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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 222005

Touareg 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Driver applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor and the steering wheel failed to turn. Driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a fire hydrant. Left side (driver's side) wheel sheared off. Driver was not injured. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic stated that a cause could not be determined at this time.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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