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#155 of 600 Re: VW Touareg: Problems & Solutions [steve_]
Sep 05, 2004 (9:05 am)
We purchased a new 2004 VW Touareg and we noticed that the tread of the front tires was almost gone after driving it about 10,000 miles. It appears to be an alignment problem. Since most of our miles were driven on the highway I don't believe that road conditions are responsible for the faulty alignment. I wondered if others have experienced the same problem and if maybe the original factory settings on the vehicle were off.
#156 of 600 Re: Speedometer error [spockcat]
Sep 07, 2004 (9:20 am)
This kind of slightly higher reading of the speed on the speedo is something that is common to all German cars that I have owned/driven. Of 4 VWs, 3 BMWs and 1 Merc all showed a speed on the speedo of 3mph higher than the actual speed. I've never discovered the exact reason why but they have all done it.
For comparisom the 3 Hondas and 1 Toyota I have driven did not show this.
BTW my testing is with those speed display signs on trailers that our local police like to leave in various places for a week or two before they do a speed crackdown. If I compare my speedo to that there is always a +3mph difference. This is at 35 or 65 so it's not related to what speed you are doing, just an absolute adjustment to the indicated speed.
#157 of 600 Re: Speedometer error [spockcat]
Sep 07, 2004 (9:49 am)
Verified this weekend on a long trip. The speedometer display (dial) is 4.2 percent optimistic (high), but the odometer is spot-on.
#158 of 600 Touareg problems
Sep 12, 2004 (2:59 pm)
I have less than 500 miles on my touareg. The second day I had it i was putting the hatch down and heard a pop. Now the hatch will not stay up on it's own. Today I tried to turn on the wipers and they dont work. Made sure that the hood was closed tight and it was. The washer will spray but the wipers will not come on at all. Have vehicle scheduled for service on friday. The only good thing is the dealership threw in a lifetime loaner vehicle with the deal.
#159 of 600 Re: VW Touareg: Problems & Solutions [helmut]
Sep 16, 2004 (5:45 pm)
There is a service circular about poor alignment. Check with your dealer about it. VW should give you a new pair (or more) of tires plus a proper alignment.
#160 of 600 Re: VW Touareg: Problems & Solutions [helmut]
Sep 22, 2004 (8:54 am)
Ours has 16,000 miles on it after 9 months and no signs of uneven wear and tear on the tires. We've taken it in for 5k service three times, so maybe that has something to do w/ it. Three trips from DC to NY, as well as some other long trips, plus some rugged roads, so a good mix of surfaces.
#161 of 600 Re: Navigation [spockcat]
Sep 22, 2004 (9:12 am)
I concur w/ spockcat that the nav is going to be a disappointment for you - and definitely not worth the $2,000. For $1200, you can get a top-notch Garmin system that works when you're not in the car, too. I have no idea what the engineers were thinking w/ CD-based Nav on a $40k+ car. The incremental cost of a dvd would have been minimal. And NAVTEQ's been making the discs for at least 2 years in the Volvo.
The 20% less expensive Pilot has a much better touch screen system that shows road names and is generally much more accurate. It even has a cute little breadcrumbs feature for when you go off the route - it can show you how to get back from where you came from.
Sep 22, 2004 (9:18 am)
Does anyone know how to TURN IT OFF WHEN NOT IN MOTION? It drives me nuts. It beeps at you forever if you're parked or have the engine off but the power on.
There are frequent times when I can't turn the engine off but need to the mobility of no seatbelt, but the warning signal goes off. One would think this would be an issue when the car is in motion, but not when parked or even turned off.
I don't know of any other car that is so intrusive w/ it's beeps and dings and warnings. G-d forbid you open the door w/ the headlights on! I wish I knew a tech personally at my dealership so I could see the system settings and make changes to suit my needs!
#163 of 600 Running Fault Error After Fuse Changed
Sep 27, 2004 (3:06 pm)
I changed the heated steering wheel fuse and then on the MFI it says "Running Fault". The fuse didn't solve the problem but does the dealer have to reset the "Running Fault" error message now? Thanks, Bob
#164 of 600 Re: Running Fault Error After Fuse Changed [major7]
Sep 27, 2004 (4:57 pm)
I made a mistake and the steering wheel is find and the fuses all work and the fault error went away..Thx Bob