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Tiguan has Transmission Problems
By bmod14 on
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
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. -
Otherwise, nice car!
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.
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.