2010 Chery Tiggo LXE 2 liter from South Africa


If only Chery had a dependable after sales service it would be OK


1. Cutout while driving; needed to pump accelerator; replaced petrol pump.

2. Master cylinder replaced.

3. Oil pump broke. No warning light of oil pressure came on. Replaced all engine engine parts. Complete engine rebuild.

4. Cam position sensor replaced.

General Comments:

Biggest problem is parts not available for Chery models as they withdrew from SA and left all owners in the lurch. Chery SA will take orders on prepaid and parts are delivered in +/- 40 to 60 days. No customer support from Chery. Fortunately other suppliers stock majority parts (MPD). Chery are now back in the country, but trade in values are almost nil. Dealerships not very helpful on servicing older models. I hope with new models Chery SA will be more loyal to their customers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th July, 2022

2010 Chery Tiggo TXE 2.0 from South Africa


All that glitters is not gold


BE CAREFUL WHEN BUYING A CHERY, you might incur a lot of expense and no help.

When we took delivery of the automobile, we noticed that the transmission took 15 seconds before it kicked into reverse.

Sent the car back to dealer, 2 MONTHS LATER. Dealer's report said that the gearbox must be replaced. This car's warranty only expired in March 2013. Chery S.A. feels that car is out of warranty, so it is not their problem.


Should Chery not be concerned with such bad reviews?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th August, 2013

19th Oct 2013, 09:28

Still waiting for the car.

This is now late October. Emailed everybody from Cherry S A to China. The dealership that we bought the Chery Tiggo from have now changed our car for a reliable good old VW Polo.

My advice. LEAVE CHERY alone.

25th Oct 2013, 11:59

I have my Chery for about 5 months - and now I'm also experiencing the gearbox problem. When I stop at a stop light, as soon as I push the accelerator, my car runs BACK for about 2 meters...

I stay in quite a remote place and no one can FIND the place to change the transmission oil. Could someone please assist??? Would be much appreciated (no warning light on my dash board).

9th Jan 2014, 15:02

Wish I had read this before I bought my Chery.

I bought my 2009 model in May 2012, and now the gearbox is faulty and needs to be replaced.

Can anybody help with advice – what do I do now – where can I find a second-hand automatic gearbox?

Just my luck that I bought the car just after the warranty expired, and I never took the extra insurance.

Any help would be so much appreciated.

Thanks, Melissa Strydom – 078 621 7405

2010 Chery Tiggo 2.0 from South Africa


Be afraid - be VERY afraid


Too many to mention - and this saga is continuing.

General Comments:

If it was, what it is advertised as, it would be a totally different story.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th October, 2010

19th Oct 2010, 06:51

Not much of a review if you don't say what is wrong with it.

21st Oct 2010, 04:51

On the 29th July 2010, I bought a Chery Tiggo 2.0 TXE.

On Friday 15 October 2010, I experienced challenges with the clutch, and as a matter of fact, the car was towed to the workshop by their road assistance. I am mostly disturbed by the message that was conveyed to me, that even though the car is still under warranty, the clutch warranty has expired in 3 months at 5000 kms. The worst thing is that they told me about this after they had seen the mileage on the car. The car is still under warranty as such at the moment. I feel I am being treated unfairly by Chery Motors, taking into consideration that this is my first challenge with them after the purchase.

I have a feeling that they are aware of the faulty clutch in these cars. I have also goggled the challenges that Chery owners experience on these cars, and the clutch gear lever is mentioned more than once. I need to hear from you what options do I have on this matter, and how will Chery Tiggo assist me. I am desperate as I need the car to move around; my job requires a car to be able to deliver effectively. Presently I am stuck in the office, and management is definitely not impressed. Now I am beginning to regret buying this car. P.

2nd Apr 2013, 05:00

I am just wondering if you still have this car?

2nd May 2013, 01:30

I totally agree that the Chery Tiggo is not what they portray it to be. Ever since I purchased it, I have had endless problems. I can't help but think of the phrase "All that glitters is not gold".

On the purchase date, the steering rattled like it was going to fall off.

After a year, the cheap material used on the handles and interior started fading and peeling off.

It's really, really slow.

I won't consider ever buying another one.

27th Jul 2022, 19:18

Hi all. I am about to buy a Chery Tiggo SUV 2010 which looks good, driven by a lady, but after reading these reviews I am afraid honestly. Please what would you advise me?

24th Apr 2023, 12:25

Good day, did you end up purchasing this car? If so, what was your experience. I am looking to buy one now and saw your comment as well as a lot of negative reviews on this car.