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Feb 28, 2007 (8:10 am)
Hello Touareg owners: I am leasing a 2005 Touareg from VW. This past 2 months I have had it in the shop several times. It started with requesting a simple required yearly inspection. At that time there were 5 recalled items or events that where going to also be addressed. Since that time the vehicle randomly will not start, it only "clicks" one time when key is turned but all the lights, bells, whistles and automatic adjustments do their thing! VW was unable to "recreate: the event in their shop so they said they could not fix it if "it aint broke". I had to get towed in again last night. I not longer feel safe in this vehicle. Any similar events out there?
#449 of 600 Re: Touareg won't start! [vdubinvabeach]
Feb 28, 2007 (6:00 pm)
My 04 randomly does this at the first turn of the key but then starts on the second attempt. I have had no luck on repair. The last recall fixed many of our problems from airbag lights to crabbing when you turn. Many of the systems are interrelated. I get water in my tail light and at times has caused the engine to run erradic, head lamps go out, blinkers go nuts all from a corroded connection. VW will not fix this problem because they consider tail lights an accessory. It is a safety issue when you have no lights at night. Sorry but I don't have a fix.
#450 of 600 Where to get good maintainance/repair info, DVD, good book ...
Mar 07, 2007 (5:53 am)
As the title says. I like to do all my own maintainance, troubleshooting, and repairs. Would like to know where to get the best information. Is there a service manual or DVD available?
Just got rid our Volvo XC90, got a 2004 V8, NAV, Air suspension, every option available for 2004 (short the V10 even though I'm a diesel guy). This thing is so cool to drive
#451 of 600 Re: 'Chrome' discoloration and Noise on 2005 V6 [mojopin]
Mar 08, 2007 (4:41 pm)
Same issue on the "yodeling" although the noise I hear is more or a prolonged squeal. It only happens after applying the brakes and while going slow. Does anyone know the source of this problem? The dealer can't seem to figure it out.
#452 of 600 Re: 'Chrome' discoloration and Noise on 2005 V6 [brady11]
Mar 08, 2007 (6:13 pm)
I have an 04 V6 that squealed so loud that it was embarrassing to drive. It reminded me of when the CV joint in my old Jeep Grand Wagoneer was going out. Dealer found that the carrier bearing needed to be replaced. Cost was $3,000. This may not be the problem but it sure sounds very similar. Good Luck.
#453 of 600 Re: Problems with hard downshifting in V6 [wmdavis1949]
Mar 11, 2007 (7:25 am)
I have the same issue when my 2004 V6 downshifts to 1st gear after coming off an exit or after driving at a high rate of speed (65-80) and having to stop suddenly. If you stop slowly it does not occur.
Dealership did 2 software upgrades and still not fixed, of course I could not replicate with tech in the car.
Has VW acknowledged this issue and resolved?
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#454 of 600 Re: Where to get good maintainance/repair info, DVD, good book ... [whoisbigman]
Mar 13, 2007 (5:00 pm)
If your car is under warranty you would be foolish to touch it. VW will not honor warranty if they can find an excuse. You must be very good as the T-Reg is not your fathers 1966 VW Bug. If you are new to the T-Reg, try changing out the headlight bulb and that may give you some indication of the complexity of this car.
#455 of 600 Re: AC noise [spockcat]
Mar 14, 2007 (9:39 am)
I am having some problems with my AC, it doesn't seem to cool very well. It will make a noise and cold air comes out, if I don't hear that nosie I get luke warm air... Do you have this same problem? I am very nervous about taking into the dealer because,the last time I took it in it cost $1400 for maint work.
#456 of 600 Touareg reverse fog lights
Mar 14, 2007 (10:39 am)
I am working on a 04 VW Touareg V10 twin turbo and need to find out where to buy a reverse fog light kit. It is very popular in Europe but I canít find out where to get one in the States. Any help would be appreciated!
#457 of 600 Re: AC noise [tiah]
Mar 14, 2007 (11:36 am)
I had a similar problem last year on my '04 and it was covered under warranty. However, my problem occurred after running for about 1-2 hours on long trips, therefore it was hard to duplicate at the dealer. The problem was with VW since they will not allow the dealer to replace a part unless they can verify the problem. Supposedly the theory was that a bearing in the fan was heating up which would not allow it to function properly. Luckily I have a good dealer and they replaced the necessary parts and I haven't had any problems since then. Good Luck