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2011 Volkswagen Touareg repairs by problem area

Engine (47%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (5%)

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2011 Volkswagen Touareg repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (22%)

< $100 (59%)

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Chart based on 32 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Volkswagen Touareg 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volkswagen Touareg in Sweden
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

78120 mi

$120
EGR temp sensor malfunction 

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2011 Volkswagen Touareg 4dr SUV

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

Volkswagen Touareg in Florida, United States
- Jul 2011
Jul 2011

19000 mi
Still not repaired. VW finally decided that the owner's manual is wrong, and the seats work properly. I still have trouble starting it until the prompt. 
Volkswagen Touareg in Illinois, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2017
Apr 2016

93000 mi
Sunroof gasket replacements you 
Volkswagen Touareg in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
Dec 2014

44000 mi

US $50
Ad Blue System 
Volkswagen Touareg in Illinois, United States
Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
Mar 2015

56000 mi
Keyless entry stopped working, rear door handle replaced 
Sep 2015

64000 mi
SCR temperature sensor failed 
Jul 2016

78300 mi
Power hatch would stop halfway up and need to be pushed open or closed. Its control unit was reset and now works 
Sep 2016

80000 mi
Power lift gate would not open or close fully. Would stop part way open and have to be manually opened or closed. Dealer determined lift gate motors had failed and replaced them. VW paid for parts and labor 
Apr 2017

86000 mi

US $60
Sunroof leaked into cargo area, soaking carpet and pooling in spare tire compartment. Dealer quoted $2300 for repair to sunroof frame. Chose to seal the sunroof closed with $7 of flex seal instead, which stopped the leak completely. Sunroof no longer opens 
Volkswagen Touareg in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Jul 2017
Dec 2015

60000 mi

US $310
Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank heater/temperature sensor needed replacement. 
Apr 2016

60500 mi

US $1200
Replaced driver side heated seat. 

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2011 Volkswagen Touareg 4dr SUV

supercharged 380hp 3.0L V6 Hybrid 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volkswagen Touareg in Arkansas, United States
Nov 2017 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

77000 mi
Had a harness AC cord replaced from the hybrid. 
Volkswagen Touareg in Texas, United States
Oct 2014 - Feb 2015
Jun 2014

62000 mi
The very night we bought it, driving home, transmission fault tripped and car went into limp mode on the highway. They replaced a sensor connection that had came loose and was dragging against exhaust causing the damage. CPO covered 
Oct 2014

64000 mi

US $125
Car would just stall when driving. Dealer replaced some parts. CPO covered. Stalling occurred again, and this time low oil indicator. Dealer had to call VW, reflashed computer, and drained oil and weighed, weight new oil and put in car. CPO covered most, but had to pay for early oil change. Car would just stall when driving. Dealer replaced some parts. CPO covered. Stalling occurred again, and this time low oil indicator. Dealer had to call VW, reflashed computer, and drained oil and weighed, weight new oil and put in car. CPO covered most, but had to pay for early oil change 
Nov 2014

65000 mi
Car was towed in November. They just kept throwing parts at it. Told me I shouldn't have bought the hybrid. had to be Towed in. Dealer is currently uncertain on what is going on. We feel this vehicle is unsafe and is a Lemon. More detail to follow. 
Feb 2015 They never could fix the Touareg Hybrid, so we traded it off. 

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2011 Volkswagen Touareg 4dr SUV

280-horsepower 3.6L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volkswagen Touareg in Colorado, United States
- Dec 2013
Dec 2013

25000 mi
New Valves and thermostats and water pump. Put in new seat heater 
Volkswagen Touareg in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2014 - Mar 2017
Jul 2015

26660 mi
central locking button stopped working 
Sep 2016

31620 mi

C $909
Water pump started leaking 1 month after warranty expired. 
Volkswagen Touareg in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2015 - Apr 2017
Mar 2017

102000 mi

US $1100
PCV valve malfunctioned because of a leaky vacuum hose. PCV valve is MOLDED into the valve cover, hence the reason for the expense. Intake had to come off etc.etc. $$$$$$ 
Volkswagen Touareg in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
Jul 2014

36000 mi
water pump failed 
Apr 2015

43300 mi

US $100
overheating 
Volkswagen Touareg in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Oct 2016
Jun 2015

26000 mi
Replaced leaking water pump under warranty. 
Volkswagen Touareg in Alabama, United States
Sep 2014 - Mar 2017
Mar 2015

50000 mi
Water pump leaking. 
Oct 2015

53200 mi
Whining vibration in steering. Varied with temp. Could feel high pitched whine in steering wheel, also audible at low speeds or stationary (esp. while garaged) 
Volkswagen Touareg in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jan 2017
Aug 2016

57740 mi

C $750
Reductant Tank Heater 
Nov 2016

59600 mi

C $80
Tire Pressure Sensor 
Jan 2017

61380 mi

C $770
Rear Hatch wouldn't rise - changed the module 

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2011 Volkswagen Touareg 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

Volkswagen Touareg in Brazil
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

38440 mi

$200
Rear ac blower motor not working. Replace for a new blower motor. 
Apr 2018

49600 mi

$500
shock absorber airbag replacement 
Jun 2018

52700 mi

$200
replace of the oil filter case gaskets PCV valve replacement 

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