Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Sectioning and Partial Part Replacement: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

One of the top technical inquires received at Ask I-CAR is “Is there a sectioning or partial replacement procedure available?” To help answer this question, RTS has an OEM Partial Part Replacement Search available. Here you will find information on if these procedures are available on a specific vehicle. Let’s take a closer look at the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The full OEM Partial Part Replacement Search for the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan can be viewed on the I-CAR website. This will give you a good understanding on general areas for sectioning or partial replacement. I-CAR does not have permission to show exact locations for sectioning or the procedure itself. However, Volkswagen has a paid subscription website with collision repair information.

There are multiple sectioning locations for the front upper and lower rails. However, according to Volkswagen, “The A-pillar (partial section) must be replaced when replacing the upper wheel housing longitudinal member.” The upper rail replacement is attached with plug welds and adhesive. The front lower rail section is replaced using adhesive, along with spot welds and a continuous weld seam. Volkswagen warns that, “The gas-shielded arc continuous weld seam cannot be reworked (sanded or smoothed).” Look for this note on many other replacement procedures for the Tiguan.

The outer uniside of the Tiguan has multiple sectioning locations using adhesive with MIG brazed seams, stitch welds, and spot welds. The trunk floor can also be sectioned in multiple locations. When replacing sections of the trunk floor, there are molded foam parts that need to be installed before attaching the new part with plug welds.

For additional Volkswagen information, check out the Volkswagen OEM Information page.

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