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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,109 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Touareg lights problems

lights problem

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2005 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 162014

Touareg 6-cyl

  • 74,218 miles


Both left and right headlights failed and would not operate in low beam mode. Upon inspection, I noted that the insulation for the wiring inside each headlight unit was brittle, cracked and in some cases the insulation had fallen completely off. This caused both headlights to ground out and fail, potentially hazardous during vehicle operation and a potential fire hazard.

- West Milford, NJ, USA

problem #1

Sep 172008


  • 30,000 miles
This 2005 Touareg has given me problems since I got. First it was always the headlights that gave me trouble, then the tires wore out way before the time, the braking system had to be replaced all the way around at about 30,000, now the transmission is slipping or jumping, the coating on the door and on the heating vents is peeling off, I had to have the lock on the door fixed cause that never worked. This truck has been a serious problem since I got it and I feel like it is a lemon.

- Elyria, OH, USA

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