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Volkswagen Touareg Problems

Engine -- Verified

A no start or stalling condition may develop do to a failing fuel pump. A faulty fuel pump will require replacement. Our technicians recommend to inspect internal fuel tank connections for leaks whenever replacing the fuel pump.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Condensation may develop in the heater case which can cause a musty odor from the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system.  Our technicians tell us a cleaner is available for the heater case. Also, the drain system should be checked for debris.

Volkswagen Touareg Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 31, 2009

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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.

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Suspension & Steering, March 25, 2011

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Certain hybrid vehicles were assembled with the incorrect information on the tire pressure label. Incorrect tire pressure can result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a new label with the correct tire pressure information. This recall is expected to begin by April 29, 2011.

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Volkswagen Touareg Questions and Answers

Smooth T, 2004 Volkswagen Touareg, 4.2L V8, San Antonio, TX

Does this model have a 5 ml/hr bumper. Are the new chrome bumpers able to be installed on the older models?

Felicia Fox, 2004 Volkswagen Touareg, Randallstown, MD

Can not shift out of park?

Visitor, 2004 Volkswagen Touareg, 3.2L V6, Houston, TX

whistle sound while speeding over 30 miles, and while speeding over 80 miles it feels like a little shaking

cityboyellis, 2004 Volkswagen Touareg, 3.2L V6, Wright City, MO

need to replace the fuel pump on my 2004 touareg can you point me in the right direction .and on a 1 to 10 how difficult

yoggi, 2004 Volkswagen Touareg, 3.6L V6, Tucson, AZ

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 esti...

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Volkswagen Touareg Reviews

I own a 2004 Touareg, loaded and only serviced by VW since new. I would not expect a vehicle at this price to have so many problems. I would not buy another. If you are going to buy used and it has not been serviced by VW, I would recommend staying away from it as the expense is great to own. At this price range the options are many.

My wife owns this vehicle for a year or so and she felt in love at first site until it started "visiting" the mechanic WAY too often for the same problem over and over again. Cannot shift form PARK. Many parts have been replaced, it works for a while and AGAIN same problem. Also locked us out recently at a shopping mall. Could not get it open neither with the remote nor with the key as it has only one possible way to get in: driver's side. Nothing at the trunk or nobody could find a way to get into the damn SUV.
Don't ask my wife about this vehicle because she will say NEVER AGAIN, sorry Volskwagen...!!!

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 reasonable price. Hard to find TDI versions because its obvious they hold their already higher value, even longer, and owners are obviously not selling them means something. Best to find a VW dealer which also sells Porsche and Audi because they will have more experience with this SUV, and treat your Touareg right.

Great overall and I sold these in the Valley for a while so I know some inside gouge. The "Soft Touch" treatment looks great at first but does peel and looks bad after a few years. All major mechanical issues (rear diff locker and Xcase motor) were fixed under warranty with improved parts. Lost the A/C blower a few months ago but a very easy fix (DiY). A/C system leaves a bit to be desired in hot climates. Get harder compound tires like BFGs else you'll pay big every 30k. 98k miles and strong with the V6 gas engine. Avg. mileage is 20 highway, 16 in town. Not as bad as it could be but looking for a 2010 V6TDI to replace it. Unfortunately, this vehicle was lost on most of the USA's driving public. VW poured a TON of tech and research into it and most of the rubes driving it could care less. It'll whip a Land Rover and any quasi SUV Acura, Infinity or the other posers put out. The 45 degree climb/descend and the 30 degree off-camber ability is scary to be in when you do. Not even most hard core Jeep guys have 3 diff lockers on their modded rides! It's a beast and for what you get, the value is INSANE! Cast door hinges, (not stamped metal) triple watertight door seals, wax flooded panels to prevent rust, aerodynamic NACA venting on the lower panel and a turning radius like a shopping cart. The list goes on. 2011 saw a dumbing down consistent with the rest of the VW line. Not as cool but cheaper. Viva la Touareg!

I own 04 Touareg V8 fully loaded w/Air Susp/Nav/Heated seats & upscale radio/CD charger. For 6 yrs now, am still loving the air ride,the music and overrall design of this SUV, my children loved it since day one. No reasons for change inspite of it's expensive maintainances unfortunately at the dealer here in MD. I will buy this car again & again any time. Am considering to up grade to the newer 2011 Touareg or her bigger sister,Cayenne.
Anyway, the new potential monthly payment alone on these babies are scary when you think of it.
Stay safe to you all Touareg Lovers


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