1st Gen (2009 – 2016) Volkswagen Tiguan Problems

The 1st generation of the Tiguan has a cumulative PainRank™ of 12.96. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2009–2016 Tiguan model years have sent in 259 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (56%) followed by the cooling system (11%) and the electrical (5%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Volkswagen model years.

Watch out for the 2010 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2016 8
2015 3
2014 4
2013 8
2012 29
2011 43
2010 71
2009 93

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