Last post on Jul 13, 2011 at 4:58 AM
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Volkswagen Tiguan, Volkswagen, SUV
#4 of 8 Tiguan sounds like helicopter
Nov 07, 2010 (2:17 pm)
I'm in the market for a 2011 Tiguan for my wife. Took it for a ride and opened a 1 rear window and it sounded like a helicopter, salesman says they all do it. Anyone else had this happen to them. I find it hard to believe that a vehicle that sells for over $30,000 that this is normal. thanks in advance.
#6 of 8 Re: 2011 VW Tiguan - 'Tinny' rattling sound on acceleration [stixt6]
Nov 21, 2010 (8:24 pm)
Just got my Tiguan 2011 Se Friday, same sound,
Not really annoying so I don't really care unless it is a big engine issue
#7 of 8 Re: 2011 VW Tiguan - 'Tinny' rattling sound on acceleration [bobtob]
Dec 06, 2010 (6:24 pm)
Thanks everyone for your responses. I've spoken with the VW service again, "off the record" the service consultant agrees that there an undefined problem with the turbo. I believe that, and I know I'm not an expert, that the torque needed to accelerate the Tiguan is higher than what the turbo was designed for. Something to do with "gearing/ final drive ratio" is what the service guy told me. This causes a boost fluctuation at the 2500 to 3000RPM range, where the torque starts to peak. The wastegate assembly is probably rattling. This may never pose a serious engine problem, but it doesn't make it acceptable. A new, $27,000+ vehicle shouldn't sound like you put water mixed with gas in your tank and drove your car. Thanks again, hope all fellow Tiguan owners have more luck.
#8 of 8 Premium vs. Regular Fuel
Jul 13, 2011 (4:58 am)
I just got my 2011 Tiguan and have been putting regular gas in for the 1800 miles so far. I just realized that VW says to use premium gas...
I have had several conversations with folks who say it will not make a difference. I was wondering what the Tiguan owners that replied to this forum post are doing?