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Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 50
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Tiguans, 9.7 months of data per Tiguan, average 24400 miles
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 43
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  37 Tiguans, 9.8 months of data per Tiguan, average 38100 miles
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan 29
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  37 Tiguans, 10.0 months of data per Tiguan, average 45800 miles
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan   Join or sign in to vie  
  20 Tiguans, 7.8 months of data per Tiguan, average 54600 miles

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 114
100% 100% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  28 Tiguans, 9.8 months of data per Tiguan, average 76200 miles

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Volkswagen Tiguan Reliability

You won't find Volkswagen Tiguan reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots. So you can tell how much the Volkswagen Tiguan truly differs from competing car models in reliability.

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.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Volkswagen Tiguan

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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
In three years had no service related problems.
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.
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!