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What's Wrong with the Volkswagen Tiguan?

The Volkswagen Tiguan has a total of 241 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the engine (53%) followed by the cooling system (12%) and the electrical (5%).

We'd recommend avoiding the 1st generation (2009–2016) which has the worst overall PainRank™ of 12.26

How Tiguan Generations Rank

Gen Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
2nd Gen Tiguan 2017–2017 2 0.73
1st Gen Tiguan 2009–2016 239 12.26

Worst Overall Tiguan Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common Tiguan complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About Tiguan Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on