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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 47 repairs.
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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (21%)

< $100 (71%)

Chart based on 14 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

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

5500 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 
54800 mi Oil leaking. Needed a part tightened 
48500 mi

US $300
2 of the 4 ignition coils suddenly failed causing both an EPC & Check Engine fault light. VW claimed that this was NOT part of the powertrain warranty. Called VW customer service & they agreed to pay 50%. Head gasket seal & vacuum pump seal were leaking. Repaired under warranty. Numerous gaskets suddenly failed. 
49500 mi Water pump was leaking. Water pump + gaskets replaced. 
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. 
60000 mi not sure if it was fuel system or transmission. it was jumping when accelerating but not always in the same gear or RPM 
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. 

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

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

36000 mi The engine's support rubber was dry. It was making squeaking noises. A little grease on the rubber fixed everything. 
12500 mi Fuel pump went bad at 12K miles. Engine cut out immediately 
21300 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. 

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

70000 mi Post emissions fix: loss of power/torque, increased engine noise, poor MPG, start/stop function intermittent due to regen. 

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan Engine Problems

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