fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
64,600 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. complete carbon cleaning (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. repair turbo (1 reports)
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problem #3

Aug 192018

Tiguan SE 2.0L Ts

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles

Check Engine light went on while driving and I brought it to my mechanic. He said the pin fell out of the Turbo and it would cost "thousands" to fix. I asked him if it was safe to drive and he said yes. I am NOT having this fixed. This is the THIRD major problem I've had during the 3 years that I've had this car (bought it used, certified, from a VW dealership).

- Aunt M., New York, US

problem #2

Jun 012017

Tiguan ES 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles

The VW Tiguan is a fairly nice vehicle but there is a problem with the TURBO, the problem costs 4K to fix and appears right after the warranty runs out. Check engine light on which makes the car uninspectable and VW will not pay for the repairs!!!! I am stuck with a car payment and a car that has a significant engine issue and I cannot afford to fix it. This is unacceptable and should not happen to a vechicle with 61K miles.


- jparris, Charlotte, US

problem #1

Jun 302017

Tiguan TSI

  • Manual transmission
  • 73,707 miles

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check engine light on

Engine light was lit... vehicle was misfiring also loss of pep...carbon build up cleaning was needed...

- Anthony M., Jupiter, FL, US