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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,875 miles

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2012 Volkswagen Touareg fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2012 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 032016


  • 73,000 miles


Check engine light came on and was a error code for the fuel pump. Took 4 hours of work and had to be replaced.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 012016


  • 70,000 miles
Check engine light came on at 70,000 miles and was due to the ad blue tank heater.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 112016


  • 98,500 miles
Ad blue heating element failed for second time on vehicle. First one replaced at 58,000 miles and second one at 98,500 miles. Volkswagen not offering any financial relief for second failed part citing the part warranty has expired.

- Carbondale, CO, USA

problem #1

Apr 302015

Touareg 6-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
I was driving on a busy street, when I stopped at a red light. The car stalled at the light, and would not restart. I had it towed to the nearest VW dealer and was informed that there was a problem with the fuel pump (metal found), and that they were going to have to replace the fuel pump, and line. I feel that I was lucky not to have been driving on the freeway going 50 - 70 miles an hour, in which a crash could have occurred when the car stalled.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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