We are 109,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

sort by date
TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
11/11/17 NHTSA ID: 10123166
TSB ID: V241703 2045138

Remove engine coolant from parts table.
11/07/17 NHTSA ID: 10123096
TSB ID: V461505 2015173

Technical bulletin (brake disc pulsation or vibration issues): when applying brakes at highway speeds the following symptoms may occur: - brake pedal pulsation - vibration felt in vehicle body - steering wheel shakes for brake vibratio
11/07/17 NHTSA ID: 10123097
TSB ID: V461504 2010245

Technical bulletin (vibration or noise when braking): vibration or noise when braking may be due to brake disc corrosion protection which has not been completely removed by normal braking or surface rust built up during transportation. th
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121090
TSB ID: V461601 2010245

Addressess vibration or noise when braking may be due to brake disc corrosion protection which has not been completely removed by normal braking or surface rust built up during transportation.
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121114
TSB ID: V401601 2043146

Technical bulletin about a customer concern stating that customer observed one or more of the shocks/struts appearing to have an oil leak. document contains examples of strut or shock absorber leak assessments
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121160
TSB ID: V461603 2015173

Technical bulletin informing that when applying brakes at highway speeds the following symptoms may occur: - brake pedal pulsation - vibration felt in vehicle body - steering wheel shakes it informs how to inspect brakes. it informs of
Looking for a warranty? Get a quote.
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121124
TSB ID: V001602 2033846

Fuel additive to help prevent sporadic misfire faults a volkswagen approved fuel additive is available to help remove and prevent deposits on fuel injectors and intake valves.
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121007
TSB ID: VIN-4-A-PIN Dece

Customer states noise from the engine/turbo and/or mil-on and misfire faults
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121047
TSB ID: VIN-4-A-PIN Janu

Customer states noise from the engine/turbo and/or mil-on and misfire faults
10/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10121161
TSB ID: V461604 2010245

Technical bulletin on how to service vibration or noise when braking may be due to brake disc corrosion protection which has not been completely removed by normal braking or surface rust built up during transportation. the document also co
10/24/17 NHTSA ID: 10120735
TSB ID: TT011703 2047670

Steps to address false misfire indication
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10120092
TSB ID: V271701_2033978

Update existing technical bulletin to include model year 2017 applicability.
10/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10120208
TSB ID: TT 44-14-02

Tech tips (abs/tpms light is on due to wheel speed sensor fault as a result of the front wheel bearing / wheel speed sensor swapping issue): this document informs of the damage caused from swapping the speed sensors left to right (or vice v
06/26/17 NHTSA ID: 10107761
TSB ID: VIN-4-A-PIN APRI

Mil-on, fault p309f or p309d, no electric drive mode customer states crank no start and/or in-tank fuel pump making noise and possibly with fuel pump faults mil-on, fault p013e in the ecm mil-on, fault p164b in ecm mil-on, fault
06/23/17 NHTSA ID: 10107668
TSB ID: VIN-4-A-PIN APRI

Mil-on, fault p309f or p309d, no electric drive mode customer states crank no start and/or in-tank fuel pump making noise and possibly with fuel pump faults mil-on, fault p013e in the ecm mil-on, fault p164b in ecm mil-on, fault
06/22/17 NHTSA ID: 10107504
TSB ID: V011613_2033805

Engine, misfire diagnostic aid the mil is flashing or illuminated.
06/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10106461
TSB ID: TT171601_2044618

Diagnostic assistance should the yellow engine oil lamp remain illuminated with engine oil level at the proper level.
10/30/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10121115
TSB ID: V371601 2033975

This document was created in response to multiple dealership inquires about aftermarket universal (one fluid fits all) automatic transmission fluids and transmission flushing, volkswagen group of america, volkswagen canada have prepared the
10/30/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10121116
TSB ID: V341601 2034406

Discusses possible causes of customer concern customer states there is a noise from the clutch, transmission or driveline components under varying driving conditions with varying sound levels
06/23/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10107641
TSB ID: V001603_2043858

Informational publication discribing the manufacturing use of rust inhibitors and anti seize products during assembly, and how the product(s) "run off" may be misinterpreted as an engine oil or automatic transmission oil leak.
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122142
TSB ID: TT 91-15-07

Tech tips (customer concerns of their iphone not connecting or having sporadic connections when using apple carplay in the appconnect environment): ensure a cable certified by apple is being used (a cable purchased from apple or the cable
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122144
TSB ID: V011528 2033805

Technical bulletin (engine, misfire diagnostic aid): this document informs that multiple components should not be replaced for 1 misfiring cylinder. repeat repairs must be carefully addressed to identify the root cause of the concern. if m
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122152
TSB ID: V911514 2042343

Technical bulletin (discover media and mib2 pq composition media radio malfunctions): this document discusses customer reporting of the following symptoms. -infotainment system freezes or reboots -infotainment system turns off at random
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122153
TSB ID: V911513 2038669

Technical bulletin (car-net unresponsive - verizon telematics service interruptions and outages): when beginning diagnosis for customer concerns related to functionality of the car-net system, it is important to understand that the symptom
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122158
TSB ID: V911512 2042343

Technical bulletin (discover media and mib2 pq composition media radio malfunctions): this document discusses customer reporting of the following symptoms. -infotainment system freezes or reboots -infotainment system turns off at random
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122122
TSB ID: TT 27-16-02

Brand specific alignment rack software information to address calibration concerns for adaptive cruise control.
11/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10122119
TSB ID: TT 91-15-07

Direction to utilize genuine apple cable when using apple carplay for the mibii system
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121158
TSB ID: TT 97-14-02ss1

Tech tips damage to data link connector (dlc) from aftermarket devices (cannot communicate with vehicle obd system)
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121164
TSB ID: VOS-16-04

Odis service installation phase 2 ? software installation & configuration instructions
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121128
TSB ID: TT 91-16-05

Tech tips on what to do if volume on radio increases on its own
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121008
TSB ID: VIN-4-A-PIN Dece

Vag03366 in abs module
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121081
TSB ID: V911601 2035473

This bulletin provides instructions and information for completing and submitting the updated web version of the infotainment worksheet. like the previous version, the infotainment worksheet allows more detail to be provided for repairs rel
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121121
TSB ID: V191601 2022549

Tech bullentin concerning electric coolant fans that continue to run after ignition is switched off
10/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10121147
TSB ID: VSE-16-05

This communication provides important information on how to obtain and install the latest software for the new john bean vas701001 alignment machine model
10/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120736
TSB ID: TT911401SS4 2036

Direction to check for loose connections resulting in erratic operation
10/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10120272
TSB ID: TT 57-10-11

Tech tips (comfort module (j393) or bcm (j519) replacement): this document informs if a comfort or body control module is replaced during normal diagnosis, make sure the factory mode has been switched off. this can be accomplished by selec
06/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107967
TSB ID: V871615_2043704

Updated to add jetta, beetle and beetle convertible model applicability.
06/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107923
TSB ID: TT91-16-08

Initial publication discribing a symptom which may develop with android auto connection issue after updating some samsung phones to android sw version 6.0.1 - marshmallow
06/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107924
TSB ID: TT 91-16-09

Instructions to erase a fault that may arise after replacing or updating the radio module.
06/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107881
TSB ID: TT 901204_203072

Instructions to manually set service internal maximum values after instrument cluster replacement, to prevent false messages to the customer.
06/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107901
TSB ID: TT 911117_203118

Directions to deactivate transport safeguard mode in replacement radios. no directions to address this in the repair manual or scan tool.
06/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107842
TSB ID: V911604_2044695

Availability introduction, location and instruction for down loading infotainment software updates using servicenet.
06/27/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107903
TSB ID: V871615_2043704

Updated to add jetta, beetle and beetle convertible model applicability.
06/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107741
TSB ID: TT 901204_203072

Instructions to manually set service internal maximum values after instrument cluster replacement, to prevent false messages to the customer.
06/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107742
TSB ID: TT 911117_203118

Directions to deactivate transport safeguard mode in replacement radios. no directions to address this in the repair manual or scan tool.
06/26/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107801
TSB ID: TT911610_2044699

Navigation system part information relating to the potential incorrect sd data card being installed. this results in an invalid storage device message being displayed .
06/22/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107614
TSB ID: TT 91-16-07

Clear repair information/explanation to address a message that displays when the back up camera is use.
06/20/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107208
TSB ID: TT911612_2045091

Diagnostic information as there is no scan tool test plan available to address the replacement of the 5f module.
06/20/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107206
TSB ID: TT871201_2029561

Direction to perform system reset after component replacment or disconnect of the hvac system control head. no test plan information to address this.
06/20/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10107205
TSB ID: TT 641604_204520

Reminder to technicians to utilize the repair manual procedure during window regulator installation. further describes the abnormal noises and the cause for them if this procedure is not performed.
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106606
TSB ID: TT911612_2045091

Diagnostic information as there is no scan tool test plan available to address the replacement of the 5f module.
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106602
TSB ID: TT 641604_204520

Reminder to technicians to utilize the repair manual procedure during window regulator installation. further describes the abnormal noises and the cause for them if this procedure is not performed.
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106586
TSB ID: V871612_2043704

Updated to include additional model applicability.
06/15/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106603
TSB ID: TT871201_2029561

Direction to perform system reset after component replacment or disconnect of the hvac system control head. no test plan information to address this.
06/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106509
TSB ID: TT911605_2043362

Operational information explaining radio reception concerns as a result of normal signal characteristics. provided to prevent unnecessary repairs.
06/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106486
TSB ID: TT961502_2040028

Additional diagnostic information to assist in preventing unneccesary parts replacement to repair a weak alarm horn tone.
06/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10106511
TSB ID: TT961601_2044872

Symptom and associated repair information to address emerging concern identified by field personnel. instruction on how to repair poor electric harness end connector connection on door entry handle.
05/10/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10098788
TSB ID: TT911610_2044699

Additional updated version to address a further change in part numbers.
03/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10096074
TSB ID: TT911613_2045267

Clarification of apple carplay operation in conjunction with usb port operation by location to aid in diagnostics.
03/21/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10096072
TSB ID: TT911612_2045091

Update to include model year 2017. information addressed correction to test plan information to address loading of swap keys into a new 5f module.
11/11/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123173
TSB ID: TT921401

Update tech tip to include 2017 model year applicability.
11/11/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123175
TSB ID: TT911701

Log information to identify the type of 5f mib2 infotainment module.
11/11/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123168
TSB ID: V131701-2046780

Idler roller for ribbed bely now available as a parts kit.
11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123063
TSB ID: Maintenance 2016

This document contains the maintenance service schedule for a vehicle from 10,000 miles to 120,000 miles.
11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123105
TSB ID: V001504 2038059

Technical bulletin: listed in the table in this document are the time units used in the calculation of the prepaid pdi (ppdi) payment through model year 2016.
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121163
TSB ID: VOS-16-05

Installation phase 1 ? preparation, license & security certificate process instructions
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121169
TSB ID: V501604 2014370

Technical bulletin about paint finish, reducing swirl marks and fine scratches new vehicles (prior to retail delivery) with swirl marks and or fine scratches from polishing or cleaning. the document also have infromation about where to fi
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121167
TSB ID: V851601 2041609

Technical bulletin concerning the fresh air blower being inoperative. it discusses possible issues and how to service these issues. it also refers to where to find warranty information for service coverage
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121148
TSB ID: VSE-16-03

Service information t10542-erg high-voltage adapter kit auto shipment at-385
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121154
TSB ID: TT 92-14-01ss2

Tech tips for proper diagnosis and operation of the washer pump
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121145
TSB ID: VWC-16-02

Vw crew southeast region and pacific region warranty administrator openings available
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121144
TSB ID: VWC-16-03

2016 option 1 labor rate increase percentage and launch of online option 1 enrollment process
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121162
TSB ID: VSE-16-02

Service information t10542/2 ? threaded stud from high voltage adapter set notice
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121033
TSB ID: TT451101ss3_2030

Update tech tip to include model year 2017 applicability.
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121025
TSB ID: V151701_2045939

Update procedure removing camshaft and rocker inspection and or replacement. update part number suffix.
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121032
TSB ID: TT911610_2044699

Update tech tip to include model year 2017 applicability.
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121052
TSB ID: Elsa Newsletter

Reminder that odis service v3.0.0 is now available for installation, and that it is mandatory on all diagnostic devices used on vehicles covered by the new vehicle warranty. with the release of v3.0.0. installation dvds are no longer used.
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121117
TSB ID: V271601 2033978

Document discusses possible needs for generator replacement, charging system inoperative/malfunctions, noise from engine compartment, accessory drive belt damaged or missing. document also discusses where to find warranty information for co
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121143
TSB ID: VWP-16-02

Revision to option 1 (consumer price index-based rate) of section 2.4.2.2 labor rate increase options of the volkswagen warranty policies and procedures manual
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121263
TSB ID: V641501 2039887

Technical bulletin (rear door glass inoperative issue diagnosis): the rear glass cannot be opened / closed, the rear glass may slide down into the door, or the rear glass motor operates but the glass does not move
10/30/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10121125
TSB ID: V001601 2034407

Document informs meaning of service numbers to discribe issuse with if the customer is experiencing clutch related issues and the concern is found to be within the clutch components if the customer is experiencing manual gearbox relat
06/28/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10107981
TSB ID: ENHANCED REAR VI

Enhanced rear view mirror installation instructions
06/28/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10107982
TSB ID: ENHANCED REAR VI

Enhanced rear view mirror installation instructions v.2
06/23/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10107703
TSB ID: VIN-4-A-PIN APRI

Mil-on, fault p309f or p309d, no electric drive mode customer states crank no start and/or in-tank fuel pump making noise and possibly with fuel pump faults mil-on, fault p013e in the ecm mil-on, fault p164b in ecm mil-on, fault
06/23/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10107644
TSB ID: V661602_2027119

Update "conditions not covered by warranty" section, remove oxydation wording, insert anodized wording, and update model year and model applicability.
06/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10106455
TSB ID: 2016 TIGUAN SERV

New document
06/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10106487
TSB ID: WECP -CUSTOMER L

Owner¿s manual correction ¿ maximum permissible trailer weights chart
05/10/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10098787
TSB ID: TT911613_2045267

Updated diagnostic direction to address new concerns in regards to apply carplay connection on mibii equipped vehicles.
03/22/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096157
TSB ID: V551614_2045227

Points of inspection and repair instruction should a water leak appear around the rear lid.

Return to top

Volkswagen Tiguan TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.