No Start or Stalling Due to Failed Fuel Pump on Volkswagen Touareg

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 97,257 (13,000–155,000)
Engines affected: 3.2L V6, 3.6L V6, 4.2L V8
7 model years affected: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, more2008, 2010, 2013
41 people reported this problem
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Starts fine but dies in 15 to 30 seconds. Then can start right away and dies again.
Suspect main fuel pump.
I would like to know how much it can cost to replace the fuel pump and the fuel filter of my Touareg 3.2 V6 2005
On my way to the Airport to pick up a friend, and suddenly the car started to misfire, and lurching, and then stalled. car would start up but as soon as you tried to accelerate the car would Stall. Never made it to the airport, instead call for flat bed. Car was working perfectly yesterday.
Engine stalls after 30 seconds. You can switch on enginer everytime, but it stalls after 30 seconds or so.
I first noticed it when I started my car and drove it like less then a block and the car just died on me. So I veered off to the side of the road and then put it in park. I started the car again and started to drive and in like 5 seconds died again.
Engine began to stall after 30 seconds. Now, the motor turns, but the fuel lines from the sending unit and fuel filter housings are dryer than a desert. Changing filters, relays, and fuses availed nothing.
We have had many problems with our Touareg.
Break pads wear way too fast
Fuel pumps, both went out at 98K
Transmission slips
The vehicle has a very hard shift as if there is a 3 lb hammer hitting the transfer case.
Buttons and knobs fall off all the time.
Door handle broke off
Both hood and hatch support shocks are shot.
Car "died " on me on x-country trip while towing Airstream with Workshop! Message. Towed to VW , diagnosed as fuel pump. This was 6 days ago ( including weekend) parts were ordered but still have not come in to Sioux Falls. They had to send fuel sample in to VW Chicago to be tested to rule out fuel contamination. I have receipt for last gas purchased- 28 gal of diesel 2. This is business day 4 in the shop and no parts yet.
I had first fuel pump break with 4000 miles and second one at 13000 miles. There is no warning of this happening it just shuts off. Hopefully V.W. has looked into this problem and switched to another manufacturer. But we know that won't happen.