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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,970 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Volkswagen Touareg brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012006


  • 31,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Volkswagen Touareg. While driving at 45 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle and the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that the brake pedal was difficult to depress. The contact had to apply force to the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. All warning lights illuminated on the instrument cluster. The vehicle was taken to a dealer multiple times. The contact was unsure about what repairs were performed however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 31,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #1

Oct 032012

Touareg 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,940 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volkswagen Touareg. The contact stated that he took the vehicle to the dealer for regular service when he was advised that the brakes needed replacing. The contact was also advised that the bolts to the calipers were fractured along with the steering links, which would also need replacing. The dealer repaired the brake disk, calipers, brake lining, bolts and the steering knuckles. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that the vehicle was no longer covered under warranty. The failure mileage was approximately 114,940. The current mileage was approximately 115,000. Updated 11/12/12 the consumer stated the holding calipers not fractured, threads were badly rusted into steering knuckle requiring replacement of driver side steering knuckle. The failures are not duplicated on the right front brake assembly. The consumer has the defective parts. The vehicle has never been operated in off road condition or exposed to salt water. Updated 12/11/2012

- Clinton, WA, USA

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