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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,500 miles

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2006 Volkswagen Touareg fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 032014

Touareg

  • 95,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Volkswagen Touareg. The contact stated that there was an odor of fuel present inside the vehicle and there was fuel leaking from the vehicle which was present on the garage floor. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the fuel was leaking from the fuel system and no other information was available. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- West Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #1

Nov 082013

Touareg 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The outside rear of the car smelled like gas. After looking under the car we noticed a puddle of gas collecting after stopping the vehicle. The dealer told us the driver side fuel pump has a crack leaking fuel. This is a serious problem and has to be addressed before somene dies. It is a hazard to my family and the public as a whole. Apparently VW has done a recall for this for later model year Touareg, but not the 2006. They refuse to fix it due to age"! in all the years I've been driving, I've never had a fuel pump that cracks and spews gas all over the road. In order to even find the problem, they had to take out all of the rear seats, cut through the carpet of the vehicle, and open up two vents through the floor of the SUV. This is a serious hazard. So if I hadn't smelled the gas and someone threw a cigarette, my family would be in hazard for their life"! even though there are many other examples of this on the internet VW has refused to acknowledge this is an issue.

- Orange, CA, USA

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