hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,678 miles

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments

problem #2

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 #1

Jun 202012

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Apparently, the top portion of my fuse box melted when the temperatures in Chicago reached 100 degrees. The effected area controls the lighting on the right side of the car, and may also impact the power steering and traction control. Although the car is just out of warranty, this is a dangerous situation if the fuse box is not designed to withstand normal hot temperatures given that the entire car is impacted by the fuse box, loss of electronic controls in a car with computer technology that controls all of the functions of the car is a dangerous situation. Thanks....updated 09-18-13

- Evanson, IL, USA

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