31st Jan 2017, 22:42

Hi. Can you list what defects you experienced? I have a whistling sound that won't go away and jerking pull offs in 1st / 2nd gear... waiting to see what else :/

1st Mar 2017, 13:41

Good day.

I have a Chery Tiggo. It is not starting. The dealer has it for three days and cannot diagnose the problem; they say the mechanicals are fine, diagnostics fine, battery fine, and the wiring fine; they can't find the problem... so angry.

15th Mar 2017, 21:19

I'm planning on buying one tomorrow and all these comments just confused me even more; some are good reviews and some are bad. I'm a single mom and do not have money to waste so I'm gonna have to buy a reliable car. I actually love the looks of the car and also it's priced right and I'm also not looking at doing any long distance driving, basically just collecting kids from school, to and from work.

Any advice on whether I should buy or not anyone?

12th Jul 2017, 05:41


I bought a 2012 Chery Tiggo a few months ago. It's second hand and I had sleepless nights from the gear box to petrol gauge being faulty. Now I am trying to find the transmission dip stick. Does anyone have any clue to where I can find this in the vehicle?

Your help will be highly appreciated.


12th Aug 2017, 19:04


I am a mature lady and I bought a 2010 Chery Tiggo 2.0tx, and I've owned it for 7 years and my mileage is over 60,000 km.

I have had very few problems with my car. The only problems I had were the brake light bulbs going twice and a clicking sound with the clutch pedal, but I try and drive my car carefully and release the clutch a bit slower and with caution, and I have had no clutch problems yet... besides the clicking sound. I think you just have to drive the Chery Tiggo with a little more loving care and caution in order not to have too many problems. Of course after driving a Colt Rodeo for 10 years, this car felt cheap and paper-like, but once I got used to it, I can't complain as it was value for money for me. I still love my car.

4th Sep 2017, 12:59

Hi All.

I have bought a 2010 Chery Tiggo secondhand in Jan 2013. 2l TXE Auto.

Numerous problems - I am now on 70 000 km on the odometer and already I've had to replace the following - 3x times the catalytic converter, power steering rack, sensors numerous times, brakes, the rubbers come loose from the door panels and an endless rattle noise from the back. Shocks have been replaced, but still if I go over a bump it sounds like I am driving without any shocks. I've already had so much problems and can't even name all of them.

I am crazy about my Chery, but... if I had the money I would not think twice about getting rid of it. I am now looking to cut out the cats and I am looking for someone that knows what he's doing. Advice would be helpful...

11th Sep 2017, 12:35


Did you buy the car? I also want to buy one, but I'm confused.

26th Sep 2017, 16:07

Good day. I have a 2008 20TX. It was a great ride till a year ago when it picked up a bearing knock. Had the entire motor and head redone; now it refuses to start; misfires the whole time. Took it to the Chery dealer and was told there is a valve not sealing. Took it back to the engineering whom redid the head, same problem; now the dealership tells me they need to do a timing reset, which will cost me R3250, apart from the 2s that I already had to pay. Can anyone help?

22nd Oct 2017, 06:12

Call Thomas @ 082 312 5282. He is in Centurion and imports Chinese and Indian manufacturer's parts and engines. I get all my China parts from him. Good quality. Koos.

26th Jan 2018, 12:13


How did you fix the jerking problem?

11th Feb 2018, 16:07

Hi. I went away, left windows open 7 days. Returned last night, all was working fine.

This morning my windows don't work. Or they do, but when the car is on, they don't, when it's off they do...

Any suggestions?

partyme at hot mail dot com

7th Apr 2018, 10:09

Hi, for jerking problem, try replacing spark plugs; seems to have worked for me.

1st Jul 2018, 19:56

I bought mine in 2016, a 1.6 TX. The jerking is still there even after services. This car is problematic. I curse the day I bought it.

1st Jul 2018, 20:02

When I experienced the problem with the catalytic converter, it was not replaced. I was told it's not necessary for cars in SA. I also met someone who said her Indian colleague removed it and never replaced it.

2nd Oct 2019, 13:28

I own a Chery Tiggo TXE 20, 2008. The km stands on 157650 and it's had only one problem - the power steering pump started leaking, so the pipe was replaced, no problems with it. It's a very nice car, I'm happy with the Chery.

2nd Oct 2019, 14:55

Windows working only when the car is off. When on, the windows are not working. The problem is a blown fuse; under the steering wheel is a fusebox; I had the same problem.

17th Feb 2020, 14:12

I bought my Tiggo 2.0 Automatic (new) 2013. Love it – but only had trouble. Endless trouble with the dealership to replace the steering wheel and odd caps and thing not on the car. Still waiting... 50,0000km had to replace the gearbox, power steering, etc. Then it overheated and I had to do th engine. I’m now on 86,000 – overheating still a problem. Replaced everything now twice head, water pump, thermostat, timing belts, tensioner, radiator, fans, switches… Invested soooo much money into it that I just feel I can't sell it, and it’s great when you're not stuck.

If you looking to buy – DON’T. No one needs these kind of problems and uncertainty. If you have it – good luck. If it never gave you problems – you are blessed!

2nd Mar 2020, 20:04

Hi. Got a Chery Tiggo, 2.0 TX. Pulled the car from the driveway, switched it off, and 5 minutes later it cranks strong but does not start. Attached a diagnostics machine, but does not pick it up on the machine, or Chery does not come up. Please help.

15th Mar 2020, 16:36

There is no dip stick on those vehicles.

9th Sep 2020, 08:20

Good day guys.

I bought my Chery Tiggo TX 1.6L.

It performs very well, but of late I am seeing one problem after another.

Light on one side is not working, but fuses are all OK. Also there is a rattling sound from below the exhaust chamber.

Please help.

9th Sep 2020, 17:46

Those sound like pretty minor issues if your Chery is also 10 years old like the one in this review.

24th Oct 2020, 18:10

Thank you for the help in South Africa Raf.

10th Mar 2021, 14:20

I also just hit the starter with a spanner and it starts again. But what's the fault then?

22nd Jun 2022, 13:38

I am desperately looking for a Chery Tiggo TXE 2.0 automatic gearbox.

28th May 2024, 19:59

Hi Chery Family!

I bought my Chery 1.6TX Tiggo - model 2013 at Menlyn car dealer in 2013 [new from the box]. Up to now this poor humble car hasn't given me any problem other than changing the clutch kit only once.

The only problem the car has, is only the speed on the uphill, but all in all, I don't have any qualms about this poor car - it has served me well and up to now it has done R140 000 KM without giving me any problems. I haven't overhauled the engine starter etc. Thus I can regard myself the luckiest one. I pray to God to save this car for me as I love it so much. Long live my Chery Tiggo 1.6 TX!!!