Faulty suspension knuckles are the culprit this time.
While German brands enjoy a reputation for high quality and precision engineering, there’s always the potential for design faults and issues to slip through the cracks. Take Porsche, for instance. Very recently, the all-electric Taycan was subjected to a recall after an issue with the center seat belt buckle wiring harness was discovered. It sounds minor, but the problem could prevent child seats from being improperly secured.
It’s not the only VW Group vehicle to face a safety problem; the popular Tiguan and Taos compact SUVs now find themselves subjected to suspension knuckle issues and, as such, 10,119 examples are being recalled. According to the NHTSA, the Volkswagen crossovers may be fitted with incorrectly manufactured rear suspension knuckles which could, potentially, crack and disintegrate.