hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,033 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg lights problems

lights problem

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2004 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 112016


  • 50,100 miles


Defective headlights in 2004 VW Touareg, lights go out periodically while you are driving. This was an issue covered by a class action lawsuit. Now VW won't even talk to you about it and refers you to an 800 number that was disconnected years ago. This is a major safety issue and VW is running away from their liability. Typical behavior for VW.

- Melbourne Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 012014


  • 75,000 miles
This is a problem impacting a large percentage of 2005-2006 VW Touaregs with hid headlights. Wire in headlamp assembly is to small for load. The insulation decays due to heat and results in a short which will blow the fuse for affected headlight. Usually occurs when switching on high beams or hitting a large bump. While there is an inexpensive diy fix, outlined in below link, VW is telling owners they need to spend $950 per headlamp to replace the assembly. www.clubtouareg.com/forums/F43/Touareg-dead-xenon-fix-code-01344-A-103130.html.

- Royersford, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 112014

Touareg 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
While driving at night on the garden state parkway at 65mph all of the lights, both exterior and interior, went out for about 7 seconds. This had happened once before during daylight hours. The car does not stall, but is completely dark. I advised Volkswagen of America of this problem by letter dated April 17, 2014. On Tuesday April 22, 2014 a representative of Volkswagen called me and advised that since the vehicle was "out of warranty" they would not inspect the vehicle to analyze/determine the cause of the problem. I was surprised by this indifference to a serious safety problem since the 2004 Touareg is notorious for problems with its electrical system, including reports of stalling. The local dealer inspected parts of the electrical system and could not determine the cause of the problem.

- Wall, NJ, USA

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