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VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN - 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 74 complaints filed for the 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (37) Exterior Lighting (1) Latches Locks Linkages (1) Service Brakes (4) Tires (1)
Electrical System (16) Fuel Propulsion System (7) Parking Brake (1) Steering (15) Unknown Or Other (8)
Electronic Stability Control (2) Fuel System Gasoline (4) Power Train (5) Structure (3) Vehicle Speed Control (5)
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AIR BAGS

10/9/2018 - LA MESA, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN. WHILE DRIVING, THE CONTACT HEARD A CRUNCHING SOUND COMING FROM THE STEERING WHEEL. IN ADDITION, THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND ALL THE CONTROL BUTTONS ON THE STEERING WHEEL FAILED TO FUNCTION. THE CONTACT CALLED MOSSY VOLKSWAGEN AT (760) 745-7551 (LOCATED AT 1695 AUTO PARK WAY S, ESCONDIDO, CA 92029) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V483000 (AIR BAGS) REGARDING THE CLOCKSPRING. THE VEHICLE WAS LATER TAKEN TO CITY VOLKSWAGEN (LOCATED AT 2205 MORENA BLVD, SAN DIEGO, CA 92110, (833) 207-1264), BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED DUE TO THE COST. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 73,000.

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STEERING

10/9/2018 - LA MESA, CA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN. WHILE DRIVING, THE CONTACT HEARD A CRUNCHING SOUND COMING FROM THE STEERING WHEEL. IN ADDITION, THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED AND ALL THE CONTROL BUTTONS ON THE STEERING WHEEL FAILED TO FUNCTION. THE CONTACT CALLED MOSSY VOLKSWAGEN AT (760) 745-7551 (LOCATED AT 1695 AUTO PARK WAY S, ESCONDIDO, CA 92029) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V483000 (AIR BAGS) REGARDING THE CLOCKSPRING. THE VEHICLE WAS LATER TAKEN TO CITY VOLKSWAGEN (LOCATED AT 2205 MORENA BLVD, SAN DIEGO, CA 92110, (833) 207-1264), BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED DUE TO THE COST. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 73,000.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

10/1/2018 - MEDWAY, MA
WHEN YOU SWITCH ON THE IGNITION TO GO. DRIVER SIDE LOW BEAM LIGHT KEEPS COMING ON AND OFF ON MY 2013 VW TIGUAN

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/29/2018 - DANVILLE, CA
AN AIRBAG ERROR MESSAGE WENT ON WHILE MY WIFE WAS DRIVING IN JUNE 2018. SHE NOTICED THAT THE AFTER THE AIRBAG ERROR CANE ON THAT THE CONTROLS ON THE STEERING WHEEL AND THE HORN STOPPED WORKING AS WELL. WE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO DIRITO BROTHERS VW FOR SERVICING AND THEY SAID THE CLOCK SPRING FAILED AND NEEDED TO REPLACED. THEY REPLACED THE PART WHICH RESOLVED THE ISSUES UNTIL TODAY WHEN THE AIRBAG ERROR LIGHT CAME ON AGAIN AND THE STEERING CONTROLS AND HORN STOPPED WORKING AGAIN. THAT IS A SECOND FAILURE IN 3 MONTHS. MY WIFE DRIVES MY KIDS IN THIS VEHICLE AND IT+S UNSETTLING TO THINK THAT THERE IS AN OBVIOUSLY DEFECTIVE PART THAT RENDERS HER AIRBAG AND HORN USELESS PUTTING THEM IN HARMS WAY. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH DIRITO BROTHERS TO REPLACE THE PART AGAIN BUT HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE. I NOTICED MANY ARTICLES AND BLOG POSTS ABOUT THIS ISSUE AS WELL AS AN NHTSA INVESTIGATION INTO IT. PLEASE RE-INVESTIGATE THIS ISSUE. I CAN+T IMAGINE THAT I+M THE ONLY PERSON COMPLAINING. THANK YOU.

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AIR BAGS

9/29/2018 - DANVILLE, CA
AN AIRBAG ERROR MESSAGE WENT ON WHILE MY WIFE WAS DRIVING IN JUNE 2018. SHE NOTICED THAT THE AFTER THE AIRBAG ERROR CANE ON THAT THE CONTROLS ON THE STEERING WHEEL AND THE HORN STOPPED WORKING AS WELL. WE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO DIRITO BROTHERS VW FOR SERVICING AND THEY SAID THE CLOCK SPRING FAILED AND NEEDED TO REPLACED. THEY REPLACED THE PART WHICH RESOLVED THE ISSUES UNTIL TODAY WHEN THE AIRBAG ERROR LIGHT CAME ON AGAIN AND THE STEERING CONTROLS AND HORN STOPPED WORKING AGAIN. THAT IS A SECOND FAILURE IN 3 MONTHS. MY WIFE DRIVES MY KIDS IN THIS VEHICLE AND IT+S UNSETTLING TO THINK THAT THERE IS AN OBVIOUSLY DEFECTIVE PART THAT RENDERS HER AIRBAG AND HORN USELESS PUTTING THEM IN HARMS WAY. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH DIRITO BROTHERS TO REPLACE THE PART AGAIN BUT HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE. I NOTICED MANY ARTICLES AND BLOG POSTS ABOUT THIS ISSUE AS WELL AS AN NHTSA INVESTIGATION INTO IT. PLEASE RE-INVESTIGATE THIS ISSUE. I CAN+T IMAGINE THAT I+M THE ONLY PERSON COMPLAINING. THANK YOU.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

9/29/2018 - DANVILLE, CA
AN AIRBAG ERROR MESSAGE WENT ON WHILE MY WIFE WAS DRIVING IN JUNE 2018. SHE NOTICED THAT THE AFTER THE AIRBAG ERROR CANE ON THAT THE CONTROLS ON THE STEERING WHEEL AND THE HORN STOPPED WORKING AS WELL. WE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO DIRITO BROTHERS VW FOR SERVICING AND THEY SAID THE CLOCK SPRING FAILED AND NEEDED TO REPLACED. THEY REPLACED THE PART WHICH RESOLVED THE ISSUES UNTIL TODAY WHEN THE AIRBAG ERROR LIGHT CAME ON AGAIN AND THE STEERING CONTROLS AND HORN STOPPED WORKING AGAIN. THAT IS A SECOND FAILURE IN 3 MONTHS. MY WIFE DRIVES MY KIDS IN THIS VEHICLE AND IT+S UNSETTLING TO THINK THAT THERE IS AN OBVIOUSLY DEFECTIVE PART THAT RENDERS HER AIRBAG AND HORN USELESS PUTTING THEM IN HARMS WAY. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH DIRITO BROTHERS TO REPLACE THE PART AGAIN BUT HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE. I NOTICED MANY ARTICLES AND BLOG POSTS ABOUT THIS ISSUE AS WELL AS AN NHTSA INVESTIGATION INTO IT. PLEASE RE-INVESTIGATE THIS ISSUE. I CAN+T IMAGINE THAT I+M THE ONLY PERSON COMPLAINING. THANK YOU.

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ENGINE

9/28/2018 - FLUSHING, NY
THE CAR LOSES POWER WHEN ACCELERATING AND EPC LIGHTS AND OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ILLUMINATE AND DISAPPEAR SEEMS VERY DANGEROUS AND I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO THIS IS HAPPENING TO

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/28/2018 - FLUSHING, NY
THE CAR LOSES POWER WHEN ACCELERATING AND EPC LIGHTS AND OIL PRESSURE LIGHTS ILLUMINATE AND DISAPPEAR SEEMS VERY DANGEROUS AND I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO THIS IS HAPPENING TO

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STEERING

9/25/2018 - BEAVERTON, OR
ALL BUTTON OF STEERING WHEEL IS DEAD, AIRBAG INDICATOR IS ON ALL THE TIME, HORN IS DEAD, CENTER FRONT UPPER LEFT SWITCH OF DIM LIGHT IS OUT OF ORDER. IT DID NOT START AT ONCE. ABOVE PHENOMENA OCCURRED ONE BY ONE. IT SEEMS THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH CLOCK SPRING WHICH VW HAD RECALL IN 2015.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/25/2018 - BEAVERTON, OR
ALL BUTTON OF STEERING WHEEL IS DEAD, AIRBAG INDICATOR IS ON ALL THE TIME, HORN IS DEAD, CENTER FRONT UPPER LEFT SWITCH OF DIM LIGHT IS OUT OF ORDER. IT DID NOT START AT ONCE. ABOVE PHENOMENA OCCURRED ONE BY ONE. IT SEEMS THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH CLOCK SPRING WHICH VW HAD RECALL IN 2015.

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