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#488 of 600 You guys have nothing on me!!
Dec 18, 2007 (2:19 pm)
Let me start out by saying, NEVER BUY A TOUAREG. I bought a 2004 Touareg at the end of June 2007(used, I know, and will never do that again) with 27K on it. I had problems the second I drove it off the lot. First, I bought it at night so I didn't run the A/C until the next day and when I did it didn't work. Took it in for service and they told me someone else worked on the A/C and they couldn't cover it under warranty ($1043). During that same trip for service I told them to look into the squeeking brakes. Found out those were bad($880). On my way home from the dealer after the first service I got a flat tire warning, pulled over, no flat tire. I've had it in 6 times to try and fix this problem and they still can't fix it. On the sixth time they did something to the computer system and now I can't even turn the system off so I get to listen to this beeping over and over again everywhere I go telling me I have a flat when I don't. About a week after I bought the car my exhaust mafunction light came on. They told me some valves were bad and they needed to replace them. Once that didn't work they found out I had a crack in my gas tank and had to replace that. The list goes on and on. About 2 months after I got my Reg it wouldn't start, needed a new fuel pump. Dome lights wouldn't come on when doors opened, had to replace a sensor. Gas cap loose warning keeps going off, had to replace a sensor. Rear temp controls stopped working, everyhting is delaminating, door handle broke on rear pass, door rattles very badly on front pass, "Rest" setting for when you turn the car off it keeps warming the inside for 30min is broken, and the brakes still squeek. VW doesn't keep any parts in stock so when they find something they have to replace they have to order it and I have to bring the car back. I have had the nav system replaced twice. When installing the nav sys the dumb asses scratched the hell out of my seat heater icons and they broke one of my vents. No one fessed up to it and they were going to make me pay until I went a little nuts on the service manager. Remember I have only had this car for 6 MONTHS. It has been in the shop as much as I've driven it. I find my self driving a different rental car almost twice a month for a week each time. Needless to say It is back on the market. It may be mean, but I feel sorry for what ever sucker buys this piece of Sh!t.
Dec 26, 2007 (10:00 am)
Whenever I shut off the engine, a fan or something keep running for about 10 minutes after. Is this normal? Doesn't seem so to me, but where I bought the car told me that this was nothing to worry about.
#490 of 600 please help!!!
Jan 01, 2008 (6:42 pm)
I have a V6 2004 Touareg, which I have to park outside(no garage). When the weather temperature drops to 50 degrees or below, my tail lights come on, usually in the middle of the night when I am sleeping. This has drained my battery several times. The technicians say they can not duplicate the problem. What could this be. Has anyone else had this problem?
#491 of 600 rear prop shaft mounting - component failure
Jan 30, 2008 (6:15 am)
I have just been told my Touareg in " unroadworthy" because the rear mounting for the prop shaft has suffered "component failure". It is not as a result of a knock or any damage and the garage has said that it's just one of those things. This is an expensive item and apparently VW have offered to discount the part by 30% but its stll going to cost £560 ($1000).
Is this a common failure? Has anyone had a similar experience?
#492 of 600 Re: rear prop shaft mounting - component failure [gavindavidson]
Jan 30, 2008 (7:04 am)
Same thing happened on my 2004 model at around 38,000 miles - I was lucky since it was under warranty. The vehicle was junk and I eventually turned it in 2 months before my lease was up because the warranty was about to expire.
#493 of 600 Re: rear prop shaft mounting - component failure [gsotig]
Jan 30, 2008 (7:13 am)
Ouch! Maybe I should have done the same and sold it b4 warranty expired.
#494 of 600 Steering noise in 04 Touareg
Feb 10, 2008 (9:22 am)
When I turn the wheels, I get an ungodly thumping noise and a sharp "k-bang" shudder, repeatedly, at low speed. It sometimes continues when I driving straight at lower speeds, disappears above 40mph.
#495 of 600 Re: Steering noise in 04 Touareg [steveo10]
Feb 14, 2008 (8:26 am)
Check to make sure all of your wheel lugs are tight.
#496 of 600 Re: Steering noise in 04 Touareg [steveo10]
Feb 15, 2008 (11:35 am)
Hi - I had the same issue and the dealer I bought the car from said it was the type of tires the car uses (yeah, right . . .) but then we moved to the West coast and I got it in for service where the dealer tech told me that there are small servo-motors that actually adjust the rear wheel speed depending on turn ratio. If you think about it logically, the fron of the car is turning left or right at a slow rate of speed, so the rear wheels need to adjust either the left or the right in order to catch up with the rest. Otherwise the tire edge literally drags itself along the pavement. Try it with a kids matchbox car: just try to get the car to turn left or right without moving it forward very far and you'll notice the rear tires scraping along the table/floor. Once they changed these motors (on warranty, thank god!) the car was fine. I get the idea that many of these VW dealers are pulling at straws.
#497 of 600 Touareg Xenon Headlamps
Feb 15, 2008 (11:59 am)
Anyone have to change their headlamps yet? We had one on warranty so no sweat, but the most recent one blew out and cost me $400 to replace! Christ, I used to change the halogen unit in my Bronco for under $20 bucks! It took me 30 minutes and I had plenty of beer money left over. Now baby wants a new pair of shoes and the headlamp took the priority. Anyone have this issue?
Also, while I am ranting about my 2004 V8 'reg, has anyone experienced a problem with the underseat illumination pice poping out of it's bezel and hanging down?
The dealer said someone keeps kicking it with their feet when they sit in the back - well have any of you tried to put anyone comfortable in the back?? Not happening.