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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,667 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Touareg drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012013


  • 70,000 miles


This is a well documented problem all over the web yet VW and to date the NHTSA refuse to address the issue. Maybe there is a requirement that at least 13 people die (GM) before anyone does something about it. Problem is with transmission which causes car to jolt forward as if it is getting rammed in the rear of the vehicle. Can cause loss of control, whip lash, rear ending, etc...

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #2

Jul 102013


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Volkswagen Touareg. The contact stated that the drive shaft failed and was repaired under the contact's warranty. The failure recurred recently and the contact stated that the failure recurred less than 30,000 miles later. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 80,000. The VIN was not available.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 152010

Touareg 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
I have a 2005 Touareg with 74,000 miles. I had to replace the drive shaft after because of a faulty ball bearing which produced a high pitched noise.

- Manassas, VA, USA

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