pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,315 miles

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 042010


  • 13,000 miles


Every 2 to 3 months, car fails to accelerate properly/change into higher gear, has been repaired twice and now needs a third, was told it was a wiring problem.

- Richmond , KY, USA

problem #2

Oct 232008


  • 1,986 miles
The driveshaft bolts stripped on my 2009 VW Tiguan when my wife was driving the vehicle at 30 mph. She managed to slowly drive the vehicle back home. After inspection, it became clear to me that the driveshaft was rubbing against the under body and the vehicle was not in a drivable condition. I had to call VW roadside assistance and had to flatbed it to local VW dealership in reno. It seems like the drive shaft bolts have not been torqued to spec before the vehicle left the factory. I am upset that some thing so critical like driveshaft torque has not been checked and the vehicle not pdi-ed before I got the keys. The replacement driveshaft and bolts are on red-order.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #1

Oct 202008


  • 958 miles
1) driving with low speed, accelerating in traffic. 2) AWD axle came loose while driving, damaging the axle and underbody surroundings (heat shields etc.) fortunately, did not lose control of the vehicle. 3) vehicle is currently being repaired, waiting for parts.

- Livonia, MI, USA

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