Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 282009


  • 4,500 miles


Bought new 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 2009 in June. First 4 weeks of owning the vehicle heard faint noises from brakes. While in traffic at a stop light, the car ABS system came on and the dashboard lit up. Car was unable to move and locked up totally. Car was dragged onto a tow truck and had to be soaped off the tow truck. Volkswagen is still trying to diagnose the car to understand the failure.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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