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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine Problems and Repair Histories

74 TrueDelta members own a 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan. 17 of these members (23%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 29 engine repairs to 2010 Volkswagen Tiguans--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan repairs by problem area

33% of the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan repairs were to the engine, 7% to the brakes, 6% to the suspension, 34% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 89 repairs.

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 6% cost less than $100, 29% between $100 and $499, 47% between $500 and $999, 6% between $1000 and $2499, and 12% more than $2500.

Chart based on 17 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

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

Volkswagen Tiguan in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
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! 
20000 0 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. 
Volkswagen Tiguan in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 27000    
33500 0 My check engine light came on. I took it to dealer, they replaced the intake manifold. This was fixed under the original manufacturers warrenty. 
41000  
Volkswagen Tiguan in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 1000    
40500 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. 
82000  

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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

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

Volkswagen Tiguan in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2010 0    
41000 0 The coolant was leaking (empty) due to a water pump that went bad. The dealer replaced the water pump under the drivetrain warranty. 
47000 0 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. 
53000  
Volkswagen Tiguan in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 0    
32500 0 Faulty intake manifold was replaced. 
40000  
Volkswagen Tiguan in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 0    
20000 0 Check engine light on intermittently - technician found vacuum leak at injector seal; replaced all injector seals an intake manifold seal 
57000 0 Valve in intake manifold not operating, causing MIL light to come on. Dealer replaced intake manifold under warranty 
61000 1000 Water pump leaking 
68000  
Volkswagen Tiguan in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 0    
15080 0 replaced faulty ignition switch which caused door lock to not flip while key is removed. 
15280 0 intake sensor issue. 
16740 0 Replace 2 faulty spark plugs that cause idle issue. 
17540 0 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. 
35960  
Volkswagen Tiguan in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 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. 
0 EPC failure light again. Throttle body replaced. 
26440 0 EPC light shows up while driving or in idle. EPC light on again. All electrical for engine connections changed out as per VW 
34720 0 throttle needed to be replaced. 
 
Volkswagen Tiguan in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 0    
4000 0 Vehicle inspection found open recall for ECM update YR recall. Hooked up battery and performed ECM update. Recall complete. 
40000  

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2010 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Tiguan in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 0    
11780 570 no fuel pressure: engine starts, but just cranks. Replaced fuel pump and module. 
37200  

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