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Volkswagen Touareg Coolant Leak from Thermostat Housing

Volkswagen Touareg Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Engines Affected: 3.2L V6, 3.6L V6, 4.2L V8

Average Mileage: 89,616 mi (45,300 mi - 150,000 mi)


A coolant leak may develop at the thermostat housing, under the intake manifold. Our technicians tell us that revised parts are available to correct this concern.

  • Visitor, , 3.2L V6, 111,400 mi

    Some problem

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  • Visitor, , 3.6L V6

    I've replaced the Thermostat and the Coolant houseing in the same year (2013) and still having coolant problems.

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  • Visitor, , 4.2L V8, 118,000 mi

    Thermostat went out (indicated by the "air coolant overheating" light going on) also, the air cooling fan never turned off even after I turned off the engine - had to remove the timing belt and the front end of the engine, replace the thermostat (so the VW dealership said) and it cost me $1,800!!! Didn't know where else to go, had to get done.

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