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2005 Volkswagen Touareg Repair Histories

74 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Volkswagen Touareg. 27 of these members (36.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 77 repairs to 2005 Volkswagen Touaregs--an average of 1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2005 Volkswagen Touareg repairs by problem area

Chart based on 77 repairs.

2005 Volkswagen Touareg repair cost distribution

Chart based on 72 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

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Volkswagen Touareg in New York, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2009
37000 mi US $130 Leaky transmission cooler line. Replaced clamp. 
38000   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
48360 mi $5000 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
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
29000 mi   Replaced the door lock Kessy module. It was draining the battery. 
34000   Had to replace keyless entry door handle. Diagnosed a second bad door handle at this time and have ordered the part for subsequent install. 
38000   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. 
43000 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. 
46000   Replaced battery 
46000   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
46000 mi US $50 The drain for the A/C stopped working properly 
48000   Air conditioner drain hose leaking water into the cabin 
54000   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. 
67700   The A/C blower was changed 
69000   The brake booster was changed. 
Volkswagen Touareg in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2011
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
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
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. 
54300   Part delivery issues. Now new stepper motor installed and overall a good outcome. 
58000   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
60634 mi ¤356 Replaced Flange L/S with fuel filter Replaced Center Rear Air Vent 
68200   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   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   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   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   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
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). 
49000   Center carrier bearing on driveshaft went bad, replaced with rebuilt part. 
62000   Replaced both fuel pumps, purge valve and temp sensor. 
67000   Valve body was rebuilt and replaced. Repair took longer than expected as the first valve body supplied by the shop did not work right. 
72000   Replaced rear hatch and window struts Replaced speaker in instrument panel 

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