2004 Volkswagen Touareg Repair and Maintenance

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

2004 Volkswagen Touareg Problems

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.

Brake pads and rotors may wear out prematurely. This can be heavily dependent on driving style. Our technicians recommend regular brake inspections with replacement of pads and rotors as required.

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg Questions

The digital interface turns on, and the volume indicator will increase when the knob is turned up. I recently had to boost the battery since it died while I was away.

I have new fuel pumps and filters and a new set of spark plugs idles kind of rough and can't get her to start right away its an 04 touareg 4.2 v8

I've taken it to the shop and was repaired but fan is sporadic now....the fan doesn't always shut off when engine is turned off. The car is not running hot. I'm worried my battery is going to run down because of the fan running for a long time after engine is shut off.

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg Reviews

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.

My wife owns this vehicle for a year or so and she felt in love at first site until it started "visiting" the mechanic WAY too often for the same problem over and over again. Cannot shift form PARK. Many parts have been replaced, it works for a while and AGAIN same problem. Also locked us out recently at a shopping mall. Could not get it open neither with the remote nor with the key as it has ...

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.

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