The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall related to a loss of driver visibility in some Karma Revero and Volkswagen vehicles.
Loss of visibility was shown in two models:
- 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, and the
- 2018 Karma Revero.
There are more than 45,000 Tiguan vehicle owners that are affected by this recall. These Volkswagen vehicle owners may experience a loss of visibility from the panoramic sunroof. The LED module for the sunroof’s ambient light bar may short circuit causing the driver to experience variations in light inside of their vehicle that can cause an accident. Affected vehicle owners will be contacted by Volkswagen; the recall number is 60D1. Dealers will also replace the panoramic sunroof’s LED module at no charge. Glass shop representatives can tell their customers to call Volkswagen customer service at 800/893-5298.
The approximate 50 Karma Revero owners may also experience a loss of visibility, according to the latest recall list. This visibility impairment stems from the rearview mirrors. The driver’s side exterior rearview mirrors might not be made from flat glass, and therefore these mirrors do not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. An accident is more likely to happen if the driver uses these mirrors because he or she might not realize how close other vehicles or objects are to their Revero. Karma has notified the affected owners, and dealers will inspect the driver side exterior rearview mirror, replacing it as necessary for free. Glass shop representatives can tell their customers to call Karma customer service at 855/288-6109. Karma’s number for this recall is RC-18-78-01.
Glass shop representatives can also tell their customers to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888/327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.