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Nice car is it reliable
I got 2017 vw tiguan highline all the goodies got off my wife farther done 86000 k so far had replaced water washer motor push button start went now it say on dash gear box in emergency mode can drive on gear box is fine . all so come up crash asst not working front parking cencer not working come on dash but after restart car goes away don't no what's wrong happen in morning then nothing all day
One of the best cars I have ever had
I've bought this car at a second hand dealer so it wasn't new to begin with.
My Tiguan is serviced at the specified, required times. I am driving it for my second year now. Apart from general maintenance, the Tiguan has performed excellent with no mechanical failures yet. Compared to the other cars in our household, the Tiguan has outperformed them by far in terms of mexhanical issues. As a women driving almost always alone, it is a great comfort and peace of mind that the car I'm driving is reliable.
Should be better
Lots to love about the 162TSI with all the options , but a few things that shouldn't be an issue at this price .
1/ incredibly cheap carpet through out the car , have to wonder how much that saves on cost.
2/ cheap hard plastic everywhere , I get the idea of hard plastics being durable , but this plastic is so hard it actually scratches more easily and again how much does this save ? my 15 year old Subaru RB has a much better quality interior , don't get me wrong, sitting in the drivers seat you wouldn't know the difference , but after a whil...
Purchased in July 2020.
An excellent, driven SUV. See mods below. Make it even more reliable and fun to drive.
I bought a used 2013 132 TSI Pacific with about 85,000km on the dial. It is in excellent condition. That was a couple of years ago. The following modifications make it an even better car:
1. Oil catch can kit. About $800 fitted. Essential for any turbo, especially a VW. When the blow-off valve was replaced (see point 2.) a shed load of oil ran out of the plastic turbo piping. The catch can kit captures all oil + water vapour in the pressurised turbo pipeline that is normally recirculated into the engine. I empty the catch can once a month. Bel...ieve me, the crap that resembles peanut butter is much better off thrown out than returned to the engine! The plastic pipework is pretty much oil residue free now! Essential! 2. Replaced the weak plastic turbo blow-off valve with the superior Australian-made MRT diverter. Made of brass, with a much stiffer spring. Essential! 3. Installed the iDrive throttle response boost unit. It doesn't give you any more power, however, makes the accelerator far more sensitive. Not essential, but almost circumvents turbo-lag. 4. Installed a 'tuning box'. It sits in the wiring loom between the engine controls and input sensors and essentially advances the fuel-air curves similar to a custom tune. Not essential, however, unlocks more power to the wheels. You can actually feel it. Car cranks out much more than 280Nm torque. I guess a dyno tune/ test will ultimately prove this.
Purchased in August 2019 for $14,500.00.
For a mid size SUV it is surprisingly roomy
Purchased this car new and since September 2020 have done 10000 kilometers of rural and city driving. First the good things. I was immediately impressed by the clean lines, cabin spaciousness and quality finish. I am tall and somewhat hefty but ease of entry, head room, leg room and all round visibility is close to best in class. I even had to slide the seat forward for pedal reach. The Trendline is a base model but has a quality feel with a classy steering wheel and luxury dash layout expected on more expensive models. It has a surprisin...gly powerful yet frugal 1.4 turbo petrol engine that is smooth and provides grunt when needed. Its quick off the mark and the 6 speed DSG (double clutch gearbox) changes effortlessly but can become fiddly at lower speeds (more on that below). The steering is direct and confident, suspension stiff giving an almost sporty but somewhat bumpy ride. I haven't tested this with a full compliment of passengers and luggage but for the better part it is genuinely fun to drive and competent. Despite this it has some annoying foibles. Firstly the gearbox for most of the time is quick and precise except when suddenly de accelerating coming into a roundabout or turning with intention to go up an incline. There is a lag which some say is turbo lag but I suspect it is the gearbox needing a few seconds to sort out where its at and undue accelerator pressure can cause rev flareup and FWD spin. I did a 7 hour trip on the Hume Highway with stretches of 110 kph and felt that the engine was looking for another gear. It settled in nicely at 100 kph but couldn't work out why I was consistently being overtaken until a road side speed test confirmed that the digital speedometer over indicates by 5 kilometers (I was really doing 95 kph!) For an extra $1600 it also came with the traffic and park assist package. I don't like it but I realize its not unique to VW. It chimes at the least provocation such as leaving the garage and driving near grass. When engaging cruise control it annoyingly slows down detecting passing vehicles or those way ahead and even detecting overpasses. I tried the parallel park assist twice and had the shock of my life when it lunged backward into the parking space followed by a loud bang when the brake came on. In comparison to past vehicles I find the Infotainment and phone connect wanting. As it doesn't have GPS, I tried use Google Map on Android connect which worked fine until you stopped and then for the next half hour refused to reconnect. In the end I used my $65 standalone GPS. Worldwide VW has produced 6 million Tiguans and 3 million sti engines so you would expect this to be a well though out vehicle which for the better part it is, if only for that DSG gearbox and the tech lets this otherwise very competent car down.
Purchased in September 2020 at Rex Gorell Volkswagen for $38,000.00.
Car is a daily drive, gets serviced every 15,000....car has not missed a beat after 60,000. The 155 is powerful, put it in sport mode and sport suspension and take to a spirited mountain run. This car surprises everyone.
Purchased in June 2015 for $40,000.00.
ANDROID AUTO TOTALLY USELESS
We purchased our 2017 VW Tiguan 132TSI 2 years ago. It only had a 3 year warranty and as soon as the warranty ran out recently, we lost Android Auto functionality and a car seat that has jammed up and we can't elevate or lower the seat. Unfortunately the VW dealer couldn't do anything for us without charging for it.
For a relative young car, it's pretty poor that things like this are happening.
On reading reviews online about the Android Auto problems on VW vehicles, I can understand why they don't want to pay for it as there are so many problems and complaints about it.
Apart from that ,the car performs very well and we're happy with it overall, but just disappointed with the lack of support from VW
Purchased in September 2017 at VW Ringwood.
Almost 100% happy
We've had our 132TSI Tiguan for 4 months. It's our third VAG car in a row (we've owned a Golf and a Skoda Superb previously). We've always owned wagons, this is our first SUV.
We test-drove the 162 but we disliked the way the bigger wheels and lower profile tyres handled all the speed bumps around our area, so we downsized to the 132.
Pros: Interior quality and design, good power despite "only" 132kw, options add to the overall experience (sunroof, digital dashboard, sound system, leather), overall technology is excellent. Very car-like to d...
Purchased in June 2020 for $56,300.00.
Bought the VW Tiguan last year as a demo with <100km on the clock. Fully kitted it. No faults as yet, not enjoying reading some of the reviews - with an eye to future possible faults. Great car, little smaller internally that wanted and a little heavier on fuel (premium at that) than warranted for such a new car. Would recommend.
Purchased in April 2019 for $55,000.00.
Shame on VW
Since I purchased this car I have replaced the following parts which are common issues for lots of people.Cluch kit which cost me more than $3000
The roof was leaking as is sunroof so i`ve put silicon on the plastic tubes,because of the leak roof liner was gone had to replace that, the roof curtain stopped working new one cost more then $1000.00
After that intake manifold replaced it twice as it fails all the time,next fuel injectors replaced then fuel pump failed, after that started leaking so main seal was replaced
I can only say one thing would not recommend this car to worse of enemy
and again shame on vw for cheating on people
Purchased for $13,000.00.
- 5N Highline 162TSI (2016-2021)
A Great Car
The car is very nice. Brought brand new after comparing with BMW X3, Mercedes GLC, Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5. Price wise is not much cheaper than all above but it is with all options ticked. Only thing I wish it had is the heads up display. The servicing is pretty expensive and heavy on fuel consumption. Car has plenty of power and huge in internal space. There is a bit of wind noise from the side mirror at high speed.
Purchased in June 2019 at Volkswagen Dealers for $62,000.00.
Best SUV I've owned
Absolutely love it!
Very well built, comfortable and economical SUV that has the edge on many other similar priced vehicles. Handling is excellent and ride is very good and quiet.
Ive driven a lot of SUV's of this size and price and I reckon the Tiguan 2 ltr turbo petrol is as good or better than most. Had no issues whatsoever. Love this piece of German engineering!
So many issues
We bought the top of the range Tiguan back in 2011 when we started our family and have issues ever since. This is my first BRAND new car purchase and am really disappointed. There’s always a bad smell coming through from the beginning and even though I’ve taken it back to dealer they just clean the filter until I ask them to replace it and even then it needs to be done very regularly. And then the oil consumption issue start- need to top up the oil engine around every 1000k - apparently this is NORMAL and because it’s within RANGE they can’t do...anything else about it besides topping it up!! Then recently I discovered that there’s a oil leak (I’ve bought up that this could be the cause of the low oil but they said it wasn’t!) it’s and a coolant leak- bye bye $2000 to fix and now the oil light still comes on at 1000k - Generally I love my car but with all these issues I’m thinking I need to get rid of it and soon. Will never buy another VW again
Volkswagen Tiguan Year 2020 - a disappointment
Do not be fooled by Volkswagen and their dealerships (namely Volkswagen Gateway Werribee) when they tell you that the Tiguan Model 2020 has 'Lane Assist', 'Cruise Control', front sensor alert, and other features. The Lane Assist 95% of the time in my vehicle rarely works; the Cruise Control fluctuates between 1 to 3 km up and down; front sensor alert only works in my car when I am almost about to hit the car in front of me; the boot is hard to pull down; and one feature that I cannot believe has passed Australian Standards is that the car only...has one (left side only) reverse light. Not good. Had purchased the vehicle brand new on Saturday 8 January 2020, had called Gateway Volkswagen Werribee (the dealership where we purchased it from) on Monday 10 January 2020 (two days later) to advise them of the non-consistently working features of the vehicle only to be told to bring back the vehicle on Friday 14 January 2020 (the vehicle not even one week old) to them for testing. After they had the car for the full day, I received a call from their workshop to say that there is nothing wrong with the vehicle. In addition, when I had taken the vehicle to their workshop on that Friday, I was asked to sign a legal document making me liable for parts. Seriously, this is a new car. Gateway Volkswagen Werribee, I cannot believe you actually ask all new car purchasers to sign a legal document that makes the customer liable for any parts, if parts have to be changed after they have just bought a new car not even one week old. Also after reading the legal document, it read like it had been plucked off some website as it referred to the customer's 'servants' - seriously. So now I have a brand new vehicle (one week and 3 days old) that has non-consistently working features. It is like the 'Lane Assist', Cruise Control, etc., are just gimmicky features that are advertised with the vehicle but are simply not to be relied upon. Disappointed with Volkswagen Head Office and Gateway Volkswagen Werribee. If your features do not work that you advertise they have, this is then false advertising. I had asked for a new replacement vehicle or my money back. Still awaiting their response. Watch this space! 21 Feb 2020 - Volkswagen Head Office, not interested and said we will not be given a replacement new vehicle or our money back. We have a LEMON.
Purchased in February 2020 at Volkswagen Dealers for $34,000.00.
NOT a reliable car at all
Bought this car brand new from VW Wangara WA in 2014 for 38000. sold in 2018 for 12000. Second-hand value took a dive after warranty expired. The maintenance is very high range from 500-900 every time and lack of feature. at 97000KM the engine start getting rough so I took the car for check and apparently the DSG gear is worn out!! to fix the problem will cost 2000!!!!!!!!!! so guys, do not buy this car regardless if this is a German engineering and 5 star safety rating. for the money I spend, you can easily get something much more from that. This is my lesson.
Purchased in April 2014 for $38,000.00.
Questions & Answers
Hi all.. planning to buy Tiguan 132 TSI All space ..need your advice and suggestions to consider any common issues in new models ..TIA
The allspace is far roomier than I expected I had one as a loan car after my '18 Tiguan 2.0 highline got a coolant leak. The technology in these cars is nothing short of fantastic. Do some research, get the longest warranty you can get 5 year+, as there is issues with plastic parts such as water pumps, thermostats.
Check into timing belt/chain issues. Even after revised components, and covers, there is reports of some engines being completely wrecked as timing has jumped with less than 100k.
My tig has done 50,000 and no major issues just the minor coolant leak which was covered by warranty.
Thanks for your time and feedback. I also heard similar issues with Tig especially oil leakage and engine breakdown
2009 147 Petrol TSI Tiguan losing a lot of coolant each day. How much for new radiator and approx service cost please?
bummer Mark, I can't help as never had an issue with car yet, if you are in Brisbane..ALBA mechanic is the best around
Ok thx anyway. I’m in Victoria
Repco radiator with 2 year warranty or 50,000 warranty is about $260. You could grab one at your local Repco mechanic, and take it to a German auto service specialist. Always ring your local Volkswagen guy to compare, but I find servicing by non-VW professionals just as good if not better, and a lot cheaper. eBay and Amazon.com.au are also a good source for spare parts. I recently got myself replacement headlights for the other car - a BF Falcon. $190 delivered free for a pair on eBay or $450 from Ford for OEM. The mechanic couldn't tell the difference in terms of quality.
We have a 2017 VW Tiguan 132 Comfortline with 32,000klms recently the water pump has failed & is currently @ VW Dealership awaiting to see if Volkswagen is going to do the repairs under an extended warranty as it is only 2 months out of warranty. Has anyone else had the same problem & what was the outcome. We have been told it will cost $400 for the pump & $600 labour.
Fix it and sell the car if is 2017 model and water pump failed the what to expect whats next
I have read a lot about these water pumps failing as they are made of plastic housing and don't respond to heat well. How was your response from VW and as good will they should have covered it.
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|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Transmission||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)||Dual-Clutch (DCT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||19" Alloy||19" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||8.1 L/100km||8.3 L/100km||7.5 L/100km||7.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L||60 L||60 L||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||162kW @ 6200rpm||162kW @ 6200rpm||132kW @ 6000rpm||132kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 1600-4200rpm||350Nm @ 1600-4200rpm||320Nm @ 1500-3940rpm||320Nm @ 1500-4387rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Germany||Mexico||Germany||Mexico|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,500 kg||2,400 kg||2,500 kg||2,400 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2016||Jan 2018||Jan 2016||Jan 2018|
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