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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,700 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Touareg accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012006

Touareg 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,700 miles


Inside door handles "stick" open, and when you close the car door they pop back open since they can't catch the lock. I have had the door lock handles malfunction on two different cars of the same make and model. On one occasion while closing the door more gently, it wasn't noticed that the door didn't actually catch. When I went to drive away, then stop... the door flew open narrowly missing a pedestrian. The door flew open so quickly I actually checked the car for frame damage since I was sure the door would be bent. It was actually ok. When reported to my dealer the door lock was fixed under warranty, but not cited as a known hazard or recall.

- Weston, FL, USA

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