This is one of the most popular crossover options from Nissan and has been adopted by a variety of the middle class as the vehicle of choice, but here is what the manufacturer will not tell you. Engine problems. When you drive the vehicle for long distances at a time, it fails to restart.
The starter ignites, but the engine does not respond. Imagine stopping the car by the side of the road during a long safari to probably answer the call of nature or more practically, take photos of scenery only for the engine to stall indefinitely. This is a problem with all Muranos. Talk about being held hostage by your property.
Volkswagen had a tough run early in the decade when it came to making reliable cars. In the case of the VW Tiguan, the SUV flunked the test in 2011 and 2013. For those four model years, Tiguan was far below average for reliability due to engine problems, electrical work, and power equipment. The 2012 model was only marginally better.