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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine Problems

74 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan. 14 of these members (18.9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 33 engine repairs to 2010 Volkswagen Tiguans--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan repairs by problem area

Chart based on 99 repairs.

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 26 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

11632 mi US $5300 Oil leak: a few drops under the car, daily. Dealer found a faulty pressure relief valve on cylinder head. To fix they disassembled&replaced: cylinder head, ignition coils, cat converter, head gasket, camshaft adjuster. Thankful 4 warranty! 
20005   Fuel Pump Relay went out; car shuddered, check engine light came on, smoke poured out exhaust. Made it to freeway exit. Car would not restart. VW sent towtruck & comp'd a day of rental car. Thank God under warranty still. 
33500   My check engine light came on. I took it to dealer, they replaced the intake manifold. This was fixed under the original manufacturers warrenty. 
40500 US $100 Car would stall after starting. Would eventually start. 1st time in the shop, dealer replaced the fuel pressure sensor. Day after I picked up, car stalled again. 2nd trip to dealer, with VW Tech help replaced fuel pump and control module. 
87000   Air intake valve closed. Car was making loud whistling noise. Advised fairly common and was an easy fix. 

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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

41000 mi   The coolant was leaking (empty) due to a water pump that went bad. The dealer replaced the water pump under the drivetrain warranty. 
47000   The PCV valve had a leak which altered the pressure in the engine causing misfires and made the engine light turn on. Repairs were charged to me (the owner) but then reimbursed because VW covered it under the powertrain warranty. 
54000 US $340 Engine shut down at the end of an freeway off ramp. I started it back up, pressed the accelerator to keep the RPMs up while in park, and then switched to drive as the RPMs dropped. Dealer replaced the intake manifold. Car shut off again at the end of a different freeway off ramp. Had to restart it. Dealer said there was something wrong with the fuel pump and the cylinders needed to be cleaned of carbon build up. Engine was still not running smoothly and needed to be kept for a full diagnostic. Dealer found a problem in the fuel supply. 
32500   Faulty intake manifold was replaced. 
20000   Check engine light on intermittently - technician found vacuum leak at injector seal; replaced all injector seals an intake manifold seal 
57000   Valve in intake manifold not operating, causing MIL light to come on. Dealer replaced intake manifold under warranty 
61000 US $1000 Water pump leaking 
15080   replaced faulty ignition switch which caused door lock to not flip while key is removed. 
15280   intake sensor issue. 
16740   Replace 2 faulty spark plugs that cause idle issue. 
17540   Tough idle, stalling. Stalled 3 times on highway, very dangerous, I am lucky to be alive. The problem was caused by faulty spark plug and faulty injector. Both parts was replaced. 
17360   EPC and check engine light came on while accelerating onto highway. Car went into limp mode so that I could pull off and have car towed to nearest VW dealership. Throttle cable replaced. 
20116   EPC failure light again. Throttle body replaced. 
26440   EPC light shows up while driving or in idle. EPC light on again. All electrical for engine connections changed out as per VW 
34720   throttle needed to be replaced. 
4000   Vehicle inspection found open recall for ECM update YR recall. Hooked up battery and performed ECM update. Recall complete. 

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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

11780 mi C $570 no fuel pressure: engine starts, but just cranks. Replaced fuel pump and module. 

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