fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 252013

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • 41,000 miles


Vehicle was in heavy traffic moving approx. 5mph and stalled. Was able to stop and attempt to restart a couple of times and engine would attempt to start, but would quickly shut off as if engine was not receiving any fuel. Pushed vehicle to nearby parking lot and same thing, vehicle would crank make some sputtering sounds and shut off. Epc and engine lights on. Pressing accelerator did not help. This had occurred 3-4 times several months earlier usually when backing out of a parking lot after starting the car. Reported to dealer at that time and they said a code was seen, but they could not replicate the problem and car was fine. Those times the car was able to be restarted, this time not. Had towed to dealer and waiting for them to check again. Have strong safety concerns given stalling while in traffic.

- Huntersville, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 082010

Tiguan 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 VW le Tiguan purchased new and immediately the back-up camera comes on while driving stating that you can't use the back-up camera while driving. While service tried to fix several times, it continues to date. Water pump failed while driving, trunk hatch mechanism failed and had to be replaced and drivers door lock and window lock failed and new door replaced. Electrical box fuses melted and had to be replaced and the front passenger seat warmer overheated and melted the seat causing full replacement of seat (from the factory in germany). Engine manifold flap failed and had to be replaced. Integrated ipod jack has never worked correctly. Moon roof drain failed causing the inside of the vehicle to have ice on the windows and windshield causing the whole mechanism to be replaced. N updated 9/19/13 the intake manifold malfunctioned and had to be replaced. The high pressure fuel pip from the fuel pump fail as it was leaking

- Harrisburg, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 152010


  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan. In July 2010, the electronic power control light illuminated. The dealer replaced the accelerator pedal at that time. In October 2010, while the contact was driving approximately 40 mph and attempting to turn, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact was able to restart and drive to the dealer where a few parts were replaced (the name of the parts were unavailable). The contact called the manufacturer who offered to assist with a one month payment towards the vehicle. The failure mileage was approximately 4,000 and the current mileage was 6,053.

- Aurora , IL, USA

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