hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,167 miles

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2005 Volkswagen Touareg engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 152005

Touareg 8-cyl

  • 1,500 miles


The vehicle has an annoying proclivity to hesitate (sometimes for as long as 3 or 4 seconds) between the time the accelerator pedal is depressed and the time the engine responds. Under certain circumstances (e.g., crossing a lane of high speed traffic) the delay could be very dangerous and even fatal. It has been doing this since it was new, and it happens only when decelerating, not coming to a complete stop, and then attempting to accelerate. We traded in a 2004 Touareg V8 that we had purchased used with 30K miles because of the identical problem, thinking that the defect would have corrected on the newer vehicle. The 2005 Touareg V8 was purchased new for $55,000 plus tax and license. The vehicle now has 32,180 miles on it.

- Provo, UT, USA

problem #2

Dec 012014

Touareg 8-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
It's not letting me select any parts there is a glitch in this website. It is my entire wiring system! has cost us 100S of dollars!

- Menifee, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 032012

Touareg 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Sign consistently appears saying "oil pressure problem stop engine now" especially when you try to exit the freeway. According to Volkswagen dealer, this could damage the engine beyond repair. This is a factory defect that is happening to many Volkswagen brands. This is something Volkswagen knew about and should do something about it. Volkswagen corporation should recall all vehicle with this problem and fix it without current owners suffering for it. Let me add that I have changed the switch, flushed engine, changed oil, changed catalytic converter, changed oil pump that connects the oil pan with the engine, the problem would stop for a while and comes back again.

- Canoga Park, CA, USA

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