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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,900 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Touareg drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 262010


  • 53,900 miles


I own a 2006 VW Touareg. It has only 54K miles and has never been driven off road. It has been a family car and bought new in 2006. Just yesterday Sept 2009 I left a parking lot and began accelerating when it sounded like and felt like the car lost the front two tires. I quickly pulled over thinking I would see blown tires but saw nothing. Got back in drove a 100 feet to have the same noise and shaking. I pulled over and had it towed to nearest VW shop. Found out the drive shaft was shot. $1100 for the part and only $65 to install new drive shaft. Mechanic thought it was interesting that the local VW dealer happen to have one in stock. He thought it meant they must be having this problem with a lot of Touaregs. I am going to call VW in hopes that they will take some responsibility. Is this not an off road vehicle? they sure market it as one. I can't imagine what would be broke and how quickly it would have broke if I did drive it off road. I have noticed some cheap aspects of the interior of the car as buttons have faded due to touching them for use. I have had a few issues with tire pressure sensors as well but have been fixed by dealer. I frequently have the lights on the car needing to be replaced almost like a small electrical issue. Check light warning light comes on often. My biggest concern is that this was a 40K dollar car and looks nice but seems a bit cheap for what we paid for it. It has taken a few years of driving it to come to this conclusion but it is disappointing. I like VW and have owned many over the years. I hope they will stand behind these issues.

- Bend, OR, USA

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