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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (11%)

Chart based on 38 repairs.
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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

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

16000 mi

US $185
Engine was stalling when stopped. This was also a manufacturing recall. 
10000 mi The engine died in the middle of driving. Wire harness defect caused the wire touching the engine. The wire harness was replaced. 
39000 mi Engine light continues since 28,000 miles. Sometimes accelerator issues (stuttering or not working at all), EPC light, clicking noise. This is 5th time in shop in 4 months. Fuel pump replaced, but now carbon build up on pistol. Lemon. 
54500 mi Oil leaking. Needed a part tightened 
6000 mi Car died while being driven. Dash lights indicated alternator and MIL check engine. Towed to Dealer. Scanned for trouble codes, ran GFFFAULT P0192 FUEL RAIL PRESSURE INTERMITTENT. Tested. Cleared Codes. Vehicle currently operating to specs 
41000 mi

US $1200
leak in water pump. water pump replaced 
50000 mi

US $300
buildup in fuel injection. injectors replaced under extended warranty but cleaning required. 
68000 mi not sure if it was fuel system or transmission. it was jumping when accelerating but not always in the same gear or RPM 

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

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

21700 mi Check engine light activated. Car drove fine as it always has. Dealer reported that turbo waste gate was seized and replaced entire turbo asm.(that is how they service the waste gate). Left car overnight. 
23000 mi A couple instances last winter where the vehicle started, then stalled shortly after while pulling out of the driveway. A search online suggested that the fuel pump could be at fault. Didn't reoccur, so did nothing until fuel pump recall notice received. 
13000 mi Fuel pump went bad at 12K miles. Engine cut out immediately 

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine Problems

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