Volkswagen / 2012 VW Tiguan Panoramic Sunroof Leak
Panoramic Sunroof Leak. I purchased this vehicle new in the fall of 2012. It currently has over 100,000 miles on it. Several months ago I noticed that the roof leaked when it rained. The leak initially began over the drivers' side and has since expanded. When it rains very hard for an extended period of time, water builds up in the spare time area and comes into the car underneath the back seat. I learned that there was a previous class action suit (Dewey), however this suit included previous models of the Tiguan. Apparently the defect was not corrected even after this last suit. The water leak appears to be causing other issues. For example, my airbag light is now on. The cost to repair is several thousand dollars. According to the mechanic at the VW Dealership, the Tiguan model also has an engine defect that is common and he recommended that we "get rid of it". I am unable to get assistance from VW of America. They claim the car's mileage is outside of the warranty and I contend this is a manufacturer's defect and should not be subject to the warranty. When I purchased the vehicle I also purchased an extended warranty for several thousand dollars that is apparently expired now. This car cost in excess of $30K new and this defect along with the response I received from VW is not acceptable.