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    Considering a Used Tiguan > Things to look out for?

    Hi All,

    I am considering a used MK1 tiguan, namely a 65 plate 2.0 TDi BlueMotion Tech Match Edition 150 5dr with approx 40k miles. It has 1 MOT advisory (Nearside Front Shock absorbers light misting of oil or has limited damping effect (5.3.2 (b))). How seriously should I take this? I assume this means at omepoint in the next couple of years the shocks may need replacing?

    In addition to that it has 1 service stamp at 22k back in July 2017. I'm guessing another service is pretty much due?

    Final question: what sort of price should I be looking to pay from this from a major dealer?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Check the service history, in theory it should have been serviced annually or every (approx) 10,000 miles (i.e every 15,000 kms). Unless its on flexible servicing in which case the intervals between services can stretch to around 20,000 miles. The service regime (fixed or flexible) is specified on a stickers in the Handbook and usually in the spare wheel well. The handbook explains what the service codes on the sticker indicate (from memory I think they are the 'Q' codes). At 40k miles this vehicle should have had at least 4 annual services.

    Cambelt replacement is every 5yrs, but be aware this includes the water pump, cost is between (parts and labour) is approx. 450.

    Regarding the shock absorber weeping, at 40k miles that, to me at least, seems like very low mileage to have a leak from a factory fit item. My Touran, similar weight and size to the Tiguan at 80K + miles is still on original shocks.

    Is this a 4wd Tiguan with Haldex coupling? if so at 40K miles that could well need an oil change.

    If the Tiguan has a DSG gearbox that should also have had an oil change by now too.

    And now the emissions scandal. You say its a 150 so you may have the later engine. If the Tiguan you are looking at has the EA189 engine then this was 'affected' and may or may not have had the software fix. Don't worry if its hasn't its still perfectly legal and will continue to pass the MOT emissions test. My Touran hasn't had the software fix and sails through the emissions test every year.
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    Many thanks Touranasaurus, very much appreciated.

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    The "light misting" is a bit subjective and open to personal opinion, VW state it is actually beneficial for the life of the seal which to me is male bovine poo because a good seal does not leak anything! On a service we always mention it and only get naggy with the customer if it is wet and stained around the spring plate or as with a 3C Passat the other day (coming back tomorrow) a test drive clearly showed the damper was not working properly.
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    Thanks Crasher, appreciated

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