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Volkswagen Tiguan 5N

Volkswagen Tiguan 5N (2008-2020) Questions & Answers

Also referred to as: Volkswagen Tiguan 5N 2019 and Volkswagen Tiguan 5N 2021. 103TDI, 147TSI, 118TSI, etc...
3.6 from 152 reviews

19 questions from our users

Frank h

Frank hasked

km per lt on infotainment system is this after
air con and other usage 2016tiguan

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Tin N.
Tin N.

Sorry Frank, I don't understand the question.

Frank h
Frank h

Frank h again
The question is (when kms per lt is shown on screen is this the kms you are getting while eccesories in use.
Because eccesories also show usage it looks like ther is no change in kms per lt

Fired Up
Fired Up

Sorry Frank, I don't understand the question.

Poss210

Poss210asked

Tiguan 2016 110TDI MY2017 comfortline with almost 100000km what problems can I expect?

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Alby

Albyasked

Tiguan 5N Comfortline (2016-2020)

Fuel consumption has risen from 7L/100kms to 11L/100kms with no change in driving habits or trip length. Car is 3 years old and has 26,000 kms. Increase became apparent in last six months. Has anyone experienced similar?

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Fired Up
Fired Up

No

Ted Jarvis

Ted Jarvisasked

What is VW's position on a 2010 Tiguan "clunk" at low speed, moving off and slow corners. I believe that there was a recall but the car is 9 years old.
Ted.

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frank Nguyen

frank Nguyenasked

I owned a Tiguan 5N 118TSI MY12.5 model with climate control air-con, which exhibits intermittent issue. increase the temperature dial to 25 deg (ambient temp. about 16-20 deg) and still get cool air instead of warm. Does anyone have this issue?

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Fired Up
Fired Up

No

Steve W.

Steve W.asked

Can you leave the bonnet/hood open for long periods of time? Will it affect the computer or battery on a 2018 tiguan ?

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Cherry P.

Cherry P.asked

Engine turns off n won’t restart..sometimes won’t start. Mechanic said rat chewed wiring, replaced wiring..still doing it..not sure about the rat story now.

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kristian.karov
kristian.karov

Haven't heard of that issue. It might be a computer glitch. Electronics are causing more and more problems everywhere.

Liam

Liamasked

Hi I just bought a 2010 Tiguan and there is a funny drone from behind the dash when the ac is off but when it’s turned on it goes away. Any ideas?

1 answer
Alison
Alison

Sorry no - mine doesn't do that.

Arafat

Arafatasked

I got a 2009 vw Tiguan with 98000km. My intake manifold switch/ sensor is not working properly. Does it cover the warranty!!

How to fix it and cost please!! Any help!!

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Bill K
Bill K

Problem may be dirty intake system and clogged pcv and other vacuum tubes. Get a mechanic to try a proprietary cleaner approved by VW in manifold and near turbo.

dragonfather
dragonfather

seeing the youtube video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7c35MJq5e0

Dawn T

Dawn Tasked

My Tiguan 2009 twice in 2 days refused to turn off engine even when key turned to off then removed! I put key back in and turned on then off again, that worked, but what causes this?

1 answer
Excited_User
Excited_User

You may need to speak to a VW service department with that or your local mechanic, that doesn't sound right at all. Hope it works out.

Mildred Devillena

Mildred Devillenaasked

I live here in Anchorage Alaska. I owned a 2010 Tiguan Volkswagen. As I experienced my Tiguan fail to start in the morning on our minus 7 degrees temperature what should I do? Pls E. Mail me Betsaydadred@yahoo.com. thank you.

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Peejay
Peejay

Hi Mildred,
Hello from Caloundra,QLD, Australia.
Sounds like your battery,if you are only getting a clicking sound from under the bonnet,there is not enough charge in your battery to turn over ther starter motor, battery has gone. You need to have it checked by your auto club road assist if you have one there,and replace with a battery that is suitable for those conditions and your car. Being so cold,batteries need to be fully charged at all times! your alternator should also be checked that it is charging at the correct amperage. Batteries can be lazy,an auto expression,means your battery is not working hard enough to be able to keep the charge. Driving with lights on will help to work the battery, short runs in your cold conditions is not good for Diesel engines,I am assuming you have a petrol engine, being garaged will help also to keep battery life, warmer conditions. I hope this helps you out Mildred.
Cheers
PeeJay

tiguan tsi 155

tiguan tsi 155asked

Transmission knocking and creeking only when in driving slow in streets from third to second gear mostly has anyone had a problem like this? I just had my transmission service yesterday and it's still the same now I have some more Knicks whilst driving in a strait line when backing off or increasing speed a lilt more.
Hope Someone can help me trying to find out how to get it fixed. thank you

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Alan C
Alan C

VW had a transmission recall program for the seven speed transmission I believe. I suggest you find out what transmission you have and contact the dealer.

tiguan tsi 155
tiguan tsi 155

Hi thanks for the reply
The dealer advised my transmission was not the one that was recalled
Thanks anyway

greg

gregasked

Have a 2011 Tiguan lock problem. The rear trunk wont unlock and the driver door and right passenger door wont lock. Any ideas please ?

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REGS12
REGS12

Sorry Greg, know nothing of your problem

Alan C
Alan C

Hi Greg
Sorry but I can't help you with this. My only thought would be to check fuses first as I would find it very unlikely that all three would stop at the same time for mechanical reasons.
Good luck.
Alan C

Maria Guballa

Maria Guballaasked

Starting from 2009 does anyone know where Tiguan Volkswagen were assembled?

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VW-Never Again
VW-Never Again

The July 2008 Tiguan that caused me so much grief was assembled in Germany. I think they continued to be sourced from there for the Australian market for at least the next few years - possibly longer

DreamensioN
DreamensioN

They are assembled in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Bobby

Bobbyasked

My 2010 Tiguan's air con compressor has just failed. The car has done almost 60000km. The people who replaced it told me that they had one with the same problem the day before and that they have also had a fair number of Golfs with the same problem. Is this a common problem?

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ramski
ramski

I do not know of air con issues. But engine oil consumption issue is apparently common with TSI engines which is also used in Golf and Tiguan. The fix is to change the engine block according to VW Germany. As long as it is under warranty this would be handled as warranty repairs at no cost to the owner, it seems.

Navarre
Navarre

We're beyond 60000 in our 2010 tsi and no issues have come up with the aircon nor have I heard anything in that regard from other owners before now.

DreamensioN
DreamensioN

The air conditioner failure is a known issue. It's documented here: http://www.my-gti.com/2583/volkswagen-golf-gti-passat-jetta-eos-rabbit-and-tiguan-air-conditioner-compressor-failure. Volkswagen Technical Product Information # 2023580/1, Repair Operation # 87 34 01 99. There are a few car forums around where people have had VW fix the issue even though the car is outside the warranty period. It seems because it was a known issue - Volkswagen (in Australia at least), will pay for the parts and the customer will pay for the labour if the car is outside warranty. This still means around a $600-$700 cost to the owner of the vehicle, but it's better than the $2600-$2800 it costs to replace the air conditioning compressor.

Robert Luo

Robert Luoasked

I just bought new tiguan 132tsi, i feel the sound is very loud, when i keeping speed drive. I stoped the car is quite, up speed is ok, down and keeping speed the noise is coming. the car only 400km.

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Rolf
Rolf

I don't know what type of noise is bothering you but here is my experience: Our 103 TDI makes a drumming noise at town speeds. I first thought it was caused by a torque reaction at low engine speed. Now I think it is just exhaust resonance, since I cannot feel any vibration. I consider it the price we pay for good fuel economy. I don't notice it now. Tyres with an off-road tread were fitted by mistake at 90,000 km. These are very noisy at town speed but at 100 kph they go quiet. The car is mostly used for highway cruising and the chunky tyres are wearing well so I left them on. In my opinion off-road tread tyres are best fitted only to vehicles where the body is rubber mounted on a chassis to isolate the road noise. I will make sure our next set of tyres are designed for low noise.

bob b
bob b

I have recently bought a 2010 103 tdi with 4motion, dsg 7. & 70,000klms.
It has all the "fruit"on it.
I too had a rumble in the engine at low revs, but did some trials & came up with a
nice surprise, the Engine cover on the TDI suffers from loosening with age & kms i`m sure.

So what I did was jam some scrunched up paper between the Engine cover & the rocker cover
my vibration disappeared, its nice to know its nothing major & prob caused by the TDI idle vibration.

You could possibly increase the idle a fraction to simplify.
I really dig the car & I got out of a Range Rover before this.

i hope this helps
bob B

Jan

Janasked

Does the 4X4 come in automatic please? Most things I've read seem to indicate manual .We are looking fro a new or demo latest model only thanks.
Janz

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Jenny
Jenny

The Tiguan is actually full time all wheel drive, not sure if that's the same as 4x4, but definitely comes in auto. Be sure to follow the latest news re the problems people are having with VWs before you buy. We are still happy with our Tiguan and have not had the problems subject of current recalls.

Navarre
Navarre

Yes. The 4Motion we have is AUTO 7 Speed DSG.
Our experience echoes Jenny's, a fine vehicle and in over three years we have had no issues, but that said the Tiguan, Touareg and Amarok are not affected by the current recall anyway.
We have taken it off road numerous times, at least twice a month on day trips, but the manufacturer's advice as per the manual is that the vehicle is not designed for expeditions - meaning don't take a week odyssey through the harshest Australian outback or on a trip with hours of off road driving in one go.
It is a crossover vehicle and not a dedicated 4X4.

T. Elamal

T. Elamalasked

Specifications for tiguan 2010 DSG 7sp 4-Motion?

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Navarre
Navarre

Good morning,
See here:
http://m.carshowroom.com.au/specs.aspx?nvic=L1111A

Kind regards.

Det
Det

volkswagon tiguan 103tdi 6 spd auto 2.0L 103kw Tdi built 03/10 .

Glen95

Glen95asked

About how much does a service cost for Tiguan and are parts much more expensive than say Toyota Rav 4. I am considering buying a Tiguan.

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gr82buy
gr82buy

Parts for sure would cost more than a Toyota. Service would also cost a bit more but one thing to note is Toyota needs 2 services a year whereas Tiguan needs one, so the difference may not be much. You will pay more for a European compared to a Japanese & the price is for an advanced engine, safety, superior drive & comfor. Feel good factor!

Brian M09
Brian M09

I can't comment on Rav4 prices but the service costs for my Tiguan have been: $383 at 15,000km, $493 at 30,000km, $461 at 45,000km, and $978 at 60,000km.

If I were you, I would be looking for an extended warranty as part of the sales price - particularly if the car has a DSG gearbox (I have read a number of comments about problems with this gearbox and it is apparently very expensive to fix out of warranty)

Andrew58
Andrew58

I just had my 09 diesel Tiguan serviced in Bega NSW, 60,000k service, it was a tick less then $300. The biggest expense was the diesel fuel filter at $75( VW gen part). The service was not done at a VW dealership.

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