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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,728 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 052014

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles


The locking mechanism for the gas door stopped working properly and the door remains unlocked with the door popped open the majority of the time. If the door isn't popped open then it's locked shut and can't be opened normally and must be pried open.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 022014


  • 5,343 miles
I wonder why I have not received a recall notice re: NHTSA campaign number 14V441000. My 2013 VW Tiguan died while traversing a slight incline in an intersection. Fortunately no other cars were present. Vehicle was later towed to VW dealership. Work order failed to mention that auto died, instead service advisor wrote the following: "ck engine light on. Tech(s): 8563 warranty. Customer states check engine light is on. Scanned for trouble codes. Ran gffault P0192 fuel rail pressure intermittent. Performed test plan, checked fuel pressures, all within specs. Cleared codes, retested in am operating to specs, possible fuel level was too low in fuel tank, but vehicle is currently operating to specs." The instrument panel read range: 85 miles, which, in my opinion, discredits the conjecture that the fuel level in fuel tank was too low. Is there a way to facilitate receiving a recall notice? if so please advise.

- Santa Cruz, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 042014

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 13,570 miles
After turning motor on, and backing up, the car is unresponsive when shifted into drive, . on 4 occasions now I have had to restart the car and try again. The accelerator seems progressively unresponsive. Yesterday, the car stayed in gear, and on long enough for me to pull into traffic and then died. I had to restart while vehicles drove around me. Thankfully it was a residential street. I'm very worried now to drive the car as it could happen in a busier environment and result in an accident. Checking online, this seems to have occurred to other Volkswagen Tiguan owners over the past 3 years, but dealership service departments were unable to determine the problem or changed out the fuel pump. After GM recall I am very concerned.

- Milwaukie, OR, USA

problem #1

Oct 252012

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
Vehicle cut out, and engine died. Sometimes the epc light is illuminated, other times it is simply a loss of power and then engine cut off. Has happened multiple times. Often during acceleration into traffic.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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