2005 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Volkswagen Touareg TDI
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg TDI ProblemsTire Wear Can be Problematic
Tire wear can be problematic, very dependent on driving style. Our technicians recommend regular tire inspection and replacement when necessary.
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.
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.