hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
141,453 miles

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan accessories - exterior problems

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 252016


  • 65,357 miles


I was on a city street in nova scotia with the family in vacation, I was driving like 50 km/H and epc light and engine light came on and on the dash board it said engine fault workshop. My car was starting to act weird, not taking speed, not changing gears my acceleration pedal was pushed at max and it seems like the car was loosing speed. I pull over on the side of the road turn engine off and wait for 4-5 min, when I star car again epc light was off only engine light remain on and no message on the board. Car seems to be good for driving. I reach at the camp ground where we wore and park the car. 20-30 min later my wife want to take a load of laundry to the camp laundry place and wash them, I give her the key for car and when she tried to start, the car wasn't starting. I unplug battery pug it back in nothing was working. I call a toe track to take the car to a VW shop in truro (vantage motors). They told me they fix the problem, they have to change a relay 460 under the driver dash and move a fuse #5 to #7 under the hood and they took the car for a test drive and everything was good, now I can come and pick the car from them 279$ bill. Because I was in a such a hurry to get back home in new brunswick I didn't check to see if car is fully operational, and I didn't have to, because they told me they took it for a test drive. Now on my way down to home I realize my fans are not working, cigarette plugs, windshield pumps on front and back, and windshield wiper on the back are not working, I call the VW shop in truro to find out what is the problem and if is a way for me to fix it.they told me it can be multiple problems to take the car when I reach home to my VW shop in St. John nb.

- St. George, ME, USA

problem #2

Jul 312016


  • 59,000 miles
Water leaks into roof and a pillar down the door into the floor on both sides of vehicles. Was washing the vehicle and saw water dripping in through the door into the vehicle. Noticed water pooling up in head liner above the a pillar, down through the trim of a pillar, down the dash between door and frame of car, into the floor. Since this vehicle has curtain airbags in the a pillar am worried about corrosion affecting the airbag operation or an electrical short of some kind. Water pooling can create an unsafe mold/mildew issue. The vehicle was stationary when this happened. This vehicles has a panoramic sun roof. Have searched the internet and there are multiple complaints of water damage, water leaking into the vehicle.

- Helena, MT, USA

problem #1

Oct 242013

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 300,001 miles
There is a panoramic sunroof leakage. Which has possibly cause electrical lighting outage. The leakage has also caused excessive condensation, causing visual impairment when driving.

- Portland, OR, USA

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