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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Wheel rims

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The design of wheel bolts is matched to the factory-installed wheels. If different wheels are installed, wheel bolts with the right length and bolt head shape must be used. This helps to ensure that wheels can be mounted securely and that the brakes will work correctly ⇒  .

In most cases, you cannot use wheel bolts from a different vehicle. Even wheel rims from the same model may not fit properly.

Tires and wheel rims approved by Volkswagen have been matched precisely to your vehicle model and contribute considerably to good handling and safe vehicle performance.

Tightening Torque

Wheel bolts must always be installed with the correct tightening torque ⇒ Changing a wheel . The required tightening torque for your vehicle's wheel bolts is 103 ft lbs (140 Nm) for front-wheel drive vehicles and 88 ft lbs (120 Nm) for vehicles with four-wheel drive (4MOTION). After changing a wheel, the bolt torque must be checked as soon as possible with an accurate torque wrench. See an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.

Wheel rims with bolted rim rings

Wheel rims with bolted rim rings have several parts. The parts are bolted together with special screws in a special process. This helps to ensure that they will work properly, prevent leaks, run true and safely. Damaged wheel rims must be replaced, and you must never take them apart or try to repair them yourself. Have an authorized Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility repair them for you ⇒ .

Wheel rims with bolted decorative covers

Light-alloy wheels may have interchangeable decorative covers attached to the rim with self-locking screws. If you want to replace damaged wheel covers, contact your authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility ⇒ .

Warning

Using improper or damaged wheel rims can affect driving safety, cause accidents and severe personal injuries.
  • Use only wheel rims approved for the vehicle.
  • Regularly check wheel rims for damage and replace them if necessary.

Warning

Improper loosening and tightening of the bolts on wheel rims with bolted rim rings can cause accidents and severe personal injury.
  • Never loosen bolted connections on wheel rims with bolted rim rings.
  • Have all work on wheel rims with bolted rim rings performed by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
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