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#471 of 600 Re: Rotors [jonathanw]
Aug 19, 2007 (7:25 pm)
Contact Alretta Truck Parts (www.alretta.com) for brake parts - just $586 for a four wheel brake job including pads, rotors, sensors, rotor bolts, and caliper hardware - that saves a lot of money for non-dealer labor!! It cut my costs in half!! And the parts are all OE or premium American manufacturers, made to bring the system back to original performance.
BTW, the rotors are made of dampened iron, which is softer to help absorb the resonant energy the brake pads can create - it helps the brake system be both quieter and grip better - this is a Ferrari class brake system after all !
So the stealer is not the only way to go if you take the initiative!!
(2004 VW Touareg V6, del. 10/2003)
#472 of 600 Re: Rotors [qpower]
Aug 19, 2007 (10:26 pm)
the rotors are made of dampened iron, which is softer to help absorb the resonant energy the brake pads can create
Actually, it's not dampening that reduces brake noise. The gray cast iron changes the modulus (effectively the mass) of the rotor affecting the resonant frequencies. There's some good physics behind it and anyone interested may want to take a look at this article.
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#473 of 600 Re: New Ones Any Better? [lightminer]
Aug 24, 2007 (6:34 am)
I'm also looking into purchasing an '07 and came looking for reviews and issues with VW Touaregs. I thought I'd re-post just to pose the question again....those of you with '07s- are you finding the same issues as owners of earlier models? Any input is appreciated! It may still be too new of a model and obviously people come here to post their issues and with the '07s on being out about a year, we may not see much feedback yet. Thanks in advance!
#474 of 600 Re: Tires for my 2004 Touareg V6 [beeficus]
Aug 27, 2007 (6:29 am)
I replaced my Dunlops with Bridgestone Alenza HL tires. In 3,000 miles I have had great results. No more tire wear, much less road noise and a better ride.
#475 of 600 Touareg brake light replacement
Aug 27, 2007 (7:04 pm)
Anyone out there who can outline the process for replacing a brake light bulb in a Touareg?
#476 of 600 Re: VW Touareg: Problems & Solutions [steve_]
Aug 30, 2007 (3:49 pm)
I have a 2004 Touareg V6 that is the absolute worst car I have ever owned. It is in the shop for the 33rd time. Today's issue is the driveshaft (which was already replaced at 19k miles). Yesterday was front and rear brakes that needed to be replaced (which were previously replaced 15 months ago). I was told the Lemon Law only applies if the car is under warranty, does anyone know a way around that? I have 79K miles, well over the 50K limit, but have had issues from day one. (Why I didn't return it then, I'll never know).
#477 of 600 Re: Rotors [nadaa]
Sep 08, 2007 (7:07 am)
We bought our '04 Touareg V6 new in '04. This is by far the worst vehicle I have ever owned. It is a rolling money pit. The dealer told us the oil changes were going to be high for a little while ($89.95) until the filter was available to auto part stores etc.. It then went to $100. Now, last month it went to $150.00. It is just oil and a filter right? I have 87,000 miles on it. Since I have owned it, the starter has gone out, all fuel injectors went out, catalytic converter out, AC Blower motor out last month for $900, tire sensors broken. 1st brake job at 49,000 miles, they turned the rotors. Now, they are quoting $2,000 for a brake job with rotors after only another 37,000 miles. I found a reputable shop to turn rotors again and change brake pads and sensors to get an estimated 25,000 miles for $900. I am doing this today and selling it next week. I am getting a Saturn Vue or Chevy Equinox. Much better fuel economy and I can get a $23.00 oil change on the Equinox or free for life from Saturn. I can't imagine owning an SUV and getting free oil changes. What a concept!
#478 of 600 Re: Rotors [matson]
Sep 08, 2007 (2:53 pm)
You are lucky that you got 39k miles on them. I have had to change them twice and I only have 41k miles on mine. They are only warrantied for 12,000 miles. Love the car, but they use substandard equipment at the owners expense. Won't buy another one until they get kinks figured out. I could have bought something $15,000 more and come out the same with all money that I have to spend every year. Heck the pads alone are $800 and the windshield wipers are $100 and they don't work properly.
Sep 13, 2007 (6:26 am)
We have a 2006 V-6 Touareg and have had it for about a year. So far, no problems. We have a great relationship with our salesman and every time we see him he asks how the vehicle is doing and then seems to almost collapse in relief when we say no problems. Doesn't bolster one's confidence.
It seems like sales of the Touareg are picking up where I live. The dealer inventory is way down and I see a lot more around town. Love the white ones. Normally I don't like white vehicles but it looks great in white.
Was it a mistake to buy this vehicle. No. The reliability is a concern but this vehicle has sheltered the family on two trips in snowstorms. It's a cat on a new couch in snow.
#480 of 600 Re: Need smart advice on which to buy [carb1776]
Sep 24, 2007 (8:23 pm)
Do not buy Touareg! The VW service sucks, the car is very expensive to own and it rattles and has all kinds of problems. My first one was a Lemon and after months of fighting with VW, I finally got a second one and it is terrible. It has been in the shop for 35 days now and I have only owned it for 5 months! It is the V10 TDI but it does not matter because they are all the same...
Do your research if you even think about this car... I highly suggest you dont buy.
***the driver seat does not line up with the instrument panel and it also can cause back pain. Please be aware!!