pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
74,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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problem #2

Aug 082018

Tiguan Limited 2.0t

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

There is a hissing sound coming from behind the radio/navigation display unit, and the car will not start or turn over.


problem #1

Jan 082016

Tiguan SE 4 Motion

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles

On Thursday evening the car started fine, but the radio malfunctioned. It was on, but touch screen didn't work and there was no audio. CDs wouldn't play but I could eject the CDs. Next morning, the same scenario. That evening after being parked all day, the car would not start. When I turned the key, I heard a series of clicks from under the dash. Interior lights, head lights and panel lights were all on at normal intensity. I tried staring several times and no start, but each time heard the series of clicks from under the dash. There were no warning or advisory icons on the instrument panel. A co-worker offed to try a battery jump. The first jump did not work. Tired jumping again and the car started and the radio worked normally.

I called my VW dealer and was told that I could bring it in to run a diagnostic for $125.00, but it was unlikely to show any problems if the car was now running normally. I felt like they didn't want me to bring it in at all. I drove to a car parts store and had the battery and alternator tested and they are within normal limits. I don't want to be stranded. I read about similar problems others have experienced with various VW models, with no good resolution. I like this car very much, but my trust in the reliability is shaken.

- Matti M., Portland, OR, USA