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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,076 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 302014


  • 79,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the engine stalled and transmission failed. The contact was able to maneuver the vehicle to side of road. The battery and cdc-edc warning indicators were illuminated. The vehicle was taken to independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the engine failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired with a replacement engine, fly wheels that assisted the crank signal and new battery. The contact mentioned that shortly after the repairs were completed, the independent mechanic diagnosed that the transmission failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired per the transmission failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.

- Warwick , RI, USA

problem #1

Aug 082013


  • 89,151 miles
2010 VW Tiguan, with repeated engine failures associated with power steering module, boost solenoid / engine coils, wiring harness, fuse re-call, loss of power / thrust / electrical panel instability, beginning in July 2013 upon the limited wolfsburg platform. Service was provided by a VW dealership, 16 days prior to the August 2013 accident. The car was not returned to me until October 1, 2013. (almost 8 weeks) a rental car was applied, but there was significant out of pocket expense for taxes / fee's for a 2 month rental. The VW upon return Oct 1, 2013 then broke down again on Oct 9th, for electrical failure again. The car was towed back to VW dealership for repair. I was given a complimentary loaner car. The VW was then returned and then ran without significant incident until March 16th, of which the engine failed for engine coils, and was towed back to the VW dealership for service, the car then experienced another electrical mechanical failure on 3/25, resulting in a 2nd front end collision. I received a not at fault decision on the first accident, per the commonwealth of MA.

- Beverly, MA, USA

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