Some of the most common problems of the Volkswagen Tiguan include failure of the plastic intake manifold, engine problems, electrical problems and windshield problems. Owners of the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan experience the most problems, as shown by data at VWProblems.com.
Volkswagen Tiguan owners have experienced fewer problems over the years. For example, there are only two reported complaints as of August 2015. In 2009, there were at least 28 reported problems, most of which were related to several issues with the engine. Due to these issues, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a recall of 151,389 Volkswagen Tiguan vehicles beginning in August 2014.