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VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN - 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 49 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 (19) Engine (11) Latches Locks Linkages (1) Service Brakes (4) Tires (1)
Electrical System (6) Fuel Propulsion System (6) Parking Brake (1) Steering (9) Unknown Or Other (5)
Electronic Stability Control (2) Fuel System Gasoline (4) Power Train (5) Structure (3) Vehicle Speed Control (4)

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

1/23/2018 - LEMON GROVE, CA
IN 2015 THERE WAS A RECALL FOR CLOCK SPRINGS IN THE 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN WHICH I OWN AND OTHER OF THEIR VEHICLES. MY PREVIOUS OWNER GOT IT REPLACED THEN AND I BOUGHT THE CAR IN 2016. I HEARD A CLICKING NOISE AND THEN MY AIRBAG LIGHT CAME ON AND THE CONTROLS ON THE STEERING WHEELS STOPPED WORKING AND MY HORN STOPPED WORKING ALSO. BEING THAT MY CAR HAS $46000 MILES AND I HAVE EXTENDED 100,000 MILE WARRANTY... I WENT TO VW TO COMPLAIN AS CLEARLY THIS RECALL DIDN+T DO ANYTHING BECAUSE IT HASN+T BEEN EVEN THAT LONG FOR IT TO BE BREAKING AGAIN. THEY DENIED TO COVER IT BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN FIXED PREVIOUSLY WHEN THE RECALL HAPPENED. THIS CLEARLY IS AN ISSUE THAT WASN+T RESOLVED WITH THE RECALL AS I GOOGLED WHAT THIS WAS WHEN I FIRST HEARD THE NOISE AND THERE ARE SOOOOO MANY PEOPLE COMPLAINING OF THE SAME ISSUE AFTER IT WAS FIXED THE FIRST TIME AROUND. THIS IS A $500 JOB THAT I+M GOING TO HAVE TO PAY NOW AND IT+S FRUSTRATING BECAUSE I TRULY FEEL THIS IS A DEFECT IN THE CAR AND SHOULD BE COVERED.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/23/2018 - LEMON GROVE, CA
IN 2015 THERE WAS A RECALL FOR CLOCK SPRINGS IN THE 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN WHICH I OWN AND OTHER OF THEIR VEHICLES. MY PREVIOUS OWNER GOT IT REPLACED THEN AND I BOUGHT THE CAR IN 2016. I HEARD A CLICKING NOISE AND THEN MY AIRBAG LIGHT CAME ON AND THE CONTROLS ON THE STEERING WHEELS STOPPED WORKING AND MY HORN STOPPED WORKING ALSO. BEING THAT MY CAR HAS $46000 MILES AND I HAVE EXTENDED 100,000 MILE WARRANTY... I WENT TO VW TO COMPLAIN AS CLEARLY THIS RECALL DIDN+T DO ANYTHING BECAUSE IT HASN+T BEEN EVEN THAT LONG FOR IT TO BE BREAKING AGAIN. THEY DENIED TO COVER IT BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN FIXED PREVIOUSLY WHEN THE RECALL HAPPENED. THIS CLEARLY IS AN ISSUE THAT WASN+T RESOLVED WITH THE RECALL AS I GOOGLED WHAT THIS WAS WHEN I FIRST HEARD THE NOISE AND THERE ARE SOOOOO MANY PEOPLE COMPLAINING OF THE SAME ISSUE AFTER IT WAS FIXED THE FIRST TIME AROUND. THIS IS A $500 JOB THAT I+M GOING TO HAVE TO PAY NOW AND IT+S FRUSTRATING BECAUSE I TRULY FEEL THIS IS A DEFECT IN THE CAR AND SHOULD BE COVERED.

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AIR BAGS

1/23/2018 - LEMON GROVE, CA
IN 2015 THERE WAS A RECALL FOR CLOCK SPRINGS IN THE 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN WHICH I OWN AND OTHER OF THEIR VEHICLES. MY PREVIOUS OWNER GOT IT REPLACED THEN AND I BOUGHT THE CAR IN 2016. I HEARD A CLICKING NOISE AND THEN MY AIRBAG LIGHT CAME ON AND THE CONTROLS ON THE STEERING WHEELS STOPPED WORKING AND MY HORN STOPPED WORKING ALSO. BEING THAT MY CAR HAS $46000 MILES AND I HAVE EXTENDED 100,000 MILE WARRANTY... I WENT TO VW TO COMPLAIN AS CLEARLY THIS RECALL DIDN+T DO ANYTHING BECAUSE IT HASN+T BEEN EVEN THAT LONG FOR IT TO BE BREAKING AGAIN. THEY DENIED TO COVER IT BECAUSE IT HAD BEEN FIXED PREVIOUSLY WHEN THE RECALL HAPPENED. THIS CLEARLY IS AN ISSUE THAT WASN+T RESOLVED WITH THE RECALL AS I GOOGLED WHAT THIS WAS WHEN I FIRST HEARD THE NOISE AND THERE ARE SOOOOO MANY PEOPLE COMPLAINING OF THE SAME ISSUE AFTER IT WAS FIXED THE FIRST TIME AROUND. THIS IS A $500 JOB THAT I+M GOING TO HAVE TO PAY NOW AND IT+S FRUSTRATING BECAUSE I TRULY FEEL THIS IS A DEFECT IN THE CAR AND SHOULD BE COVERED.

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AIR BAGS

1/2/2018 - CONWAY, AR
VEHICLE'S CLOCK SPRING WAS FOUND TO BE DYSFUNCTIONAL AND HAD TO BE REPLACED. MY STEERING WHEEL STARTED MAKING A CLICKING NOISE AND THEN AN AIRBAG ERROR CAME UP. I WAS AFRAID IT WOULD NOT DEPLOY IN THE EVENT OF A WRECK, OR DEPLOY FOR NO REASON DRIVING DOWN THE STREET. DOING SOME RESEARCH IT APPEARS THERE IS A RECALL FOR THIS EXACT ISSUE THAT INCLUDES MY YEAR AND MODEL - BUT VOLKSWAGEN IS SAYING IT'S NOT INCLUDED BASED ON MY VIN. I BELIEVE THAT IT SHOULD BE INCLUDED SINCE THE CLOCK SPRING IS MALFUNCTIONING IN A 3.5 YEAR OLD CAR.

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STEERING

1/2/2018 - CONWAY, AR
VEHICLE'S CLOCK SPRING WAS FOUND TO BE DYSFUNCTIONAL AND HAD TO BE REPLACED. MY STEERING WHEEL STARTED MAKING A CLICKING NOISE AND THEN AN AIRBAG ERROR CAME UP. I WAS AFRAID IT WOULD NOT DEPLOY IN THE EVENT OF A WRECK, OR DEPLOY FOR NO REASON DRIVING DOWN THE STREET. DOING SOME RESEARCH IT APPEARS THERE IS A RECALL FOR THIS EXACT ISSUE THAT INCLUDES MY YEAR AND MODEL - BUT VOLKSWAGEN IS SAYING IT'S NOT INCLUDED BASED ON MY VIN. I BELIEVE THAT IT SHOULD BE INCLUDED SINCE THE CLOCK SPRING IS MALFUNCTIONING IN A 3.5 YEAR OLD CAR.

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AIR BAGS

12/29/2017 - BRONX, NY
MY AIRBAG LIGHT COME UP AND MY HORN IS NOT WORKING.

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STEERING

12/29/2017 - BRONX, NY
MY AIRBAG LIGHT COME UP AND MY HORN IS NOT WORKING.

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AIR BAGS

12/5/2017 - BEVERLY, MA
AIRBAG CLOCK SWITCH FAILED ON MY 2013 VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN. THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION, TURNING A 45 DEGREE CORNER, AND A 'GRINDING' AND 'POPPING' SOUND OCCURRED.

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STEERING

11/7/2017 - WORCESTER, MA
AIR BAG LIGHT ON DASHBOARD IS LIT UP. AT FIRST STEERING WHEEL FELT HARDER TO TURN LEFT AND RIGHT AND THEN IT SOUNDED LIKE A SPRING WAS MOVING BACK AND FORTH ON PLASTIC. I WAS PULLING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY WHEN THIS OCCURRED TURNING LEFT.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

11/7/2017 - WORCESTER, MA
AIR BAG LIGHT ON DASHBOARD IS LIT UP. AT FIRST STEERING WHEEL FELT HARDER TO TURN LEFT AND RIGHT AND THEN IT SOUNDED LIKE A SPRING WAS MOVING BACK AND FORTH ON PLASTIC. I WAS PULLING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY WHEN THIS OCCURRED TURNING LEFT.

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