pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,562 miles

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2012 Volkswagen Touareg steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 062016


  • miles


Steering wheel shakes during high way driving. Mostly happens around 80 mph, have done the road force balancing and 4 wheel alignments. The power steering wheel also has a weak assistant to turn back to center. Here is a youtube link of demonstration of steering shake. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?V=gqik_kw7kgg

- Manhattan, KS, USA

problem #3

Apr 012013

Touareg 6-cyl Diesel

  • 13,000 miles
I have a 2012 Touareg tdi that has a steering shaking problem which it has exhibited since I purchased it. VW has tried to rectify the problem by road force balancing and installing new tires but this has not resolved the problem. The steering wheel shakes, or oscillates, when driving at speeds reaching anywhere between 65 and 70 mph and higher. The oscillation continues up through higher speeds without subsiding. The steering wheel continuously cycles back and forth from left to right with about 1/4 inch to 3/8 inch. The vibration can be felt and seen when my hands are on the steering wheel.

- Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

problem #2

Mar 292012

Touareg 4-cyl

  • 850 miles
The steering wheel shakes at highway speeds 99% of the time. The speed at which this occurs is in the range of 65-80 mph. I believe this to be a safety concern.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 282012


  • 400 miles
Vehicle pulls to the right at all speeds and which necessitates constant input from the driver to hold the car straight.

- Loveland, CO, USA

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