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Volkswagen Touareg Problems and Repair Histories

412 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Touareg. 130 of these members (31.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 314 repairs to Volkswagen Touaregs--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Volkswagen Touareg problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Volkswagen Touareg problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Volkswagen Touareg problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Volkswagen Touareg repairs by problem area

28% of the Volkswagen Touareg repairs were to the engine, 13% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 4% to the suspension, 33% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 314 repairs.

Volkswagen Touareg repair cost distribution

Of the Volkswagen Touareg repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 34% between $100 and $499, 25% between $500 and $999, 27% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 102 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4dr SUV

turbocharged 310hp 4.9L V10 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Volkswagen Touareg in Denmark
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 46500    
48360 5000 Driveshaft broken. 
 

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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Volkswagen Touareg in United Arab Emirates
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
356 Replaced Flange L/S with fuel filter Replaced Center Rear Air Vent 
68200 0 The small dash storage bin, lid came loose and was jamming all the time, took it out, dismantled it, found and fixed problem, saved myself about $300. Required use of Soldering iron to remould a broken piece of plastic holding spring mechanism. 
76260 1000 The car was vibrating when turning at low speeds (especially noticeable when driving in a parking lot). Was told that "gear switch" needs replacing. Replaced it at an independent shop - so far so good. 
88660 4000 When steering is full lock, a loud hammering sound is heard from the front wheels. They said it is positioning motors, but they will do some reprogramming first to see if that fixes it. It didn't, so now will take back. 
94860 3700 After doing a software flash 3 times, finally decided to replace the Positioning Motor. Been driving for a few days and problem has not recurred. 
95480 2400 Air Conditioning system stopped working - emitting hot air. Compressor was damaged, needed to be replaced. Successfully replaced with genuine from similar car damaged in accident (genuine from dealer was too expensive) 
 

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg 4dr SUV

310-horsepower 4.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Volkswagen Touareg in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 72000    
75000 1700 Waterpump failed at 71k while replaced, I had 80k maintenance done(timing belt + all the parts were replaced, new thermostat(bad too) serpentine belt replaced(prevention).Rest of masintenance I do myself that is due at 80k 
141000  
Volkswagen Touareg in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 70000    
75000 500 Cooling System thermostat was stuck and would cause the system to overheat. The dealer also discoved another leak in the cooling system, replaced the hose, replaced coolant. Also fix oil drain plug issue as PO had over tightened plugs, put in new plugs. 
 

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD w/low range

Volkswagen Touareg in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 46000    
48000 95 Tire pressure monitoring sensor failed. 
 

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Volkswagen Touareg in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 37820    
39060 0 Battery died, replaced by dealership under warranty. Replaced wipers, and some interior trim at the same time, no charge. 
39680 0 Driveshaft support bearing noisy, driveshaft ordered. TSB for whistling mirrors assesed and parts ordered. TSB for a pillar trim assessed and parts ordered. Installed new driveshaft. Installed mirror wings to stop whistling. A-pillar trim backordered. 
 
Volkswagen Touareg in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 71000    
71000 1200 Brakes 
 

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