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Did it work. Having the same issue. My mechanic has chaged a sensor but the issue persists
It will work.. did saw my mecanic this morning..told me they suggest to change the sensor but it never work.. Need to replace balance shaft.. and while there, timing chain.. he refer me to a specialist, and when i called him, it saif the same..
 

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Hello everybody , I am new here and joined to help out .
I work quite a lot on European cars and a lot on VW and Audi .
Here a small tip guide for most common issues on the 2.0 .

shaving/carbon build up In engine ( plastic and metal or just dirt )

how do they affect oil pressure : when engine is cold the oil pressure on vehicle looks fine and stays like it up to 30 minutes , after that the engine is at operating temperature and the engine oil viscosity changed and the oilpick up stream at the oil pick up tube changed , important is to know that the pick up tube has a very small clearance towards the oil pan so it’s act like a vacuum cleaner and sucks all the shavings and dirt up and clogged the screen inside the pick up tube . Oil pan needs to be removed and pick up tube is recommended to be replaced .

ofC the sensor it self is also a common issue but shouldn’t be just replaced without manually checking oil pressure with a gauge .

mother common issue specially on higher mileage engines are worn out balance shaft bearings . Engine needs to be removed to perform that kind of repair and remove and replace the engine balance shaft .

Another issue also common for the 2.0 is engine oil consumption ( caused by worn piston rings , bad pcv valve , bad valve stem seals and turbo charger ) it leaks not in a huge rapid amount so the car would crate a lots of blue smoke as a easy indicator it does it slow and permanently .

correct oil pressure for the CCTA engine at operating temperature,

Idle 17.4 - 30.45 psi
At 2k rpm 23.2 - 30.45 psi
At 3.7k rpm 43.5 - 58 psi

For high mileage engines I personally recommend with a low oil pressure issue to choose as a repair the balance shaft kit repair or replace engine with a long lock ( reman is ok ) ofc if the oil pressure values are not in specification .

everything else you hear on this forum thread like
broken screen from camshaft retainer bracket , is not a cause of low oil pressure it mir like cause a p0016 code for cam crank timing correlation or coder for cam crank performance . It also can damage cam sprocket which require a camshaft replacement . Timing chains on those engines have also joe a extended warranty .

that’s it for now
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Y’all can figure out your issues and get your cars fixed
 

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I bought a 2011 2.0T Tiguan for my son. 88k miles. Same issue. When driving highway speeds (2500-3000 rpm) everything is fine. It's when we pull onto a side street and reduce speed, the oil notification comes on. Seems to only happen at lower speeds after being at higher speed for more than 20 min.

Supposedly, the independent dealer we bought it from had the oil pan dropped and the pickup tube screen "cleaned". Seemed to be fine for a week or so but the notification came on again last night.

I have no previous service history other than new tires in Nov. 2021.
 

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Most likely the screen in the cam phaser.
 

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Hi guys,
I have a 2012 tiguan TSI 2.0 with 130,000 miles. I get the red low oil pressure stop car warning light intermittently. After maybe 30 min of driving it comes on then right after 3 beeps it goes off.
It started after I took it to the dealer for a oil change. After I left the light went on. Took it back and they changed out oil presure switch/sensor and another oil change. They also said that oil pressure was checked and within spec.

A couple of days after I got a yellow engine warning light and had it checked. It was p0301. So I switched the plug wire 1 with 2 and light went off.

The red oil pressure warning still goes off so i took my tiguan to another mechanic to check oil pressure. He said it's within spec, at the low end but in spec. I asked what could help with this issue and he recommended oil pump and pickup tube. So I had that done. It worked for awhile but now it's back.
I took it back to the place I had the oil pump changed out and they said oil pressure within spec no oil leaks found and can't replicate warning, all good.
If it keeps coming up I may need a new/used engine the mechanic said.

I was driving the car to the store a couple days ago and car wanted to stall, yellow engine warning light went on and off so I had a code reader hooked up to it and it gave my p0304.
So now no yellow engine warning lights but red low oil pressure light comes on after 30 min. or so of driving, it goes on then 3 beeps and off.

Any help is appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
Hey my 2013 Tiguan does the same thing but only in hot weather. It doesn't do it when it's cold weather, my nephew is convinced it's the weight of t oil.
 

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Late to this my Tiguan has 250K

I had a similar problem with the red oil pressure light coming on. Mechanic first changed the sensor but th eproblem persisted.

He then changed this part
06H 198 205N balance shaft kit

I know nothing about cars but am questioning if I just got shafted.

Quite an expensive procedure. Not sure what the result will be, Up to now he has been a terrific mechanic
Did it work? I have the same issue.
 

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I bought a 2011 2.0T Tiguan for my son. 88k miles. Same issue. When driving highway speeds (2500-3000 rpm) everything is fine. It's when we pull onto a side street and reduce speed, the oil notification comes on. Seems to only happen at lower speeds after being at higher speed for more than 20 min.

Supposedly, the independent dealer we bought it from had the oil pan dropped and the pickup tube screen "cleaned". Seemed to be fine for a week or so but the notification came on again last night.

I have no previous service history other than new tires in Nov. 2021.
Hi mate, mine is 2009 model TIGUAN and I have almost exactly the same issue after 100k. It happens around half hour drive. Started by inteval warning, if I keep driving, the low engine oil red sign eventually keeps flashing. Driving in high speed can last a bit longer but still shows the warning after maybe one hour.

Since they are so many similar cases, just wondering if we ignore it, if it's eventually will cause engine failure? Thanks.
 

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This happens when the screen in the cam phaser is plugging. Ignoring it will cause permanent engine damage!!!!! You have to remove the cam phaser disassemble it and clean the screen that protects the phaser. Also be sure to stay to lower mile service intervals as the engine wears. 5k intervals is what I’ve done from 30k miles and I’m at 90k now. No issues. The turbo will be the first item to fail as it’s the most sensitive to oil pressure loss. Then the cams will fail. Then kiss the motor goodbye. NEVER IGNORE ANY WARNING SIGNS!!! It’s telling you you have an issue that needs to be resolved or boom! Engine stops and then you have a $6-8k engine replacement bill. I am speaking from years of experience. Get it into a competent mechanic asap! Get the oil pressure checked by a gauge most will have ones with long hoses to monitor while driving.
Also remember these motors all have oil consumption issues. Using a quality oil helps burn off but using OE spec oil the acceptable loss is 1qt per 2500 miles. And that’s normal! I have switched to Liqui moly and have stopped the consumption but I still do have a minor leak that requires a bit of topping off occasionally. Plus rear main seals are prone to fail randomly. Petrol engine prior to 2013 all had failure prone timing tensioners. All are accelerated by poor oil flow so once again

GET IT CHECKED!
 
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How about you kindly share with everyone. Its a know issue.
 

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I'm sorry, if you have a solution to share, share it with the forum, don't take it offline!

This smacks of a scam...
 

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2012 Tiguan with 156,000 miles. I had an oil change at Jiffy Lube and noticed oil leaking in my garage. Took it back to them and they “fixed that issue” but I had to go to a mechanic for him to fix the threads on the drain plug. I also had him do an oil change. About 2 weeks later I started getting the red, low oil pressure message. It only happened at low speeds or while stopped in traffic.

Took it to the dealer and had them change the oil and had no problem for 2-3 weeks. Then it started again. Even at highway speeds. I checked my oil this weekend and it was on the low end of the normal range. I added a quart but the low pressure warning continued to pop up intermittently.

Took it back to the dealer and they quoted me $1600 to reseal the cam cover, which they say is leaking oil - but I didn’t see any evidence of this when I changed my spark plugs over the weekend. Does this sound like a likely repair that will resolve the issue? Is this quote high for the work they will be doing?

For about a year I have also been seeing P0299 errors in hot weather. I live in Dallas so that is like 1/2 the year. I stopped seeing this error over the weekend.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

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Soo.. I just had this happen to my 2015. I had around 95k on it. The dealer set my oil levels and told me to come in 1k later..500 miles later my lights started going off again. The dealer told me to immediately bring it in. My car consumed 2.5 quarts of oil in those 500 miles! It wasn't the cam shaft sensor or anything else we replaced. I had an oil consumption problem and thankfully I got the extended warranty up to 100k. Your one mechanic might be right about you needing an engine. Good luck. It sucks.
 

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2.5 quarts of oil in 500 miles ?? Presumably you couldn’t see anything behind you whatsoever and anybody following you would have thought you had a coal burning steam engine ! Consumed ??? more like poured it onto the road.
Nope, no smoke. Trust me, I would've taken it in a lot sooner than I did if there was. They talked about doing something else to the engine but after that they decided to just replace the whole thing.
 

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Hi guys,
I have a 2012 tiguan TSI 2.0 with 130,000 miles. I get the red low oil pressure stop car warning light intermittently. After maybe 30 min of driving it comes on then right after 3 beeps it goes off.
It started after I took it to the dealer for a oil change. After I left the light went on. Took it back and they changed out oil presure switch/sensor and another oil change. They also said that oil pressure was checked and within spec.

A couple of days after I got a yellow engine warning light and had it checked. It was p0301. So I switched the plug wire 1 with 2 and light went off.

The red oil pressure warning still goes off so i took my tiguan to another mechanic to check oil pressure. He said it's within spec, at the low end but in spec. I asked what could help with this issue and he recommended oil pump and pickup tube. So I had that done. It worked for awhile but now it's back.
I took it back to the place I had the oil pump changed out and they said oil pressure within spec no oil leaks found and can't replicate warning, all good.
If it keeps coming up I may need a new/used engine the mechanic said.

I was driving the car to the store a couple days ago and car wanted to stall, yellow engine warning light went on and off so I had a code reader hooked up to it and it gave my p0304.
So now no yellow engine warning lights but red low oil pressure light comes on after 30 min. or so of driving, it goes on then 3 beeps and off.

Any help is appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
I just had the same problem last weekend. When a new oil pressure switch I put in didn’t fix the issue I checked the wiring to that oil pressure switch. It had continuity. But I noticed it goes directly into the cam position sensor. So on a whim I replaced the cam position sensor. It completely fixed the issue.
 

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This happens when the screen in the cam phaser is plugging. Ignoring it will cause permanent engine damage!!!!! You have to remove the cam phaser disassemble it and clean the screen that protects the phaser. Also be sure to stay to lower mile service intervals as the engine wears. 5k intervals is what I’ve done from 30k miles and I’m at 90k now. No issues. The turbo will be the first item to fail as it’s the most sensitive to oil pressure loss. Then the cams will fail. Then kiss the motor goodbye. NEVER IGNORE ANY WARNING SIGNS!!! It’s telling you you have an issue that needs to be resolved or boom! Engine stops and then you have a $6-8k engine replacement bill. I am speaking from years of experience. Get it into a competent mechanic asap! Get the oil pressure checked by a gauge most will have ones with long hoses to monitor while driving.
Also remember these motors all have oil consumption issues. Using a quality oil helps burn off but using OE spec oil the acceptable loss is 1qt per 2500 miles. And that’s normal! I have switched to Liqui moly and have stopped the consumption but I still do have a minor leak that requires a bit of topping off occasionally. Plus rear main seals are prone to fail randomly. Petrol engine prior to 2013 all had failure prone timing tensioners. All are accelerated by poor oil flow so once again

GET IT CHECKED!
I totally understand what you’re saying. How much did all this cost you, if it’s okay to ask. I can’t afford much right now and this is stressful.
 
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