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#581 of 600 2005 V6 Petrol problems
Sep 27, 2010 (12:22 am)
I am based in Kenya and bought a slightly used 2005 V6 Touareg from Japan a couple of years back. Reading from the forum, I gather that i also have the stepper motor syndrome and VW dealership told me i have to buy a new transfer unit as the warranty does not apply for secondhand cars. This is a bit unfair as the fault is of VW whether first or second owner. Please advice. Also have been experiencing electrical problems. Engine light is always on and dealer says because the airflow regulator is faulty but petrol consumption and power is okay. How do i know this is true? This part not available in Kenya!! Car is excellent but i think not built for africa.
#582 of 600 Kenya no fun to be with sophisticated vehicle needs
Sep 27, 2010 (2:59 am)
I think the German engineers would disagree with the statement that the truck is not built for Africa!
Stepper motor troubles are well understood, this item is available to replace on it's own, do not let them replace the entire transfer case, unless it has an issue, as I imagine you can buy and import the stepper motor yourself if necessary from the US or Europe. Forget about VW supporting you at this late a stage, unless you have particularly low mileage.
Do you mean the mass air flow sensor? That's available in the US and Europe as well for replacement. If faulty, this will affect fuel consumption or power output.
#583 of 600 Re: Kenya no fun to be with sophisticated vehicle needs [qpower]
Sep 27, 2010 (11:46 pm)
Hi Geoff! thanks for reply. Any idea how much a stepper motor costs? When i imported the car it had clocked 25,000 kms. Was quoted US$4000 for transfer unit.
3 days back had another light coming on for ESP. I lost power and gear indication disappeared just showing PNDR etc. Dealer said the air housing cracked dont know how and they superglued it as part not available in kenya.so the ESP light went off as well as engine light. today the engine light is back on!! Dealer said engine light was also on because of loose air pipe connection. Initially they said air flow meter was faulty. honestly i think they are going round in circles.As you said if mass air flow sensor is faulty then power and fuel consumption will be affected and i have none of these.
never had problems with my old toyota prado!! very reliable.
#584 of 600 Good Question
Sep 28, 2010 (9:47 am)
My independent aftermarket manufacturer does not list a part number or price for the stepper motor. They claim that they will rebuild one, if parts are available, from a core.
You need to find a VW dealer to sell one to you.
Frankly, you may not be able to keep this vehicle on the road in Kenya if it is going to have multiple major issues.
my two cents
#585 of 600 Re: V6 problems
Sep 29, 2010 (4:29 am)
Hi Geoff! You are absolutely right, i will eventually have to draw a line. The car also has a very poor resale value here. just one more question please whats a stepper motor and what does it exactly do. Cheers!
#586 of 600 Re: V6 problems [sanjeevp]
Sep 29, 2010 (4:40 am)
The stepper motor is a gear reduction drive attached to the transfer case that allows for a differential between the two axles whenever the system requires, such as when you are backing up or turning hard in a low speed situation. Troubles here are clearly manifest if one feels and hears scrubbing of the tires when backing out on a three point turn, for example.
It's pretty unmistakeable!
Sep 30, 2010 (11:15 am)
I have a 2008 Toureg V6 that was purchased brand new. The car has 31k miles on it. My wife drives it most of the time... and usually just to and from work and around town.
Last oil change/tire rotation (about a month ago) we asked about the brakes. No real problems, but seemed like it was about time to get the pads replaced. The dealership told us the pad needed replacing soon, but wasn't urgent. Suggested we do it next oil change. On Monday of this week, the "service now" light indicating brake pad issues came on. We called to make an appointment and brought it in today.
The VW service agent comes back and tells my wife she needs 4 new pads and 4 new rotors at a charge of about $1600.00
How is this even freaking possible? There is no squeaking or grinding sound when braking and never has been. Dealership tells us the vehicle is so heavy that its "normal" to have to replace rotors everytime pads are replaced. WTF? Sounds like a scam to me..
Anyone had this problem? What did you do? Second opinion?
#588 of 600 Re: Rotors [bulldawg7]
Sep 30, 2010 (11:36 am)
You need to clear your head and learn some more about your world-class brake system... no tongue in cheek here either.
You have two choices: have the dealer do it or do it yourself / buy the right parts and subcontract the labor. It is relatively easy work.
Please see the following thread at ClubTouareg.com : http://www.clubtouareg.com/forums/f90/aftermarket-f-r-rotors-pads-hardware-and-s- ensors-now-11903.html
After you have read thru this post well, then call the company involved and ask all the questions you need to ask. And be prepared to save $600-800 dollars.
#589 of 600 Excessive break pad replacements?
Dec 06, 2010 (11:05 am)
I have a 2004 Touareg, purchased new. We have lived in the same area for the last 6 years, no towing, no off road, driving consists of school, errands, home, work, summer vacations. After we had the veh. for five years both sets of break pads needed replacing. Since then, according to the VW service dept., the fronts have needed to be replaced two more times and the second set for the back are being installed right now. We are usually told before the sensor comes on, we don't have them replaced until the sensor indicates which usually is months if not half a year after they tell us they need replacing. Any idea if something else is going on to wear them down. Guarantee our driving habits have not altered, nor terrain. We're pretty boring Touareg owners!
#590 of 600 Re: Classic stepper motor troubles [qpower]
Jan 04, 2011 (10:20 am)
you tried to sound like an expert on this car and yet you do not even know this car is called a "Tou-ar-eg" and not a "Tou-a-reg"... very sad indeed.
no no no on "t reg"