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2005 Volkswagen Touareg repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (17%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 90 repairs.

2005 Volkswagen Touareg repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (33%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (27%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 73 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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2005 Volkswagen Touareg

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Touareg in New York, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2009
Jul 2009

37000 mi

US $130
Leaky transmission cooler line. Replaced clamp. 
Dec 2009

38000 mi

US $800
Front wheel bearing. 

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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4dr SUV

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

Volkswagen Touareg in Denmark
Apr 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

48360 mi

Driveshaft broken. 

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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4dr SUV

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

Volkswagen Touareg in Illinois, United States
Jul 2008 - Dec 2010
Dec 2009

51000 mi

US $60
Bi-Xenon headlamp burned out. Dealer agreed to submit out of warranty claim for part, and I paid for labor ($60). 
Volkswagen Touareg in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2014
Jan 2010

29000 mi
Replaced the door lock Kessy module. It was draining the battery. 
Jan 2011

34000 mi
Had to replace keyless entry door handle. Diagnosed a second bad door handle at this time and have ordered the part for subsequent install. 
Mar 2011

38000 mi
Replaced second door handle. Faulty door handle found on previous service to replace another door handle. Part had to be ordered and then painted locally, so repair was delayed about one month. 
Apr 2012

43000 mi

US $390
Replaced pads, raptors, wear sensors, and caliper carrier bolts on front only. They are single-use stretch bolts. Although VW recommends replacement most dealers don't do it. I reasoned brakes are too important to ignore factory recommendation. 
Oct 2012

46000 mi

US $140
Replaced battery 
Dec 2012

46000 mi

US $75
Replaced Xenon headlight bulb. I did this myself and paid $75 for the bulb. Easy job since entire headlamp assembly is easily removed and repair can be done on the workbench. 
Volkswagen Touareg in Puerto Rico
Jan 2009 - Oct 2012
Sep 2009

46000 mi

US $50
The drain for the A/C stopped working properly 
Jun 2010

48000 mi

US $75
Air conditioner drain hose leaking water into the cabin 
Oct 2010

54000 mi

US $200
The truck overheated due to a faulty thermostat. We decided to perform the following maintenance work in addition to the thermostat Changed - water pump & seal, timing belt, accessory belt, rollers & tensioner. 
Jul 2012

67700 mi

US $330
The A/C blower was changed 
Oct 2012

69000 mi

US $400
The brake booster was changed. 
Volkswagen Touareg in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2011
Dec 2010

102000 mi

US $1300
The engine warning light came on. I took the car to the dealer and after investigation it was determined that the thermostat sensor was defective. 

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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 Texas, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

71000 mi

US $100
Breader valve fail, low oil pressure but no inmediate problem to engine.  
Volkswagen Touareg in New York, United States
Oct 2009 - Jan 2013
Nov 2009

52000 mi

US $300
A design defect in a wiring harness caused a fault in the air bag circuit. When approaching a full stop the engine RPM drops as if the torque converter is unlocking too late. Driveshaft vibration during cold temps A known issue with the AWD stepper motor causes periodic binding in the drivetrain. 
Jan 2010

54300 mi

US $200
Part delivery issues. Now new stepper motor installed and overall a good outcome. 
Apr 2010

58000 mi
A second attempt at repairing an airbag wiring harness was required to complete the original repair. 
Volkswagen Touareg in United Arab Emirates
May 2008 - Aug 2010
Feb 2008

60634 mi

Replaced Flange L/S with fuel filter Replaced Center Rear Air Vent 
Jun 2008

68200 mi
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. 
Nov 2008

76260 mi

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. 
Dec 2009

88660 mi

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. 
Apr 2010

94860 mi

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. 
Jun 2010

95480 mi

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) 
Volkswagen Touareg in Florida, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2013
Feb 2010

36000 mi

US $400
Ignition coils replaced. Told a recall was in the works and would be reimbursed later by VW. Also performed scheduled maintenance ($150 of amount). 
Sep 2011

49000 mi

US $900
Center carrier bearing on driveshaft went bad, replaced with rebuilt part. 
Sep 2012

62000 mi

US $1400
Replaced both fuel pumps, purge valve and temp sensor. 
Mar 2013

67000 mi

US $1700
Valve body was rebuilt and replaced. Repair took longer than expected as the first valve body supplied by the shop did not work right. 
Jun 2013

72000 mi

US $200
Replaced rear hatch and window struts Replaced speaker in instrument panel 

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2005 Volkswagen Touareg Repair Histories

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