pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
1,800 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. vw states transmission operates as designed (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan transmission problems

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 012018

Tiguan Hightrend 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles


Hesitation and clunkiing at start and low speeds. Can be very noisy. The more you press on the accelerator, the worse it gets. Very scary. Very annoying. Potentially dangerous. Took it to the dealership. They detected no issues. From the way they responded I got the impression that almost everyone who has bought a 2018 Tiguan has taken it to them for the same reason. The company needs to make an official public announcement on this. Let them say: "the engine is proudly designed like this, and behaves exactly as expected."

- Kyoomars H., Ottawa, ON, Canada

problem #2

Dec 212018


  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,200 miles

This is a really expensive vehicle for the cost and Volkwagen customer service is very poor. They don’t even return your calls.

- Ma T., West Des Moines, IA, US

problem #1

Sep 252018

Tiguan SE 2.0 TSI

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55 miles

The Tiguan has a very severe hesitation and/or stalling issue when attempting to merge or enter into highway traffic, turning at corners or even simply accelerating from a stop sign or traffic light. The vehicle feels as though it is going to come to a standstill when pressing the accelerator. VW states this is normal and the way the transmission was designed. In the 55 years I have owned vehicles, I have never had one that operates this way. It is dangerous and the service personnel at the dealership state the operation of the transmission is normal? There has to be a fix for this. The many owners of these vehicles have to somehow put together a class action to get the attention of VW. But How do we get started? Please somebody out there, let us know before people get killed due to this defect and that is what it is, a DEFECT!!!

- goldenjohn, St. Augustine, FL, US

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