2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN VIN: WVGAV7AX6DW552448

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Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Tiguan

Model Year

2013

Plant City

WOLFSBURG

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

GERMANY

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Automatic

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

1984

Displacement (CI)

121.071108283

Displacement (L)

1.984000

Engine Power (kW)

149.1400

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

200

Other Engine Info

50-St. BIN 5/ULEV II emission. Emissions Certification Test Group: DVWDXJ02.03UA

Engine Manufacturer

Volkswagen

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Active Seat Belt

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Indirect

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN Crash Test Score

4

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
18.5%

2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WVGAV7AX6DW552448

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

April 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11330964
Consumer Location: PLANTATION, FL
VIN: WVGAV7AX6DW****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING MY VOLKSWAGEN 2013 TIGUAN DOWN I-95 WITH MY TODDLER DAUGHTER N THE CAR WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE STEERING WHEEL JERKED VERY HARD ALMOST CRASHING US INTO ANOTHER CAR. WHEN I PULLED OVER TO SAFETY THE STEERING WHEEL LIGHT WAS ON THE DASH LIGHTING UP ALONG WITH A LIGHT THAT SAYS EPC. I DID NOT FEEL SAFE DRIVING THE VEHICLE SO I CALLED A TOW TO COME PICK US UP. ABOUT A FEW WEEKS LATER I WAS TOLD MY VOLKSWAGEN THAT THEY DID NOT SEE THE PROBLEM AFTER COMING THERE MULTIPLE TIMES AND HAVING TO PAY THE DIAGNOSTIC FEE EACH TIME THAT THERE WAS NO ISSUE BECAUSE THE LIGHT WILL GO ON AND OFF. I TOLD IT TO ANOTHER SHOP WHERE I PAID 1,200 TO REPLACE THE WHOLE STEERING WHEEL. AFTER THAT WAS FIXED ANOTHER PROBLEM JUST POPS UP OUT OF THE BLUE WHICH IS THE AIRBAG LIGHT. MY HORN NO LONGER IS WORKING NOR IS MY CRUISE CONTROL WHICH IS DANGEROUS. SO I CAN NO LONGER DRIVE THIS CAR WITH MY CHILDREN INSIDE BECAUSE I DO NOT FEEL SAFE. *TR

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS

July 30, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11000203
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVGAV7AX6DW****

Summary of Complaint

TL* TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE VEHICLE SHOOK AND VIBRATED. AS THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A TURN, THE STEERING LOST POWER AND THE STEERING WHEEL AND AIR BAG WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER (PALMETTO 57 VOLKSWAGEN IN OPA LOCKA, FLORIDA) WHERE A DIAGNOSTIC TEST WAS PERFORMED. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS OUT OF WARRANTY AND REFERRED THE CONTACT TO NHTSA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V483000 (AIR BAGS). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 62,000. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

November 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11441075
Consumer Location: CARLSBAD, CA
VIN: WVGAV3AX5DW****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan. The contact stated that air bag error message was displayed. The electrical system on the steering wheel was blank. The contact was unsure if the horn was operable. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was invalid.

Components: ENGINE

October 06, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11435733
Consumer Location: CAMBRIDGE, MA
VIN: WVGBV7AX5DW****

Summary of Complaint

The engine light went on due to a timing chain failure and then a leak on the water pump. Coolant leaked and needed to be refilled to keep the coolant light from blinking and beeping. Mechanic both needed to be replaced for ~$4000. Mileage at ~66,000.

Components: ENGINE

August 29, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11431249
Consumer Location: ASHLAND, NE
VIN: WVGCV3AX5DW****

Summary of Complaint

Loss of power created by stuck waste gate actuator arm attached to the turbo. Lack of boost limited the vehicle's power while on the interstate which caused panic, but I was able to pull over and there was not an accident. Check engine light illuminated and the dealer informed me the turbo would need to be rebuilt and the price for that service is just above $3,000.

Components: ENGINE

July 28, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11426906
Consumer Location: SPARTA, WI
VIN: WVGAV3AX6DW****

Summary of Complaint

Engine boost stopped working around 40,000 miles. No recalls, no repair under vehicle warrantee. Check engine light is on.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

May 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11418917
Consumer Location: NEWPORT NEWS, VA
VIN: WVGAV3AX5DW****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan. The contact stated that the door locks failed to function as designed. There was no warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 76,709.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414069
Consumer Location: EAST FALMOUTH, MA
VIN: WVGBV7AX3DW****

Summary of Complaint

THE PANORAMIC SUN ROOF CAUSING WATER IN VEHICLE.MOLDY SMELL, WINDSHIELD MOISTURE. GASKET DO NOT APPEAR TO BE CRACKED OR DAMAGED. 2013 WV TIGUAN. STARTED AFTER 5 YEARS OF OWNERSHIP. CAR WAS PARKED. NO VISIBLE WATER MARKS ON HEAD LINER. RECENTLY HAD HEAVY RAIN. I BELIEVE SAFETY RISK. WIRES UNDER SEAT, MOLD, VISIBILITY.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

March 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408376
Consumer Location: SAINT HELENS, OR
VIN: WVGBV3AX2DW****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING WHEEL MADE CLICKING NOISE, SUDDENLY THE AIRBAG LIGHT CAME ON AND NO STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS WOULD WORK WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY. LOOKED UP THAT IT COULD BE THE RECALL ON THE CLOCK SPRING STATING DEBRIS COULD GET INTO THE AREA AND CAUSE A FAILURE. SPOKE WITH VW OF AMERICA, STATES THE VEHICLE IS ONLY COVERED UP TO 120,000 (MY MILEAGE AT TIME OF CALL TO VW WAS 135K). GIVEN THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE FOR THESE VEHICLES AND THE INVESTIGATION EVEN NEEDED TO BE RE-OPENED IN 2018, YOU THINK THE COMPANY WOULD CARE ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THEIR CUSTOMERS AS I AM NOW DRIVING A VEHICLE WITH AN AIRBAG THAT WON'T DEPLOY UPON IMPACT (POSSIBLY FATAL).

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

April 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408458
Consumer Location: ELK GROVE, CA
VIN: WVGAV3AX2DW****

Summary of Complaint

NORMALLY VW IS EXTREMELY INTELLIGENTLY DESIGNED BUT THEIR DESIGN OF THE ELECTRONIC BRAKE MODULE LEAVES MUCH TO BE DESIRED. THE MODULE CONSISTS OF A RECESSED ELONGATED TOGGLE SWITCH THAT ALLOWS ONE TO SET THE PARKING BRAKE AT THE FLICK OF A FINGER AS OPPOSED TO THE OLD HANDBRAKE/FOOTBRAKE PEDAL (EFFECTIVE MODEL YEAR 2013). UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS SUPER EASY TO ACTIVE THE EMERGENCY BRAKE/PARKING BRAKE BY CAUSING YOUR COFFEE CUP TO PULL UP ONE THE TOGGLE SWITCH (IF MEMORY SERVES ME RIGHT, THERE HAVE BEEN 8 ACCIDENTAL ACTIVATIONS WHILE ON THE FREEWAY.) MY PROBLEM DE JOUR WAS THE OPPOSITE. I WAS IN MY DRIVEWAY AND LATE FOR WORK AND THE PARKING BRAKE WOULDN'T DISENGAGE. I TRIED EVERYTHING FROM DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY TO WIGGLING IT BACK & FORTH AND NOTHING WORKED. MY DEALER'S QUOTE WAS APPROXIMATELY $1,500.00 WHICH CAUSED ME TO FAINT. I RAN MY BLUE DRIVER OSBD II SCANNER AND IT SHOWED NO PROBLEMS? I THEN STARED HOPELESSLY AT THE SWITCH AND NOTICED IT WASN'T FLUSH WITH THE CONSOLE, MEANING IT WAS A TOP LOADER (THANK GOD). I IMMEDIATELY REMOVED IT BUT COULDN'T UNDO THE WIRE HARNESS WITHOUT TURNING IT UPSIDE DOWN & SHAKING IT. WELL, WHEN I DID THAT...AN AMERICAN D-I-M-E FELL OUT AND UNBLOCKED THE MECHANISM. IF YOU STORE LOOSE CHANGE ON TOP OF THE TWO CUBBY HOLES ABOVE THE CONSOLE---YOU WILL RISK JAMMING THE CAR IN PARK EVEN THOUGH NOTHING ELSE IS WRONG. MY SOLUTIONS: (A) MAKE IT IDIOT PROOF BY SCOTCH TAPING A BUSINESS CARD OVER THE E-BRAKE (ONE PIECE ONLY SO AS TO MAKE IT A REUSEABLE PAPER FLAP (B) BE AS STUPID & CARELESS AS YOU ALWAYS ARE/WERE AND IF YOUR PARKING BRAKE FAILS TO RETRACT, TAKE YER FINGERNAILS AND POP OPEN THE SWITCH, REMOVE THE WIRE HARNESS (PULL THE RED TONGUE OUT FIRST), TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN AND THEN BANG IT VIOLENTLY UNTIL YOUR DIME OR TORTILLA CHIP OR PAPER CLIP OR CHERRY PIT WORKS ITS SELF OUT....OR SEE SOLUTION (A). FYI, CAR WAS STATIONARY.

Components: WHEELS

March 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11400387
Consumer Location: SAN RAMON, CA
VIN: WVGAV3AX3DW****

Summary of Complaint

ONE WHEEL SHOW CRACK , NO ACCIDENT, WHEEL LOOK LIKE NEW, BUT WITH ONE CRACK CLOSE TO BOLTING AREA. (JUST FOUND RECENTLY). MOST LIKELY WILL CRACK DOWN WHOLE WHEEL DURING DRIVING, VERY DANGEROUS. I AM GOING TO REPLACE IT WITH A NEW WHEEL, BUT WOULD LIKE TO HOLD VW RESPONSIBLE.

Components: ENGINE

January 14, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11389392
Consumer Location: THORNTON, CO
VIN: WVGBV3AX2DW****

Summary of Complaint

NO POWER WHILE DRIVING ON CITY STREET HAD TO HAVE THE TURBOCHARGER PUT IN CAR ONLY HAS 65600 MILES

Components: AIR BAGS

December 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11386906
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN, NY
VIN: WVGBV7AX8DW****

Summary of Complaint

I TURN THE CAR ON ONE AFTERNOON AND THE FRONTAL AIR GAVE ME ERROR ON THE SCREEN AND I DO NOT KNOW WHY, I AM EXTREMELY NERVOUS DRIVING MY CAR BECAUSE I HEARD THERE WAS A RECALL ABOUT THESE AIR BAGS BEFORE, I AM A HEALTH CARE WORKER AND I NEED MY CAR TO GET TO WORK SO I DON'T HAVE A CHOICE BUT TO DRIVE IT

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11360304
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVGAV7AX8DW****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT STATED THAT BECAUSE OF THE MOMENTUM THEY WERE GOING THEY WERE ABLE TO PULL OVER TO THE EMERGENCY LANE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO VOLKSWAGEN OF INVER GROVE (1325 50TH ST E, INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN 55077, (651) 552-9100) WHO STATED THAT THE MEGA TRONIC UNIT WAS REPLACED AT 53,000. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AT 72,000 MILES THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO ANOTHER DEALER, VOLKSWAGEN OF ALAMO HEIGHTS (1402 NE LOOP 410 EXPRESSWAY, SAN ANTONIO, TX 78209; (210) 828-1201) WHO STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 53,000.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

September 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11353713
Consumer Location: WEST FARGO, ND
VIN: WVGBV7AX7DW****

Summary of Complaint

VOLKSWAGEN-TIGUAN, 2013 - CLOCK SPRING IS OUT. BY THE LOOK OF THE THE COMPLAINTS, THIS A COMMON PROBLEM. COST - $650 FOR REPLACEMENT - BUT, REPLACING CAN CAUSE A FURTHER PROBLEM ACCORDING TO LOCAL VK DEALER, WHERE THE WHOLE STEER ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WILL HAVE ISSUES WHICH WILL LEAD TO ANOTHER $1500. DONT HAVE A CHOICE THAN TO FIX. A COST VK SHOULD BE PAYING FOR ON RECALL. OH WAIT MINE WAS NOT IN THE RECALL..PREVIOUSLY ALLOWED. OTHERS CONTINUE TO HAVE ISSUES.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ENGINE

August 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11351437
Consumer Location: SLINGERLANDS, NY
VIN: WVGBV3AX0DW****

Summary of Complaint

3 YEARS AGO THE VEHICLE HAS PROBLEMS WITH SENSORS, THIS YEAR THE ENGINE LIGHT IS ON, THE AUTO REPAIR SHOP WORKER CHECKED THE CAR AND DESCRIBED THAT TURBOCHARGER IS LEAKING AIR, THEY OFFER ME TO IT REPLACE FOR $3000. THE CAR WAS IN MOTION IN CITY STREET WHEN THE LIGHT PUMP UP. EXCEPT OF THE LIGHT THE CAR IS DRIVING AS USUALLY.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 29, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11342971
Consumer Location: MILWAUKEE, WI
VIN: WVGAV3AXXDW****

Summary of Complaint

ON JULY 13,2020 I WAS DRIVING ON A MAIN CITY STREET THE AIR BAGS ON THE PASSENGER SIDE DEPLOYED. I DID NOT HIT ANYTHING NOR WAS I HIT.

Components: ENGINE

July 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11341325
Consumer Location: GREENFIELD, WI
VIN: WVGBV3AX2DW****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH, THE VEHICLE STARTED TO SHAKE AND FAILED TO ACCELERATE PROPERLY WITH THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO BOUCHER VOLKSWAGEN OF FRANKLIN LOCATED AT 6420 S. 108TH ST, FRANKLIN, WI 53132, TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TURBO CHARGER AND REAR OIL SEALS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 153,000.

Components: STEERING

July 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338898
Consumer Location: HONOLULU, HI
VIN: WVGAV7AX4DW****

Summary of Complaint

I PARKED TO GO SHOPPING AND WHEN I GOT BACK AND TURNED ON THE CAR, THE STEERING WARMING LIGHT CAME ON AND THE POWER-STEERING WAS DISENGAGED. I WAS NOT ABLE TO DRIVE IT AS THE WHEEL WAS TOO HEAVY. THE STEERING CORRECTED AFTER WAITING FOR AN HOUR TO START THE CAR. MY WIFE HAD THE SAME ISSUE THE NEXT DAY AFTER DROPPING OFF OUR DAUGHTER AT SCHOOL AND HAD TO WAIT 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE PROBLEM CORRECTED. WE TOOK THE CAR THE HONOLULU VW THE NEXT MORNING ON 7/7/2020, AND THEY SAID THEY COULD NOT FIND AN ERROR ON THE CAR DIAGNOSTIC AND THEREFORE COULD NOT FIX THE PROBLEM, THEY SAID TO BRING IT BACK WHEN IT HAPPENS AGAIN. THEY RECOMMENDED WE HAVE THE STEERING RACK REPLACED FOR ROUGHLY 3K. WE CALLED VW CUSTOMER CARE ON JULY 9,2020 AND ASKED FOR HELP AND LET THEM KNOW THAT WE WERE CONSIDERING LEGAL ADVISE AS WE HAVE FOUND ROUGHLY 30 OTHER CAR OWNERS REPORTING THE SAME PROBLEM, WITH THIS MAKE, MODE AND YEAR WITH ROUGHLY THE SAME MILEAGE, AND THIS SEEMED TO BE A FACTORY FLAW (A VERY DANGEROUS ONE), THEY SAID WE SHOULD HAVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION REACH OUT TO THEM.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11321284
Consumer Location: YEADON, PA
VIN: WVGAV7AX8DW****

Summary of Complaint

THE FLOOR ON PASSENGER SIDE OCCASIONALLY FILLS WITH WATER AND I'M NOT SURE WHERE IT IS COMING FROM. AFTER NOT DRIVING MY CAR FOR A MONTH (DUE TO THE QUARANTINE) I WAS SHOCKED TO FIND ABOUT A GALLON OF WATER POOLED IN THE VEHICLE AND SIGNS OF MOLD. I'M CONCERNED FOR MY HEALTH AS WELL AS THE HEALTH OF MY NEWBORN BABY. OF COURSE I DIDN'T BRING THE BABY WITH ME WHEN I WENT TO THE MECHANIC, BUT I WAS IN THE CAR FOR ALL OF TEN MINUTES (THAT'S HOW LONG IT TAKES TO GET THERE) AND WAS INFLICTED WITH A HEADACHE DUE TO THE MOLD. THE MECHANIC TOLD ME THAT THE CAR NEEDS TO BE RECALLED BECAUSE ITS NEW AND HASN'T BEEN IN ANY ACCIDENTS AND AFTER RESEARCHING MYSELF, THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE SAME ISSUE. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11319607
Consumer Location: WOODLAND, AL
VIN: WVGBV7AX0DW****

Summary of Complaint

OUR TOWN HAD A LOT OF STORMING/RAINING RECENTLY AND THE CAR BEGAN TO COLLECT MOLD ON THE INSIDE EVEN AS THE DOORS AND WINDOWS WERE CLOSED. THE SEAL ON THE WINDSHIELD SEEMS TO HAVE CAME LOOSE AND POSSIBLY THE BACK WINDSHIELD AS WELL.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

March 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11318333
Consumer Location: UNIONDALE, NY
VIN: WVGBV3AX7DW****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE THE EPC LIGHT AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, THE VEHICLE THEN BEGAN TO LOSE POWER AND SLOW DOWN AS I WAS DRIVING. THE VEHICLE STRUGGLES TO GET POWER AND EVEN CHANGING THE SPARK PLUGS AND COILS HAS NOT WORKED AS THE VEHICLE CONTINUES TO DO THE SAME THING.

Components: STEERING

March 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11315766
Consumer Location: VALDOSTA, GA
VIN: WVGAV7AX9DW****

Summary of Complaint

UPON STARTING THE VEHICLE, ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING IS UNRESPONSIVE/INOPERABLE WITH CORRESPONDING CHIME AND A RED STEERING WHEEL WARNING IS ILLUMINATED ON DASHBOARD. SECONDS TO MINUTES LATER THE POWER STEERING WILL BECOME RESPONSIVE AND RED STEERING WHEEL INDICATION IS CLEARED OR AT TIMES A YELLOW STEERING WHEEL WILL REMAIN. AFTER REGAINING POWER STEERING THERE IS A SUDDEN 'JERK' AND IT IS EXTREMELY LOOSE AT ALL SPEEDS. THIS IS REMEDIED WITH EITHER RECYCLING POWER MULTIPLE TIMES OR PERIODICALLY WHEN AN UNSPECIFIED AMOUNT OF TIME PASSES . THIS DISCREPANCY HAPPENS WHEN VEHICLE IS PARKED AND HAS BEEN CONTINUED OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS. IT IS SUSPECTED TO STEERING ASSIST CONTROL MODULE OR RACK AND PINION.

Components: SUSPENSION

July 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11307344
Consumer Location: MONROEVILLE, PA
VIN: WVGBV3AX6DW****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH FRONT AND REAR COIL SPRINGS BROKE FROM SECURE POSITION CREATING A SAFETY HAZARD AS SPRING COULD COME IN CONTACT WITH MOVING TIRES. REAR SPRING SEPARATED IN JULY 2019, FOLLOWED BY FRONT SPRING IN FEBRUARY 2020. VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION BOTH TIMES, BEING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS WHEN FRONT SPRING BROKE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 26, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11286492
Consumer Location: ELK GROVE, CA
VIN: WVGAV3AX2DW****

Summary of Complaint

A-L-L POST 2010 GERMAN CARS HAVE A BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (BMS) WHICH IS A REALLY COOL FEATURE---WHEN IT IS WORKING AND SERVICED PROPERLY. VW, WHO INVENTED THE SYSTEM, HAS SOFTWARE/SENSORS THAT WILL TAKE A DYING CAR BATTERY & ATTENUATE IT WITH HIGHER CHARGING VALUES TO COMPENSATE FOR THE DIMINISHED CAPACITY OF SAID DYING BATTERY. MY OEM 5 YEAR OLD BATTERY DIED ON ME TWO MONTHS AGO AND I REPLACED IT WITH A NEW DURACELL AGM (VW TIGUAN FITTED) BATTERY FROM BATTERY & BULBS. I'M HAPPY. THEN I BOUGHT A BLUEDRIVER ODB2 MODULE AND WAS INVITED TO JOIN THEIR BETA TESTING, WHICH ALLOWED CUSTOMERS TO ENTER THEIR OWN BEM TAG CODE INFORMATION & REGISTER THE BATTERIES TO THEIR CARS WITHOUT BEING HIT WITH A DEALER $100.00 CONVENIENCE FEE. NOW GET THIS: I CALLED NOT ONE BUT TWO VW DEALERSHIPS A-N-D VW CORPORATE AND NOBODY HEARD OF THE PROCEDURE, WHICH IS HYSTERICAL SINCE VW INVENTED IT!!! I THEN CALLED BMW ELK GROVE (SEE: MR. TREVOR KAGESIRO (916) 687-9046 NELLO BMW ELK GROVE, CA). SERVICE ADVISOR MR. KAGEHIRO SAID "IF YOU DON'T REGISTER YER NEW BATTERY TO YOUR CAR'S BATTERY MGT SYSTEM, IT WILL USE THE OLD BATTERY'S VALUES & O-V-E-R-C-H-A-R-G-E BOTH YOUR NEW BATTERY & YOUR ALTERNATOR!!! THIS CONSTITUTES A SAFTEY ISSUE BECAUSE IF YOUR BATTERY & ALTERNATOR IS DESTROYED BECAUSE OF VW'S NON COMPLIANCE WITH ITS OWN SERVICE BULLETINS---YOU COULD POTENTIALLY GET PEOPLE KILLED BECAUSE THEIR CAR WOULD HAVE STRANDED THEM DUE TO A NOW DESTROYED NEW BATTERY & ALTERNATOR!!! BMW CHARGES $90.00 TO INPUT THE NEW BATTERY VALUES (DOES NOT HAVE TO BE OEM) INTO BMW'S BATTERY MGT SYSTEM VIA THEIR PROPRIETARY OBD2 SCANNER BUT WON'T DO MY CAR BECAUSE IT'S ONLY A LOWLY VW!!! REQUESTED REMEDY: COMPEL VOLKSWAGEN TO IDENTIFY THE BEM TAG CODE (LOCATED ON THEIR OEM BATTERIES) AND THE WORK AROUND TO ALLOW NON OEM BATTERIES TO REGISTER THE BATTERY BY VW CONSUMERS. THIS EFFECTS EVERY VW OWNER!!!

Components: STEERING

November 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11282248
Consumer Location: MURRIETA, CA
VIN: WVGAV7AX9DW****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE DOWN A MAJOR LOCAL ROADWAY (APPROX 40 MILES PER HOUR), THE STEERING RACK FAILED DISABLING THE VEHICLES ABILITY TO STEER. THIS FAILURE HAPPENED WITH NO WARNING, AND THE VEHICLE WAS UNABLE TO BE STEERED AGAIN UNTIL IT WAS SHUT OFF. DUE TO THE ELECTRONIC STEERING SYSTEM (VERSUS A STANDARD STEERING PUMP) THE VEHICLE STEERING SYSTEM LOCKED ENTIRELY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE LOCAL VOLKSWAGEN DEALER, WHO CONFIRMED A TOTAL FAILURE OF THE STEERING RACK.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

October 06, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11266717
Consumer Location: TAYLORS, SC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND THE STEERING WHEEL FEATURES BECAME INOPERABLE. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS SIMILAR TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V483000 (AIR BAGS). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 56,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11231810
Consumer Location: DANVILLE, CA
VIN: WVGBV7AX7DW****

Summary of Complaint

THE AIRBAG, HORN, STEERING WHEEL AND STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS ON MY 2013 VW TIGUAN STOPPED WORKING TWICE IN THE LAST 1 1/2 YEARS AND JUST STOPPED WORKING AGAIN. THE CLOCK SPRING WAS REPLACED WHICH SOLVED THE ISSUE BUT THIS IS THE 3RD TIME THIS ISSUE HAS HAPPENED IN 1 1/2 YEARS. THIS IS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE SINCE AND I DON'T FEEL SAFE LETTING MY WIFE DRIVE THIS VEHICLE ANYMORE. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS ISSUE. STORIES LIKE MINE ARE ALL OVER THE INTERNET AND THE VEHICLE SHOULD BE RECALLED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES

June 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11222772
Consumer Location: ELK GROVE, CA
VIN: WVGA3AX2DW5****

Summary of Complaint

PROBLEM WITH ACCIDENTAL DEPLOYMENT OF ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE: THIS IS A MAJOR DESIGN PROBLEM WITH AN INEXPENSIVE FIX. THE WAY THE TIGUAN HAS BEEN DESIGNED, IT PARKING LEVEL IS FLUSH TO THE CUP HOLDER. LAST WEEK, I SPILT MY COFFEE ON MY CHARGING CLUSTER (IN FIRST CUP HOLDER) AND ACCIDENTALLY DEPLOYED THE PARK BRAKE AT 70MPH AND IT LOCKED UP THE WHEELS...ON THE FREEWAY 🛣!!! THIS DEFECT COVERS MODEL YEARS 2009-2017 1ST GEN TIGUANS. THE FIX IS CHEAP & EASY. ALTHOUGH I HAVE TAPES A BUSINESS CARD OVER IT, I PLAN TO CRAFT A ROCKER PIECE TO EASILY SECURE THE PARKING BRAKE NEEDS TO BE DEPLOYED WHILE THE VEHICLE IS STOPPED.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11218882
Consumer Location: EAGAN, MN
VIN: WVGBV3AX2DW****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR LEAKS FROM THE INSIDE WHEN IT IS RAINING. AFTER A DAY (OR ANY PERIOD OF TIME) OF RAIN, WATER COMES IN FROM UNDERNEATH MY BACK SEATS AND FLOODS THE INTERIOR FLOOR. IT ALSO LEAKS FROM THE ROOFTOP. THIS HAPPENS WHEN THE VEHICLES IS STATIONARY OR IN MOTION.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 06, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11195449
Consumer Location: BOHEMIA, NY
VIN: WVGBV7AX3DW****

Summary of Complaint

LOST COOLANT AND NEEDED A NEW WATER PUMP

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

December 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11190113
Consumer Location: GREENVILLE, SC
VIN: WVGAV3AX2DW****

Summary of Complaint

HAD THE CLOCK SPRING BREAK ON OUR 2013 VW TIGUAN - MADE A GRINDINGISH NOISE WHEN MAKING A STANDARD TURN AND THE AIRBAG LIGHT CAME UP ON THE DASHBOARD. STEERING WHEEL ELECTRONICS (HORN AND CONTROLS) STOPPED WORKING.

Components: ENGINE

February 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11174595
Consumer Location: HILLSIDE, NJ
VIN: WVGAV3AX7DW****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER DEALER REPAAIR AIRBAG TWICE OIL PRESSURE COME ON AND OFF

Components: ENGINE

January 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11173529
Consumer Location: STRATFORD, CT
VIN: WVGAV7AX4DW****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY WHEN MY ENGINE FAILED. MY YEAR, MAKE AND MODEL NUMBER IS LISTED IN THE VW TIMING CHAIN SETTLEMENT, BUT MY VIN # IS NOT IN THEIR DATABASE, SO THEY WILL NOT HELP ME. THE EXTENDED WARRANTY THAT I PURCHASED WITH THE CAR, WHICH WAS USED, ON 5/12/17, EXPIRES AT 121,000 MILES. I AM OVER THE MILEAGE BY APPROX. 7,800 MILES, SO THEY WILL NOT HONOR IT. *JS

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS

September 13, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11139309
Consumer Location: LA MESA, CA
VIN: WVGAV3AX7DW****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN. WHILE DRIVING, THE CONTACT HEARD A CRUNCHING SOUND COMING FROM THE STEERING WHEEL. IN ADDITION, THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND ALL THE CONTROL BUTTONS ON THE STEERING WHEEL FAILED TO FUNCTION. THE CONTACT CALLED MOSSY VOLKSWAGEN AT (760) 745-7551 (LOCATED AT 1695 AUTO PARK WAY S, ESCONDIDO, CA 92029) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V483000 (AIR BAGS) REGARDING THE CLOCKSPRING. THE VEHICLE WAS LATER TAKEN TO CITY VOLKSWAGEN (LOCATED AT 2205 MORENA BLVD, SAN DIEGO, CA 92110, (833) 207-1264), BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED DUE TO THE COST. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 73,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

October 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11132418
Consumer Location: MEDWAY, MA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN YOU SWITCH ON THE IGNITION TO GO. DRIVER SIDE LOW BEAM LIGHT KEEPS COMING ON AND OFF ON MY 2013 VW TIGUAN

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 29, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11132284
Consumer Location: DANVILLE, CA
VIN: WVGBV7AX7DW****

Summary of Complaint

AN AIRBAG ERROR MESSAGE WENT ON WHILE MY WIFE WAS DRIVING IN JUNE 2018. SHE NOTICED THAT THE AFTER THE AIRBAG ERROR CANE ON THAT THE CONTROLS ON THE STEERING WHEEL AND THE HORN STOPPED WORKING AS WELL. WE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO DIRITO BROTHERS VW FOR SERVICING AND THEY SAID THE CLOCK SPRING FAILED AND NEEDED TO REPLACED. THEY REPLACED THE PART WHICH RESOLVED THE ISSUES UNTIL TODAY WHEN THE AIRBAG ERROR LIGHT CAME ON AGAIN AND THE STEERING CONTROLS AND HORN STOPPED WORKING AGAIN. THAT IS A SECOND FAILURE IN 3 MONTHS. MY WIFE DRIVES MY KIDS IN THIS VEHICLE AND IT'S UNSETTLING TO THINK THAT THERE IS AN OBVIOUSLY DEFECTIVE PART THAT RENDERS HER AIRBAG AND HORN USELESS PUTTING THEM IN HARMS WAY. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH DIRITO BROTHERS TO REPLACE THE PART AGAIN BUT HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE. I NOTICED MANY ARTICLES AND BLOG POSTS ABOUT THIS ISSUE AS WELL AS AN NHTSA INVESTIGATION INTO IT. PLEASE RE-INVESTIGATE THIS ISSUE. I CAN'T IMAGINE THAT I'M THE ONLY PERSON COMPLAINING. THANK YOU.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

July 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11132168
Consumer Location: FLUSHING, NY
VIN: WVGBV3AX1DW****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR LOSES POWER WHEN ACCELERATING AND EPC LIGHTS AND OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ILLUMINATE AND DISAPPEAR SEEMS VERY DANGEROUS AND I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO THIS IS HAPPENING TO

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

September 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11131597
Consumer Location: BEAVERTON, OR
VIN: WVGBV7AXXDW****

Summary of Complaint

ALL BUTTON OF STEERING WHEEL IS DEAD, AIRBAG INDICATOR IS ON ALL THE TIME, HORN IS DEAD, CENTER FRONT UPPER LEFT SWITCH OF DIM LIGHT IS OUT OF ORDER. IT DID NOT START AT ONCE. ABOVE PHENOMENA OCCURRED ONE BY ONE. IT SEEMS THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH CLOCK SPRING WHICH VW HAD RECALL IN 2015.

Components: ENGINE

September 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11129879
Consumer Location: TILLSON, NY
VIN: WVGCV7AX0DW****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR STALLED, IT WAS DIFFICULT TO STARTED AGAIN AND THEN RAN POORLY. THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND I HAD IT TOWED TO THE GARAGE. THE TIMING CHAIN SLIPPED, CAUSING A MISFIRE IN ALL FOUR CYLINDERS. MECHANIC FOUND IT WAS DUE TO A FAULTY TIMING CHAIN TENSIONER. VW REPLACED THIS TENSIONER IN NEW CARS AS OF JULY OF 2012, MY CAR WAS BUILT IN JUNE OF 2012. AS THE RESULT OF A LAWSUIT, VW EXTENDED THE WARRANTY ON MODELS THROUGH 2012, BUT DID NOT INCLUDE 2013 EVEN THOUGH IT IS THE SAME FAULTY PART NUMBER. CAR IS STILL IN THE GARAGE 10 DAYS LATER, BUT I WAS TOLD IT WOULD BE $1,500-$2,000 REPAIR.

VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN Sold

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