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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV

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By dhsec1
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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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When in slow moving traffic the Auto Transmission does NOT downshift at RPM about 1100 or speeds about 15 MPH, and the engine begins to stutter as if it was about to stall. To correct this the driver must either press the gas pedal or manually downshift to the lower "S" gear selection. Pressing the gas pedal is dangerous unless there is much space between you & the car in front od you. Downshifting requires some decision time which is not always an alternative in highly congested traffic. The Tiguan is a wonderful car I would highly recommend EXCEPT for this defect!


Favorite Features

The feel and performance of Quality!


Suggested Improvements

Do a Recall to install a software fix to ensure the Auto Transmission downshifts effortless, as is so in other VW models.


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Tiguan has Transmission Problems
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By bmod14
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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

When they redid the Tiguan transmission for 2012 they ruined it.  The trans tries to get to 6th gear as soon as possible to save gas.  It now "labors" in 5th or 6th gear at 30 to 45 mph.  You can't drive it at a slow constant speed from 30 to 45 mph with out it "laboring" and vibrating the car.  Check out these links of people with the same problem. - [HTML removed] Otherwise, nice car!


Favorite Features

Looks good, exterior and interior. Controls are fairly simple, good radio with nice touch screen. It is peppy, handles nice and fairly quiet at highway speeds.


Suggested Improvements

VW should go back to the 2011 Tiguan program for the transmission. That car drives nicely! They should issue a TSB to correct the transmission and I would sign a waver stating that if I get poorer gas mileage, I would accept it.


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