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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,616 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 #2

Sep 152011

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


I started to hear a grinding sound from the rear when applying brakes. With only 40 K on car the front brakes should show signs of wear first. The rear brakes have totally worn out first and grinding metal to metal, ruining the rear rotors.

- Salem, WV, USA

problem #1

Jun 132008


  • 1,232 miles
On June 13, 2008 I was traveling West bound on a typical South Florida day, very hot and humid clear day. Just then a pick-up truck put out very fast in front of me. I slammed on my brakes with plenty of time to stop, but just before I came to a complete stop, the engine roared and I hit the truck very hard. At first I thought my foot slipped off the brake to the gas, but no way, I broke my foot because I hit the brake so hard. My question is this, is there a known problem with this newcar?

- Weston, FL, USA

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