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VW Touareg Maintenance and Repair
Last post on Sep 25, 2012 at 6:15 AM
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#589 of 598 Excessive break pad replacements?
Dec 06, 2010 (12:05 pm)
I have a 2004 Touareg, purchased new. We have lived in the same area for the last 6 years, no towing, no off road, driving consists of school, errands, home, work, summer vacations. After we had the veh. for five years both sets of break pads needed replacing. Since then, according to the VW service dept., the fronts have needed to be replaced two more times and the second set for the back are being installed right now. We are usually told before the sensor comes on, we don't have them replaced until the sensor indicates which usually is months if not half a year after they tell us they need replacing. Any idea if something else is going on to wear them down. Guarantee our driving habits have not altered, nor terrain. We're pretty boring Touareg owners!
#590 of 598 Re: Classic stepper motor troubles [qpower]
Jan 04, 2011 (11:20 am)
you tried to sound like an expert on this car and yet you do not even know this car is called a "Tou-ar-eg" and not a "Tou-a-reg"... very sad indeed.
no no no on "t reg"
#591 of 598 Re: Engine [jselfridge]
Mar 03, 2011 (2:56 pm)
I just read you posting re. fan running after shutdown.
My '05 Touareg V6 does the same thing. The dealer said they need to change out a temp. sensor switch.
I held off having that done since I had two other problems with he car and the estimate was over $ 1,500.
I could still drive it but then 3 more problems cropped up and the estimate is now ??
The car sits until I can afford to have it fixed. It has 107,000 mi on it and way too much trouble for that many miles. I have an older Infinity Q45 with 220,000 and it is what I drive..no problems there!
Mar 08, 2011 (6:39 pm)
I recently had to get my Touareg jumped (It's a 2005 v8; just bought it used) and I was prompted to enter a pin to unlock my radio/cd system. Did that, but I still don't have audio. It displays radio stations and cd's but nothing is playing. Turned the volume knob up; no static or feedback, just silence. Anyone know what could be the problem? Thanks in advance!
PS I don't want to take it back to where I bought it... Service was horrendous and made me pay for a repair even though it was still under warranty! Just need to know where to look for the problem so I can give my friend as much info as possible!
#593 of 598 Re: AC Noise [major7]
Aug 31, 2011 (4:15 pm)
I have 2005 Touareg the AC started out by making a noise , quit blowing air at a decreased rate and then over the course of a week or two worked fine then just quit. Did you find out what was wrong with yours ? My neighboor is a certified mechanic took a quick look at the fan motor said it was OK. Just wondering if you had any helpful info. before I took it to the dealer and spend $$$$$. Would appreciate any help. Live in Fl. NEED my AC this time of year.
#594 of 598 TOUAREG FRONT GRILLE REPLACEMENT
Oct 12, 2011 (1:23 pm)
I need to replace the plastic lower front grille on a 2011 Touareg TDI (believe it or not, I collided with a roadrunner that was dashing across a freeway). I have the replacement grille and there are tabs all around the edge indicating that the grille just snaps into place. However, I have not figured out how to remove the old grille without destroying it. Is there a process for removing the old grille, such as certain snap tabs that need to be released first?
#595 of 598 06 Touareg 3.0 tdi v6
Jul 19, 2012 (4:55 pm)
Hi guys, a mate was doing a part-ex with me for his Touuareg, but on his way to deliver it the car has found a fault, it feels like your driving over cats eyes with the sound of a flat tyre coming from the rear, ive checked the tyers and rocked the wheel with no problem, it's ok at low speed but starts at say 20mph with any stress on the engine like hills, Any ideas before it goes to a garage next week.. Thanks
#596 of 598 Re: 06 Touareg 3.0 tdi v6 [crezzlin1]
Jul 20, 2012 (4:40 am)
hissing noise tends to indicate a vacuum leak .
weirdness/rough-running with any stress on the engine like above 20 mph can indicate the common failure of: catalytic converter clogged.
(hissing could be from exhaust escaping before the clogged converter.)
#597 of 598 touareg auto box problem
Sep 23, 2012 (9:44 am)
Hi i have just purchased an 05 touareg auto diesel the gear change is very good but when i select sport mode or slide the shifter across for manual mode there is no change. Also the parking sensors dont work someone has told me it could be the gear stick having an electrical fault can anyone help
#598 of 598 Worst vehicle I have ever owned!
Sep 25, 2012 (6:15 am)
2004 Tourage -
You name it I have had it. From the Fan motor going out for the heater/air conditioning to the TPM's all needing to be replaced. To the 2-3 second lag time when accelerating at low speeds, then when the drive train finally re-enagaged there was a clunk or thunk in the transmission. It is is currently in the transmission shop getting an entire rebuild build to the tune of another $5500.00 out the window. The only help the dealership would offer was for a brand new transmission at $7500.00 to replace a faulty transmission that came from factory.
Plus it goes thru brake pads like they are candy. The high cost of maintenance and all the quality issues out weigh any pro's about the vehicle or the manufacture.
If you are smart... you will run and count your blessings every day that you made the decision not to purchase a VW.