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A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan
If you’re in the market for a concept SUV, you’ve probably noticed a few more options sprouting up every year. However, the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan should still make the decision a relatively easy...

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noises from parked car - 2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
Hello. It is very possibly that the sounds your hearing are components turning off and powering down. Whether or not the security system is to blame can't be determined over the internet. Fans, solenoids, sensors, electronics, and all sorts of...
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How to reset TPMS if no button is available
The only way to reset the light is to put the system in relearn mode. First, make sure all the tire pressures are even set and to specifications. You may need to hook up a battery charger on low first...
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Knock sound while braking
Hello. A knocking sound when braking is most likely from the brake pads moving inside the caliper bracket and the rotors having a warped surface causing the pad movement. The pads may be aftermarket and not fit tight enough in...
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Buying tiguan but there are issues
You need to find out why they need to replace the lower control arms. The may have bend bent from hitting a curb or another reason. I would suggest having the vehicle inspected by another mechanic, like one from YourMechanic....
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2012 VW Tiguan with 33,440 miles and engine malfunction sensor came on and VW dealership quoted me $990 for decarboxylation and sa
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan. The Decarboxylation is necessary if you have a sensor reading that you need this done. Unfortunately I am not sure what your question is, however, if you'd like a second...
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Oil and suspension
Hi there. From the description you have provided, I am concerned about the diagnosis you have received, being your vehicle has only 52,000 miles. Another inspection is recommended. With oil leaks, sometimes, steam cleaning the engine first would help identify...
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What possible issues could we have down the road with a minor rear-impact collision?
Before you purchase the vehicle you should have a pre-purchase inspection done to look into any issues that may not be immediately apparent. Make sure the inspector knows about the rear end damage so they can inspect to see if...
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shaking
A number of things can cause shaking at certain or all speeds. first off, make sure the tire pressures are set to the correct settings for the vehicle. Pressures listed on the tire sidewalls are the Maximum recommended for the...
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When should I change the engine oil? What is the best oil type for winter and summer?
The engine oil used for summer is typically thicker. Thinner oil in the winter allows it to warm up quicker and lubricate sooner. Thicker oil will take longer to warm up and perform its duties. Your vehicle may only want...
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How to get rid of brakes noise when braking?
Hello! The material used in the brake pads can cause the brakes to be noisy when applying the brakes and sound like grinding metal-to-metal at times. This grinding may be more or less depending on the quality of metallic brake...
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There was a temperature change in my car.
Hi there. The thermostat on the air conditioning is not functioning correctly. I recommend replacing the thermostat temperature scanner for your air conditioning system. The thermostat will determine when the blend doors are to activate and when the air conditioning...
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Check Engine Light is on - code P0328
Hi there. A failure of the engine knock sensor is a somewhat risky issue with a turbocharged engine such as yours. Turbocharging increases cylinder pressure during operation and makes the engine more likely to experience "pre-detention" or knocking. The knock...
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Hi is it possible to confuse a faulty fuel pump with a faulty throttle body on a VW Tiguan (Australian model)?
Hi there. To see if the fuel pump is working properly, install a fuel pressure gauge on the fuel rail with the fuel system in a closed loop and have the gauge visible to the driver with the hood shut....
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Tire Pressure
Your car has sensors at each of the four wheels that monitor the tire pressure at each tire. When these sensors fail, you may notice inaccurate readings as to your tire pressure. In some cases such as yours, you may...
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Ignition Coil/Prak Plug Issue
While I cannot say with certainty that ignition coils are your issue because I am not inspecting the vehicle, the symptoms you describe sound like a typical ignition coil failure. While it's not wise to drive the vehicle with a...
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Very Tiguan turbo charger, replaced still idles ruff.
There are a number of things that may cause a rough idle. A rough idle may be caused by things such as low fuel pressure, low voltage to the fuel injectors, dirty fuel injectors, a vacuum leak, a faulty Oxygen...
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Glow plug light flashing and car is in limp mode.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the glow plug circuits. Either the glow plugs have stopped working or the controller / timer has lost power. Check the glow plug relay and see if it's energizing the controller /...
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I'm being told my rear dif is toast. How does this happen? Is it due to lack of rear dif oil changes or do they just wear out? 2009 VW Tiguan
Hello - your Tiguan is equipped with a Haldex torque-sensing system which directs power thru the differential to the axle (left/right) which has the best traction. Think of the differential as the reduction gears and axle(s) drive, and the Haldex...
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Strut replacement
Hi There, Generally, struts will last much longer than 100k miles, however if there are any signs of wear such as excessive bouncing when you go over bumps or you may be on your way to needing to have them...
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I need information about EGR Valve on Volkswagen TDI Diesel
The engine itself is not disassembled but to inspect the EGR valve and EGR passageways, typically the valve itself will have to be removed and that does require a bit of dissassembly typically involving the throttle body, intake, plenum and...

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