hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,418 miles

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2008 Volkswagen Touareg fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2008 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 262016


  • 95,600 miles


Underneath the car around the rear end, there is an obvious leaking of fuel ( usually observed after stopping and turning off car). The leaked fuel can form a small puddle. It will stop after a while. But judging from the situation this leak can become bigger and bigger, which could be very dangerous and is a fire hazard. I am not a specialist on cars, but since I am not a frequent driver and never drive cars to uneven sand roads, therefore the manufacture of the fuel tank itself and maybe its design is most possible for the cause of the this problem.

- West Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #3

Oct 252015


  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Volkswagen Touareg. While driving 70 mph, the contact smelled a strong odor of fuel. Even when the vehicle was stopped or parked, the fumes were very strong. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- New Waverly, TX, USA

problem #2

May 012015

Touareg 6-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
Huge fire/ health hazard: The fuel pump housing is cracked in our car causing a significant amount of fuel to spill out underneath the vehicle (3-4 drops/ sec). The fuel pools in the frame and under-body first until the frame becomes so full that it spills out. This is a common issue with the 2004-2012 Volkswagen Touareg/ Porsche cayenne, and very visible online. It is a manufacturing defect. The fuel pumps are located under the passenger rear seats, and fuels pools inside the covers in at those locations and around the electrical connections. These leaks caused the occupants (my wife/kids) to be exposed to severe gasoline fumes inside the car causing them dizziness, nausea, and headaches. This problem will cause a fire and kill people. Volkswagen is unable to provide assistance. I filed a complaint with them and escalated it with no results.

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 242014

Touareg 6-cyl

  • 70 miles
The car started to smell like gas even after hours in the garage. We took it to a mechanic which they said that it can be a gas leak.

- Frisco, TX, USA

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