Volkswagen Tiguan Problems

Consider These

PainRank (?) Year Model Watch For
1.92 2015 Tiguan body / paint
2.46 2016 Tiguan engine
2.64 2014 Tiguan interior accessories

Avoid These

PainRank (?) Year Model Beware Of
26.78 2010 Tiguan engine
21.02 2009 Tiguan engine
11.61 2011 Tiguan engine

Generation 1

Gen Score

18.7 PainRank™

Watch Out For These Problems

  1. engine failure in the 2010 at 102415 miles
  2. timing chain tensioner defect / engine damage in the 2011 at 75470 miles
  3. main oil seal leak in the 2010 at 75991 miles

Areas the Breakdown

NHTSA Information

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a government agency designed to "keep people safe on the roadways." Here's a look at the number of times NHTSA has recalled and investigated the Tiguan.

Recent Tiguan News

First Takata, Now Autoliv. More Airbag Recalls for VW.

For the love of everything, is there an airbag out there that’s not trying to kill us these days?

We all know about Takata – the airbag supplier which made moisture-sensitive, death traps that are responsible for worldwide panic. Well, not to be outdone we’re now looking at more airbag recalls but this time from a supplier named Autoliv. From CarComplaints.com:

About 5,900 vehicles are affected by front passenger and side head airbags that may not deploy during a crash. In addition, the seat belt pre-tensioners may not activate during a crash if you’re driving a 2017 Audi Q7, A4, A4 allroad or 2018 Audi Q5.

The saddest part? Airbags that don’t deploy may actually be safer than those that do deploy these days.

Vibrations Opening Child Door Locks in 2016 Volkswagens

Volkswagen just can’t seem to catch a break. Well, unless you count their child door locks. Those are breaking all over the place.

Simple vibrations are disengaging the rear door child locks in many 2016 VWs, prompting a recall.

A molding problem caused the locking mechanism to be improperly manufactured causing the position retaining mechanism inside the door lock to break

That’s a problem, especially for my toddler where her seat-kicking-snack-throwing-booster-seat-bouncing routine creates much more than a simple vibration.

The 2016 CC, Golf R, Tiguan, and eGolf are all involved. For specific build dates, visit CarComplaints.com.

Dangerous Seat-Mounted Takata Recall

Your vehicle might be involved in one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history.

Volkswagen is recalling 734 VW Tiguans and Audi Q5s with Takata airbag inflators.

You’ve probably heard about Takata’s defective inflators by now. They’re the ones that explode with too much force and sometimes send metal shrapnel flying throughout the cabin. Yeah, those. They’ve also been linked to a number of deaths and injuries.

While the majority of Takata airbag recalls have been for frontal airbags, this recall is for airbags mounted on the seats which deploy from the side.