Volkswagen to ‘recall 700,000 cars worldwide’


Volkswagen is set to recall about 700,000 Tiguan and Touran cars worldwide due to a reported lighting defect, German trade magazine Kfz-Betrieb has stated today.

About 52,500 cars can be affected in Germany. The magazine added that humidity can cause a short circuit at the panoramic roof’s light strip of the affected cars. A short circuit in the LED-module could cause scorching damage on the roof and possibly set the vehicle on fire, the magazine said, citing a company spokesman.

The company is currently working on a solution, the magazine added, quoting the spokesman.