2008 Volkswagen Touareg Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Volkswagen Touareg

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2008 Volkswagen Touareg
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185
to $
329
2008 Volkswagen Touareg
$
993
to $
2,828
2008 Volkswagen Touareg
$
265
to $
385
2008 Volkswagen Touareg
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490
to $
756
2008 Volkswagen Touareg
$
639
to $
1,385

2008 Volkswagen Touareg Problems

No Start after Refueling and Popping Noise from Trunk

Popping sounds from the rear of the vehicle may be heard moments after starting the engine, or when slowing to a stop. This noise is from the leak detection pump filling the fuel tank with air, and releasing to retest the system when it finds a fault. The sequence of faults identifying this issue are as follows:

  • Succession of loud pops from rear of vehicle
  • Pops go away, and fuel economy decreases 
  • Check engine light illuminates
  • OBD trouble code P2404 and/or P0441 is stored
  • Engine will not start after refueling (must crank for over 30 seconds)
  • Vibration when slowing to a stop

The cause is a valve which is mounted on the front of the intake manifold, commonly called the N80 valve, or EVAP system purge valve. The valve is designed to open under specific circumstances, but a worn valve will remain open at all times, preventing the pressurization of the fuel tank. 

Correction of the issue is to replace the N80 valve with the latest revision. 

Tire Wear Can be Problematic

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

Brake Pads and Rotors May Wear Out Prematurely

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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2008 Volkswagen Touareg Questions

the two rear doors will not open from the the inside, but open from (2 answers)

outside.they lock and unlock remotely from the out side but cannot open
from the inside.

Should I service my transmission? (1 answer)

could you tell me where the fuel sensor reset switch is? (1 answer)

I bumped something with the front of my friends car and it shut down. I know it has a reset switch where is it?

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2008 Volkswagen Touareg Recalls

Volkswagen Recalls 2007–2009 Touareg Vehicles Due to Defective Fastening Struts

Volkswagen is recalling 2007–2009 Touareg models because the fastening struts on the roof edge spoiler may crack, causing the spoiler to become loose or even detach from the vehicle without warning. The spoiler could strike people outside the vehicle or become a road obstacle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install reinforcement wedges to the roof edge spoiler free of charge.

Fuel Leak From Fuel Supply Line

The fuel supply line may leak fuel at a connector which may not seal properly. Dealers will inspect and replace affected fuel lines free of charge to resolve the concern.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System Has No Operating Instructions In The Owners Manual

There is no information regarding the operation of the tire pressure monitoring system in the owner's manual. Volkswagen sent an owner's manual insert that contains the required information to vehicle owners free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2008 Volkswagen Touareg Reviews

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2008 and up Touareg's have numerous newly designed parts and so forth, and I am finding my 2008 Touareg (also called Touareg 2) is living up to the re-engineering. VR6 engine, overall driving experience, and interior are overall in excellent shape and performance at 50K miles. Great vehicle to buy as 3-5 year old certified preowned, with option to purchase extended warrenty afterwards, and re...

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