Vehicle2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
ReviewWhen 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!
Best FeaturesLooks 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.
Worst FeaturesVW 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.
on 02/21/12 11:54 AM (PST)
Agree with this review. The Tiguan shifts to 6th gear way too early. VW of North America hopefully addresses this and does a reprogramming of the transmission. Otherwise, this small SUV is great!Report it
on 05/10/12 12:27 PM (PDT)
Agree with all the reviews, too bad about the transmission. How is it that Edmunds did not discover this problem unless they drove the standard only. We are now looking at other vehicles.Report it
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