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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,200 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.

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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan electrical problems

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2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 152014

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 1,200 miles


On April 15, 2014, I was at a gas station waiting to pull into an available pump with the car in drive. The car's engine suddenly shut off completely and the battery light signaled. I was able to put the car in park, turn the key to the off position, and restart the engine. As soon as I restarted the engine, the check engine symbol was illuminated. I drove home after filling up on gas. The following morning, April 16, 2014, I called open road Volkswagen of manhattan and scheduled a service appointment for Monday, April 21, 2014. For the remainder of that week, until Sunday, the car did not shut off and the check engine light was illuminated the majority of the time. There were times when I would drive and the check engine light would not be illuminated. On Sunday, April 20, 2014, I was driving on the ramp to get on the fdr drive from the brooklyn bridge, going approximately 20-40 mph, and the engine shut off completely. In the middle of highway traffic, I was forced to place the car in park, turn on my hazard lights, turn the key to the off position, and restart the engine. During the course of driving to an emergency shoulder, as this was an extremely dangerous situation, the car's engine once again turned off completely while I was driving. After making it to an emergency shoulder area, I contacted Volkswagen roadside assistance and the car was eventually towed. Today, April 21, 2014, I spoke with a service representative at open road Volkswagen of manhattan and was told that the check engine symbol of the vehicle is not on (as I mentioned earlier, sometimes it was on for me and sometimes not) and that the car did not have an issue when driven around the block. Therefore, the service representative is going to take the car for an extended period to see if the issue reproduces. Of course, this is an incredibly dangerous issue and should be fixed.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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