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#366 of 600 Re: Problems with Tires [jlcjr]
Apr 11, 2006 (1:29 pm)
I had my 2004 Touareg for 18 mos and have also rotated them accordingly to VW recommendations. My tires went bald and slid in the rain and I rear ended someone. VW will not replace any tires and it turns out there was a problem with the automatic 4 wheel drive. The tires are to adjust automatically, and they weren't. VW would fix that but nothing else. Not to mention the outrageous amount of gas I was putting into it because the 4 wheel drive was burning it up. Then they had the nerve to charge me $93.00 to reset a faulty air bag light.
#367 of 600 Re: Problems with Tires [madvw]
Apr 13, 2006 (8:52 am)
I replaced tires on my 2004 T-Reg with Michelin Cross Terrain that are specifically designed for SUV's and they come with a 65,000 mile limited warranty. I do not know if they are rated for 140 mph but I do not see that as an issue here in the USA. We have winter from Oct to May and they are good in snow and ice and have a smooth and quiet ride. I had the same problem with the air bag light and it was covered under warranty. Thanks for the tip on the 4 wheel drive that may not be disengaging as my gas mileage for a six cyl is only 15 mpg.
#368 of 600 Problems with Tires/ 4 Wheel Drive Disengaging???
Apr 13, 2006 (2:51 pm)
Hi, not to ask a stupid question but can you disengage the 4 wheel drive on these cars?? or is it done automatically?? I have a 06 V8 and I thought it was done automatically from what I read and know but I thought I would just make sure anyway
#369 of 600 Re: MIL indicator and intermittent shaking [panzer]
Apr 16, 2006 (10:35 pm)
I bought the Touareg at a dealership out of state, attempt at a lower price . Turns out the dealership in my home town fit me in quickly, provided me with a loaner and sent me home with a clean Touareg (still with less than 2k miles) that ran better than when I bought it. The coils and spark plugs were rotting due to a less than stellar steam clean of the engine. All of this deserves thanks to the dealer where I purchased by T-reg. All is well again, thank you for your advice, panzer. I've sent my (less than happy) regards to the dealer in OR where it was purchased...doubt it will make a difference, but figured they should at least know! I'm loving my Touareg again.
#370 of 600 Re: Touareg Service issues and tire wear [ray2]
Apr 19, 2006 (6:05 am)
I have a 2004 Toureg and at 22,000 miles I replaced all 4 tires. Incredibly without me even noticing the back tires went bald at 26,0000. Less than 4,000 miles on them. The front tires are fine. Obviously the dealer was shocked and told me I must have bent the axle. He has had the car now for over 24 hours and seems to be perplexed, so obviously there is no evident damage. They are looking at alignment problems, as described in this forum. I have also had the hesitation problem described in this forum and it is very dangerous. Does anyone have thoughts on how two new rear tires could wear almost instantly?
#371 of 600 Re: Touareg Service issues and tire wear [carlob]
Apr 19, 2006 (7:27 am)
Have the dealer check the rear differential stepper motor.Mine failed at 23K.I had just replaced the tires with Bridgestones and noticed some tire marking on my concrete drive from the rear tires.
#372 of 600 Re: Touareg Service issues and tire wear [carlob]
Apr 21, 2006 (11:56 am)
I thought I should give an update on my original post. The dealer has had the Toureg for 5 days now - they are giving me two new tires for the rear. They are waiting on a special tool that they did not previously have to tighten something in the suspension. I wish I was mechanically inclined to questions these guys better but apparently when they installed the new tires something was not tightened properly. In a vehicle that is already tough on tires it does not take much to wear these tires to bald. I hope this info helps current and future buyers of the Toureg.
#373 of 600 All Wheel Drive Issues?
Apr 23, 2006 (3:27 pm)
I have owned my Touareg for almost a year now, and the day we bought it, I noticed a "skipping/knocking" feeling as I make tight radius turns to either side. The dealer said that this was because it was all wheel drive and said it was normal. I talked to a friend who has an 04 touareg and she said that she didn't have this problem. Anyone else notice this problem?
#374 of 600 Re: All Wheel Drive Issues? [hekmo]
Apr 24, 2006 (6:29 am)
If you go my post on replacing the the rear differential stepper motor,one the symptoms of a failing stepper motor is the knocking in tight radius turns. You can minimize the knocking, by as you are moving flick the low/high knob(the right knob on the consul)momentarily to low and back to high. Eventually you will have have the stepper motor replaced. The clunking causes excess rear tire wear. Do not let your service advisors give you the bull thats the way it is.The part # of the stepper control motor is oad-341-601-c,. The warranty cost to VW was $ 918.00.
#375 of 600 Re: All Wheel Drive Issues? [cat3126]
Apr 24, 2006 (8:28 am)
I have a 2004 6 cyl that has a rattling noise that sounds like it is coming from the engine. Although not loud, the best that I can describe is that it sounds much like a lifter in older engines. The rattling is most predominant when the RPM's plane before the transmission shifts. The dealer thought it was a heat shield vibrating (wasn't) but otherwise has no answer. This is my 1st VW and some makes such as the Jeep in-line 6 are noisy so I am OK if this is the nature of VW. Any comments or experience? Is 15 mpg standard for the 6 cyl? Thanks