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%).