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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,385 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 252013

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 41,000 miles


Vehicle was in heavy traffic moving approx. 5mph and stalled. Was able to stop and attempt to restart a couple of times and engine would attempt to start, but would quickly shut off as if engine was not receiving any fuel. Pushed vehicle to nearby parking lot and same thing, vehicle would crank make some sputtering sounds and shut off. Epc and engine lights on. Pressing accelerator did not help. This had occurred 3-4 times several months earlier usually when backing out of a parking lot after starting the car. Reported to dealer at that time and they said a code was seen, but they could not replicate the problem and car was fine. Those times the car was able to be restarted, this time not. Had towed to dealer and waiting for them to check again. Have strong safety concerns given stalling while in traffic.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 082010

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 VW le Tiguan purchased new and immediately the back-up camera comes on while driving stating that you can't use the back-up camera while driving. While service tried to fix several times, it continues to date. Water pump failed while driving, trunk hatch mechanism failed and had to be replaced and drivers door lock and window lock failed and new door replaced. Electrical box fuses melted and had to be replaced and the front passenger seat warmer overheated and melted the seat causing full replacement of seat (from the factory in germany). Engine manifold flap failed and had to be replaced. Integrated ipod jack has never worked correctly. Moon roof drain failed causing the inside of the vehicle to have ice on the windows and windshield causing the whole mechanism to be replaced. N updated 9/19/13 the intake manifold malfunctioned and had to be replaced. The high pressure fuel pip from the fuel pump fail as it was leaking

- Harrisburg, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 282012


  • 23,155 miles
(cylinder failing/injectors leaking) engine light came on and the dealer said it was bad gas in my tank to let the gas run out and to fill up somewhere else. Car didn't have much power and idling wasn't smooth. They also said that if I keep getting bad gas that it will damage the catalyst converter which I then replied check the gas receipts in the car since I only buy bp and mobile 93 octane not my fault that gas station might be selling bad gas. We do own another car an Audi with a turbo engine as well and we get gas at the same gas stations and we haven't had any problems. Weeks later the car wasn't running any better so I took it to another place for them to let me know why the light was on. Code meant cylinder 2 and 4 failing. Took it back to the dealer and they told me that they had to clean the fuel injectors on both of those cylinder that it was due to the gas and that it wasn't cover under the warranty which I told them again check all the receipts in the glove compartment for the type of gas that I have been putting in. Then he asked me if I drive it in the expressway which I said sometimes on the weekends and to take road trips 2 to 3 times per year. He mentioned something about city driving that the car needed to be driving at a higher speed which I then reply: It is not on the manual and this is my fourth VW turbo engine and never had this type of problems then he called me back and told me that it was the way the new engine were designed that they will take care of it which they did. I just hope this doesn't happens every 23K miles. It will be very expensive repairs not counting when cylinder 1 and 3 starts to fail.

- Miami, FL, USA

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