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#94 of 600 My 2004 Toureg
Apr 07, 2004 (1:32 pm)
For what it's worth I bought my V-6 Toureg when they first came out. I bought the first one the dealer had on the lot. Since purchasing it I have had several problems but nothing too serious. The dealer finally fixed my remote keyless entry and it works great. During the winter when it was very cold the MFI would flash Defective Wheel Onboard and indicate I had a low tire which was not correct. The dealer had to reset the computer a few times and since the cold weather is now over I have not had any problems with the DEFECTIVE WHEEL. I detected a hissing noise in the dash and discovered that all the freon in the AC had leaked out over the winter. They refilled it, checked for leaks and it appears to work fine. Discovered at my last visit (7,500 miles) that upon rotating the tires my Toureg had a problem with its alignment. VW is going to replace all 4 Dunlops free of charge because of the cupping problem with their incorrect alignment specs. I see some people are having problems with wind noise which I also experienced until I moved both of the luggage racks all the way to the back of the vehicle next to each other. Noise problem gone! Another problem i am having is my CD player will sometimes advance to the next song and sometimes it won't. CD player jams up alot requiring you to eject the disc and start over. The fans on the AC and heat kind of have a life of their own. Sometimes they turn up full blast without pushing any button. During some of our cold spells in Minnesota last winter the heater could not keep up with the cold air down by my feet. Even on full blast I could not keep my feet warm on a long trip. Mechanically the Touareg is sound. It rides like a luxury car and performs like a SUV. My only frustration is the accelerator which is very touch due to the wired system they have. Has anyone had problems with their headlights? If you look at the vehicle head on from a block away it appears the driver's headlight is burnt out. The dealer has aligned the headlights and said they are fine. Just thought I would thrown in my 2 cents.
Apr 07, 2004 (2:45 pm)
Individually these are all relatively minor problems, but collectively (for the same vehicle and owner) they add up to one royal pain in the butt. I think most of those could/should have been eliminated if VW's QC is up to par.
#96 of 600 Re: My issues and nit-picks [brundog #7]
Apr 19, 2004 (2:08 pm)
Description of problems you experienced with your new Touareg match exactly with my discoveries.
I have learned that there is a solution to increase remote FOB distance. VW dealers are aware about the problem and know how to solve it. My V8 Touareg in the shop now for 5K service. My service advisor promised to increase FOB. However, I would like to know if you were successful to resolve breaks squeaking problem. I complained to my VW dealer and VW of America. Both gave me the same answer. Metallic break are noisy and nothing we can do about it. I cannot believe this answer. I drove less expensive cars and none had breaks as noisy as my Touareg. By the way the problem did not go away with more miles on the car. My car has 5K miles on it. Did your problem go away ? Let me know.
#98 of 600 Re: Touareg Towing Capability- Brake Control Harness??
May 10, 2004 (12:04 pm)
Just bought a pop up camper and found out I had no brake control harness to connect the brake control unit into the male connector under my dashboard of my Touareg. Spoke with a few VW dealers and actually called VW. They didn't have a clue. Camper dealer said he installed a brake control unit two weeks ago on a Touareg and they had the harness. Said it came with the car. State laws require my camper to have electric brakes, which it does, now I just have to figure out how to connect the brake control unit to the Touareg. Any suggestions???? My new camper is sitting at the the Camper dealer waiting for me to take it home.
#99 of 600 Remote, Nav + Misc
May 10, 2004 (4:37 pm)
REMOTE: Spockcat, what's your email? I need info on fixing the remote range that doesn't seem to go beyone 10'
NAV: Why won't the system take you to an exact street address? My Acura, Lexus + Lincoln nav systems let you.
What are the single buttons behind the steering wheel controls for?
Dealer tells me it will take "weeks" to get the part to fix the airbag fault problem. What's the deal w/ that?
#100 of 600 Re: Touareg Towing Capability [spockcat #81]
May 11, 2004 (7:15 am)
Jim, does your trailer set up for your boat have electric brakes? IF so, you did you do the connection for your brake control unit in the Touareg?
#101 of 600 Navteq POI Question??
May 11, 2004 (12:08 pm)
I have a 2004 V8 Touareg and I have figured out most things on the Nav system with the help of Navteq and they are very helpful. However, one problem we haven't figured out is how to get the "Restaurants" icon to show up on the map in my area or elsewhere. The map scale is reduced to .5 etc. and the other icons all show up on the map no problem, gas stations, hospitals, police, etc. We have several restaurants around here and in NY State but I do not see the icon for these showing up? Anyboy have the answer to this problem? Thx. Bob
#102 of 600 breaks squeaking problem.
May 12, 2004 (9:01 am)
Touareg owners ! Does anyone experienced breaks squeaking problem. I have this problem since I bought new V8 premium package Touareg. I complained to my VW dealer and VW of America. Both gave me the same answer. Metallic break are noisy and nothing we can do about it. I cannot believe this answer. I drove less expensive cars and none had breaks as noisy as my Touareg. By the way the problem did not go away with more miles on the car. My car has 5K miles on it. Did anyone knows how to fix this problem and what causes it.
#103 of 600 Re: Touareg Towing Capability [gerrrr #100]
May 12, 2004 (10:47 am)
Just spoke with a Treg dealer and he said there are no such harnesses for connecting the electric brake line to a brake control unit. They recommended having a camper place splice into the wires beneath the dash and connect to the brake control unit. Then bring the vehicle into the dealer, so they can activate the electric brake line. VW did not activate this line. He also said that this would not void the warranty. VW never made a harness to connect to the male plug under the dash. Go figure......