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Volkswagen Tiguan repairs by problem area

Engine (48%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (5%)

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Volkswagen Tiguan transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (21%)

< $100 (58%)

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Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

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

10520 mi Vehicle exhibited stalling, loss of power, stumbling on take-off. Transmission valve body replaced. 

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

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

13520 mi gradual change in transmission over since bought car - shifts too early when not accelerating; shift through 3 gears to 6th @ 60 kmph when tach at only 2. Dealer tested, tech said it met specs; no code met, all within normal limits. 

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2013 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

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

52000 mi Slight rear right diff leak 

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

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

18000 mi Car upshifted too early causing it to feel like the engine was lugging. They reprogrammed the transmission. Runs much better now but milage has suffered 

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2012 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

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

7000 mi Received software upgrade to improve shift points. 
6000 mi Reflashed the computer to modify shift points. Vehicle had been upshifting too early and lugging out. I'm now extremely pleased with the vehicle. This problem seems to be common (per internet discussions) and there was a TSB 

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2011 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

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

72000 mi Catastrophic haldex failure 
70000 mi small TF leak quickly fixed 
64480 mi

C $775
Fluid change 

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

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

95000 mi

US $1660
inner CV boots, 
69500 mi

US $975
Transmission began leaking and the fluid leaked into two sensors. Sensors had to be replaced and transmission service had to be preformed. 

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

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

48560 mi

C $470
Oil leakage Repaired 
121000 mi

US $300
Replaced transmission fluid and filter 
99000 mi The car went into "limp mode" and threw some codes indicated a faulty connection between the comp. and trans. Mechanic took a look and couldn't find any problems, the problem went away on its own. It was believed to be a glitch/bad conn. 
110000 mi

US $400
Replace transmission control unit 
40300 mi Knocking noise in back differential area First wheels were lock all together and then no more 4wd conclusion -> Haldex Broken wtg replacement part Knocking noise in back differential area First wheels were lock all together and then no more 4wd conclusion -> Haldex Broken wtg replacement part 
41540 mi Haldex noisy, replacement of Haldex on warranty. Still noisy after repair.(Less but still noisy!) Level 2 investigation ongoing ... to be continued... Haldex noisy, replacement of Haldex on warranty. Still noisy after repair.(Less but still noisy!) Level 2 investigation ongoing ... to be continued... 
44640 mi Noisy differential, first attempt was the haldex replacement noise got worst they change the differential and haldex. Found metal in oil differential and missing oil in differential!!! Noisy differential, first attempt was the haldex replacement noise got worst they change the differential and haldex. Found metal in oil differential and missing oil in differential!!! 
41384 mi After a 200 km tow to dealer, rear differential and Haldex unit assembly replaced. 
80600 mi

C $4500
AWD electronic module fried because cover had holes and let water go inside. 

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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV

turbocharged 140hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

12000 mi Gearbox damaged cause unknown 
55060 mi

A $180
Bevel box drive shaft seal 
65100 mi

A $1400
Drive shaft seals 
94240 mi

A $250
Front right bevel box seal leaking again, so replaced it and replenished differential oil to correct level 

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