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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV

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Very disappointed!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Josue Lopez
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SE 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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One of the worst Volkswagens I have ever driven. A car with less than 70k miles had to get a new engines, throttle issues, oil leak issue, and much more. I have never had any issue with other makers such as Toyota and Nissan. I highly do not recommend this vehicle or anything else from VW please do not purchase VW it so unreliable.


Suggested Improvements

Focus on reliability and not the look.


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Fuel injector issues/money pit
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By brokenvw
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SE 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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16 fuel injectors..3 throttle bodies... Nonstop breakdowns. Google Tiguan fuel injectors and you will not buy. Dangerous erratic acceleration out pf the blue when it breaks.


Favorite Features

Turbo


Suggested Improvements

Fuel injectors that dont leak every 20000km


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Stay far away
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By georgeste
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SE 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Love driving this car but... I'm the second owner since 63000km 16 fuel injectors and 3 bad throttle bodies later I have decided that I'm done with constant breakdowns. For sale 1 tiguan 123000km


Favorite Features

Power


Suggested Improvements

Fuel Injectors Throttle body


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They Leak - Severe Mold/Mildew Issues
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By John Gillis
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SE 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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OK, the Tiguan is a beautiful vehicle. Performance, handling and finish are best in class. However I have had a serious problem develop in mine, that is related to poor build quality. Mine leaks. Water was entering through back doors and seemingly the front fire wall. This precipitated and extremely bad mildew infestation and the car become undrivable. It is currently with the dealer, after 4 weeks, and they still cannot get rid of the mildew odor. Carpet, underlay, cushions, the works has been infected with this smell (spores). So if you are buying this car be very careful. Car has not been fixed. I have requested it be replaced as it is a very serious health issue.


Favorite Features

Drive Quality


Suggested Improvements

Fix the obvious leak problems, or fabrication problems that resulted in said leaks.


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Fun to Drive
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By VW in Colorado
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SE 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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On the day of the 2nd anniversary of buying this car I turned over 72,000 miles - so we have had a lot of experience with this car. This car is fun to drive and the sunroof is great! The Tiguan displays a lot of info on the dash and every month there is something that needs to be serviced or looked at. If you take the car to anyone other than the dealership then the warning light will not be reset. You will still have to go to the dealership or it will bing at you every time you start the car and the warning light will be on. Most of the bells and warning lights are annoying and not major defects. Due to the constant high maintenance on this car - I will not purchase another VW.


Favorite Features

Sunroof, gas mileage


Suggested Improvements

Parking brake is next to cup holder - spilled soda corroded wiring. Passenger seat and headrest is not comfortable after 1 hour drive. Warning lights do not reset themselves so a simple low tire pressure light has to be taken to dealership to be turned off.


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