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Volkswagen Touareg Tire Wear Can be Problematic

Volkswagen Touareg Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Average Mileage: 24,775 mi (12,000 mi - 42,000 mi)


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

  •  Rookie

    Brought my Toureg in for the 20K service and I am being told my alignment is out and I need to replace all my tires because of inside and outside uneven wear. The service tech said he recommends front end alignment every 5-10k because of the roads in Spokane. I told him I thought that was included in the 10, 20, 30K service and he said no. At the 10K service nobody from the dealership mentioned a front end alignment. I think tires should last more than 20K no matter what type of alignment. I am very upset!!!

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  • Visitor, , 25,000 mi

    Called about excessive noise. Told maybe tires a little off inflation . Told alignment off and need 4 new tires. Never had to replace tires this soon on any other new vehicle. This is supposed to be an off road vehicle . How can driving on very normal roads cause alignment issues?

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  • Visitor, , 12,000 mi

    I had my tires rotated at the 10k checkup. Soon after I had a lot of road noise. Because of the noise, I couldn't wait for the 20k checkup and went in at 18k. I was told to replace my tires because they were choppy. So the dealer also didn't rotate them. I've never had to replace tires that soon and it's loud inside.

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  • Visitor, , 42,000 mi

    My rear passenger side tire has prematurely worn out and will need to be replaced. This is the only tire that has worn down yet I must replace the two back tires simultaneously so as not to cause damage to the alignment. I just bought all new tires less than 6 months ago. I anticipate that this will be a constant problem and am thinking of getting a new car.

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  • Visitor, , 20,000 mi

    Just had our 20k service and was told like the others the tires need to be replaced due to "choppy wear". Unacceptable to have to replace tires with only 20k miles. VW has a problem and they need to resolve this problem.

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  • Visitor, , 30,000 mi

    I am at 140,000 miles and I am the original owner. I replace tires every 30,000

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