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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,240 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Volkswagen Touareg wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #6

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

problem #5

Jul 052007

Touareg 6-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
I lease a 2005 Touareg V6 and all tires of the car are worm out after 8K miles. Maker refuses to deal with the problem. One of the tires also has a deep crack. The lease vehicle return final inspection came out with 150$ charge for each tire.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #4

May 152005

Touareg 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,242 miles
I currently own a 2005 V-6 Volkswagen Touareg. The vehicle has less than 15,000 miles. Approximately 3 months after owning vehicle, the vehicle exemplified obvious shifting concerns as well as poor gas mileage. The transmission was replaced in hopes to correct the issues described above, however, it has not improved. I was asked to drive the vehicle for at least another 6 months to a year, to break it in. In this time, my car has worsened. The shifting is more erratic, losing power, jumping gears, and nearly stalling when taking off from a stop and at intersections. As a result of the erratic shifting, I have been nearly rear-ended. My car has been in 5 times for 3 to 8 days at a time. The dealership has not been able to duplicate this issue, since it has replaced the transmission. The only service the manufacturer has done to my vehicle in hopes to correct the poor shifting and poor gas mileage (11-12 mpg) is computer software updates. None of which have ever fixed the problems. In addition, with each month that passes, new mechanical problems arise. The seat adjustments fail, along with the radio, the trunk hatch, the airbag, etc. The car overheats and smoke comes from the tires & wheels, of which the manufacturer took notice to, but could not determine the cause. The service department at Volkswagen has had 5-6 attempts to service the multiple problems since May 2005 and it is now January 07 and my car is still in the shop for the same problems. In addition, the tires (w/ pads/rotors (sp?) are completely worn, and the vehicle has only 12K miles.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #3

Jul 292006

Touareg 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles


Front tires wear at 8-10,000 miles, first set replaced and given a new alignment however now second set worn as well. Volkswagen refuses to remedy even though they know of the numerous complaints involving tire wear.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Jun 062006


  • 6,700 miles
6700 miles and my front tires are already bare!!

- Weston, FL, USA

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problem #1

Nov 202005

Touareg 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles
Oem grandtrek tires are a disgrace. 1 side-wall tear, 1 internal shredding, and 3 blow outs within 15,000. Replaced soon thereafter.

- Olivebridge, NY, USA

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