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      In many cases, well before 100K (miles) ;).

      In many cases, well before 100K (miles) ;).
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      Most VW's (Tiguan included) have an OEM radio...

      Most VW's (Tiguan included) have an OEM radio that interfaces with the vehicle's computer via Canbus. You'll want to factor in the price of a module that allows installation of an aftermarket radio...
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      Telling us what radio (head unit) you have now...

      Telling us what radio (head unit) you have now would help with suggestions. If you don't know the designation, a description would help.
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      There was a recall for door handles that...

      There was a recall for door handles that disengage inside the door or come off in early 2010.
    5. It states Part Number: 06K-198-467-K is the...

      It states Part Number: 06K-198-467-K is the updated version of the tensioner...I wonder if anyone can find which model year started using the updated part for peace of mind purposes.
    6. Turning the ignition to the first detent, one...

      Turning the ignition to the first detent, one before the next detent on the switch that activates the starter is commonly referred to as the "accessory position."
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      I was informed by the dealer that VW insists on...

      I was informed by the dealer that VW insists on flushing and replacing brake fluid every 2 years as part of the maintenance schedule for Tiguans, part of a $400 30,000 km service I just had.
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      I wouldn't put regular grade fuel in the TSi...

      I wouldn't put regular grade fuel in the TSi Tiguan :eek:
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      The 2012 Tiguan still has the same single colour...

      The 2012 Tiguan still has the same single colour cluster (at least in the North American market), so you would have to adapt one from another model.
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      It's technically possible to wire a bulb behind...

      It's technically possible to wire a bulb behind that amber lens, but due to the way North American Tiguans are wired and coded compared to ROW or Euro ones that use the amber for turn signal duty,...
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      ^^ this http://www.vw.com/certified-pre-owned/...

      ^^ this

      http://www.vw.com/certified-pre-owned/

      http://www.vw.com/content/dam/vwcom/PDFs/VWA-62156_2012WorldAuto_QPO_Takeaway.pdf
    12. There was a recall for the door handle...

      There was a recall for the door handle mechanisms- they would become disengaged or the outside handle would come off. 2010 and earlier models affected.
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      I've been bringing our 2012 Tiguan in for service...

      I've been bringing our 2012 Tiguan in for service more frequently than VW recommends, and have received questions as to why from curious Customer Service reps every time.

      My stock answer is that...
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      Depending on the version and how your vehicle...

      Depending on the version and how your vehicle came equipped, the RNS-510 can select from either a CD changer or an MDI interface (iPod, USB). Early vehicles that came with an OEM changer usually did...
    15. Most likely a coincidental but unrelated actuator...

      Most likely a coincidental but unrelated actuator failure.
    16. We had a 2010 Highline (similar to the SEL for...

      We had a 2010 Highline (similar to the SEL for the Canadian market) with the HID headlights and used to get a strong burning plastic aroma in the car now and then, probably from the fuse box getting...
    17. There are subtle differences between various...

      There are subtle differences between various model years and even depending on whether a vehicle is late or early in that year's production run. This thread has some good photos in post #33:
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    18. Have you had the fuse box recall addressed? If...

      Have you had the fuse box recall addressed? If so, check the headlight fuses in the box and be sure they haven't melted the fusebox near the base of those fuses (which would signify use of the old,...
    19. There have been running revisions since 2007...

      There have been running revisions since 2007 (rest of world markets) and 2009 (North America). Some of the issues have been addressed by VW with part revisions on newer models, and others have been...
    20. There are many issues on 2011 Tiguans to be aware...

      There are many issues on 2011 Tiguans to be aware of. How many KM/miles on odometer?


      Timing chain tensioner failure can amount to a $7000 repair bill, a faulty PCV system can result in rough...
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