definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,795 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 142007

Touareg 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles


The esp light came on steady and the lights around the differential switch came on flashing. Then the vehicle lost electrical power and would not start. I had it towed into the dealer and the service people indicated there were numerous recalls on this vehicle that caused this problem. I was never notified of these recalls.

- Truckee, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 282005

Touareg 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volkswagen Touareg. The warning tone of the tire pressure monitoring system sounds intermittently. In addition, the headlights failed, and the vehicle pulled to the right sporadically and without warning. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of failure. The contact possessed the repair invoices. The failure mileage began at 100. The consumer stated the failures continue, she has had multiple problems with this vehicle brake rotors replace at 15,000 miles, brake pads had to be replaced at 18,000 miles, two tires replace at 16,000 miles, tps lights continue to go on and off been fixed, four new tires at 30,000 miles. The consumer states that there have been 9 recalls and tps lights still in failure. Update 05/04/07

- Newbury, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 182003

Touareg 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,079 miles
2004 Touareg that has experienced multiple battery failures due to excessive draw. The vehicle cannot be left unattended for more than 3-4 days w/out experiencing battery failure. Has been to VW service on 3 occassions for a total of 40 business days. The car has also experienced multiple tire pressure monitoring system failures which could provide erroneous information directly related to the tire condition. Accordingly, the vehicle iss unreliable, prone to electrical system malfunctions which could impact operator, passenger and other motorist safety.

- Cape Carteret, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 092003


  • 77,000 miles
Electrical wiring harness was mounted too close to the manifold. The clamp for these wires became too hot and caused the vehicle to stall.

- Duck Hill, MS, USA

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