2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG VIN: WVGBC67L14D013028

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VIN WVGBC67L14D013028 Decoding Volkswagen Vin Decoder

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Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Touareg

Model Year

2004

Plant City

BRATISLAVA

Series

V6

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

SLOVAKIA

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 2E: 6,001 - 7,000 lb (2,722 - 3,175 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3189

Displacement (CI)

194.604719918

Displacement (L)

3.189000

Engine Power (kW)

164.0540

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

220

Other Engine Info

50-St./Can. BIN5/LEV II emission. Emissions Certification Test Group: 4VWXT03.2225

Engine Manufacturer

Volkswagen

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Active Seat Belt

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WVGBC67L14D013028

Components: PARKING BRAKE

December 10, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10371126
Consumer Location: OMAHA, NE
VIN: WVGBC67L14D****

Summary of Complaint

EVERY TIME THE CAR IS STARTED THE WARNING LIGHT SHOWS THAT THE PARKING BRAKE IS ENGAGED. I NEVER USE THE PARKING BRAKE. I HAVE TALKED TO THE DEALER AND THEY SAY THAT THE PARKING BRAKE PEDAL NEEDS TO BE "HAND LIFTED" TO CLEAR THE WARNING LIGHT. WHEN I TRIED THIS IT DID CLEAR THE WARNING LIGHT FROM THE DASH. MY QUESTION IS WHY WOULD MY PARKING BRAKE BE ENGAGED IF I NEVER HAVE USED THE PARKING BRAKE? IT MAY JUST BE SOME MALFUNCTION WITH THEIR WARNING LIGHTS OR SENSORS, BUT HOW I AM I TO KNOW IF THIS IS A REAL PARKING BRAKE WARNING? *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 01, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10137587
Consumer Location: CANTON, OH
VIN: WVGBC67L14D****

Summary of Complaint

DT: THE VEHICLE HESITATES ON ACCELERATION, AND THIS HAPPENS INTERMITTENTLY. WHILE STEPPING ON THE GAS PEDAL AND THE VEHICLE HESITATES. THE CONSUMER TOOK THE VEHICLE TO DEALER, AND THEY SAID THIS WAS NORMAL, BUT THEY DID SAY VOLKSWAGEN PROGRAMMED A DELAY IN THE COMPUTER CHIP. THERE IS NO FOREWARNING, NO LIGHTS COME ON, AND THERE IS NO NOISE. THIS FIRST HAPPENED ON MARCH 1, 2005. *AK

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING ENGINE

April 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11441658
Consumer Location: BIRMINGHAM, AL
VIN: WVGCM77L64D****

Summary of Complaint

Leaking gas caught on fire put it out but now I have no head lights no high beams replaced everything still nothing. All lights on dash go crazy kills battery all the time and had to replace something in the rear end. Overall it has cost me $2500 and I still have no headlights at all and leaking gas. It’s my only vehicle I hope next time it doesn’t catch back on fire could have been worse and still could be. Somebody could get hurt and I have kids.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 25, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11422591
Consumer Location: FORT COLLINS, CO
VIN: wvgzc67l94d****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2004 Volkswagen Touareg. The contact stated while driving approximately 75 mph, the driver’s side curtain air bag deployed inadvertently. Due to the inadvertent air bag deployment, the vehicle failed to restart. The contact had not taken the vehicle to a dealer. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11375085
Consumer Location: RAYTOWN, MO
VIN: WVGCM67L94D****

Summary of Complaint

LIGHT WENT OUT ON DARK ROAD. NEARLY CRASHED. FOUND INSULATION ON WIRES FOR LIGHTS DETERIORATED. HARNESS WAS MELTED LOWER IN THE FENDER. ONLINE SEARCH FOUND SAME ISSUE IS COMMON AND INCLUDED FIRES.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11344166
Consumer Location: WALDORF, MD
VIN: WVGBC77L24D****

Summary of Complaint

SUV IS NOT GETTING GAS TO ENGINE

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11286924
Consumer Location: MENLO PARK, CA
VIN: WVGCM67L24D****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS A STRONG SMELL OF GASOLINE OUTSIDE OF THE CAR AFTER THE CAR HAS BEEN DRIVEN (OR WHILE IT'S DRIVING, BUT IT'S NOT OFTEN I'M OUTSIDE OF THE CAR WHILE IT'S RUNNING). THIS IS DUE TO THE PLASTIC HOUSING ON THE FUEL PUMP THAT HAS DEVELOPED A CRACK, AND IS LEAKING GASOLINE. THIS IS SIMILAR TO ANOTHER RECALL, 17V583000, WHICH IS FOR THE FUEL FILTER FLANGE, BUT VW IS SAYING THEY WILL NOT COVER IT UNDER THAT BECAUSE THIS IS THE HOUSING, NOT THE FLANGE. BUT IT'S THE SAME RESULT...

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES

August 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11245345
Consumer Location: MIDDLETOWN, OH
VIN: WVGBC77L74D****

Summary of Complaint

LIGHTS ON THE DASH COME ON HILL ASSIST SHUTS ON AND OFF BY ITSELF BRAKE LIGHT COMES ON AND OFF SUNROOF HAS OPEN BY ITSELF AC HAS STOPPED WORKING AND THE NEXT DAY WORKS AGAIN HEATED STEERING WHEEL WORKS WHEN IT WANTS THIS HAPPENED WHILE YOU'RE DRIVING OR SITTING STILL EVERYTHING I HAVE READ ON THE INTERNET HAS POINTED TO AN ELECTRICAL ISSUE THIS IS AN EVERYDAY THING

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 27, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11229973
Consumer Location: MISSOULA, MT
VIN: WVGEM77L34D****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY @ 70MPR WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN WITHOUT WARNING THE CAR STARTS ACTING SLUGGISH FOR A MIN THEN BACK TO NORMAL, AND RANDOMLY FOR THE NEXT HOUR OR SO DOES(I HAD A WAYS TO GO) THIS A FEW MORE TIMES. I GOT TO MY DESTINATION AND LET HER REST FOR THE NIGHT. THE NEXT MORNING IT WAS DOING FINE EXCEPT NOW THE EMISSION CONTROL LIGHT CAME ON AND STAYED ON. BY THIS TIME IT WAS TIME FOR THE 100,000 MILE MAINTENANCE TO BE DONE AND IT DID GREAT UNTIL ABOUT 6 MONTHS LATER I WAS DRIVING @ 35MPR WHEN IT STARTED LOOSING POWER, THO I ONLY LOST A LITTLE BIT OF POWER STEERING WAS FORCED TO COME TO A STOP, WHICH JUST HAPPEN TO BE A ONE WAY BRIDGE, BABY IN THE CAR AND HAD TO PUSH MYSELF THE REST OF THE WAY ACROSS IT. ONCE OFF THE BRIDGE I TURNED THE CAR OFF (IT STAYED ON TIL I DID THIS) LET IT REST A MINUTE AND IT STARTED UP FINE AND LET ME GO A FEW BLOCKS STILL SLUGGISH AND THEN LOST POWER AGAIN. I REPEATED THIS PROCESS FOR ABOUT 5 MILES OR SO WHEN I WAS FORCED TO PARK IT CUZ I DIDN'T WANT TO RISK CROSSING THE HIGHWAY AGAIN. HAD IT TOWED TO DEALERSHIP WHERE THEY DID THE FLANGE RECALL, THAT DIDNT' FIX THE PROBLEM SO HAD TO REPLACE BOTH FUEL PUMPS AND THAT WAS ROUGHLY @ 103,000. 8 MONTHS LATER IT HAPPENS AGAIN THIS TIME AROUND 107,000. DEALERSHIP TOOK 4 HOURS TO DIAGNOSE ONLY TO TELL ME I NEED THE FUEL TANK REPLACED BECAUSE SOMEHOW ALL THE WIRES, CONNECTORS, AND CAPS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH THE FUEL LINES/TANK/PUMPS ARE EITHER MISSING, CRACKED, OR DAMAGED SO I NEED A WIRING HARNESS AS WELL. THEY ARE QUOTING A ME $5000 FIX!!!

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11230095
Consumer Location: THORNTON, CO
VIN: WVGBC77L84D****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL FLANK WAS SEALED BY THE DEALERSHIP. HOWEVER, THERE IS FUEL LEAKING.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION WHEELS

March 26, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11192399
Consumer Location: LITTLE RIVER, SC
VIN: WVGBC77L84D****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA I WAS DRIVING PERFECTLY FINE AND I CAME UPON A TURNING TO MAKE THE LEFT AND OUT OF NO WHERE MY CAR START SLIDING OUT OF CONTROL I TRIED TO CONTROL IT BECAUSE THERE WAS A DITCH CLOSE BY WHERE I WAS IT WAS SLIDING TO THE RIGHT TRIED TO SPIN THE STEERING TO THE LEFT BUT THE CAR WAS JUST DOING WHAT IT FELT LIKE I ENDED UP HITTING IN THE RAIL WHERE THE DITCH WAS AND PUSHING THE CAR BACK INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD BEAR IN MIND I HAD MY CHILDREN IN MY CAR NO ONE CAN GIVE ME AN EXPLANATION TO MY MY CAR JUST SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL AND I KNOW I WAS NOT DRIVING FAST I AM NOT A FAST DRIVER ONE THING IS TO BE DONE AND CHECK OUT WITH THIS VEHICLE BEFORE IT CLAIM THE LIFE OF ANYONE THAT GOD MY LOVE AND MY KIDS WAS SPARED THE BRAKES SPEED CONTROL AND BODY OF THE CAR WAS AFFECTED AS WELL BUT IT IS NOT ALLOWING ME TO SELECT ALL OF THE OPTIONS ABOVE

Components: AIR BAGS

March 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11185712
Consumer Location: CLAYTON, DE
VIN: WVGEM77L54D****

Summary of Complaint

HIT A VERY MASSIVE POTHOLE AND IT CAUSED THE AIRBAG FAULTY STATEMENT TO APPEAR ON THE DASHBOARD. IT APPEARS THE AIRBAG ATTEMPTED TO DISCHARGE UPON HITTING A POTHOLE AND DID NOT DISCHARGE AND THUS THE AIRBAG MECHANISM WAS CONSIDERED FAULTY. A POTHOLE/RUMBLE STRIP SHOULD NOT CAUSE A AIRBAG FAULT TO APPEAR AS THIS COULD BE DANGEROUS.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

February 19, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11149899
Consumer Location: LITITZ, PA
VIN: WVGCM67L64D****

Summary of Complaint

THE HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLIES ON THIS VEHICLE FAIL DUE TO THE INTERNAL WIRING INSIDE OF THE HOUSING. THIS LEADS TO ZERO VISIBILITY DURING NIGHT TIME. THE HEADLIGHTS WHEN OPERATING CORRECTLY ALSO DO NOT PRODUCE ENOUGH LIGHT OUTPUT TO BE ABLE TO SEE DURING THE NIGHT EVEN WITH A BRAND NEW ASSEMBLY.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 23, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11114294
Consumer Location: THORNTON, CO
VIN: WVGBC77L84D****

Summary of Complaint

THE TOUAREG MADE SOME RATTLING NOISE WHILE I WAS DRIVING AT 35 MPH. AS SOON I STOPPED AND MADE IT MY DESTINATION AND TURNED OFF THE CAR THE CAR WOULDN'T START UP. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THE DEALERSHIP COULDN'T FIGURE OUT WHY THE CAR WOULDN'T START. FINALLY, AFTER A WELL OVER A WEEK, THEY DETERMINED THAT I NEEDED TO REPLACE ALL SIX FUEL INJECTORS. THE FUEL INJECTORS GOT REPLACED NOW THE CAR TURNS ON BUT AS SOON AS YOU STEP ON THE GAS THE CAR DIES.

Components: WHEELS

December 29, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 11109526
Consumer Location: SHERMAN OAKS, CA
VIN: WVGBC67L54D****

Summary of Complaint

FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE( IN DECEMBER OF 2003), TPMS HAS BEEN "ON" IN YELLOW/ORANGE COLOR INDICATING THAT THE TIRE PRESSURE IN ALL/VARIOUS LOCATIONS NEED ADJUSTMENT. AFTER INSPECTION BY MYSELF, GAS STATION ATTENDANTS, TIRE SHOP COMPANIES, AND VW DEALERSHIPS, I FINALLY GAVE UP. IN THE BEGINNING, THE DEALERSHIP ( WHERE I PURCHASED THE CAR) WOULD NOT OFFICIALLY ADMIT TO THE PROBLEM, BUT AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS, IN A VERY INFORMAL WAY, THEY CLAIMED THE THIS TECHNOLOGY WAS BRAND NEW AND THAT IT HAS ITS FLAWS! THAT I SHOULD NOT TAKE THOSE WARNINGS TOO SERIOUSLY. UNAWARE OF ANY RECALLS, I GAVE UP ON THIS TOPIC. NOW, I JUST WANT TO BE ON THE RECORD!

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 06, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11109524
Consumer Location: SHERMAN OAKS, CA
VIN: WVGBC67L54D****

Summary of Complaint

( STARTED NOTICING THIS PROBLEM ABOUT 1 TO 2 YEARS AGO)WHILE THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION IS IN 5TH GEAR AND SPEEDS OF UNDER 50 MI./HR, WHEN STEPPING ON THE ACCELERATOR, THE AUTOMATIC DOWN SHIFT OCCURS WITH A VERY HARSH "KICK" TO A POINT THAT THE PASSENGERS FEEL THE JOLT. A FEW YEARS AGO, A SIMILAR PROBLEM REGARDING THE DOWN-SHIFT WAS SUBJECT OF RECALL WHICH THE DEALERS HAD TO INSTALL A "PATCH" ( UPDATED SOFTWARE) IN ORDER TO FIX THAT PROBLEM.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 25, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11099448
Consumer Location: LAHAINA, HI
VIN: WVGCM77L64D****

Summary of Complaint

I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, IN MARCH OF 2018, STATING THAT THERE IS A SAFETY RECALL 20AI-FUEL PUMP FLANGE FOR MY MAKE AND MODEL OF VEHICLE. I HAD ALREADY HAD THAT REPAIR DONE, DUE TO A SEVERE LEAK IN MY FUEL PUMP (GAS WAS POURING OUT OF THE BOTTOM OF THE VEHICLE AS AS FAST AS I WAS PUMPING THE GAS IN ON ONE OCCASION). I HAD TO HAVE MY VEHICLE TOWED TO A REPAIR FACILITY AND COULDN'T DRIVE IT UNTIL IT WAS REPAIRED. THEN, 3 YEARS LATER, I RECIEVED A RECALL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM VOLKSWAGEN FOR THE EXACT REPAIR THAT I HAD DONE FOR THE FAULTY FUEL PUMP FLANGE. I COMPLETED THE REIMBURSEMENT FORM AND SUBMITTED IT TO VOLKSWAGEN. MY REIMBURSEMENT WAS REJECTED BECAUSE MY REPAIR WAS MADE PRIOR TO THE RECALL BEING ISSUED. I WAS TOLD BY VOLKSWAGEN REPRESENTATIVES THAT THE NHTSA LIMITS RECALL REPAIRS AND REIMBURSEMENTS, AND IT'S THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE NHTSA BECAUSE THEY SET THE TIMELINE.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

May 09, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11092681
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE, NC
VIN: WVGCM67L54D****

Summary of Complaint

THE HEADLIGHTS CONTINUOUSLY SHORT OUT AND STOP WORKING. THE WIRES ON THE HEADLIGHTS HAVE NO INSULATION BECAUSE IT HAS FALLEN OFF. THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN FIXED MULTIPLE TIMES AND STILL CONTINUES TO HAPPEN. I CONTACTED THE LOCAL VW DEALERSHIP AND WAS NOT HELPED. I CONTACTED VW CORPORATE OFFICE AND NO HELP. THERE WAS A CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST VW FOR THIS VERY ISSUE. MORE THAN ONCE IT HAS LEFT MY DAD STRANDED BECAUSE HE HAD NO HEADLIGHTS TO DRIVE HOME WITH.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 24, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 11091195
Consumer Location: PALM DESERT, CA
VIN: WVGEM67L54D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, AN ODOR OF FUMES WAS DETECTED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO COACHELLA VALLEY VOLKSWAGEN (79050 VARNER RD, INDIO, CA 92203, 760-200-4000) WHERE THE TECHNICIAN FOUND A FUEL LEAK AND REPLACED THE FILTER FLANGES. THE FAILURE RECURRED FOUR YEARS LATER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO VOLKSWAGEN OF PALM SPRINGS (67909 E PALM CANYON DR., CATHEDRAL CITY, CA 92234, 855-996-5429) WHERE THE FILTER FLANGES WERE REPLACED AGAIN DUE TO A FUEL LEAK. THE CONTACT LATER RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V583000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE CONTACT CALLED THE MANUFACTURER, REPORTED THE FAILURES, AND DEMANDED REIMBURSEMENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER DENIED THE REIMBURSEMENT, STATING THE REPAIRS WERE PERFORMED PRIOR TO THE RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 60,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11072332
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: WVGEM67L34D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, A STRONG FUEL ODOR EMITTED THROUGH THE VENTS OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE FUEL GAUGE FAILED TO PROVIDE THE ACCURATE READING. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V583000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE); HOWEVER, THE PART NEEDED FOR THE REPAIR WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE REPAIR. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 89,000. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 27, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11065404
Consumer Location: HILLIARD, OH
VIN: WVGBC67L54D****

Summary of Complaint

THERE WAS A RECALL ISSUED ON MY VEHICLE BACK ON SEPTEMBER 20TH 2017, I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP ON OCTOBER 23RD 2017 TO FIND OUT A RESOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM, THEY ADVISED THERE WAS NOT A REMEDY YET BUT WOULD CONTACT ME WHEN THERE WAS. IT HAS NOT BEEN ALMOST 6 MONTHS SINCE THE RECALL WAS ISSUED WITH NO CONTACT FROM DEALER OR RESOLUTION. THIS VEHICLE IS USED BY MY WIFE TO TRANSPORT MY CHILDREN AND IT IS UNSAFE, AS WE HAVE STARTED TO SMELL GASOLINE IN AND AROUND THE VEHICLE, I HAVE NO NOTICED ANY MAJOR LEAKS YET BUT I DO NOT WANT HER DRIVING THE VEHICLE UNTIL IT IS FIXED AND IT SHOULD NOT TAKE 6 MONTHS TO DO SO

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11064309
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: WVGCM77L24D****

Summary of Complaint

SMELT FUEL COMING FROM REAR BENCH SEAT - - OPENED COVERS TO SEE CRACKS IN BOTH FUEL FILTER CARTRIDGES. HAD THE FUEL FILTERS AND CARTRIDGES ON BOTH SIDES REPLACED AND CHECKED BY VW DEALERSHIP IN FAIRFIELD, CA.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 06, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11061975
Consumer Location: HOLLIS, NH
VIN: WVGBC77L94D****

Summary of Complaint

ONE MORNING IN JUNE 2017 MY HUSBAND STOPPED FOR GAS. AFTER GETTING GAS HE STARTED TO TURN OUT OF THE GAS STATION WHEN OUR CAR (2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG) STOPPED MOVING AND SHUT DOWN. MY HUSBAND TRIED SEVERAL TIMES TO START AND MOVE THE CAR, BUT TO NO AVAIL.THE CAR HAD TO BE TOWED (AT OUR EXPENSE) TO OUR LOCAL GAS STATION.THE GAS STATION PERFORMED $1,164.16 WORTH OF WORK. THEY DID AN EXCELLENT JOB OF LOCATING THE PROBLEM AND FIXING IT FOR A REASONABLE PRICE. IN NOVEMBER 2017 WE RECEIVED A SAFETY RECALL NOTICE FROM VOLKSWAGEN. THE RECALL IS 'SAFETY RECALL 20AI - FUEL FILTER FLANGE.' HOWEVER, THE RECALL NOTICE STATED THAT VW DOES NOT HAVE A FIX YET FOR THE ISSUE.THIS APPEARS TO BE THE ISSUE THAT HAPPENED TO OUR CAR. WE CHATTED ONLINE WITH A VW AGENT, EXPLAINED EVERYTHING AND SHE SAID THAT THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO AT THIS POINT. THE VW AGENT PROVIDED ME WITH A CASE #(171803619), BUT SAID THAT THERE WAS NO FIX AND, THAT UNTIL VW CAME UP WITH A FIX, THERE WOULD BE NO WAY THAT WE COULD RECOUP OUR MONEY SPENT. WE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND HOW THEY DO NOT HAVE A FIX, SINCE IT HAPPENED TO OUR CAR AND IT'S FIXED AND RUNNING FINE TODAY. WE'D LIKE TO RECOUP OUR MONEY SPENT OUT OF POCKET FOR WHAT SEEMS TO BE A SAFETY RECALL WHICH NO ONE IS DOING ANYTHING ABOUT.

Components: AIR BAGS ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11056565
Consumer Location: CASCADE, CO
VIN: WVGCM77L24D****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVE IT SHORT DISTANCE AND IT WON'T START AGAIN FOR HOURS! HAVE TAKEN IT TO VW TO PUT ON BRAKES AND ASKED THEM TO CHECK IT OUT, FOUND NOTHING! THEY HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THIS RECALL SINCE APRIL 2017 SHOWS AIR BAG LIGHT ON ALL THE TIME !

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 09, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11054159
Consumer Location: SACRAMENTO, CA
VIN: WVGCM67L74D****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS A COMPLAINT REGARDING THE WAY THAT VOLKSWAGEN IS HANDLING THE SAFETY RECALL 20Z4 (FUEL PUMP FLANGE). MY CAR SMELLED LIKE GASOLINE AND I HAD RECEIVED THE SAFETY RECALL LETTER IN THE MAIL, SO TOOK MY CAR INTO VOLKSWAGEN IMMEDIATELY AS DIRECTED. THEY TOLD ME THAT THEY DO NOT YET HAVE THE REPLACEMENT PART, BUT THAT THEY COULD "PATCH" THE PROBLEM BY REPLACING THE FLANGE WITH A NEW FLANGE. HOWEVER, I WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR THE FLANGE REPLACEMENT ($590), AND THEN ONCE THE RECALL IS "VALIDATED" AND THE REPLACEMENT PART COMES IN, THEY WOULD REPAIR THE CAR AND THEN I COULD SEND IN MY RECEIPT FOR VW TO RE-REIMBURSE ME. THEY SAID THAT IF I DID NOT PAY FOR THE TEMPORARY REPAIR THAT I WOULD BE DRIVING MY CAR AT MY OWN RISK. I DO NOT HAVE AN EXTRA $590 LYING AROUND TO PAY FOR THIS REPAIR, EVEN IF AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE I MIGHT BE REIMBURSED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 13, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11054179
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVGCM77L24D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO START WHEN ATTEMPTING TO DRIVE. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, AN ELECTRICAL NOISE WAS HEARD FROM THE DASHBOARD. IN ADDITION, THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FAILED AFTER THREE DAYS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO DAVID MAUS VOLKSWAGEN NORTH (1050 LEE RD, ORLANDO, FL 32810, PHONE: (407) 233-0529), BUT THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DETERMINED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

April 26, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11053270
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: WVGCM77L64D****

Summary of Complaint

2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO FUEL FILTER FLANGE SAFETY RECALL. *LD THE CONSUMER REQUESTED TO BE REIMBURED FOR THE REPAIRS COVERED IN THE RECALL. UPDATED 12/8/2017*JS

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11052407
Consumer Location: FORT WORTH, TX
VIN: WVGBC77L24D****

Summary of Complaint

I RECEIVED A SAFETY RECALL 20AI REGARDING MY VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG, IT IS A SERIOUS SAFETY RECALL AS IT INVOLVES THE FUEL POSSIBLE LEAKAGE; HOWEVER, THE RECALL REPAIR IS NOT YET AVAILABLE, AND I AM SUPPOSED WATCH OUT FOR FUEL LEAK/SMELL !!! I AM NOW NOT ENJOYING DRIVING MY CAR AND FEELING IT IS SAFE ANYMORE FOR KIDS. I AM REQUESTING THAT THIS SAFETY RECALL BE FIXED RIGHT NOW. I DON'T KNOW HOW, BUT PROBABLY THE CAR MAKER KNOWS, AS HE KNEW HOW TO MANUFACTURE, SELL AND MAKE PROFIT OUT OF THESE CARS.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

October 30, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11048857
Consumer Location: MACON, GA
VIN: WVGZC67L84D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL FUEL ODOR COMING FROM THE REAR DRIVER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT CALLED A LOCAL DEALER (PLATINUM VOLKSWAGEN, 45 NELSON AVE, HICKSVILLE, NY 11801) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE PARTS WERE ON BACKORDER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE AND OPENED CASE NUMBER: [XXX]. NO FURTHER ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 220,638. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11047699
Consumer Location: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
VIN: WVGBC77L94D****

Summary of Complaint

I SMELL GAS INSIDE THE CAR AND YESTERDAY I GOT MAIL FROM VOLKSWAGEN ABOUT A RECALL BECAUSE OF A CRACKED FUEL PUMP FLANGE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 23, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11036006
Consumer Location: MAPLEWOOD, MN
VIN: WVGBC77L44D****

Summary of Complaint

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF MY CAR IS PART OF THE RECALL CARS

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 21, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11039457
Consumer Location: SOUTH HOLLAND, IL
VIN: WVGCM67L14D****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL VEHICLE STARTS LEAKING A LOT OF GAS WHEN I GAS ATTEMPTED TO DRIVE BACK HOME AFTER WORK I HAD TO CALL A TOWN TRUCK BECAUSE I WAS SCARED IT COULD IT EXPLODE WHILE DRIVING VW SHOULD PUT MORE ATTENTION THIS MISTAKES COULD END UP IN FATALITY. FOR EXAMPLE I USE TO SIT MY 5 YEARS OLD CHILD ON TOP OF THIS FUEL PUMP RIGHT BEHIND THE DRIVER SIDE WHAT IF IT XPLODE ?? WHO'S GOING TO TAKE THAT

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 07, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11032774
Consumer Location: STOCKTON, CA
VIN: WVGCM77L44D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS FUELED UP, A STRONG ODOR OF FUEL EMITTED INTO THE VENTS. THE CONTACT NOTICED A PUDDLE OF FUEL UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V583000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED AND MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95,171.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11032057
Consumer Location: EDISON, NJ
VIN: WVGBC77L94D****

Summary of Complaint

SOME WEEKS AGO, THE TV NEWS REPORTED A RECALL FOR MY VEHICLE. I HAVE HAD NO OTHER NOTIFICATION. I HAVE LIVED HERE FOR 51 YEARS AND HAVEN'T CHANGED MY PHONE NUMBER. WHAT IS MOST DISTURBING IS THAT YOUR WEBSITE KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THIS!!! BESIDES CASHING YOUR PAYCHECK, WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO TO JUSTIFY BREATHING???

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11030630
Consumer Location: WALDORF, MD
VIN: WVGBC67L84D****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL FLANGE IS DEFECTIVE ON THIS TRUCK BUT IS EXCLUDED BY VW FOR SOME STRANGE REASON CONSIDERING IT ONLY MENTION TOUAREGS STARTING AT 2007 &2010 THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME PART THAT'S DEFECTIVE THE DEALERSHIP REFUSES TO COVER MY VEHICLE AND THEY CONFIRMED THIS SERIOUS PROBLEM WHY IS THIS YEAR 2004 NOT COVERED

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 10, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10978801
Consumer Location: WOODWAY, TX
VIN: WVGEM77L04D****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL FLANGE ON DRIVER SIDE IS CRACKING AND LEAKING FUEL UNDER PRESSURE. THERE IS A RECALL ON THE 2007 - 2010 MODELS. MINE IS SUFFERING THE SAME PROBLEM

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10960102
Consumer Location: JEFFERSONVILLE, IN
VIN: WVGCM77LX4D****

Summary of Complaint

ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO, I STARTED BLOWING FUSES FOR THE DRIVERS SIDE TURN SIGNAL. I WOULD HAVE NO FRONT OR REAR TURN SIGNAL, AS WELL AS NO HAZARDS ON THE DRIVERS SIDE. I LOOKED INSIDE THE HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY AND FOUND THAT ALL THE WIRING WAS EXPOSED DUE TO THE WIRING INSULATION ROTTING OFF, LEAVING EXPOSED WIRING. I AM A FIREFIGHTER, AND THIS IS A VEHICLE FIRE, WAITING TO HAPPEN. YOU CANT EVEN WRAP ELECTRICAL TAPE AROUND IT, DUE TO THE HEADLAMP UNIT NOT BEING ABLE TO BE TAKEN APART. I HAVE NO LEFT TURN SIGNALS, AND RISK BEING HIT, SIDESWIPED, OR GETTING A TICKET FROM THE POLICE FOR SOMETHING I CANNOT FIX. I HAVE REPLACED 4 DIFFERENT FUSES NOW TRYING TO FIX THIS.

Components: POWER TRAIN UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 08, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10875094
Consumer Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
VIN: WVGB3C67L84****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION JUMPS, LUNGES, HAS DONE THIS SINCE 2009. THE DEALER STATES IT NEEDS REPLACING. SHOULD BE REPLACED BY VOLKSWAGEN.

Components: AIR BAGS ENGINE

July 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10873624
Consumer Location: EL DORADO SPRINGS, MO
VIN: WVGCM67L94D****

Summary of Complaint

AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT COMES ON AFTER CHANGING BATTERY. LOCAL MECHANICS CAN'T TURN IT OFF. DEALER WANTS LARGE AMOUNT TO "DIAGNOSE" THE PROBLEM. SEVERAL OTHER OWNERS HAVE THE SAME ISSUE WITH THE SEATBAG WARNING SYSTEM COMING ON RANDOMLY...VERY DANGEROUS...AND VW KNOWS ABOUT THE PROBLEM. HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR YEARS. THE OTHER ISSUE IS WITH THE ENGINE...THE 2004 TOUAREG ENGINE BLEW AT LESS THAN 50K...DEALER SAID WE MUST HAVE DRIVEN THE CAR WHEN IT WAS HOT. JUST NONSENSE. SEVERAL OTHERS HAVE HAD MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH THE TOUAREGS.. ENGINE PROBLEMS AND THE TRANSMISSIONS/ENGINES SURGE ON SLOWING DOWN OR EVEN SPEEDING UP. TONS OF PROBLEMS WITH THE VEHICLE LINE AND VW AMERICA AND GERMANY WILL NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT. THE ENGINE BLEW WHEN IT WAS ABOUT 100 DEGREES OUTSIDE.. WE ALWAYS SERVICE OUR VEHICLES REGULARLY.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

January 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10853446
Consumer Location: MENTOR, OH
VIN: WVGBC77L44D****

Summary of Complaint

THE EMERGENCY BRAKE ALARM WAS GOING OFF MORE FREQUENTLY AND TO SILENCE IT I WOULD PULL THE SPING ON THE BRAKE UP. THE BRAKE ALARM RANDOMLY WAS ANOYING BUT NOT A MAJOR CONCERN. I HADN'T HAD ANY MECHANICAL ISSUES WITH MY CAR UNTIL 01/23/16 I ATTEMPTED TO START MY CAR AND RECIEVED AN ERROR MESSAGE THE READ STEERING DEFECT AND IT WOULDN'T ALLOW YOU TO START THE CAR BEYOND THE ERROR MESSAGE. I HAD MY CAR TOWED TO VOLKSWAGON MENTOR OHIO AFTER HOLDING MY CAR FOR MORE THAN A WEEK I WAS FINALLY OFFERED A DIAGNOSIS THAT THE ACCESS MODULAR WAS NOT FUNCTIONING MEANING THE BRAIN OF THE VEHICLE WASN'T FUNCTIONING AND THE VW DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT DIDN'T HAVE ANSWER TO HOW THIS HAPPENED THEY HAD A $2500 SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM AND THEY WERE MORE THAN HAPPY TO ASSIST IN REPLACEMENT OF THE ACCESS MODULAR WITH THERE HEARTY COST. THE BRAIN THE VOLKSWAGON ACCESS MODULAR STOPS FUNCTIONING AND VOLKSWAGEN AT NO FAULT OF MINE AND I'M CHARGED $2500 PLUS. MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE I UNDERSTAND BUT REPLACEMENT OF THE VEHICLES ACCESS MODULAR IS A REPAIR THAT I FEEL VOLKSWGON SHOULD COVER.

VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG Sold

volkswagen touareg 2004 vin wvgbc67l44d010088
2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG Normal Run & Drive
WVGBC67L44D010088
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2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG Collision Starts
WVGBC77L74D051255
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2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG Mechanical Unknown
WVGBC67L74D010862