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    Tiguan Sunroof

    Looking at the tiguans and currently trying to make a decision regarding the panoramic sunroof.

    I personally would like the sunroof, used to own an Audi and i used the sunroof quite a bit.

    However many people suggesting that these sunroof are more problem than they're worth.

    Anyone here who has ordered a vehicle with the sunroof and regreted the decision?

    I saw there was a recall on the sunroofs in 2018, but the newer models do not have the led lights around the roof anymore right?

    Thanks guys.

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    Iím a fan. My tig has it. If you often park in leafy areas, youíll want to keep on top of the drains (in each corner of the sunroof aperture) clear.

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    I didn't get it for the fear of it leaking (and the heat). I'm in a few Tiguan owners groups on FB and it seems to be more the Mexican built variants (Allspace and North American SWB) that suffer, no idea why.
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    I deliberately bought one without it Too many leaks and rattles reported . Also dont need windows over my head in the QLD sun. I love the drivers wandering along with the sunroof open and the air on trying to cool the whole world
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonr23 View Post
    Iím a fan. My tig has it. If you often park in leafy areas, youíll want to keep on top of the drains (in each corner of the sunroof aperture) clear.
    Agree with Simon 100%. Sunroof is a personal preference and we enjoy it. Just make sure the drains are cleaned regularly.


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    Have a Mexican built allspace (all allspace are Mexican) no rattles/squeaks in the roof.

    Have done some 4x4 work, lots of dirt roads and often park on a diagonal slope (where there are only 2 diagonally opposite wheels on the ground each time I go up/down from the parking spot)

    I donít park under trees often though- so canít give useful feedback from that side of things.

    21000kms so far.


    On real hot days I close the sun-shade. Fixes the single negative issue (my POV)

    itís great having the roof open and cold air on the face from the a/c!

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    Love my sunroof. Had to have some warranty work done on it the year we bought due to the drainage. Been fine since.

    Would definitely order it again. Itís huge!


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    Ex kiwi, is your antagonism a Ďblind spotí personality trait- or is it a deliberate decision to come across as an ******* sometimes?

    To be useful to the forum, below are my replies/thoughts.


    Air isnít inherently sucked out the roof. The little (and ugly) spoiler that pops up when the roof is slid open, creates a pocket of air at close to ambient pressure and reduced air speed, negating any pressure differential between the cabin and roof(no great waste of cabin air)

    Iím fairly sure the a/c is always on Ďfull blastí in (all?) common passenger cars (engine driven). I donít think we have Ďinverterí tech- or similar in regular cars. They are either engaged, or disengaged from the engine. So on (full blast), or off. Maybe they have a slight Ďramping up/dampingí effect via their clutch, to minimise wear/nvh, but I think thatís the extent of it. If Iím wrong, the sunroof design nullifies the potential for overuse (which is then ďin-nullifiedĒ by living in a hot state of Australia!)

    In any case, I have mine set to 23 degrees. If I have the roof open, it doesnít make a huge difference to the fan speed OR the a/c being on vs off.

    Did you mean the blower in your post? If so, mine tends to only be on full speed (auto mode) at car startup, to clear out the ambient heat that builds up during warm days (28 deg +) for the first 5ish minutes- the downsides to lots of glass and a dark interior- even with dark tint all round. On real hot days, it can be full mode for the entire trip (roof and shade are closed on these days- my preference)

    I activated the ĎAuto modeí fan speed leds in obd11, so I always know how hard the blower is working (beyond the audible signs)
    Last edited by Simonr23; 04-01-2020 at 06:00 AM.

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    Pretty sure there is a fan, that pushes out variable amounts of air according to what the fan is set to..

    Iím clearly missing something.


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    2017 MY17 TIGUAN HIGHLINE - 5DR | DSG | PEARL BLACK | SUNROOF + DAP |

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    Ps great tip, on hot days, just open all the windows, and sunroof if you have one, for 2 - 3 mins. Let the AC run during this time, then close everything back up and enjoy the cabin being a lot cooler much quicker.


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    2010 MY11 GOLF R - 5DR | DSG | RISING BLUE | DYNAUDIO + ACC + BLUETOOTH + 19s + RNS510 |

    2017 MY17 TIGUAN HIGHLINE - 5DR | DSG | PEARL BLACK | SUNROOF + DAP |

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