2018 Tiguan Being Investigated for Breaking Seatbelts

Federal regulators are intensifying an investigation into the 2018 Tiguan’s crash tests to see if Volkswagen should recall about 110,000 of them.

The potential safety issue stems from seatbelts that were twice found to break apart during crash testing.

Volkswagen argues that internal testing conducted after NHTSA first brought the issue up suggested that the failure came as a result of the test equipment itself tearing the belt, rather than a defect in the belts themselves.

“The Tiguan was designed to meet or exceed safety standards and has performed well in internal testing as well as other third party tests such as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety,” a VW spokesperson told Forbes. “We are fully cooperating with NHTSA in the investigation but continue to challenge the results of the test.”

NHTSA maintains, though, that the fault is with the seatbelts, not the testing equipment.

A defect would be a blow to VW, which hasn’t missed an opportunity to talk about the Tiguan’s safety, following it’s “good” rating in IIHS testing.

As a result of the seatbelt failures, NHTSA is upgrading its investigation to an “engineering analysis,” which may lead to a recall.

[source: Forbes]

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Federal regulators are intensifying an investigation into the 2018 Tiguan’s crash tests to see if Volkswagen should recall about 110,000 of them. The potential safety issue stems from seatbelts that were twice found to break apart during crash testing. Volkswagen argues that internal testing conducted after NHTSA first brought the issue up suggested that the […]

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