Approximately 27,800 model-year 2015-16 Volkswagen Tiguan SUVs and CC sedans are being recalled due to airbag issues. The airbag electronic control unit may have a defective power supply capacitor that can result in the deactivation or inadvertent deployment of the airbags, increasing the risk of injury.

Volkswagen will begin notifying owners on Sept. 13. Owners can call the automaker at 800-893-5298 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at  888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will install new software and replace the airbag electronic control unit, if necessary.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.