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    View Poll Results: Does (or did) your Tiguan pano roof leak?

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    • 2018 Model Yes

      3 5.56%
    • 2018 Model No

      34 62.96%
    • 2019 Model Yes

      3 5.56%
    • 2019 Model No

      14 25.93%
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    Thread: Poll: Does your Tiguan Pano roof leak?

    1. Semi-n00b
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      05-19-2019 09:58 AM #1
      Since there are a lot of people with this concern, how about a poll to see how significant the problem is with the new Tiguan. Not sure how scientific the poll is. Obviously, please respond only if you have a pano roof
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    3. 05-19-2019 10:00 AM #2
      No mine does not!
      2018 SE
      build date: 7/18
      10,300 miles
      Florida
      Parked outside (no trees thanks to Hurricane Michael)


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      Last edited by Coffeuk01; 05-19-2019 at 11:07 AM.

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      05-19-2019 10:30 AM #3
      You should ask for more details. These factors might or might not be needed but should be listed.

      Build date or at least year of your car
      Current mileage
      Climate
      Where do you park your car? Garage, outside, under cover?
      Do you maintain rubber seals in anyway. Similarly, do you flush sunroof drains as preventive maintenance?


      Here is mine:

      2019 Tiguan with build date 10/2018
      mileage ~2500 miles
      Texas state: Hot dry weather but we do get rain off summer
      Garage ~50% rest outside
      I regularly condition all seals every ~3 months
      I have not flushed sunroof drains yet, planning to do that once a year. Especially after fall leaves.
      NO leaks so far
      Last edited by OEMplusCC; 05-19-2019 at 05:45 PM.

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    6. Junior Member abn505's Avatar
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      05-19-2019 10:56 AM #4
      2019 SEL R-line build date 12/18. Bought Apr 15. 2000 miles, one care wash and a lot of rain in my area lately. Garage kept ~50%. No leaks.

    7. 05-19-2019 01:50 PM #5
      2018 se
      Build date 3/18
      12,000 miles
      Park outside
      Northern NJ, lot of trees/rain
      I treat the seals when I wash the car twice a month.
      No drain maintenance yet, soon though
      No leaks...yet

    8. 05-19-2019 02:40 PM #6
      2018 sel
      Bought jan 2018
      First major leak march 2018
      Second may 2019
      Park it on the street most of the time.
      Located in nyc


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      05-21-2019 09:07 AM #7
      2018 Tiguan RLine with build date Oct 2018
      Mileage ~14,000 KM
      Ontario, Canada - Diverse weather (summer up to 30c and winter down to -20c)
      Outside everyday of its life
      I have not conditioned seals yet
      I have not flushed sunroof drains yet
      No leaks yet, just technology issues that haven’t been resolved at all by VW.
      We don’t open the sunroof unless it’s above 10c just to be safe.

    10. 05-21-2019 09:17 AM #8
      '18 SEL-P
      took delivery April 18
      in Phoenix, AZ (rarely rains but when it does: beware)
      parked in garage
      30k miles

    11. Junior Member CTGeoff's Avatar
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      05-21-2019 09:25 AM #9
      2019 SEL-P RLine
      800
      New England
      Parked outside
      no maintaining seals

      No leaks, but I am vigilant as my '16 GTI was one of the originals and spent 41 days with VW over three repairs for the leaks.

    12. Semi-n00b
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      05-21-2019 08:14 PM #10
      For those of you who "treat or conditions" their seals, what do you use? I assume this is to keep the seals pliable?
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    13. 05-22-2019 09:41 PM #11
      2018 sel-p rline with 4 motion.
      17500 miles
      Car travels all around Florida
      It is always parked outside in the driveway.

      No leaks
      No extra heat issues
      No noise

      So far so good

      The only "issue" I can kinda complain about is the air deflector that pops up makes alot of noise.
      If you hold it down, wind buffetts the sunroof panel since it rises up out of the roof.

      I personally see drop down/in sunroofs more durable than pop up/out ones.

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      05-23-2019 07:20 AM #12
      I have a 2018 sel early build date 6/17 took delivery 8/17 I have 27k no leaks at all. I’m in New England lots of rain and spent most of the time outside during the winter. I haven’t done anything to the seals. I’ve had other problems but not with the roof.

    15. Semi-n00b santdesign's Avatar
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      05-23-2019 03:05 PM #13
      2018 SEL Premium R-Line
      Purchased - July 2018
      7200 Miles
      New Jersey US area with 4 seasons
      Park outside during the day.
      Park inside at night time.

      No Leaks yet.

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      05-23-2019 06:45 PM #14
      2018 SEL Premium.
      Bought in November 2018 (CPO used, I don't know the in service date).
      21,000 miles on it currently.
      Olathe KS.
      Sits in a garage at night, sits in a parking lot exposed to the world during the day.

      It has leaked once after sitting outside all day in heavy rain. Leaked through the map lighting area in front and dripped all over the place. Dealership could not find the cause and it hasn't leaked again since. I've told my wife to try parking it so that the front of the car is sitting higher than the rear as I thought I read that on here at some point.

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      05-28-2019 08:21 PM #15
      None
      2019 SEL-P
      January 2019 Build date, 3500 miles
      Garaged, but spends the day outside
      1956 Beetle (still have) 1965 Beetle 1969 Ghia (wish I still had) 1973 Super Beetle 1977 Super Beetle Convertable
      1982 Quantum TD 1985 Vanagon 1991 Jetta Carat 1993 Eurovan (2) 1999 Jetta TDI
      2003 Passat Wagon 1.8T, 5 spd (gave to son at 185K) 2013 Touareg Sport 3.6 (still have) 2018 Golf Alltrack (VW Repurchased) 2019 Tiguan SEL-P

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      05-29-2019 10:38 AM #16
      UPDATE: I originally voted no but now it's a yes. 2019 SEL-P R-Line. Of course, I'm assuming at this point that it is coming from the roof. Car just turned 1000 miles.

      We got some good heavy rain yesterday in the evening. I noticed that there was water coming in from the hole where the passenger rear seatbelt comes out. Water traveled down the seatbelt into my son's booster seat. I wiped it up and rolled up a dry towel and wedged it between the seat and seatbelt hole and it was soaked in an hour. Has anyone had leaks come through that area? I can only assume it is coming from the roof - everything else around the door seems dry and fine.





      Last edited by CTGeoff; 05-29-2019 at 01:16 PM.

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      05-29-2019 11:07 AM #17
      This is pretty disturbing.

      Some folks are parking at a certain angle to prevent leaks.
      Some are treating their seals.
      Some are clearing drains on 6-month old vehicles.
      One owner is afraid to use their pano roof.

      None of this should have to be done, ever.

      Has VW sent a service bulletin? I ask because those with leaks seem to be battling with dealers to get a fix, with no confirmed solution, as if it's a super-rare issue that no one has seen before. (?)

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      05-29-2019 12:58 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by phlegm View Post
      This is pretty disturbing.

      Some folks are parking at a certain angle to prevent leaks.
      Some are treating their seals.
      Some are clearing drains on 6-month old vehicles.
      One owner is afraid to use their pano roof.

      None of this should have to be done, ever.

      Has VW sent a service bulletin? I ask because those with leaks seem to be battling with dealers to get a fix, with no confirmed solution, as if it's a super-rare issue that no one has seen before. (?)
      I'll ask about the bulletin when I drop it off in service tomorrow. Guy says "hopefully we will have this fixed and back to you by the end of the day," LOL! I just laughed and reminded him how long my GTI was there for for a tiny leak and this is much more significant.

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      05-29-2019 01:42 PM #19
      Has anyone who had the drain tube plugs/filters removed had a subsequent pano-roof leak?

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      05-30-2019 01:52 PM #20
      The Tiguan is apparently fixed. The Service Adviser said the drain tube for the roof was all clogged up. They cleaned it all out and tested and everything is good again. I'll ask how we prevent them from clogging again once I go to pick it up this evening.

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      05-30-2019 05:02 PM #21
      I haven't had any leaking yet (that I can see). I called service to express my concern and he said to stop by and they would remove the plug/filters at the ends of the drain tubes. He said they have seen a couple leak and that seemed to correct it. While I'm there, I'll ask about possibility of lines being kinked, which I also read about on this forum. I'm not sure how difficult that would be to check.

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      05-30-2019 09:08 PM #22
      2018 SEL premium. Pano roof leaked through my rear view mirror. Northern VA. Parked outside everyday. Had the drains blown out and do far so good.

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      05-30-2019 09:26 PM #23
      It would be interesting to know what is clogging the drain tubes so soon (e.g. kinks in the line, filters/plugs at the end, etc). I have had lots of cars for several years (including VW's) without ever cleaning these lines. Identifying the root cause and being able to reproduce the problem is the way for VW to solve it. I hope some of their talented engineers are working on it and issue a bulletin soon enough.

    26. 05-30-2019 10:03 PM #24
      Picked my sel today from the dealer, they couldn’t reproduce the leak so im not sure whats going on. This was my second time. They tested for leaks twice and nothing. Im hoping thats it.


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    27. 05-30-2019 11:25 PM #25
      Ours did a tiny bit around rear out seatbelts ~1000 miles.

      Dealer cleaned drains and did not return. We have 33K now no leaks.

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