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VW Touareg Maintenance and Repair

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  • Thanks for the National Highway site. I am going to it right now, and hope other Torture Reg owners do the same.
  • It sounds like our Torture Reg's were made side by side. SAME PROBLEMS! I am going to the National Highway web site right now to voice my concerns.
  • I going to be sending a letter to VW (not that they will do much) and I will also go to the National Highway web. Thanks.
  • iuseriuser Posts: 2
    My Touraeg "died" on me today. The vehicle completely stopped working and stalled. Luckily we were within our community after driving around for few hours. Had to have the vehicle towed to the dealer. Th vehicle would start, but would stall or to stop running in a few seconds.
  • iuseriuser Posts: 2
    My "Torture Reg" died on me today. The vehicle started to hesitate then stopped all together. The vehicle would start back-up but then stall-out. I had to have it towed to the dealer. After reflecting back, I realized that the vehichle would hesitate at times. I thought nothing of it until today. After, reading this website and seeing other are experiencing the same issue I beginning to get seriously upset over this. Can't wait to see what the dealer says!
  • I was able to drive my 2004 Torture Reg to the dealer were they found "no fault
    reading. But the next week the engine light come on. The reading was the MASS
    AIR FLOW METER. They replaced the meter. It's been a week and the car still will
    idle a little ruff and shift harsh, but no engine light has come on yet.

    I did contact a lawyer about the lemon law in our state. It is being review right now.
    Good luck with Torture Reg.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Reopened!

    tidester, host
  • V6 2005 27,000 miles 1 year & 3 months old

    Besides all of my 'normal' problems that everyone has stated so far on this forum I have some new ones. Last month I noticed that the 'chrome' on the exterior trim is discolored, almost in an iridized pattern. Took it to my local car wash to blame them, but they tell me they use purified water and have never had a problem. I called VW Customer Service and they told me I would have to bring it to my local dealer. That no one has ever complained about this problem. Has anyone else had this happen to their T-Reg? I broke my leg a month ago and have not been able to bring it in for service yet. But I will be tomorrow.

    Also, besides the whistling noises that they still have never figured out. But only happens in the winter. This winter my car has a ticking noise on start up for the first 10-15 minutes and now I swear it was yodeling last night. I guess I could start a one man band, but it is really annoying. This yodeling was mainly when I took my foot off the gas and coasted. If anyone can help me that would be great.

    One more thing. The trunk latch, just for the window/glass portion does not close the first time, or the second sometimes.. they've already replaced it once. Anyone else have this problem?

    Thanks.
  • :sick: I have had almost all the same problems that have been stated on this board. We bought the Treg in 11/04 and have nothing but headaches since. We've had the tire pressure trouble, the radio not working, tires wearing too quickly. We also had the car unable to shift gear and appeared to be "STUCK" in 2nd gear. Those are just a few of the trouble. And parts ... well I've had a motor for the passenger side mirror that has been on order since 11/04 (it is now 1/1/06). Still no sign of it.

    I tell people - it's a gorgeous car, nice to drive, BUT DON'T BUY ONE!
  • If I can please reach out for some advice here...I am seriously considering purchasing a 2004 V6 Touareg (Premium 2 package) with 17,500 miles. I have read about so many issues in this forum that I'm really hesitating. I love the look and feel of the vehicle and will be using it for some long distance traveling. So here are my questions:
    1. This car is certified by the dealership. Would a dealership certify a car that has had prior issues?
    2. The Carfax History is clean (1 owner, personal use, no accidents, etc.) How reliable are these? I know they won't list VW recalls and don't know if this particular vehicle has ever been recalled.
    3. I negotiated to a $29,000 + TTT. Does this sound fair?
    4. Finally - the other SUV I'm considering is a pre-owned 2004 Acura MDX Touring. Although I find it boring in comparison, I do think it's more reliable.

    I'm really stressed about this and would appreciate any insight. Thanks!!!
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,913
    Here's the Volkswagen Certified Used Vehicle Programs overview, to address your first question.

    "The original manufacturer of the vehicle is using their dealer network to inspect the car, determine if it is worth certifying, then offering support for the vehicle for a period of time beyond the original warranty." (link)

    The Volkswagen Touareg: Prices Paid & Buying Experience posts may help some too.

    And try not to stress too much - there will be more cars on the lot next week!

    Steve, Host
  • Try 16,000 miles! That's all I got out of my 19" tires. These were supposed to be an optional upgrade too. The larger wheels and tires were worth about $1200.
    The car continues to lurch forward as I come to stops. The dealer says "some of them just do that" Lucky me...I got one that just does it.
    Resale value on this piece of crap is falling faster than my 1995 Range Rover lemon.
    I miss my Hummer H2. :cry:
  • kenc2kenc2 Posts: 1
    2005 Passat. Same problem with the chrome as your toureg. Hand washed since new. Three months old it was washed through an automatic car wash. It was at that point that the chrome discolored. I tried different polishes to remedy the problem with no success. It is not chrome, but some sort of anodized aluminum to look like chrome. Not all the chrome discolored. I brought the car to my local dealership. Guess what...no one has ever heard of this problem there as well!!
    The dealership inspected the trim and agreed that replacement would be covered under warranty. I had to wait three months for the "special clips" that hold the trim to arrive.
    My wife went away for three days, and gave us the opportunity to leave the car at the dealership for three days. The car was picked up and driven home. When I arrived home it became apparent that the spent "special clips" were made of copper and sharp shavings were covering the interior of the vehicle. After further inspection of the installation it became apparent that the trim was forced onto the car in some areas with marks left from pliers. The rubber trim around the windows are caught behind the new trim in area that make the rubber trim look like a roller coaster. The one upper piece of trim looks like it was bent in order to fit the car and than bashed in to take the bend back out. When I returned to the dealership the next day they quickly vacuumed out most of the copper shards, and advised me that the passenger side did not look as bad as the drivers side. I was also advised that I would have to talk to the service manager regarding the poor job, and that she would contact me at the beginning of the week. It has now been five days with no call from the dealer. I have an opportunity to take that car in today and will post what the outcome is.
  • I have a 2004 TDI. I bought it certified with 26K miles on it, and the original tires. The steering wheel shakes between 80 and 86 MPH. Just enough to be aggravating. Re-balanced the old tires twice at two different places. Put new tires ($1100), and have had the balance checked on them twice (in two different places). No matter what, it drives like a dream except for the exact range of speed mentioned above. Any comments???? I plan to get up with the factory rep. :(
  • kscctsksccts Posts: 140
    $1100 for new tires on a VW Jetta? YIKES!!! :confuse:
  • Touareg..... Not Jetta.... ;)
  • kscctsksccts Posts: 140
    A little more reasonable but still...yikes ;)
  • Having the same problem with 2004 V8. Been to dealer 3 times and they say they find no problem--which is no surprise as that seems to be their answer to all complaints. Call to VW gets same answer--there is no problem with vehicle per dealer. How would the dealer know as they have never driven the vehicle even tho complaint is a driveability issue. Can you confirm that website as I am having difficulty accessing.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    I am having difficulty accessing.

    Try inserting an "http://" in front of it. Your browser may be trying to insert an erroneous "www." in front of the odd web address.

    tidester, host
  • Could your vibration be from the roof racks? You know, the ones you paid $1500 for that vibrate and make noise like hell's a comin' at about 75 to 85mph? you know, the ones that (VERBATIM) "if you take 'em off, they won't do that anymore". Proud owner of an '05 tour-rag V8 that I am, have been doing a little research....this is what I've learned.

    A...everyone has tire issues
    B...pretty much everyone has tire issues AND acceleration issues
    C...fewer have tire, acceleration, AND TPMS issues
    D...fewer still have tire, acceleration, TPMS AND electrical issues
    E...only the luckiest have tire, acceleration, TPMS, electrical and $1500 roof rack issues.

    BUT>>>> I know how to solve the roof rack issue. Simply turn the heat up, if it's working, flip the sun roof up, (not open) and the noise goes away because the flipped up sunroof acts like a wind deflector. However, if you didn't purchase the "sunroof for stopping the roof rack noise" system, I think you're screwed. If you "got up with" the factory rep, or still have plans to, you can give him my solution to all those terribly annoying roof rack problems for free.
    Finally, the biggest thing I have learned throughout the
    gripe boards is this......

    A) VOLKSWAGON CAN'T FIX THIS STUFF
    B) VOLKSWAGON HAS YOUR MONEY AND DOESN'T CARE

    ANYONE UP FOR A LITTLE CLASS ACTION??????
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