2009 Volkswagen Tiguan Consumer Review: They Leak - Severe Mold/Mildew

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan - Consumer Review

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SE 4Motion 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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They Leak - Severe Mold/Mildew Issues
By John Gillis on


2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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.

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Drive Quality

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