Volkswagen Tiguan Repair and Maintenance

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

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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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Volkswagen Tiguan Questions

water pump woes (1 answer)

water pump replaced at 65000m & leaking again 73000m. dealer says engine head oil leak caused second failure; should I fix the car and sell it - don't want to replace pump every year

What is the average cost of replacing a Tiptronic switch? (1 answer)

I brought my car into the dealer because of a hesitation while accelerating (going up hills or merging onto the highway) otherwise it drove fine. VW is saying that I need to replace the tiptronic switch (by replacing the entire shift assembly) quoting over $2000 - and now 1 day after leaving it w...

A clicking noise from front wheels. (1 answer)

Yesterday, my car has been replaced front brake drums and pads.

After that, I could hear a clicking noise from front wheel at lower speed on bumpy road(never heard before).

While I did test-driving with a mechanic, he told me they loosened some part, but another guy come to me and told me...

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Volkswagen Tiguan Recalls

Rear Door Child Locks Fail

The child safety locks on the rear doors of the vehicle may move from a locked to unlocked position unexpectedly as a result of vehicle vibration. Dealers will inspect and replace the child locks as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver And Front Seat Passenger Seat Mounted Air Bag Inflators Rupture

The driver's and passenger front seat mounted air bags have inflators that may rupture when deploying the air bags during an accident. Dealers will replace the side air bag modules free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

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