Volkswagen Tiguan Problems

 

The Volkswagen tiguan has been a troublesome vehicle for many.   Owners with problems may be entitled to compensation for repair costs or loss of use.  Here are reports of problems.   

 

 

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : Yes Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10475282 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: September 1, 2012
VIN : WVGBV75N89W...
Component: ENGINE
Summary:
 VEHICLE COMPLETELY STOPPED WHILE I WAS DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY. I WAS IN THE FAR LEFT LANE, AND THE ENGINE FAILED AND I WAS NOT ABLE TO MOVE TO THE RIGHT SHOULDER. I PUT MY HAZARDS ON AND CALLED FOR ASSISTANCE. WHILE ON THE PHONE IT WAS CLEAR THAT I WAS NOT IN A SAFE POSITION, SO MYSELF AND MY PASSENGER EXITED THE VEHICLE WHEN THERE WAS A BREAK IN TRAFFIC. WE WERE ABLE TO GET ACROSS TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD, BEHIND A GUARDRAIL. WHILE ON THE PHONE WITH 911 SOMEONE SLAMMED INTO THE BACK OF MY CAR, CAUSING EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO BOTH VEHICLES. LUCKILY NO ONE WAS INJURED, AND NO OTHER CARS WERE AFFECTED. BOTH VEHICLES WERE INOPERABLE AND HAD TO BE TOWED FROM THE SCENE. I WAS TOLD BY THE VOLKSWAGEN DEALERSHIP THAT AN ENGINE COIL BROKE OFF, AND BACKFED INTO THE HARNESS, CAUSING THE ENGINE TO FAIL. IN ADDITION, I HAD JUST BEEN TO THE DEALER FOR AN OIL CHANGE THAT MORNING, AND HAD DRIVEN 8 MILES WHEN THE INCIDENT HAPPENED. THE DEALER SAYS THERE IS NO RELATIONSHIP, AND THAT ENGINE PARTS FAILED. I AM CONCERNED THAT THERE IS A DEFECT WITH THIS PART, AS I HAVE VERY LOW MILEAGE ON THE VEHICLE. THIS INCIDENT PUT ME IN AN EXTREMELY UNSAFE SITUATION, AND I WANT TO REPORT THIS IN ORDER TO FIND OUT IF THIS IS A DEFECTIVE PIECE, SO THAT THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN TO ANYONE ELSE. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10471503 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: June 20, 2012
VIN : WVGBV75N29W...
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary:
 APPARENTLY, THE TOP PORTION OF MY FUSEBOX MELTED WHEN THE TEMPERATURES IN CHICAGO REACHED 100 DEGREES. THE EFFECTED AREA CONTROLS THE LIGHTING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CAR, AND MAY ALSO IMPACT THE POWER STEERING AND TRACTION CONTROL. ALTHOUGH THE CAR IS JUST OUT OF WARRANTY, THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION IF THE FUSEBOX IS NOT DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND NORMAL HOT TEMPERATURES GIVEN THAT THE ENTIRE CAR IS IMPACTED BY THE FUSE BOX, LOSS OF ELECTRONIC CONTROLS IN A CAR WITH COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY THAT CONTROLS ALL OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE CAR IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. THANKS. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10471503 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: June 20, 2012
VIN : WVGBV75N29W...
Component: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Summary:
 APPARENTLY, THE TOP PORTION OF MY FUSEBOX MELTED WHEN THE TEMPERATURES IN CHICAGO REACHED 100 DEGREES. THE EFFECTED AREA CONTROLS THE LIGHTING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CAR, AND MAY ALSO IMPACT THE POWER STEERING AND TRACTION CONTROL. ALTHOUGH THE CAR IS JUST OUT OF WARRANTY, THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION IF THE FUSEBOX IS NOT DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND NORMAL HOT TEMPERATURES GIVEN THAT THE ENTIRE CAR IS IMPACTED BY THE FUSE BOX, LOSS OF ELECTRONIC CONTROLS IN A CAR WITH COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY THAT CONTROLS ALL OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE CAR IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. THANKS. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10471503 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: June 20, 2012
VIN : WVGBV75N29W...
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary:
 APPARENTLY, THE TOP PORTION OF MY FUSEBOX MELTED WHEN THE TEMPERATURES IN CHICAGO REACHED 100 DEGREES. THE EFFECTED AREA CONTROLS THE LIGHTING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CAR, AND MAY ALSO IMPACT THE POWER STEERING AND TRACTION CONTROL. ALTHOUGH THE CAR IS JUST OUT OF WARRANTY, THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION IF THE FUSEBOX IS NOT DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND NORMAL HOT TEMPERATURES GIVEN THAT THE ENTIRE CAR IS IMPACTED BY THE FUSE BOX, LOSS OF ELECTRONIC CONTROLS IN A CAR WITH COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY THAT CONTROLS ALL OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE CAR IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. THANKS. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10470418 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: July 5, 2012
VIN : Not Available
Component: SERVICE BRAKES
Summary:
 GRINDING SOUND WHEN BRAKING, NOW SEEMS TO HAVE EVOLVED INTO BRAKE FAILURE, ALL OF A SUDDEN THE BRAKE RED LIGHT IT ON AND THE PARKING BRAKE IS ON, AND WILL NOT GO OFF EVEN WHEN DIRECTIONS ARE FOLLOWED TO DISENGAGE PARKING BRAKE. YELLOW P LIGHT ON. CAR SEEMS TO LURCH FORWARD AT TIMES OR HESITATE AT OTHERS. WILL HAVE TO TAKE TO LOCAL DEALER. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : Yes Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10453740 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: March 31, 2012
VIN : WVGAV75N69W...
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary:
 I WENT TO TAKE MY CHILD TO GYMNASTICS IN THE MORNING. WHEN I TURNED ON TO THE STREET THAT THE GYM IS OFF OF, MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. LESS THEN 10TH OF A MILE LATER I PARKED. WE WERE EARLY SO I CALLED THE LOCAL VW DEALER TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THIS CHECKED OUT AND GET IN A LITTLE EARLY FOR MY SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE. WE THEN GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND ENTERED THE GYM. WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF BEING INSIDE THE GYM, A MAN CAME IN THE BUILDING AND STARTED ASKING WHO'S SUV WAS OUTSIDE BECAUSE IT SMOKING. I RAN OUT SIDE TO SEE MY VEHICLE ENGULFED IN FLAMES. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAD TO COME TO PUT OUT THE FIRE. ITS COMPLETELY DESTROYED. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : Yes Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10449758 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: April 1, 2011
VIN : Not Available
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary:
 TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN. WHILE TRAVELING 5 MPH, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT PROPERLY ACCELERATE AND BEGUN TO SURGE FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS SHUT OFF BY THE CONTACT AND WOULD NOT RESTART. PRIOR TO THE SURGING, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE ENGINE WAS REPLACED, HOWEVER THE CONTACT WAS NOT INFORMED WHAT CAUSED THE ENGINE FAILURE. TWO MONTHS AFTER THE REPAIR, THE CONTACT WAS EXAMINING THE VEHICLE AND NOTICED THAT THE MAIN FUSE BOX WAS MELTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE FUSE BOX WAS REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 50,000 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. K
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : Yes Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10449758 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: April 1, 2011
VIN : Not Available
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Summary:
 TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN. WHILE TRAVELING 5 MPH, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT PROPERLY ACCELERATE AND BEGUN TO SURGE FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS SHUT OFF BY THE CONTACT AND WOULD NOT RESTART. PRIOR TO THE SURGING, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE ENGINE WAS REPLACED, HOWEVER THE CONTACT WAS NOT INFORMED WHAT CAUSED THE ENGINE FAILURE. TWO MONTHS AFTER THE REPAIR, THE CONTACT WAS EXAMINING THE VEHICLE AND NOTICED THAT THE MAIN FUSE BOX WAS MELTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE FUSE BOX WAS REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 50,000 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. K
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10432436 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: September 15, 2011
VIN : WVGCV75N89W...
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary:
 I STARTED TO HEAR A GRINDING SOUND FROM THE REAR WHEN APPLYING BRAKES. WITH ONLY 40 K ON CAR THE FRONT BRAKES SHOULD SHOW SIGNS OF WEAR FIRST. THE REAR BRAKES HAVE TOTALLY WORN OUT FIRST AND GRINDING METAL TO METAL, RUINING THE REAR ROTORS. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : Yes Number of Injuries: 1
ODI ID Number : 10429344 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: October 10, 2011
VIN : WVGBV75N29W...
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary:
 I OWN A 2009 VW TIGUAN. THE CAR BURST INTO FLAMES THIS MORNING AFTER THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WENT ON WHILE MY PREGNANT WIFE WAS DRIVING THE CAR THIS MORNING. THE CAR HAS BEEN MAINTAINED BY VW AND HAD ROUGHLY 22,000 MILES ON IT. I BOUGHT THE CAR FROM EVANSTON AUTOBARN VW IN 2010 AND SERVICED IT AT FLETCHER JONES VW OF CHICAGO. I FILED AN INSURANCE CLAIM THIS MORNING AND CONTACTED BOTH VW DEALERSHIPS AND YOUR 24 HOUR HELP LINE. VW HAS BEEN ZERO HELP TO US. EVERYONE SAID TO CALL MY INSURANCE COMPANY. THIS IS NOT AN INSURANCE ISSUE. THERE WAS NO COLLISION. THIS CAR SIMPLY BURST INTO FLAMES WHILE BEING DRIVEN. CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS INVOLVED AND THE REPORT # IS HT535806. *KB
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : Yes Number of Injuries: 1
ODI ID Number : 10429344 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: October 10, 2011
VIN : WVGBV75N29W...
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary:
 I OWN A 2009 VW TIGUAN. THE CAR BURST INTO FLAMES THIS MORNING AFTER THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WENT ON WHILE MY PREGNANT WIFE WAS DRIVING THE CAR THIS MORNING. THE CAR HAS BEEN MAINTAINED BY VW AND HAD ROUGHLY 22,000 MILES ON IT. I BOUGHT THE CAR FROM EVANSTON AUTOBARN VW IN 2010 AND SERVICED IT AT FLETCHER JONES VW OF CHICAGO. I FILED AN INSURANCE CLAIM THIS MORNING AND CONTACTED BOTH VW DEALERSHIPS AND YOUR 24 HOUR HELP LINE. VW HAS BEEN ZERO HELP TO US. EVERYONE SAID TO CALL MY INSURANCE COMPANY. THIS IS NOT AN INSURANCE ISSUE. THERE WAS NO COLLISION. THIS CAR SIMPLY BURST INTO FLAMES WHILE BEING DRIVEN. CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS INVOLVED AND THE REPORT # IS HT535806. *KB
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10409005 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: November 25, 2010
VIN : Not Available
Component: STEERING
Summary:
 SEVERAL RECURRENCES OF POWER STEERING ISSUES IN ADVERSE OR COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS. COMPLETE LOSS OF STEERING, POWER STEERING FAILURE WARNING LIGHT. NOW I GET CONSTANT AND LOUD GRINDING NOISE DURING OPERATION OF ALL STEERING FUNCTIONS. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10401450 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: May 2, 2011
VIN : WVGBV75N69W...
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Summary:
 THIS IS A SEPARATE INCIDENT (I JUST FILLED A COMPLAINT ODI 10401437. SAME VW TIGUAIN. THE WEEKEND OF 4/30/11 AND 5/1/11 I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AND MY AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WAS ACTING WEIRD. I WAS WATCHING THE TACHOMETER AND IT WANTED TO RED LINE, IT WAS SKIPPING GEARS, AND AT TIMES WANTED TO STALL OUT. THIS WAS VERY, VERY SCARY. IF I WENT TO PASS SOMEBODY THE VEHICLE WOULD SKIP GEARS AND NOT ACCELERATE PROPERLY, AT TIMES IT WOULD CATCH THE CORRECT GEAR AND WANT TO RED LINE (7,000 RPMS) I WOULD HAVE TO TAKE MY FOOT OFF THE GAS TO GET IT TO SWITCH TO THE CORRECT GEAR. I PULLED OVER TO A REST STOP AND PUT IT IN PARK, IT WAS IDLING UNDER 800 RPMS AND WANTED TO STALL OUT. I SHUT IT OFF FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES AND TURNED IT ON, IN REVERSE IT WAS IDLING UNDER 800 RPMS AND WANTED TO STALL I GAVE IT GAS AND DROVE IT HOME. I BROUGHT THE CAR IMMEDIATELY TO THE DEALERSHIP ON 5/2/11 THEY HAD THE CAR FOR THE DAY AND TOLD ME THEY COULD NOT REPLICATE THE BEHAVIOR OF THE VEHICLE AND TO COME PICK IT UP, NOW THEY CALLED ME AT 4:35 PM THEY CLOSED AT 5:00 PM. I WAS SO UPSET I SAID LETS TAKE A RIDE WITH AN ASE CERTIFIED MECHANIC, NOW, SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THIS VEHICLE. I WAS VERY, VERY SCARED THE WEEKEND PRIOR TO THIS, SO I WAS SPEAKING LOUDLY ON THE PHONE AND BASICALLY THROWING A FIT BECAUSE I KNEW THE VEHICLE WAS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE! SO I GET TO THE DEALERSHIP, THE ASE CERTIFIED MECHANIC WAS PRESENT WHEN I ARRIVED, I HAD BEEN CRYING BECAUSE I WAS SO SCARED TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE. THE MECHANIC ASKED ME IF HE COULD TAKE IT HOME I SAID ABSOLUTELY, AND THE DEALERSHIP SET UP A RENTAL FOR ME FREE OF CHARGE. I GUESS WHEN THEY SPOKE TO ME OVER THE PHONE AND SAW ME IN PERSON THEY WERE CONVINCED I WAS NOT MAKING THIS UP. THE NEXT DAY THEY REPLACED 2 FUEL INJECTORS AND EXPLAINED TO ME IT WAS NOT THE TRANSMISSION. THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND I THOUGHT IT STILL WAS NOT CORRECTED, BROUGHT IT IN AGAIN AND TOLD IT WAS NOT MALFUNCTIONING. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10401437 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: May 19, 2010
VIN : WVGBV75N69W...
Component: STEERING
Summary:
 I OWN A VW 2009 TIGUAN (THIS IS A SPLIT YEAR AND MINE IS THE OLDER VERSION PURCHASED IN 2008). ON 5/19/10 I BROUGHT IT TO THE DEALERSHIP BECAUSE I WAS HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE STEERING WHEEL. II NOTICED IT WAS STEERING DIFFERENTLY A WEEK OR SO PRIOR TO THIS DATE. I THOUGHT I MIGHT BE IMAGINING THIS UNTIL ONE DAY WHEN I LEFT FROM WORK AND WAS ON MY WAY HOME THE CAR LOST CONTROL OF THE STEERING ALTOGETHER (COMPLETE LOSS) FOR UNDER 2 SECONDS. I WAS LIKE OH MY GOD WHAT, AND THEN BEFORE I KNEW IT I WAS UNDER CONTROL AGAIN. THEN AGAIN THE NEXT DAY I WAS ON THE HIGHWAY AND THE STEERING BECAME VERY HARD TO STEER. ALMOST LIKE OLDER CARS WHO HAVE THE FLUID RUN OUT OF THEM (THIS CAR I WOULD FIND OUT HAS A STEERING HARNESS AND I BELIEVE NO FLUID). THE STEERING WHEEL ICON CAME ON MY DASH BOARD, IT WAS VERY HARD TO STEER. IT ENDED UP AT THE DEALERSHIP AND WAS CONSIDERED UNSAFE TO DRIVE, THEY LOANED ME A RENTAL AND THEY IMMEDIATELY FIGURED OUT THAT IT WAS THE STEERING HARNESS. THIS PART TOOK A LONG TIME TO COME IN, I RECEIVED THE CAR BACK ON 6/7/10. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10376853 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: January 10, 2011
VIN : WVGAV75N69W...
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary:
 I AM THE OWNER OF A 2009 VW TIGUAN. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AS I AM COASTING DOWNHILL THE CAR BEGINS TO ACCELERATES EVEN THOUGH I AM CONTINUOUSLY PRESSING THE BRAKES. AS I AM, PRESSING THE BRAKE THAT CAR BEGINS TO IDLE UP INSTEAD OF DOWN AND THE ENGINE GRINDS. *LN
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : Yes Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10371897 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: December 20, 2010
VIN : WVGAV75N69W...
Component: SEATS
Summary:
 I HAVE A 2009 VW TIGUAN. THE FRONT SEATS ARE HEATED CLOTH. YESTERDAY, THE PASSENGER SEAT MALFUNCTIONED AND BURNED A HOLE IN THE SEAT. I AM TAKING IT TO THE DEALERSHIP ON 12/22/10. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10362206 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: February 26, 2010
VIN : WVGAV75N69W...
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary:
 2009 TIGUAN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM - WAS DRIVING IN NORMAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC DURING RUSH HOUR (AVERAGE SPEED ABOUT 15MPH) AFTER MOVING A LITTLE I APPLIED THE BREAKS NORMALLY AND AS SOON AS THE PEDAL WAS PRESS THE BRAKE LIGHT CAME ON WITH A LOUD BEEP. ELECTRONIC BREAK WAS NOT TOUCHED NOR THE "AUTO HOLD" FEATURE WAS ENGAGE. VEHICLE APPEAR TO WORK PROPERLY BUT DURING THE NEXT 3 REMAINING MILES MORE WARNING LIGHTS STARTED TO COME ON AND STAYED ON. BRAKE LIGHT FIRST, THEN AIRBAG FAILURE, THEN ABS, THE ESC, POWER STEERING... AFTER ARRIVING HOME SAFELY TURNED THE CAR OFF AND ON, WHEN TURNED ON MORE WARNING LIGHTS CAME ON AND EVEN ONE FRONT HEADLIGHT BURNED OUT (HEADLIGHT COULD HAD BEEN A COINCIDENCE BUT I WILL NEVER KNOW) TOOK CAR TO DEALER AND THEY SAID THAT A SENSOR WAS MALFUNCTIONING, THEY REPLACE THE SENSOR ALONG WITH SOME OTHER THINGS. SINCE THEN THE CAR HAS BEEN WORKING FINE BUT SEEMS THAT SOMETHING IS NOT QUITE RIGHT. SOMETIMES, WINDOWS AND SUNROOF WON'T OPEN OR CLOSE UNLESS CAR IS TURNED OFF AND BACK ON, SOMETIMES THE LIGHTS WON'T COME ON WHEN DOOR IS OPENED - SEEMS LIKE THE CAR IS COMPLETELY DEAD WHEN THAT HAPPENS BUT IT STARTS NORMALLY. ABS SEEM TO ENGAGE IN CIRCUMSTANCE THAT IT SHOULDN'T. HAVE TAKEN IT TO THE DEALER A FEW TIMES AFTER THAT AND THEY SAID THE CAR IS PERFORMING NORMALLY AND THEY CANNOT SEE ANY PROBLEMS WITH IT, BUT I'M CONCERN THE CAR MIGHT FAIL ANY MOMENT. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10359495 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: October 6, 2010
VIN : VVGAV75N19W...
Component: STEERING
Summary:
 VW 2009 TIGUAN STEERING FAILED ON OCTOBER 3RD, LOCKED SOLID, WAS IN A PARKING LOT. VW TOWED THE CAR TO THE DEALER AND THEY SAID IT WAS THE WIRING HARNESS. GOT THE CAR BACK OCTOBER OCTOBER 5TH. WIFE DROVE IT TO AZ THE NEXT DAY AND THE STEERING FROZE WHILE SHE WAS DRIVING IT. SHE MANAGED TO PULL OVER. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10346029 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: June 15, 2010
VIN : Not Available
Component: STEERING
Summary:
 1 OUT OF 5 TIMES I START MY 2009 TIGUAN (WITH 10,000 MILES ON IT), MY POWER STEERING WILL FAIL AND THE LIGHT WILL COME ON. TODAY THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. I WAS DRIVING ABOUT A BLOCK FROM MY HOUSE WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN MY POWER STEERING CUT OUT AND I HAD A VERY DIFFICULT TIME PULLING OFF THE ROAD TO SHUT OFF THE ENGINE AND RESTART IT. ONCE I RESTART THE ENGINE, I HAVE NO PROBLEM. IT SEEMS TO BE THE INITIAL START ONLY- IF I START IT TWICE I HAVE NO PROBLEMS. I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE IN THE US AND NOW LIVE IN CANADA, SO MY WARRANTY IS NOT COVERED UNLESS I DRIVE IT TO THE US- SCARY THOUGHT CONSIDERING THE POWER STEERING HAS FAILED WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD! *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10343748 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: July 30, 2009
VIN : Not Available
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Summary:
 I HAVE A 2009 TIGUAN I BOUGHT IN APRIL 2009. I ALSO FIRST NOTICED A REALLY BAD SMELL COMING OUT OF THE VENTS DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS WHEN IT'S VERY HUMID. I DIDN'T TAKE IT UNTIL THE FALL OF 2009 TO THE DEALER FOR AN UNRELATED MATTER. THEY FIXED THE PROBLEM BY PERFORMING A FILTER CHANGE AND APPARENTLY SANITIZING THE CHAMBER. IT SEEMED TO HAVE SOLVED THE PROBLEM. IT'S BEEN WARM THIS SUMMER IN THE NORTHEAST AND I'VE HAD THE A/C ON MOST OF THE TIME SINCE JUNE. I'VE NOTICED THE SMELL RETURNING SLIGHTLY, THOUGH NOT AS BAD AS LAST YEAR. I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE IF THE PROBLEM DEVELOPS FULL BLOWN WHEN I WILL NEED TO RETURN IT FOR ANOTHER SANITIZING TREATMENT. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10342430 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: July 4, 2010
VIN : Not Available
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
Summary:
 CAR JUST TURNED A YEAR OLD WITH 10,477 GOING DOWN THE HIGHWAY 65MILES PER HOUR WHEN I THOUGHT MY TIRE WAS GOING FLAT BECAUSE I FELT A JERK IN THE ACCELERATION I PULLED OVER TO CHECK THE TIRES I SAW ALL BLUE SMOKE COMING FROM EXHAUST. IT WAS NOT UNTIL I GO TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO NOTICED A PROBLEM.NO SIGN OF ENGINE LIGHT OR CODES CAME ON UNTIL I WAS IN PARK CHECKING MY TIRES. THE PROBLEM WAS RECTIFIED,BROKEN FUEL LINES...AFTER DISCUSSING THIS WITH OTHER THEY INFORMED ME I WAS PRETTY DARN LUCKY DUE TO THE FACT THE ENGINE COULD HAVE IGNITED... *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10342430 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: July 4, 2010
VIN : Not Available
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Summary:
 CAR JUST TURNED A YEAR OLD WITH 10,477 GOING DOWN THE HIGHWAY 65MILES PER HOUR WHEN I THOUGHT MY TIRE WAS GOING FLAT BECAUSE I FELT A JERK IN THE ACCELERATION I PULLED OVER TO CHECK THE TIRES I SAW ALL BLUE SMOKE COMING FROM EXHAUST. IT WAS NOT UNTIL I GO TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD TO NOTICED A PROBLEM.NO SIGN OF ENGINE LIGHT OR CODES CAME ON UNTIL I WAS IN PARK CHECKING MY TIRES. THE PROBLEM WAS RECTIFIED,BROKEN FUEL LINES...AFTER DISCUSSING THIS WITH OTHER THEY INFORMED ME I WAS PRETTY DARN LUCKY DUE TO THE FACT THE ENGINE COULD HAVE IGNITED... *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10334546 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: April 15, 2010
VIN : WVGBV75N49W...
Component: STRUCTURE
Summary:
 I HAVE A NEW 2009 VW TIGUAN THAT JUST HIT 10,000 MILES AS OF THE DATE OF THIS COMPLAINT. I BOUGHT ON OCTOBER 31ST, 2009. WITH THE FIRST HEAT OF SPRING I STARTED THE AIR CONDITIONING UNIT AND THERE WAS A TERRIBLY RANK SMELL OF MOLD. I TOOK IT TO LOCAL SERVICE PROVIDER ON MAY 5TH WHO CLAIMED THAT THE DRAIN FOR THE AIR CONDITIONING UNIT WAS CLOGGED AND A POOL OF STAGNANT WATER HAD FILLED THE BASIN. HE DIDN'T KNOW FOR HOW LONG THAT POOL HAD BEEN THERE. THEY CLEANED OUT THE BASIN, REPLACED THE FILTER, AND DISINFECTED THE CAR. ONE MONTH LATER AND THE VENTILATION SYSTEM STILL REEKS OF MOLD. IN SOME WAYS IT'S WORSE, BECAUSE NOW THE ODOR ISN'T JUST WHEN RUNNING THE AC. IT NOW IS THERE WHEN RUNNING NORMAL VENTS AND THE SMELL IS STARING TO OOZE INTO THE MAIN COMPARTMENT. LAST NIGHT, THE 4TH OF JUNE, IT WAS 85-90 DEGREES AND VERY HUMID. DURING A 15 MINUTE DRIVE THE ODOR WAS TERRIBLE. AFTER ARRIVING HOME I HAD A 20 MINUTE COUGHING SPASM. I PRACTICALLY CANNOT RUN THE VENTILATION. MY NEXT STEP IS TO TAKE IT BACK TO THE ORIGINAL DEALER I BOUGHT IT FROM, CONTACT VW OF NORTH AMERICA, AND START LOOKING INTO THE LOCAL LEMON LAWS. *TR
Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : TIGUAN Year : 2009
Manufacturer : VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC
Crash : No Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0
ODI ID Number : 10324058 Number of Deaths: 0
Date of Failure: January 7, 2010
VIN : WVGAV75N69W...
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Summary:
 ECM FAILURE WHICH CAUSES VEHICLE TO TRAVEL A MAXIMUM OF 15MPH. ENGINE RUNS ROUGH AND WILL NOT RESTART FOR A MINUTE AFTER YOU TURN OFF IGNITION. DASH BOARD LIGHTS COME ON, AND INFORMATION CENTER INDICATES "ENGINE FAULT - WORKSHOP". *TR