2004 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2004 Volkswagen Touareg TDI based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
The 2.0L TDI engine used in the 2002-2012 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI very commonly faces camshaft lobe wear issues causing:
-Pronounced loss of power
-Backfire through the intake (heard under the hood)
-Rough vibrations while the engine is running
-decreased fuel economy
Correction for this issue requires substantial internal engine work including replacement of the camshaft, hydraulic lifters, and possibly fuel injectors
To help avoid this issue, ensure you are using the correct oil for your engine, as listed in your owners manual.
Because of issues with the glow plugs and/or the glow plug wiring harness from the control relay, the Check Engine Light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us there is a service bulletin, not a recall from Volkswagen regarding replacement of the glow plugs on the 2004 model year only.
Tire wear can be problematic, very dependent on driving style. Our technicians recommend regular tire inspection and replacement when necessary.