2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan

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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Problems

Decreased Power and Fuel Economy from Carbon Buildup

The Volkswagen Tiguan uses the TSI direct injection engine. This engine is subject to carbon buildup in the intake system which can cause power loss, OBD codes and a check engine light, and a rough idle. In normal engines, the engine is cleaned by the gasoline flowing through the injectors and into the intake system, however, since the Tiguan uses direct injection, gasoline does not flow through common carbon buildup areas. 

Possible trouble codes include: P0300P0301P0302P0303P0304.

The solution is to remove the intake manifold and professionally clean the intake manifold, intake ports on the cylinder head, and the intake valves. This may need to be done in as few as 20,000 miles. 

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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Questions

What is the going labor rate at a dealership for repairs. (3 answers)

My 2010 tiguan has small oil leak at 80,000 miles anyone else with this problem? (2 answers)

Noticed half quart low after 5,000 miles at oil change
Shop cleaned off engine told me to monitor level 2 weeks and return so they can locate where it's coming from. I will return next week to the shop. Has any other tiguan owners had this problem?

Why can't I defog my windshield? (1 answer)

Heavy rain. Night. Windshield all fogged up

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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Recalls

Drivers Side Air Bag Does Not Function In Crash

The driver's side air bag may not be powered due to a loss of electrical connection from the clock spring sliding contact in the steering wheel caused by contamination. Dealers will repair the vehicle free of charge.

The Engine May Stall

Under certain conditions, when using winterized fuel the engine may stall without warning due to bubbles forming in the fuel system, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will update the vehicle's software to increase the fuel pump pressure in order to correct this concern.

Potential Loss of Exterior Lighting

The fuse holder for the exterior lighting fuse can melt as a result of a problem with the fuse. This can result in partial loss of the exterior lighting, increasing the risk of a crash due to reduced vehicle illumination. Dealers will replace the exterior lighting fuse to correct this concern. 

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