I took my 2009 VW Tiguan (which I purchased last week used from the VW dealership in Barrie Ontario) out for a drive earlier today. When I left, the ground under where it was parked was clean and dry. I came back after about an hour of driving and parked it. Then, this evening, after it sit for about 6 hours, I went out to put something in the car and noticed a puddle under the wheel. It hadn’t rained and I could see/smell that the puddle was red engine coolant.
I checked the engine coolant and it was low. It’s like it sprang a leak all of a sudden while it was sitting there - like someone cut a hose or something. I did a look over the engine with a flashlight and couldn’t see any slashed hoses or anything.
Tomorrow I’m going to call the dealership and see what they say. I’ll update here with what I learn.