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2012 Volkswagen Touareg Repair Histories

44 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2012 Volkswagen Touareg. 24 of these members (54.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 65 repairs to 2012 Volkswagen Touaregs--an average of 1.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2012 Volkswagen Touareg repairs by problem area

Chart based on 65 repairs.
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2012 Volkswagen Touareg 4dr SUV

turbocharged 225hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volkswagen Touareg in Oregon, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2015
  Steering wheel shimmy 
18000 mi   EGR Temperature Sensor Replacement. 
27000 US $132 Car wouldn't start so needed roadside assistant to jumpstart. Took it to dealer and they diagnosed the problem. Battery wouldn't hold a charge. Past 24,000 mile Battery warranty but dealer got VW to pay. I paid for the installation. 
Volkswagen Touareg in Washington, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2013
7000 mi   Glow plug light started blinking. Dealer replaced fuel pump control module. 
11300   Blinking glow plug light - previous repair did not fix. Dealer replaced in tank fuel pump. 
Volkswagen Touareg in Oklahoma, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2015
11000 mi   Check engine light was on. 
30700   Interior trim clips broke. 
Volkswagen Touareg in Illinois, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2015
11000 mi   Rear door electric lift was malfunctioning 
24000   Key fob got stuck in ignition 
32000   Adblue heater needed to be replaced 
Volkswagen Touareg in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2015
5000 mi   Orange "Check Engine" light came on (constant, not flashing). I was told I could continue to drive the car. The problem was the AdBlue (diesel additive) pump which was replaced under warranty, 
Volkswagen Touareg in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2012
  Emission control light on. Was reset by dealer and so far has not reappeared. Difficult to remove key fob from ignition after turning off car. Apparently need to pause for a second, wait for a click and then remove. Rear view mirror fell off while car was parked overnight- fell straignt down and damaged Nav screen. Dealer repaired/replaced damaged parts under warranty 
1000 mi   Emissions control light came on again (had come on in May and sales dealer chose to reset rather than investigate). Readings showed EGR sensor was defective and needed replacement. Emissions control light on now for the third time (car has only 600 miles on it). Dealer did extensive testing, determined that EGR system needed replacing, perhaps was wired incorrectly or had defective solenoid. Lemon law here we come 
Volkswagen Touareg in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2011 - Mar 2015
1240 mi   Audio system had random static pop noise (bang from speakers). Dealer replaced amplifier. 
1860   Fender flares (dealer installed parts) began to separate from the body. Apparently this problem has resulted in an installation / design change by VW. Update: after over two months I am still awaiting parts from Germany to complete the fix. 
11160   Dealer obtained new fender flares and adhesive (2+ month wait for new adhesive from Germany!). Dealer body shop removed old, misaligned flares and installed new flares. 3 weeks later (June 24, 2012) and new flares are separating from body 
19520   Intake runner flap sticking. New part installed. Under warranty. 
25400   Fender flares again. Started separating very slightly. Took back to have more glue applied behind the flares. 
33460   Remote controlled windows would go up, but not go down except for driver's door. Replaced a module. Shop drained battery and couldn't get brake lights working. Battery replaced, but brake lights took two more days. All is good now. 
42780 C $80 Bracket holding rear bumper cover broke. Not sure how, no other damage detected. Dealer replaced for cost of the part. No labor charges. One week later and it is again partly broken. Need to return for further work. NOx sensor reading caused engine light to appear. Computer reset by dealer. No trouble since. 
51460   Noise when releasing brake while in park. New parts required so I need to go back. NOx sensor issue leading to engine light. Had appeared previously but was just reset by dealer. This time they ordered a new sensor and installed it the next (second) day. Radio/GPS/Entertainment system needs a software update. Touareg has been to the dealer 3 times to attempt update. On last attempt I was told that the dealership has the wrong disk (a computer type CD) and so I will need to return. Repair for rear bumper cover. Completed. 
52260   Dealer obtained correct update software disk for my radio/entertainment system and applied it successfully. Noise when releasing brake while in park. New parts obtained but noise is still present. Dealer is arranging to have a manufacturer's regional "level 2" technician take a look to see if he can repair... but it means another trip. 
53160   Regional technician attempted to quiet the click in the brake/shift lock mechanism. New parts but still makes the noise. No further attempts will be made. 
Volkswagen Touareg in Maryland, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2015
  Check engine light came on. Dealer found code for AdBlue system but could find no problem. Reset and no problem since. 
36000 mi   Ad blue tank heater, replaced under warranty 
42000 US $145 noise coming from steering wheel, replace power steering pump, still making noise, thought air in power steering fluid lines, flushed but still making noise 
Volkswagen Touareg in Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2015
1000 mi   Check engine code appeared. Software update required. 

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2011.5 Volkswagen Touareg 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

Volkswagen Touareg in Great Britain
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
38000 mi   Car would not start because key would not work to unlock steering & handbrake. Dealer has no idea what happened as it suddenly kicked back to life when putting the dash back in, said it was probably a fuse malfunction, have as much idea as I 

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