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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,707 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012004

Touareg 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,041 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle would jump forward when making turns, making it difficult to control vehicle. Owner took vehicle to dealer for repair of the transfer case 3 times. The accelerator pedal would get stuck, which was not enabling the vehicle to accelerate and to change gears. Also, windshield wipers would work intermittently, causing visibility problems on the road during inclement weather. In addition, the battery would drain and cause the vehicle not to turn on. Manufacturer was contacted by owner numerous times.

- Sumner, WA, USA

problem #2

Jan 152004

Touareg

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle stalled. Consumer restarted the vehicle. Also, noticed that the air bag light and check engine light appeared on the dashboard. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. And mechanic determined that the battery needed to be tightened, and that the electrical module needed to be replaced, and he replaced it. However, the problem recurred.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

problem #1

Oct 182003

Touareg 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,079 miles
2004 Touareg that has experienced multiple battery failures due to excessive draw. The vehicle cannot be left unattended for more than 3-4 days w/out experiencing battery failure. Has been to VW service on 3 occassions for a total of 40 business days. The car has also experienced multiple tire pressure monitoring system failures which could provide erroneous information directly related to the tire condition. Accordingly, the vehicle iss unreliable, prone to electrical system malfunctions which could impact operator, passenger and other motorist safety.

- Cape Carteret, NC, USA

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