2004 Volkswagen Touareg Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Volkswagen Touareg

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A no start or stalling condition may develop do to a failing fuel pump. A faulty fuel pump will require replacement. Our technicians recommend to inspect internal fuel tank connections for leaks whenever replacing the fuel pump.

Condensation may develop in the heater case which can cause a musty odor from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system.  Our technicians tell us a cleaner is available for the heater case. Also, the drain system should be checked for debris.

Tire wear can be problematic, very dependent on driving style. Our technicians recommend regular tire inspection and replacement when necessary.

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Whenever it rains or after a car wash, my check brake lights comes on and my right tail light fails to turn on. The right lights are totally out currently.

Have installed new battery, and alternator, have had change ignition switch, any suggestions ?

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The mechanism in the seat belts that locks a child safety seat into place may not operate properly. Dealers will permanently install a clip in either of the affected rear outboard seat belts and provide an owner's manual insert free of charge to resolve the concern.

The rear seat belt buckle may not be attached securely to the body. Dealers will inspect and replace seat belt buckles as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

The wiring harness for the tire pressure monitoring system may be mis-routed, causing the wiring to rub on the parking brake mechanism, resulting in a short and possible fire. Dealers will inspect the harness for proper routing and correct it free of charge to resolve the concern.

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I own a 2004 Touareg, loaded and only serviced by VW since new. I would not expect a vehicle at this price to have so many problems. I would not buy another. If you are going to buy used and it has not been serviced by VW, I would recommend staying away from it as the expense is great to own. At this price range the options are many.

Worst car I have ever owned. Numerous manufacturing and design defects. VERY expensive to maintain and repair, terrible gal mileage. Spent 19 days at the dealership the first year, and still like to visit regularly. Some things are great, as they should be for a car that cost close to $50,000 in 2004. Electronics are particularly crappy.

I own Touareg 2004. Great car with high maintenance cost. Any visit to Work shop cost more $1000 ( of course other then regular fuel change etc).

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