2006 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG VIN: WVGMM77L76D015039

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VIN WVGMM77L76D015039 Decoding Volkswagen Vin Decoder

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Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Touareg

Model Year

2006

Plant City

BRATISLAVA

Series

V8 w/Air suspension

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

8

Displacement (CC)

4172

Displacement (CI)

254.591060363

Displacement (L)

4.172000

Engine Power (kW)

231.1670

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Brake (hp) From

310

Other Engine Info

BIN 10 emission. Emissions Certification Test Group: 6ADXT04.2348.

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

2006 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%

2006 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

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

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) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN WVGMM77L76D015039

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11155999
Consumer Location: OCOEE, FL
VIN: WVGMM77L76D****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A VW TOUAREG V8 2006. ON SATURDAY 12/01/18 I TOOK THE CAR TO VW DAVID MAUS DEALER @LEE RD, ORLANDO, FL FOR THE SAFETY RECALL -FUEL PUMP FLANGE REPLACEMENT'- AFTER THEY PERFORMED THE JOB, MY CAR STATED TO MISFIRES, DECREASE IN POWER AND ACCELERATION AND IT SHUT OFF WHILE DRIVING. THEY WANT ME TO AUTHORIZE THEM TO PERFORM A DIAGNOSTIC TEST , THAT WILL COST ME $155. ON 12 /3/18 I SPOKE TO THE SERVICE MANAGER , SHE SAID SHE WAS TOLD THE PROBLEM IS THE FUEL PUMP. , SO I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY INSIST ON THE DIAGNOSTIC TEST IF THEY KNOW WHAT IS THE PROBLEM. THEY BROKE THE FUEL PUMP AND NOW THEY WANT ME TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT EXPENSE AND THE REPAIRS. I REFUSE TO PAID FOR THE DIAGNOSTIC AND REPAIRS, , BECAUSE MY CAR WAS FINE. THEY BROKE THE PARTS SO THEY SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR IT. VW COMPANY GAVE ME A CASE NUMBER AND SAYS THAT IF THE DEALER SAYS THE ISSUES IS RELATED DUE TO THE WORK THEY DID ' I SHOULD NOT BE RESPONSIBLE. BUT IF THE DEALER SAYS IT IS NOT RELATED, THEN I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXPENSES. I KEEP SAYING MY CAR WAS FINE BEFORE THEY PUT THEIR HANDS ON MY CAR, SO WHAT EVER THEY DID THEY BROKE MY CAR AND I SHOULD NOT BE CHARGE.

Components: AIR BAGS SEATS

February 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10447241
Consumer Location: CHANDLER, AZ
VIN: WVGMM77L76D****

Summary of Complaint

IN ORDER TO FLIP BACKSEATS DOWN TO GIVE REAR MORE CARGO SPACE THE FRONT SEATS MUST BE MOVED FORWARD. HOWEVER WHEN FRONT SEATS ARE SLID FORWARD MORE THEN A FEW INCHES THE WIRES FOR THE AIRBAG SENSORS UNDER THE SEATS ARE TORN AND RIPPED OUT OF PLACE SINCE THE HARNESS IS TO SHORT. THIS IN TURN DISABLES THE AIRBAGS. VW IS AWARE OF THIS ISSUE AND MAKES CUSTOMERS BUY A NEW WIRING HARNESS THAT IS LONG ENOUGH TO MOVE SEATS FORWARD WITH OUT TEARING TO REPAIR THE ISSUE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING VISIBILITY/WIPER

March 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11315655
Consumer Location: POOLER, GA
VIN: WVGPT77L86D****

Summary of Complaint

INSULATION ON WIRING INSIDE HEADLIGHT HOUSING DETERIORATED LEAVING EXPOSED WIRE. SHORT CIRCUIT OCCURRED CAUSING COMPLETE LOSS OF HEADLIGHTS WHILE DRIVING.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11278155
Consumer Location: SOUTH HEMPSTEAD, NY
VIN: WVGZG77L96D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTICE FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V583000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE), BUT DID NOT HAVE THE VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY SERVICED. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE VEHICLE SHUT OFF WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE ENOUGH TIMES FOR HIM TO DRIVE HOME. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO VOLKSWAGEN OF HUNTINGTON (838 E JERICHO TURNPIKE, HUNTINGTON STATION, NY 11746, (631) 533-5222) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE TWO FUEL PUMPS FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AT HIS EXPENSE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE FUEL PUMPS WERE NOT COVERED UNDER THE RECALL. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND PROVIDED THE SAME INFORMATION AS THE DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 20, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11156841
Consumer Location: WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
VIN: WVGZG77L86D****

Summary of Complaint

I GOT MY CAR REPAIRED FOR THIS ISSUE AFTER SMELLING GAS LEAKAGE BEFORE VW RELEASED THE RELEVANT RECALL CAMPAIGN. I SENT VW ALL RECEIPT FOR REPAIR PAID BY MY POCKET MONEY, BUT VW REFUSED TO REIMBURSE FOR MY EXPENSE BECAUSE I GOT IT REPAIRED TOO EARLY. I DID ON 09/17/2014 BUT VW STATES THAT ONLY THE REPAIR WAS DONE BETWEEN 09/20/2016 AND 03/19/2018. THIS IS RIDICULOUS ANSWER. I AM HERE ATTACHING ALL THE RECEIPT AND THE LETTER FROM VW . CAR IS CURRENTLY IN MOTION AFTER REPAIR.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

February 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11096333
Consumer Location: MOUNT PLEASANT, SC
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

2006 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. CONSUMER WRITES SEEKING REIMBURSEMENT FOR VEHICLE REPAIRS RELATED TO A SAFETY RECALL. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED THE MANUFACTURER REFUSED TO PROVIDE A FULL REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE RECALL , DUE TO THE VEHICLE BEING REPAIRED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. *JS THE CONSUMER STATED THE MANUFACTURER REIMBURSED ONLY A PORTION OF THE REPAIR EXPENSES. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THEY NORMALLY WOULD NOT PROVIDE A REIMBURSEMENT FOR VEHICLES REPAIRED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. *JS

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 11, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11075067
Consumer Location: LAS VEGAS, NV
VIN: WVGZM77L66D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED. 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 TAKEN TO AUTONATION VOLKSWAGEN OF LAS VEGAS (6375 W SAHARA AVE, LAS VEGAS, NV 89146, (702) 605-5802), BUT THE PART FOR THE REPAIR WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 91,287. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

November 03, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11057438
Consumer Location: TORRANCE, CA
VIN: WVGMM77L86D****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL SMELL ON THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE COMING FROM THE FUEL FILTER TANK AREA. FUEL TANK IS LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM THE REAR SEATS. THE FUEL FUMES ARE VERY STRONG WE ARE AFRAID THE CAR MIGHT CATCH FIRE. THE FUMES SMELL LIKE FRESH FUEL. THE FUEL FUMES ARE VERY STRONG ESPECIALLY AFTER USING THE CAR AFTER A 3 MILE ROUND TRIP GROCERY ERRANDS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

December 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11053313
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: WVGZM77L36D****

Summary of Complaint

HEADLIGHT WIRING INSULATION HAS MELTED CREATING SEVERAL SHORTS AND CAUSING THE HEADLIGHTS TO STOP WORKING COMPLETELY. IT APPEARS TO BE ALL OF THE WIRING HEADING TO AND INCLUDING THE HEADLIGHT. IT HAS CAUSED FALSE CODES TO APPEAR AS WELL.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11050968
Consumer Location: NEWARK, NJ
VIN: WVGZM77L26D****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE TAKEN THIS VEHICLE TO THE VOLKSWAGEN DEALER BECAUSE OF A FUEL SMELL AND A SUDDEN JOLT THAT I GET UNDERCARRIAGE WHEN DRIVING. THEY HAVE TOLD ME THAT THEY ARE NOT SURE WHERE THE JOLT IS COMING FROM THEY DON'T KNOW IF IT IS THE TRANSMISSION OR A FUEL LEAK. I'M VERY AFRAID TO CONTINUE DRIVING THIS VEHICLE. I HAVE A SMALL CHILD AND I WOULD LIKE FOR VOLKSWAGEN TO BUY THE VEHICLE BACK FROM ME. PLEASE SEE ENCLOSED LETTER FROM VW. THANK YOU!

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11021494
Consumer Location: LAFAYETTE, CO
VIN: WVGZM77L16D****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE WAS SMELLING LIKE GAS - THOUGHT IT WAS DUE TO RUNNING OVER DEBRIS BUT NO DAMAGE TO TANK FOUND IN INSPECTION. MECHANIC REMOVED TANK SHIELDS AND STRAPS AND FOUND THAT THE FUEL PUMP FLANGE WAS LEAKING DUE TO A CRACK AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED ALONG WITH CONNECTOR SEAL. CAR OWNER HAS THE PART IF IT NEEDS TO BE SENT IN FOR REVIEW. DID RESEARCH AND NOTICED THAT 2007-2010 VW TOUAREG'S WERE RECALLED FOR THIS EXACT ISSUE (HTTPS://WWW.NHTSA.GOV/VEHICLE/2007/VOLKSWAGEN/TOUAREG/4%252520DR/AWD#RECALLS). WANT TO ENSURE THAT THIS RECALL SHOULD NOT BE WIDENED AS RESEARCH ON SEVERAL VW OWNER SITES HAVE NOTED THIS SAME ISSUE WITH MORE YEARS. OWNER CALLED VW TO PUT IN COMPLAINT BUT WAS TOLD THE CAR IS NOT UNDER RECALL AND THAT THERE IS NOTHING THEY COULD DO. MECHANIC BILL ATTACHED - PART IS IN OWNER'S POSSESSION FOR REVIEW IF NEEDED.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 13, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10957847
Consumer Location: MIAMI, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE DOOR LOCKS ON BOTH OF THE BACK DOORS HAVE STOPPED WORKING. CAN NOT OPEN EITHER OF THE REAR DOORS. THIS PROBLEM WAS NOT CAUSED BY ANY SPECIFIC EVENT THAT WE KNOW OF. FIRST ONE DOOR STOPPED WORKING AND ABOUT A WEEK LATER THE OTHER DOOR STOPPED WORKING. I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF THE OTHER DOORS FAILED SOON.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

October 05, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10918437
Consumer Location: CHESTER, VA
VIN: WVGZG77L86D****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD MY TOUAREG IN PUERTO RICO FOR OVER 10 YEARS IN STORAGE. SINCE CAR HAD NOT USED FOR NORMALLY BUSINESS DAYS. THE HEADLIGHT CABLES AND LIGHTS ARE GOT BAD. ALL CABLES GOT DRY AND BROKE IN THE OUTSIDE CAUSE THE HEAT OF THE ISLAND. THE CONTROL UNIT GOT BAD. ALL FRONT LIGHT SISTEM DOESNOT WORK CORRECTLY. THE VEHICLE ONLY HAVE 86000 MILES.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 06, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10916872
Consumer Location: RICHARDSON, TX
VIN: WA1YD64BX4N****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE HAVING VEHICLE LOOKED AT OIL CHANGE PLACE I COMPLAINED TO ATTENDANT ABOUT STRONG FUEL ODOR. HE LOOKED UNDER VEHICLE AND SAW A GAS DRIP NEAR EXHAUST SYSTEM. HE LOOKED UNDER SEAT AND REMOVED COMPARTMENT FOR PUMP. HE SAID LOOKED LIKE A DEFECTIVE PIECE ON TOP THAT WAS SEEPING GAS THROUGH MEMBRANE. HAVE STOPPED DRIVING VEHICLE FOR FEAR OF EXPLOSION OR FIRE. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

May 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10749686
Consumer Location: MIDDLETOWN, RI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY AIRBAG FAULT LIGHT HAS BEEN ON FOR A FEW MONTHS NOW AND I'M GETTING CONCERNED. WAS THERE A RECALL OR WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO FIX THIS PROBLEM?

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

February 03, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10617203
Consumer Location: WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
VIN: WVGZG77L86D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS AN ODOR OF FUEL PRESENT INSIDE THE VEHICLE AND THERE WAS FUEL LEAKING FROM THE VEHICLE WHICH WAS PRESENT ON THE GARAGE FLOOR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL WAS LEAKING FROM THE FUEL SYSTEM AND NO OTHER INFORMATION WAS AVAILABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

April 05, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10584136
Consumer Location: BALDWIN PLACE, NY
VIN: WVGZG77L26D****

Summary of Complaint

ALL HEADLAMPS FLICKERED WITH NO NOTICE AND THEN WENT DARK. USED BRIGHT HEADLAMPS BUT THEY WOULD NOT STAY ON PERMANENTLY. HAD TO DRIVE HOLDING BRIGHTS IN MANUAL MODE. IMMEDIATELY PHONED VW TO EXPLAIN AND THEY ADVISED I NEEDED NEW HEADLAMP BULBS. HARD TO BELIEVE ALL OF MY BULBS WENT OUT AT THE SAME TIME. I'VE GOOGLED TO LEARN THAT VW HAS HEADLAMP PROBLEMS REPORTED BUT THE CONSUMER IS STILL RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST TO REPAIR/REPLACE. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

November 08, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10553302
Consumer Location: ORANGE, CA
VIN: WVGZG77L76D****

Summary of Complaint

THE OUTSIDE REAR OF THE CAR SMELLED LIKE GAS. AFTER LOOKING UNDER THE CAR WE NOTICED A PUDDLE OF GAS COLLECTING AFTER STOPPING THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER TOLD US THE DRIVER SIDE FUEL PUMP HAS A CRACK LEAKING FUEL. THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM AND HAS TO BE ADDRESSED BEFORE SOMENE DIES. IT IS A HAZARD TO MY FAMILY AND THE PUBLIC AS A WHOLE. APPARENTLY VW HAS DONE A RECALL FOR THIS FOR LATER MODEL YEAR TOUAREG, BUT NOT THE 2006. THEY REFUSE TO FIX IT DUE TO AGE?! IN ALL THE YEARS I'VE BEEN DRIVING, I'VE NEVER HAD A FUEL PUMP THAT CRACKS AND SPEWS GAS ALL OVER THE ROAD. IN ORDER TO EVEN FIND THE PROBLEM, THEY HAD TO TAKE OUT ALL OF THE REAR SEATS, CUT THROUGH THE CARPET OF THE VEHICLE, AND OPEN UP TWO VENTS THROUGH THE FLOOR OF THE SUV. THIS IS A SERIOUS HAZARD. SO IF I HADN'T SMELLED THE GAS AND SOMEONE THREW A CIGARETTE, MY FAMILY WOULD BE IN HAZARD FOR THEIR LIFE?! EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE MANY OTHER EXAMPLES OF THIS ON THE INTERNET VW HAS REFUSED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS IS AN ISSUE. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EQUIPMENT

February 07, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10533574
Consumer Location: BROOKFIELD, WI
VIN: WVGZG77LX6D****

Summary of Complaint

2006 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO UNSATISFACTORY CUSTOMER SERVICE AT DEALERSHIP CONCERNING SEVERAL VEHICLE REPAIRS. *SMD THE CONSUMER STATED FROM THE BEGINNING, THE VEHICLE HAD PROBLEMS. THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM MALFUNCTIONED. THE UNIT WAS REMOVED AND INSTALLED AGAIN. THE FRONT AND REAR BRAKES WERE REPLACED, THE EVAP PURGE VALVE WAS REPLACED, THE IGNITION COILS WERE REPLACED, CORROSION BUILT UP IN THE SENSOR AND WIRING OF THE HEADLIGHT, AND THE WIRING AND HEADLIGHT WERE REPLACED. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED, DUE TO A FAULTY PURGE VALVE, FOR THE THIRD TIME. WHILE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY, THE CONSUMER FELT VIBRATIONS AND HEARD LOUD NOISES UNDER THE CENTER ARM REST. IT WAS DISCOVERED THE PROPELLER SHAFT WAS BROKEN. ALSO, THE FRONT BRAKE PADS MATERIAL, WAS METAL ON METAL. THE BRAKES ONLY LASTED 24,600 MILES. THE CONSUMER WAS ALSO INFORMED THE WATER PUMP AND OIL PAN WERE LEAKING.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 27, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10480005
Consumer Location: PARK CITY, UT
VIN: WVGZG77L26D****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE TRAVELING AT HIGHWAY SPEED, BEGAN TO HEAR A THUNKING NOISE CONSISTENT WITH A FLAT TIRE. AFTER FURTHER INSPECTION DETERMINED THE NOISE WAS ORIGINATING FROM THE UNDERSIDE OF THE VEHICLE IN THE CENTER. DEALER WAS ABLE TO DIAGNOSE AS A FAILED CARRIER BEARING OVER THE PHONE AS IT IS A "RECURRING ISSUE" (DEALER'S WORDS). SINCE THIS WAS ONLY A "RECURRING ISSUE AND NOT A PROBLEM", VOLKSWAGEN STUCK ME WITH A $1483 REPAIR BILL AND A WEEK WITHOUT A CAR OR LOANER VEHICLE. *TR

Components: ENGINE

August 03, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10478465
Consumer Location: FRISCO, TX
VIN: WVGMM77L56D****

Summary of Complaint

UPON DRIVING THE VEHICLE ON THE NIGHT IN QUESTION, OUT OF NOWHERE, A LIGHT CAME ON AND SAID COOLANT OVERHEATED. I WAS DRIVING ON THE DALLAS TOLLWAY, AND PULLED OVER IMMEDIATELY, AND THE VEHICLE SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY. I CALLED A TOW TRUCK, AND HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED, AND WAS TOLD MAYBE THE BATTERY WAS BAD. I PURCHASED A NEW BATTERY THE NEXT DAY, BUT THE VEHICLE STILL WOULD NOT START. I THEN HAD IT TOWED TO THE DEALER, AND WAS TOLD THAT I NEEDED A NEW ENGINE. I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND HOW AN ENGINE COULD GO OUT AT LESS THAN 60,000 MILES. I'VE BEEN FIGHTING WITH VW TO HAVE THE PROBLEM RESOLVED, BUT THEY HAVE REFUSED TO DO SO. THEY'VE HAD MY VEHICLE FOR 2 MONTHS NOW, AND THE PROBLEM STILL HASN'T BEEN RESOLVED. I PLAN TO PURSUE LITIGATION. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 23, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10469116
Consumer Location: LYNN HAVEN, FL
VIN: WVGZGL66D02****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER SMELLING GASOLINE ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, WE DETERMINED THERE WAS A CRACK IN THE FUEL FILTER HOUSING ASSEMBLY. THE CRACK ALLOWED GASOLINE TO PUMP OUT FILLING THE INDENTION ON THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK THEN OVERFLOWING DOWN THE SIDES OF THE TANK. *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

November 01, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10447040
Consumer Location: CAREFREE, AZ
VIN: WVGZM77L26D****

Summary of Complaint

REAR CENTER SEAT BELT RETRACTOR ASSEMBLY PRE-LOCKS WHEN THE REAR SEAT IS PLACED IN THE EXTENDED CARGO POSITION. THIS DEFECT PROHIBITS THE USE OF RIGHT OUTBOARD SEATING POSITION AS WELL AS THE CENTER SEATING POSITION SINCE THE SEAT BACK CANNOT BE RETURNED TO THE USE POSITION. I HAVE INFORMED THE DEALERSHIP MANY TIMES OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS IN ATTEMPTS TO RESOLVE THIS SHORTCOMING. DEALERSHIP HAS BEEN UNABLE TO CORRECT THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM. THE VEHICLE IS NOW OUT OF WARRANTY AND VW NOW WANTS ME TO PAY FOR THE THE REPAIR (LABOR) WITH NO GARANTEE THAT THIS ACTION WILL RESOLVE THE DEFECT. AS A RESULT, I HAVE DISCONNECTED THE REAR CENTER SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY AT THE ANCHOR NEAR THE FLOOR TO ALLOW PROPER OPERATION OF THE SEAT BACK AND THE RIGHT OUTBOARD SEATING POSITION. THIS IS A SAFETY RELATED ISSUE THAT SHOULD BE ADDRESSED SINCE A SAFETY DEVICE WAS DEFECTIVE WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS DELIVERED. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 02, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10443572
Consumer Location: ROCKY POINT, NY
VIN: WVGZG77L46D****

Summary of Complaint

I NOTICED A SMALL VIBRATION COMING FROM THE BOTTOM AROUND THE MIDDLE OF THE VEHICLE. WHEN I TOOK IT TO A MECHANIC I WAS TOLD THAT THE HANGER BEARING AND THAT THE HANGER BEARING IS NOT AN AVAILABLE PART HAT THE ENTIRE DRIVESHAFT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED FOR $1,400.! THE CAR IS ONLY TWO WEEKS OUT OF WARRANTY WITH ONLY 51,000 MILES SO I TOOK IT TO VOLKSWAGEN. VOLKSWAGEN SAID THAT THEY WILL NOT FIX IT UNDER WARRANTY BECAUSE I AM TWO WEEKS OUT BUT, IF I HAD BEEN A LOYAL CUSTOMER, MEANING IF I HAD ALL MY SERVICE DONE BY VW THEY WOULD HAVE COVERED IT! REALLY! SO IN OTHER WORDS THEY DON'T STAND BY THERE PRODUCT UNLESS YOU GET YOUR OIL CHANGED BY THEM! ANYWAY AFTER DOING EXTENSIVE RESEARCH ON THIS PROBLEM ON VOLKSWAGEN FORUMS IT SEEMS THAT THIS PROBLEM IS VERY COMMON ON THE VEHICLES AND IT HAPPENS AT LOW MILEAGE. I ALSO FOUND OUT THAT THE PART IS AVAILABLE TO REPLACE AND THAT THE ENTIRE DRIVESHAFT DOES NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED! WHAT KIND OF COMPANY DOES NOT STAND BY THERE PRODUCT, ESPECIALLY SINCE IT SEEMS TO BE COMMON. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 26, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10358558
Consumer Location: BEND, OR
VIN: WVGZG77L46D****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2006 VW TOUAREG. IT HAS ONLY 54K MILES AND HAS NEVER BEEN DRIVEN OFF ROAD. IT HAS BEEN A FAMILY CAR AND BOUGHT NEW IN 2006. JUST YESTERDAY SEPT 2009 I LEFT A PARKING LOT AND BEGAN ACCELERATING WHEN IT SOUNDED LIKE AND FELT LIKE THE CAR LOST THE FRONT TWO TIRES. I QUICKLY PULLED OVER THINKING I WOULD SEE BLOWN TIRES BUT SAW NOTHING. GOT BACK IN DROVE A 100 FEET TO HAVE THE SAME NOISE AND SHAKING. I PULLED OVER AND HAD IT TOWED TO NEAREST VW SHOP. FOUND OUT THE DRIVE SHAFT WAS SHOT. $1100 FOR THE PART AND ONLY $65 TO INSTALL NEW DRIVE SHAFT. MECHANIC THOUGHT IT WAS INTERESTING THAT THE LOCAL VW DEALER HAPPEN TO HAVE ONE IN STOCK. HE THOUGHT IT MEANT THEY MUST BE HAVING THIS PROBLEM WITH A LOT OF TOUAREGS. I AM GOING TO CALL VW IN HOPES THAT THEY WILL TAKE SOME RESPONSIBILITY. IS THIS NOT AN OFF ROAD VEHICLE? THEY SURE MARKET IT AS ONE. I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT WOULD BE BROKE AND HOW QUICKLY IT WOULD HAVE BROKE IF I DID DRIVE IT OFF ROAD. I HAVE NOTICED SOME CHEAP ASPECTS OF THE INTERIOR OF THE CAR AS BUTTONS HAVE FADED DUE TO TOUCHING THEM FOR USE. I HAVE HAD A FEW ISSUES WITH TIRE PRESSURE SENSORS AS WELL BUT HAVE BEEN FIXED BY DEALER. I FREQUENTLY HAVE THE LIGHTS ON THE CAR NEEDING TO BE REPLACED ALMOST LIKE A SMALL ELECTRICAL ISSUE. CHECK LIGHT WARNING LIGHT COMES ON OFTEN. MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS THAT THIS WAS A 40K DOLLAR CAR AND LOOKS NICE BUT SEEMS A BIT CHEAP FOR WHAT WE PAID FOR IT. IT HAS TAKEN A FEW YEARS OF DRIVING IT TO COME TO THIS CONCLUSION BUT IT IS DISAPPOINTING. I LIKE VW AND HAVE OWNED MANY OVER THE YEARS. I HOPE THEY WILL STAND BEHIND THESE ISSUES. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

December 30, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10311165
Consumer Location: LAKE STEVENS, WA
VIN: WVGZM77L76D****

Summary of Complaint

I AM AN AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE ADJUSTER. A 2006 VW TOUAREG BELONGING TO ONE OF MY CUSTOMERS CAUGHT FIRE AT HIS WORK. HE HAD TAKEN THE CAR TO LUNCH, THEN BACK TO WORK. 30 MINUTES AFTER HIS RETURN TO WORK, THE ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT PUT IT OUT. BOTH A VOLKSWAGEN REPRESENTATIVE AND A FORENSICS ENGINEER HIRED BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAVE INSPECTED THE DAMAGE. THE PRELIMINARY FINDING IS A FAULTY IGNITION COIL. IT APPEARS VW IS GOING TO 'TOTAL' THIS CUSTOMER'S CAR UNDER WARRANTY, AND PAY FOR ITS REPLACEMENT. THIS COMPLAINT IS ONLY TO ALERT NHTSA THAT THE IGNITION COIL MAY BE A KNOWN ISSUE AFFECTING ADDITIONAL VW VEHICLES. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

November 24, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10255928
Consumer Location: SHALIMAR, FL
VIN: WVGZM77L46D****

Summary of Complaint

SQUEALING NOISE AFTER I STOP AND BEGIN TO ACCELERATE OR WHEN I DRIVE SLOW. DEALER SAYS TOUAREGS ARE ROUGH ON BRAKES. IT HAS ABOUT 42,000 MILES ON IT. HE SUGGESTS I LIVE WITH THE SQUEALING NOISE FOR A YEAR OR TWO UNTIL THE BRAKES REALLY GO. OR THEY CAN REPLACE THEM NOW - $700+. UGH. JUST BOUGHT THE CAR 60 DAYS AGO. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 15, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10229484
Consumer Location: MILWAUKEE, WI
VIN: WVGZG77L96D****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO START THE VEHICLE AND THE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. HE TURNED OFF THE VEHICLE, RESTARTED IT, AND DROVE FOR APPROXIMATELY 4-5 MILES WHEN THE LIGHT ILLUMINATED AGAIN. WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH, THE VEHICLE MADE A LOUD SOUND, JERKED FORWARD, AND CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP. HE WAS ABLE TO PULL OFF THE ROAD, AND AFTER SIX ATTEMPTS, WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE. HE DROVE 15 MPH ON THE SHOULDER UNTIL HE REACHED THE EXIT. HE CALLED THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER AND THEY BOTH STATED THAT HIS VEHICLE WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. HE WAS ADVISED TO CALL ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE. ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE INFORMED HIM THAT BECAUSE THE VEHICLE HAD AN ELECTRONIC SHIFTER, THEY COULD NOT ASSIST. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE ENGINE RUNS, BUT DOES NOT SHIFT INTO GEAR. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 65,500.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

September 06, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10212104
Consumer Location: TAMPA, FL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

CONSTANT SQUEAKING BRAKES WHEN I CAME OFF OF THE BRAKES, NOT PUSHING DOWN THIS OCCURRED FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. I TOOK IN TO DEALER, WAS INITIALLY TOLD NO PROBLEM EXISTED IT WAS BRAKE DUST, AND MAY NEED MORE EXPENSIVE PADS. I TOOK IT BACK ABOUT 1 MONTH LATER (SEPT 2007) AT MY 20K MILE CHECK AND WAS TOLD I NEEDED WHOLE NEW FRONT BRAKES. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

August 28, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10201878
Consumer Location: MANSFIELD, TX
VIN: WVWPD63BX4P****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER LESS THAN 27,000 MILES, THE DEALER STATED I NEEDED NEW ROTORS AND BRAKES ON MY TOUAREG AT A COST OF $800.00. *JB

Components: STRUCTURE

June 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10199470
Consumer Location: HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A BRAND NEW VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG AND THE SEAT, STEERING WHEEL AND DASH INSTRUMENTS ARE TOTALLY MISALIGNED AND IT IS CAUSING BACK AND SHOULDER PAIN. I HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING TO WORK OUT WITH VOLKSWAGEN AND THEY BASICALLY TOLD ME TO TAKE A HIKE. VW SERVICE MANAGER OF 21 YEARS TOLD ME I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS COMPLAINED AND THAT HE THOUGHT A CASE RECENTLY WENT TO ARBITRATION. THIS IS MY 2ND V-10 TWIN TURBO DIESEL THAT I HAVE HAD IN 5 MOTHS BECAUSE MY FIRST ONE TURNED OUT TO BE A LEMON AND I CANT TELL YOU HOW DIFFICULT VW WAS TO TRY AND GET A NEW CAR... I AM CONCERNED ABOUT MY HEALTH AND THE OTHERS THAT MAY BE EXPERIENCING THE SAME THING AND THERE IS A SAFETY PROBLEM. WHILE DRIVING, I AM ALWAYS LEANING 2 INCHES TO THE LEFT AND IF I WAS TO GET INTO AND ACCIDENT, I KNOW THE AIRBAGS ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE LEANING OVER BUT FOR THOSE THAT ARE SITTING UP STRAIGHT... VW KNOWS THAT ALL THE TOUAREGS ARE LIKE THIS AND I HAVE EVEN HAD SALES PEOPLE FROM OTHER DEALERS TELL ME THEY HAVE HEARD SOME COMPLAINTS BUT ONCE AGAIN VW WILL DO NOTHING... THIS IS A $70,000 DOLLAR CAR AND I CAN HARDLY DRIVE IT. I AM FORCED TO RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I SOLE MY OTHER CAR TO GET THIS ONE BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG I CAN CONTINUE. I SPEND 3 HOURS A DAY IN MY CAR AND MY BACK AND SHOULDER IS TWEAKED. I HAVE HAD 5 PEOPLE GET IN MY CAR AND THEY NOTICE IT RIGHT AWAY. THE STEERING WHEEL IS OFF CENTER TO THE LEFT BY OVER AN INCH AND WHEN YOU DRIVE TO AND FROM WORK, YOUR MISERABLE. HELP PLEASE, VW TOLD ME TO BEAT IT! *JB

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

August 06, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10198718
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVGZG77L86D****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DOORS LOCKED AUTOMATICALLY WHILE HER KEYS AND DOG WERE INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE DOG WAS LOCKED INSIDE THE VEHICLE FOR 45 MINUTES. THE WINDOW HAD TO BE BROKEN. THE DEALER ADVISED HER TO CALL ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE. THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES WOULD NOT HELP. THE DOG WAS TAKEN TO THE VET AND GIVEN AN IV OF FLUIDS. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 16,500.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

May 10, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10190554
Consumer Location: SAUGUS, CA
VIN: WVGZG77L06D****

Summary of Complaint

THE 2006 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG WAS HAVING ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL SENSORS, FROM THE AIR BAGS TO THE GAS CAP, ON THE CAR THAT HAVE BEEN GOING OFF. WHAT WAS WORST WAS THAT THE CAR HAS BEEN IN THE SERVICE SHOP EVERY OTHER WEEK THIS PAST MONTH. THERE WAS A HESITATION WHEN ACCELERATING. THE MANUFACTURER HAS BEEN TOLD OF THIS ALONG WITH THE DEALERSHIP, BUT THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE CAR WAS RUNNING IN ORDER OF OPERATION. THE DEALERSHIP STATED THAT THEY WERE VERY AWARE OF THIS CONCERN ,AND THAT IT WAS A SOFTWARE PROBLEM THAT THEY COULD NOT FIX. THE SENSORS WENT OFF WHILE I DRIVING, AND WHEN PULLING OVER TO CHECK IT. EVERYTHING SEEMED TO BE GOOD. I HAVE TO TURN THE CAR OFF AND RESTART IT, AND THEN IT RESETS ITSELF. THE LIGHT SENSORS HAVE GONE OFF AND BOTH LIGHTS HAVE GONE OUT, ONE AT A TIME. THE DEALERSHIP COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT. THE PARKING BRAKE WOULD BE RELEASED, AND IT WILL STILL SHOW THAT IT WAS ON. *AK

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 02, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10166169
Consumer Location: CASTAIC, CA
VIN: WVGZG77LX6D****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2006 VW TOUAREG ONLY A MONTH OLD WITH 2,700 MILES. I WAS NOT OPERATING THE VEHICLE AT THE TIME WHICH WAS A GOOD THING. I LEFT WORK STARTED MY TOUAREG AND IS SHUT OFF RIGHT AWAY AND WOULD NOT START AND THE KEY WAS LOCKED IN THE IGNITION. I HAD TO BE TOWED TO MY LOCAL DEALER. IT WAS IN THE SHOP FOR TWO WEEKS AND THERE WAS A FAULTY CONTROL MODULE. IT WAS REPAIRED BUT WHO KNOWS HOW LONG IT WILL LAST. FROM MY RESEARCH IT APPEARS THIS EXACT SITUATION HAS OCCURRED IN THE 2004 MODEL YEAR ALSO WHICH WAS THEIR FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION. IT COULD HAVE BEEN DEADLY IF THIS MODULE FIALED WHILE DRIVING BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE HAD NO CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. IT'S TERRIBLE TO SEE THERE HAS NOT BEEN A CORRECTION SINCE THE 2004 MODEL YEAR TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE. THE TOUAREG HAS HAND MANY PROBLEMS SINCE ITS RELEASE IN 2004. *NM

VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG Sold

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2004 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG Normal Run & Drive
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