really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,100 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 102007

Touareg 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles


- the contact stated that while driving the 2004 Volkswagen torgue with 31000 failure mileage at any rate of speed the tps monitoring system light turned on, and staysed on until the vehicle was restarted a couple of times. Also, the vehicle pulled to the front passenger side and was wearing out the tires and brakes on that side.

- Newbury, MA, USA

problem #3

May 312004

Touareg 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,400 miles
The problem began on 4-04. Problems with brakes. Hydraulic brakes are pulling, causing excessive screeching noise and brake dust. Brakes are now grinding. Brakes have been serviced 3 times in the last year. Volkswagen will not offer any further assistance. Dealer reports that Volkswagen is working on problem in general. Occurs in all weather and driving conditions. Problem is gradual and worsening. On last servicing, vehicle was reported to have had a brake resurfacing. Brakes are all wheel. Also, driver's seat is not going up and is broken.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 222005

Touareg 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driver applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor and the steering wheel failed to turn. Driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a fire hydrant. Left side (driver's side) wheel sheared off. Driver was not injured. Vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic stated that a cause could not be determined at this time.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 282004

Touareg 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On two occasions my 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V-8 experienced complete electrical system failures. The vehicle would not start on these two occasions. There was no electrical power as if the battery were completely depleted. I did not cause any electrical/battery drain, I.e. leaving on lights or leaving any electrical equipment on. Local VW dealership service conducted an analysis and found several faults stored. But the service adviser said none of the stored faults indicated what caused the complete electrical failure. First incident was April, 2004 and most recent Dec. 28, 2004. I also experienced numerous other electrical and/or computer malfunctions. These malfunctions were related to: All-wheel drive system, drive line system, stability control system, anti-lock brakes, steering input, door locks, interior lighting features, tire pressure monitoring, and keyless remote. All-wheel drive system, drive line system, anti-lock brakes, and steering input malfunctions occurred four total times. Dealer/service could not "duplicate" the problem and no repairs were made. The door locks and interior lighting problems were constant but dealer/service could not "" the problem. The tire pressure monitoring was repaired and has been problem free since March 2004. The keyless remote door lock/unlock was repaired and works better but has not been problem free.

- Hagerstown, MD, USA

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