definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,489 miles

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2013 Volkswagen Touareg fuel system problems

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2013 Volkswagen Touareg Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 262014

Touareg 6-cyl Diesel

  • 34,978 miles


I was turning across traffic (left). I started to cross traffic and the vehicle stalled, almost seem to die, then recouped and went across. This has happened 2 times in 1000 miles. I almost got hit by on-coming traffic the first time. It is a very serious situation and one that could cause injury, or worse, death. I was told by a VW service manager, at a dealership, that it was a transmission hesitation and that it was normal for a diesel. I have driven diesels all my life and this is not normal for a diesel, or any other vehicle for that matter. I have asked to have a VW representative contact me but have heard nothing so far.

- Leesburg, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 132013

Touareg 6-cyl Diesel

  • 10,000 miles
2013 Touareg tdi glow plug warning light came on then the engine warning light. The vehicle lost throttle response -- did not stop running but also felt like running on only a few cylinders -- could not drive over 40 mph on freeway. Also lost ability to downshift auto transmission. Drove the vehicle to my regular VW dealer, who says that the entire fuel system must be replaced -- as directed by VW usa -- from back to front. The dealer claims there were "pieces of rust in the fuel system?" dealer acknowledges that should not happen. The vehicle is less than seven months old. Now into second week waiting for repair. Reading online, there is evidently a fuel system issue for the 2011-13 tdi Touareg relating to the injectors (ceramic particles) and fuel pumps ability to handle usa diesel.

- Clarksburg, MD, USA

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