGATION: Partial Loss of Exterior Lights

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE13036

    Component(s): Electrical System
    Electrical System:Fuses And Circuit Breakers
    Exterior Lighting
    Exterior Lighting:Back Up Lights
    Exterior Lighting:Back Up Lights:Switch
    Exterior Lighting:Brake Lights
    Exterior Lighting:Brake Lights:Switch
    Exterior Lighting:Fog Lights
    Exterior Lighting:Fog Lights:Switch
    Exterior Lighting:Hazard Flashing Warning Lights
    Exterior Lighting:Hazard Flashing Warning Lights:Switch
    Exterior Lighting:Hazard Flashing Warning Lights:Unit
    Exterior Lighting:Headlights
    Exterior Lighting:Headlights:Concealment Devices
    Exterior Lighting:Headlights:High/Low Beam Dimmer Switch
    Exterior Lighting:Headlights:Switch
    Exterior Lighting:Tail Lights
    Exterior Lighting:Tail Lights:Switch
    Exterior Lighting:Turn Signal
    Exterior Lighting:Turn Signal:Flasher Unit
    Exterior Lighting:Turn Signal:Switch

    Summary: There is no summary currently available