2012 Volkswagen Tiguan Consumer Review: Safety Defect

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By dhsec1 on


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


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!

Best Features

The feel and performance of Quality!

Worst Features

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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By nlmlillysmom
on 07/22/12 17:04 PM (PDT)

The software fix is available. You only need to call your dealer and ask for it.

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