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#258 of 600 Re: Touareg Problems- Tire monitor, remote entry [panzer]
May 23, 2005 (12:20 pm)
Sounds like we have the same TORTURE REG (as I call it). The steering noise is the need to replace the differential motor. Ours was replaced in Feb 2005.(I thought the engine feel out too!)
I just took the car this past week with a list of problems that the dealer can not duplicate. Key remote, remotely works, A/C smells, and tire monitor, just a few of the items listed. Also everyone take a look at the wood trim on the doors, they are cracking and is a warranty issue. And the glove box latch that holds the manual is defective when it will not stay closed.
I was told to call VW of America at 800-822-8987.http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/media/townhall/webxico- ns/emotorcons/emo_sick.gif
#259 of 600 Re: Touareg Problems- Tire monitor, remote entry [vwsuvproblems]
May 23, 2005 (4:19 pm)
To reset the tire monitor:
Make sure you check your tire pressure first and that is correct pressure according to a gage.
Start car- close door
Push the lower (right side) button on steering wheel till the dash screen changes to "CONV SET"
Scroll down using the thumb wheel (middle knob, right side on steering wheel) till you get to "TIRE PRESS"
Push the thumb wheel.
Then it will say "MON PRESS" and "STORE" Go to which ever one you want to do.
"STORING" will reset the system TO THE TIRE PRESSURE THAT IS IN THE TIRE NOW.
Hope that helps.
May 28, 2005 (6:36 pm)
I drive a '01VW Beetle and noticed one day that I could increase the range of operation of my Key Fob. I know it sounds kind of silly but I put the Key Fob against my chin! Maybe its my big ears or nose but the doors or hatch will unlock at greater distance when I do this!!
Wonder if this would help any of the T-Reg sibling owners' having problems w/locks?
#261 of 600 Re: Touareg Problems- Tire monitor, remote entry [thgdnmsrgn]
May 31, 2005 (11:19 am)
A couple of things:
1) make sure your tires are cold before doing this. Don't do this if you've already driven the car around.
2) After selecting "Store" in the MFI, you must drive your car around for a short period so that it can learn the cold and warm pressure.
#262 of 600 Re: Touareg Problems- Tire monitor, remote entry [mmachado]
Jun 01, 2005 (7:31 am)
I have the tire problem. I was told that I can expect 20,000 miles on a set of original equipment tires on my T-rag by the Volkswagon dealership when I took it in for service(oil change25k). I think this is ridiculous for a tire that cost $200+
#263 of 600 Re: Key Remote [alexcab]
Jun 02, 2005 (6:22 am)
I tried the key remote to the chin trick, and it seems to work! Maybe it's a hight thing.
Thanks for your imput
Jun 02, 2005 (5:38 pm)
Your body is a giant waterball. It probably has to do with magnetics and conductivity of your body. I have worked a lot with wireless computer technology and human bodies can help/hinder communications depending on the circumstance and technology.
#265 of 600 Re: VW Touareg: Problems & Solutions [steve_]
Jun 04, 2005 (4:07 am)
We are experiencing uneven tire wear in our 2004 V8. The dealer and VW just put on the second set of new tires. Vehicle only has 20,000 miles and is only driven highway and streets - no off road. Are others having this problem?
#266 of 600 peeling rubber on headlight knob?????
Jun 04, 2005 (10:05 pm)
I have a '04 V8 with close to 28,000 miles on it. The black rubber coating on the headlight switch has started to come off to reveal the white plastic that the knob was made out of. Also on the interior driver door handle area the gray rubber coating has started to peel. This seems to be premature for a car that is very rarely driven at night and the headlight knob isn't used much. Yes I do use the door handle each time I get in or out, but why VW would use something so obviously not up to the task is beyond me. I plan on making a complaint when I take it in for service. Wondering if anyone else is having this same problem.
Also when accelerating uphill, my Touareg seems to have difficulty upshifting when in auto. When I have it in manual mode, it shifts fine, however as soon as I change back to auto mode it goes back to being problematic.
Anyone else have really bad mpg. The brochures I saw when I bought it said 14/15mpg. I'm lucky if I get 11.5mpg most of the time. When I am on a long road trip I can get 16 or 17mpg, but in town driving is just pitiful. I feel guilty when I go to the gas station several times a week and fill up with 22-25 gallons.
I hope they come out with a hybrid sometime soon, I love my car but hate that it is sooo not eco friendly.
#267 of 600 Re: VW Touareg: Problems & Solutions [hosshaulr]
Jun 04, 2005 (10:11 pm)
When I took my '04 V8 in for 20,000 mile service it needed new tires already. The dealer got VW to pay for an alignment and two new tires, but I had to pay for the other two. I have never taken mine off road and was told that because of the weight of the vehicle and the softness of the tires that they would wear quickly. That was at Christmas when my Touareg was at the dealership for 3 weeks waiting on a replacement alternator harness. Took it in a few weeks ago for an oil change and they said my brakes were at 65%. I got new brakes when they replaced the tires at christmas. I'll be lucky if I make it a year on these brakes. This is going to be an expensive car to maintain. I think VW should give people who bought the first Touaregs a big incentive to rebuy VW. I'll need one when it comes time.