hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,900 miles

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan fuel system problems

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 272016


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the timing chain needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V441000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 07/01/16

- Jerseyville, IL, USA

problem #5

Jun 152015


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan. Upon turning the key in the ignition to start the vehicle, it shook violently. The vehicle was turned off, but failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for further inspection. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 08V235000 (engine and engine cooling) and 14V441000 (fuel system, gasoline). The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.

- Union , ME, USA

problem #4

May 132015


  • 33,000 miles
I had purchase this vehicle new and for the life of the vehicle I have been experiencing the same thing shaking, stalling and then engine lights comes on. My vehicle now has 59900. Miles on it and on yesterday the same thing occurred. When I contacted VW they said my VIN # is not on the recall list but it needs to be because I have paid for a fuel pump flush I have had it done while under warranty also and I'm having the same results where the vehicle shakes violently and shuts off while in traffic so this is dangerous because and accident could of occurred stopping unexpectedly. Once attempted to be driven vehicle did not start again.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 082015

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 97,100 miles


The coil, the fuel pump and the rear seal are defective. They are covered for repair under an extended warranty. The issue is that this is the 3rd engine failure this year, another in the past. If you google 2009 Tiguan rear seal, you will find many many VW owners experiencing this same issue at this early and early mileage on this vehicle. There is an apparent manufacturers defect that is being overlooked.

- Colonia, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 142008

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 300 miles
Unintended acceleration continues despite recall fix in May 2008. I was never informed of this recall by VW corporate or the dealer. I bought the car in Aug. 2008 - 3 months after the recall repair was done. When I complained about unexpected surges numerous times to the dealer, VW corporate and NHTSA not one person mentioned the 2008 recall which exactly described the problem I was experiencing. I had three serious near collisions because of this unintended surging before I myself discovered the problem. I did this by keeping a 2-year log of when the surges occurred and under what circumstances. I found that the only common denominator in the incidents was the use of air conditioning. It only surged when the A/C was on 3 or 4. today - after visiting your new safercar.gov I learned about the 2008 recall for the first time. It describes exactly what I have been experiencing with this car and it cites the A/C as the direct cause. After driving in danger for six years - I want this fixed now and I want to know why I was not informed of this recall after my numerous complaints to both VW and NHTSA.

- New Kensington, PA, USA

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problem #1

Jul 082014


  • 63,000 miles
I drive a 2009 VW Tiguan 2.0 automatic front wheel drive about 63000 miles situation #1: $782.67 intake manifold (covered under VW warranty extension) de carb fuel pressure sensor pvc valve pressens separator situation #2: $903.20 rear main seal filter oil change after car returned: Issues with power windows, cd player, and sun roof during inspection for above at shop- car over heated while on a test drive issue # 3: about $1000- haven't yet given go ahead cd player may be from 'playing burned cds... see best buy to fix.... sunroof- may be tracking issue- see after market sunroof person to fix... water pump are any of these causing the others" can I hold the mechanics responsible for any of this? is this normal for a car this age/ mileage?" help!!!!

- White Bear Lake, MN, USA

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