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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,667 miles

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 082015

Tiguan

  • 40,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Drivers side seat belt occasionally will not retract down to buckle driver in. If it does work it does not allow for any movement to look behind or in mirrors. Did not get problem fixed to costly

- Kittanning, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 122015

Tiguan

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. The contact stated that the seat belt would not extend far enough to latch until after several attempts. The contact also stated that once latched the seat belt would not allow him to lean forward limiting his view of the side mirrors and windows. The failure recurred on several occasions while the vehicle was started as well as when the key was not in the ignition. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Ellington, CT, USA

problem #1

Jun 092014

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • miles
Dangerous seatbelt design! the origin of the "lap" part of the seat belt is behind the seat, so the belt rides up onto my belly when I move seat forward to reach the pedals. Also the vertical portion of belt sits on my neck right over the carotid artery. For a 5'3' 110 pound person, the seatbelt will likely cause organ ruptures and possibly slice my neck during an accident! suggest the anchor of the "lap" part is built on the side of the seat so the belt will always cross over the thighs regardless of seat position, and suggest the vertical part is allowed more adjustability. The current design of the seatbelt is too dangerous for smaller people!

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

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