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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,274 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.

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan brakes problems

brakes problem

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 222014

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 5,500 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan. The contact heard a chime sound coming from the vehicle and the ABS warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 5,500. Updated 10/29/14 the consumer stated the vehicle was traded in. The consumer felt the repairs were taking too long to be completed. Updated 04/23/2015

- Lapine , OR, USA

problem #3

Aug 152014

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 1,798 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14V441000 (fuel system, gasoline) had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that they were unable to perform the repair because there were no available appointments. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. While driving various speeds, the vehicle jerked intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 1,798. Updated 10/22/14 updated 4/8/2015

- La Pine, OR, USA

problem #2

Aug 242013


  • 28,300 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the accelerator failed to engage. Also, the emergency brake failed to release when in park. The dealer was contacted. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 28,300 and the current mileage was 29,000.

- Cameron Park, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012013

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
Brake became stiff after pushing down on the brake pedal approx 1/3 of the way and the car did not come to a full stop. At this point only pressing down with full strength forces the pedal down further and stops the car. The usual operation is a smooth brake pedal which can be pushed all the way to the floor. This has happened several times at seemingly random intervals, sometimes one or two times a day, with other times going a few days without incident. The dealership mechanics cannot find a fault with their usual method of testing.

- Houston, TX, USA

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