2004 Volkswagen Touareg Q&A

2004 Volkswagen Touareg Question: piston replacement on hatchback

The piston went out on the rear hatchback. In orderto repair the problem the headliner needs to be removed. The cost in total is around $800.00., by the dealership. What would be a reasonable estimate on doing this. -
Answer 1
The book time which includes headliner assembly is 6 hours plus parts $160 each retail 2 are needed, So $800 is fair -
Comment 1
Thanks for the response. I found a mechanic to fix the(struts , pistons)? he is a mechanic for a dealership and repaired it in less than 2 hours and the cost was $400.00. It seems to be working fine.. I think I just got lucky. Thank you -
Answer 2
The VW dealer is correct, they need to remove the headliner, which takes 5 hours of labor, add the price of the parts, and the total will be around $800. You might be able to save a little by going to a VW specialist, but unfortunately it won't be much. Zee -