hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,000 miles

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments

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

Sep 012015


  • 35,000 miles
VW 2009 airbag issue. There is a recall for the 2010-2014 Tiguans. Our car has the same airbag issue however the 2009 model is not covered. Since the 2009 model is the same as the 2010-2014 models there should most likely be a recall for the 2009 model.

- Newton, MA, USA

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