2011 Chery Tiggo 2.0 from South Africa
Avoid at all cost
Fuel tank moved and melted on the exhaust.
Power steering pump replaced 2 times.
ABS light always on, service centre unable to fix.
Gearbox issues - noise on reverse.
Catalytic converter failed, causing the engine to have no power.
Seat slider failed.
The car is nice to drive, but the support on this car is pathetic to say the least. The car recently had its fuel tank melted; this according to the workshop was due to the fuel tank straps stretching and causing the tank to be loose and move around. While driving it moved enough to rest on the exhaust, which melted a big hole into it, causing 60L of petrol to leak out into my garage overnight. After the car was towed for the 3rd time in 85 000km, still supposedly under the warranty of 3 years 100 000km, Chery said this issue is not covered by the warranty and will be at my expense.
As this could have had catastrophic results, with all the fuel and fumes in my garage in the morning, I am just glad to be alive. Sad that the company refuse outright to fix this. A fuel tank should not be able to move ever.
The car had numerous issues since I got it, and only empty promises from the dealers, issues it had at delivery have not being fixed, the service centre staff are rude and put the phone down on you, when you ask for feedback.
I have been without the car for weeks in less than 3 years of owning it, that lead to additional costs for me to get transport. All this to fix a car that has only being serviced by the dealer, at the right times. On 3 occasions the car had to go back to the dealer to fix issues that occurred because of a faulty service, or a service book that was not stamped.
The second hand value of this car is very bad, and a lot of dealers refuse outright to do a trade in on it.
Avoid at all cost.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st October, 2014