What's Wrong with the Volkswagen Tiguan?

Tiguan owners have made 261 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (56%), followed by the cooling system (11%) and the electrical (5%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Tiguan.

Comparing Tiguan Generations

Watch out for the 1st generation's (2009–2016) 12.96 PainRank™, which is the worst of 2 generations. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
2nd Gen Tiguan 2017–2017
2 0.73
1st Gen Tiguan 2009–2016
259 12.96

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    The Worst Tiguan Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2015 (3), and 2017 (2).