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Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 46
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Tiguans, 10.0 months of data per Tiguan, average 27300 miles
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 41
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Tiguans, 9.5 months of data per Tiguan, average 40000 miles
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan 39
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Tiguans, 10.5 months of data per Tiguan, average 48400 miles
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Tiguans, 7.6 months of data per Tiguan, average 55500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 96
90% 90% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Tiguans, 9.1 months of data per Tiguan, average 78600 miles

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Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability

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These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Volkswagen Tiguan reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Volkswagen Tiguan was a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Volkswagen Tiguan has been recently.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ive had no issues with my tiguan, after 16,000miles in one year and plenty of abuse such as hundreds of redline shifts in 1,2,3rd gear and taking it on quite a few deeply rutted mountain roads. It still has no issues, squeaks or rattles. Everything is like the day I bought it.
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
But, here is the problem. At 89,000 miles I've spent more on maintenance than I spent on my last car, a Toyota Camry, in 200,000 + miles. I've replaced an intake manifold, thermostat, water pump, cooling fans, door handle and a few other smaller things.
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
In three years had no service related problems.
Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I've had it in the shop 3 times for parts replacements in 2 years: rear brake rotors in first 6 months, then oil pressure relief valve necessitating replacing entire head gasket, then faulty fuel pump relay. All covered by warranty, and they comp'd my rental car, but I'm worried about what happens when it's not under warranty anymore!
2009 4dr SUV turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Electrical glitches. Direct injection issues... Carbon on intack valves. 3 water pumps....4 sunroof drain tubes. Not so good