2005 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG VIN: WVGZM77L65D062289

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Make

VOLKSWAGEN

Manufacturer Name

VOLKSWAGEN GROUP OF AMERICA, INC.

Model

Touareg

Model Year

2005

Plant City

BRATISLAVA

Series

V6 and V8 with Sport 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

50-St./Can. BIN 10/BIN 10 emission. Emissions Certification Test Group: 5ADXT04.2348.

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

2005 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%

2005 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 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 WVGZM77L65D062289

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM AIR BAGS

September 04, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10759641
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA
VIN: WVGZM77L65D****

Summary of Complaint

I AM THE OWNER OF A 2005 VW TOUAREG WHICH RECENTLY HAD THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT COME ON AND STAY ON. I TOOK THE TOUAREG TO A VOLKSWAGEN DEALER WHERE I WAS CHARGED $104.48 FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE DIAGNOSTIC TEST PROVIDED THE STORED FAULT CODE OF 01218, FRONT SIDE PASSENGER AIRBAG IGNITOR UPPER LIMIT EXCEEDED, THUS RECOMMENDING REPLACEMENT OF THE AIRBAG WIRING HARNESS FOR $320.00 ESTIMATE. IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS IS A KNOWN MANUFACTURERS DEFECT THAT VW ADDRESSED WITH THE NHTSA BY A TOUAREG SERVICE PACK/CUSTOMER SATISFACTION CAMPAIGN IN LATE DECEMBER 2006 WHERE VVV REPLACED THE SUBJECT DEFECTIVE HARNESSES AT NO EXPENSE TO TOUAREG OWNERS. THE VW ASSISTANT SERVICE MANAGER INFORMED ME THAT ACCORDING TO THE VEHICLE RECORDS THIS REPLACEMENT WAS NOT PERFORMED ON MY TOUAREG. PLEASE ADVISE WHY THIS DEFECTIVE AIRBAG WIRING HARNESS WAS NOT REPLACED DURING THIS CAMPAIGN. BASED UPON MY CONCERN AS A SAFETY AND HEALTH PROFESSIONAL, AND MY REVIEW OF THE INFORMATION AND FILES AVAILABLE FROM NHTSA CONCERNING THE PREVIOUS INVESTIGATION OF THIS PROBLEM IN 2006, I BELIEVE THAT VWS FAILURE TO CONTINUE TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED BY NHTSA FOR CONSIDERATION OF REOPENING OF THIS INVESTIGATION. AS STATED IN THE ODI RESUME FOR INVESTIGATION: PE 06-022, SUBJECT: SRS WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATION, .THE AGENCY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TAKE FURTHER ACTION IF WARRANTED BY THE CIRCUMSTANCES. I EXPECT NHTSA WILL REQUEST DATA FROM VW ON HOW MANY VW TOUAREGS HAVE REPORTED, OR BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH THIS PROBLEM SINCE 2006, AND HOW MANY OWNERS HAVE PAID VW OR OTHER REPAIR FACILITIES TO REPLACE THESE AIR BAG WIRING HARNESSES AND RELATED EQUIPMENT. THE TOUAREG SERVICE PACK/CUSTOMER SATISFACTION CAMPAIGN IN LATE DECEMBER 2006 WHERE VVV REPLACED THE SUBJECT DEFECTIVE HARNESSES AT NO EXPENSE TO TOUAREG OWNERS WAS AN ACTION TAKEN AT THAT TIME TO AVOID A RECALL. RECONSIDER!

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

December 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10678248
Consumer Location: MENIFEE, CA
VIN: WVGZM77L65D****

Summary of Complaint

IT'S NOT LETTING ME SELECT ANY PARTS THERE IS A GLITCH IN THIS WEBSITE. IT IS MY ENTIRE WIRING SYSTEM! HAS COST US 100S OF DOLLARS! *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10482487
Consumer Location: FOREST, VA
VIN: WVGZM77L65D****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAS BEEN EMITTING AN ODOR OF GAS FOR SOME TIME. UPON INVESTIGATION, I FOUND THAT THE FUEL FILTER (ACCESSED UNDER THE REAR SEAT BUT PART OF THE FUEL TANK) HAD A 1/8" CRACK IN THE TOP OF THE FILTER ASSEMBLY. THIS CRACK WOULD LEAK GASOLINE WHILE THE ENGINE WAS RUNNING AND EVEN AFTER THE ENGINE STOPPED (LIKELY DUE TO THE FUEL SYSTEM STILL BEING PRESSURIZED). LEAKED GASOLINE WAS FOUND THROUGHOUT THE TOP OF THE GAS TANK OBSERVED THROUGH TWO PORTS UNDER THE REAR BENCH SEAT. I DID SOME RESEARCH ON A POPULAR TOUAREG WEBSITE AND FOUND THAT 1 OR 2 OTHER PEOPLE HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME PROBLEM. I SUSPECT THIS IS A FIRE HAZARD GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF FUEL THAT HAS BEEN LEAKED. AND OTHERS HAVE EXPERIENCED A LEAK EMANATING FROM THE SAME LOCATION. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11431381
Consumer Location: CANYON COUNTRY, CA
VIN: wvgzg77l65d****

Summary of Complaint

My vehicle is leaking gas, I was told there is a recall on my vehicle so I took it into the volkswagen dealership where I was told that the recall only covers the driver side leak but not the passenger side leak which makes absolutely no sense. Because when I drive off of the service lot the problem still exists which means I could be blown up or cause injury of fire. This recall should cover ALL aspects of the fuel leak! Not just one side! Making customers pay for this is disgusting! I am a single mom and don't have an extra $600 to spend on an issue that should have been corrected by the manufacturer.

Components: AIR BAGS UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 11291763
Consumer Location: EASTVALE, CA
VIN: WVGZG77L15D****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ON DASH SHOWS AIRBAG WILL NOT DEPLOY IN A CRASH. WATER COMES FROM BEHIND DASHBOARD ONTO DRIVERS AND PASSENGER SIDE FLOOR BOARD WHEN TURNING WHILE DRIVING LIKELY CAUSE BY CLOGGED AC DRAINS BEHIND WHEEL WELLS. FUEL PUMP PREMATURE FAILURE, AFTER REFUELING. HEADLINER FALLING FROM CEILING ON TO DRIVER AND PASSENGERS WHILE DRIVING ON HIGHWAY, WEATHER WAS HOT AND HUMID.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11255351
Consumer Location: ANAHEIM, CA
VIN: WVGMM77L65D****

Summary of Complaint

I TOOK MY SUV TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR A FUEL PUMP RECALL, ABOUT 3,000 MILES AFTER MY SUV IS CAUSING PROBLEMS LIKE START BUT TURN OFF WITHIN 40 SECONDS. I TOOK IT TO A LOCAL MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS AND HE SAYS IS THE FUEL PUMP. I CONTACTED THE DEALERSHIP BUT THEY ARE KIND OF UNRESPONSIVE...NO ADVISORS AVAILABLE, NO RETURNED CALLS (VOLKSWAGEN SOUTH COAST SANTA ANA CA).

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 04, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11139893
Consumer Location: DELTONA, FL
VIN: WVGZG77L35D****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I GET GAS FOR MY TOUAREG 2005 I'LL SHUT THE SUV OFF POP OPEN THE FUEL BOX DOOR AND PUT THE GAS IN THEN AS I PUT CAP BACK ON SHUT DOOR GET IN THE SUV I TRY TO START THE SUV BUT IT SEEMS AS IF THE CARS EITHER OUT OF GAS OR BATTERY HAS DIED SO AFTER THE FIRST LIKE SAY 4-6 TIMES OF THIS HAPPENING TO ME I TRIED TO LEAVE THE CAR RUNNING AS I PUT THE GAS IN THE SUV IN HOPES OF IT STILL REMAIN ON AND RUNNING BUT SURE ENOUGH THE SUVS BATTERY LIGHT WILL POP ON AND THE CAR WILL LOSE LIFE BUT THE LIGHTS AND STUFF STILL REMAIN ON BUT NO DRIVING HAPPENING SO I'D HAVE TO TURN THE KEY OFF THEN TRY AND START IT UP AGAIN BUT AS I TURN THE KEY I'LL HAVE TO PUMP THE GAS PEDDLE A BUNCH TO CATCH THE FLOW I GUESS

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE

July 04, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11132737
Consumer Location: STONE MOUNTAIN, GA
VIN: WVGZG77L25D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. THE CONTACT STATED THAT EACH TIME IT RAINED, WATER ACCUMULATED ON THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE FLOOR THROUGH THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE DOOR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE WIRES ON THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE FLOOR WERE CORRODED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT LATER CALLED STONE MOUNTAIN VOLKSWAGEN AT (678) 367-4286 (LOCATED AT 3500 STONE MOUNTAIN HWY, SNELLVILLE, GA 30078) AND WAS INFORMED TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 104,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 07, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11124546
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVGZM77L45D****

Summary of Complaint

OVERALL LIFE OF CAR HAVE HAD TO REPLACE THE MAJORITY OF THE HOSES IN THE ENGINE, THE FUEL LINE, THE EMERGENCY BRAKE RELEASE LEAVOR-3 TIMES, THE HORN ON THE PASSENGER AND DRIVERS SIDE. AND WITH THE RECALL THE GAS FLANGE - CRACKING. THE PRODUCT VW USES IN THIS VEHICLE IS INFERIOR- PLASTIC EXPANDS WHEN HOT AND CONTRACTS WHEN COLD= CRACKING. PLEASE RECALL THIS VEHICLE DUE TO THE POTENTIAL OF THE GAS FLANGE OR WHATEVER ELSE IS RELATED TO THE GAS BEFORE ANYONE IN MY FAMILY OR OTHERS DIE. OR MY CAS GOES UP INTO FLAMES CAUSING SEVERE TRAUMA- ESPECIALLY BECAUSE YOU ALREADY KNOW THERE IS A PROBLEM. WE HAVE PAID THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN REPAIR COSTS IN THIS VEHICLE THAT VW OF AMERICA WILL NOT HELP - THE ENTIRE ENTERRIER PLASTIC COATING TO THE VEHICLE HAS MELTED - THE DRIVERS SIDE VISITOR HANGS AS THE SPRING ACTION OR WHAT EVER IT'S CALLED IS BROKEN. WE HAVE OWNED MANY CARS, FORDS, TOYOTA'S, HONDA'S AND SEVERAL VWS. THE TOUAREG AND ALL OF PRIMARY SAFETY FEATURES SHOULD ALWAYS FUNCTION SAFELY-THE GAS ISSUE IS A MAJOR ISSUE THAT SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY BE A RECALL TO SAVE LIVES!

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

May 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11102984
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVGMM77L15D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V583000. (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE RECALL REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE VOLKSWAGEN DEALER (PERRY VOLKSWAGEN, 12200 LOS OSOS VALLEY RD, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93405, 805-544-5200) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM WHEN THE PARTS WERE TO BECOME AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL

April 18, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11089391
Consumer Location: HENDERSON, NV
VIN: WVGZG77L15D****

Summary of Complaint

2005 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO THE FUEL FILTER FLANGE. *LD THE CONSUMER REQUESTED TO BE REIMBURSED FOR THE FUEL FILTER FLANGE RECALL. *JS

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11080663
Consumer Location: BLAINE, WA
VIN: WVGCM77L25D****

Summary of Complaint

IN JUNE 2017, I NOTICED FUEL SMELL INSIDE THE VEHICLE. ON JULY 1, 2017, I INSPECTED THE ISSUE AND DISCOVERED THAT THE FUEL FILTER FLANGE WAS DAMAGED AND LEAKING FUEL (FUMES) CLOSE TO ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS AND UNDER THE SEAT WHERE MY SON SITS. PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED PHOTO. I ORDERED THE RETAINER RINGS AND GASKETS (BOTH SIDES) FROM A VW DEALERSHIP. ON JULY 14, 2017, I ORDERED TA NEW FUEL FILTER FLANGE FROM A SELLER ON EBAY THAT SPECIALIZES IN NEW VW PARTS. THE FUEL FILTER FLANGE WAS NEW AND MANUFACTURED BY VDO (CONTINENTAL). I INSTALLED ALL THE PARTS TOWARDS THE END OF JULY 2017 AND THIS FIXED THE PROBLEM. I ACTUALLY REPLACED BOTH SIDES (DRIVER & PASSENGER) BECAUSE BOTH SIDES ARE A PROBLEM. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT I WASN'T OR SHOULDN'T HAVE WAITED UNTIL THE RECALL NOTICE. THIS WAS A SERIOUS SAFETY FLAW AND NEEDED TO BE FIXED IMMEDIATELY. I HAVE A GOOD KNOWLEDGE IN MECHANICS AND CAPABLE TO PERFORM MOST REPAIRS. I DIDN'T DRIVE THE CAR UNTIL I RECEIVED THE PARTS AND FIXED THE ISSUE. I SUBMITTED MY RECEIPTS FOR REIMBURSEMENT UNDER THE RECALL. PLEASE SEE THE LETTER FROM VW DENYING ANY REIMBURSEMENT. THEY CLAIM THAT MY PARTS WERE NOT NEW AND NOT VW APPROVED PARTS. THE RETAINER RING & GASKET WAS PURCHASED BY A VW DEALERSHIP AND THE FUEL FILTER FLANGE WAS NEW AND MANUFACTURED BY VDO, WHICH IS THE OE COMPANY THAT MAKES THEM FOR VW. VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA IS CLEARLY NOT TAKING THIS ISSUE SERIOUS AND DOESN'T CARE ABOUT THE SAFETY OF ITS CONSUMERS. THEY ARE DENYING CLAIMS FOR REIMBURSEMENT AND DISREGARDING THIS SERIOUS ISSUE. I HAD NO CHOICE AND FIXED THE ISSUE IMMEDIATELY.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11066916
Consumer Location: CARY, NC
VIN: WVGZG77L15D****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE CABIN COULD SMELL GAS, FACTORY ISSUED LETTER TO US WITH RECALL AND FREE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT, BUT AFTER CONTACT VW DEALERSHIP, THE DEALERSHIP REFUSE TO REPAIR IT FOR FREE, QUOTE 480 DOLLARS FOR FIXING THIS RECALL ISSUE.

Components: STEERING

May 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11047624
Consumer Location: SAN RAMON, CA
VIN: WVGCM77L95D****

Summary of Complaint

THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKING DEVICE DOES NOT BLOCK THE STEERING WHEEL ANY MORE AFTER PARKING THE VEHICLE AND REMOVING THE KEY IGNITION LOCK. INSTEAD WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL THERE IS A PRONOUNCED RATTLING NOISE COMING FROM INSIDE THE STEERING WHEEL. THE WHEEL LOCKING MECHANISM DOES NOT WORK.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 20, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11047622
Consumer Location: SAN RAMON, CA
VIN: WVGCM77L95D****

Summary of Complaint

GASOLINE LEAKING FROM THE TANK RUNS OVER THE RIGHT-SIDE EXHAUST TUBES TO THE GROUND. THE FLOW OF THE FUEL LEAKAGE IS VERY HIGH AT A DROP-RATE OF MORE THAN ONE DROP PER SECOND WITH THE VEHICLE PARKED AND THE ENGINE RUNNING AT IDLE SPEED. ONCE THE ENGINE IS TURNED OFF THE LEAKAGE STOPS WITHIN SHORT TIME. I GOT AWARE OF THE DEFECT DUE TO THE STRONG GASOLINE SMELL AFTER STOPPING AND GETTING OFF THE VEHICLE. I INVESTIGATED AND SAW GASOLINE DROPPING TO THE GROUND BETWEEN THE REAR WHEELS. THE FACT THAT THE FUEL IS RUNNING OVER THE EXHAUST TUBE MADE ME GROUND THE VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY FOR SAFETY REASONS. ALTHOUGH I NEED THIS VEHICLE I DECIDED TO KEEP IT GROUNDED DUE TO THE HIGH RISK THAT THE GASOLINE GETS IGNITED BY THE HOT EXHAUST TUBE.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11030031
Consumer Location: ENCINITAS, CA
VIN: WVGZM77L45D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THERE WAS AN ODOR OF FUEL EMITTED IN AND AROUND THE VEHICLE, MOSTLY ON THE PASSENGER SIDE AND THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V151000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL AND DID NOT OFFER FURTHER ASSISTANCE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 115,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 10, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11021518
Consumer Location: WEST ALLIS, WI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL LEAKING AT FUEL PUMP FLANGE. STRONG FUEL VAPOR ODOR IN THE CABIN WHILE DRIVING AND PARKED.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

July 10, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11004339
Consumer Location: WEST HAVEN, CT
VIN: WVGBG77L35D****

Summary of Complaint

I WENT IN VACATION AND LEFT MY CAR PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY WITH THE WINDOWS UP AND DOORS LOCKED.WHEN I CAME BACK TO MY CAR THE ADHESIVE/GLUE MUST HAVE MELTED DUE TO THE HEAT OUTSIDE THE CAR CAUSED THE REAR VIEW MIRROR TO DETACH FROM THE WINDSHIELD AND IT IS NOW DANGLING BY THE WIRES FROM THE INSIDE OF THE CAR/WINDSHIELD

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 03, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10995705
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVGZG77L55D****

Summary of Complaint

THE TOP OF THE FUEL FILTER HOUSING CRACKED AND WAS LEAKING FUEL. THIS HOUSING IS UNDERNEATH THE REAR SEAT BEHIND THE DRIVER'S SEAT. THE CRACKS WEREN'T RELATED TO USAGE OF THE VEHICLE OR AN ACCIDENT. IT APPEARS TO BE GENERAL DETERIORATION OF THE PLASTIC. THIS IS THE SAME PROBLEM COVERED BY VW RECALL 20Z4 OR NHTSA REFERENCE #17V151000. HOWEVER THOSE ONLY COVER VEHICLES BACK TO 2007.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

July 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10917541
Consumer Location: SURPRISE, AZ
VIN: WVGMM77L45D****

Summary of Complaint

SMALL CRACKS DEVELOPED IN THE FUEL FILTER FLANGE ON THE FUEL TANK RESULTING IN FUEL LEAKING OUT WHEN THE DRIVERS DOOR WAS OPENED OR WHEN THE CAR WAS RUNNING. THIS RESULTED IN LARGE AMOUNTS OF GASOLINE LEAKING ONTO MY GARAGE FLOOR. THE FLANGE WAS REPLACED. THIS IS AN IDENTICAL PROBLEM THAT IS BEING EXPERIENCED BY THE AUDI Q7 WHICH HAS THE IDENTICAL VW PART NUMBER FOR THE AFFECTED PART. THE NHTSA RECALL NUMBER FOR THAT PROBLEM IS 16V60000 IF YOU HAVE A TOUAREG, PORSCHE CAYENNE, OR AUDI Q7 (THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME PART) AND YOU SMELL GASOLINE, DO NOT OPEN THE DRIVERS DOOR. DOING SO PRIMES THE FUEL SYSTEM PUTTING THE FLANGE UNDER PRESSURE CAUSING LARGE AMOUNTS OF FUEL TO LEAK OUT.

Components: SEAT BELTS

June 05, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10730264
Consumer Location: ADDISON, IL
VIN: WVGZG77L35D****

Summary of Complaint

TRIED TO BUCKLE UP ONE OF THE REAR SEAT BELTS AND BUCKLE PLASTIC HOUSING BROKE. THE DEALER FAILED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT A SEAT BELT MECHANISM SHOULD NEVER FAIL. INSTEAD, THE DEALER SAID I HAD TO PAY OUT OF POCKET TO HAVE IT REPLACED. I CONTACTED VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA TO REPORT THIS CONCERN AND ASKED THEM TO COVER FOR THIS REPAIR. THEY DECLINED TO COVER THIS REPAIR FREE OF CHARGE.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

June 15, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10706330
Consumer Location: PROVO, UT
VIN: WVGMM77LX5D****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE HAS AN ANNOYING PROCLIVITY TO HESITATE (SOMETIMES FOR AS LONG AS 3 OR 4 SECONDS) BETWEEN THE TIME THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL IS DEPRESSED AND THE TIME THE ENGINE RESPONDS. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES (E.G., CROSSING A LANE OF HIGH SPEED TRAFFIC) THE DELAY COULD BE VERY DANGEROUS AND EVEN FATAL. IT HAS BEEN DOING THIS SINCE IT WAS NEW, AND IT HAPPENS ONLY WHEN DECELERATING, NOT COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP, AND THEN ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE. WE TRADED IN A 2004 TOUAREG V8 THAT WE HAD PURCHASED USED WITH 30K MILES BECAUSE OF THE IDENTICAL PROBLEM, THINKING THAT THE DEFECT WOULD HAVE CORRECTED ON THE NEWER VEHICLE. THE 2005 TOUAREG V8 WAS PURCHASED NEW FOR $55,000 PLUS TAX AND LICENSE. THE VEHICLE NOW HAS 32,180 MILES ON IT. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

December 16, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10683124
Consumer Location: WEST MILFORD, NJ
VIN: WVGMM77L85D****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT HEADLIGHTS FAILED AND WOULD NOT OPERATE IN LOW BEAM MODE. UPON INSPECTION, I NOTED THAT THE INSULATION FOR THE WIRING INSIDE EACH HEADLIGHT UNIT WAS BRITTLE, CRACKED AND IN SOME CASES THE INSULATION HAD FALLEN COMPLETELY OFF. THIS CAUSED BOTH HEADLIGHTS TO GROUND OUT AND FAIL, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS DURING VEHICLE OPERATION AND A POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10598532
Consumer Location: STAMFORD, CT
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS A WELL DOCUMENTED PROBLEM ALL OVER THE WEB YET VW AND TO DATE THE NHTSA REFUSE TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE. MAYBE THERE IS A REQUIREMENT THAT AT LEAST 13 PEOPLE DIE (GM) BEFORE ANYONE DOES SOMETHING ABOUT IT. PROBLEM IS WITH TRANSMISSION WHICH CAUSES CAR TO JOLT FORWARD AS IF IT IS GETTING RAMMED IN THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. CAN CAUSE LOSS OF CONTROL, WHIP LASH, REAR ENDING, ETC... *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 09, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10564758
Consumer Location: NORFOLK, VA
VIN: WVGZM77L75D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE FUEL GAUGE DISPLAYED AN INACCURATE READING. IN ADDITION, THE FUEL TANK LEAKED GASOLINE CONTINUOUSLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS, WHO RECOMMENDED THAT THE VEHICLE BE INSPECTED BY AN AUTHORIZED DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INSPECTED BY AN AUTHORIZED DEALER NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 141,323.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 16, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10562982
Consumer Location: LONG BEACH, CA
VIN: WVGZG77L15D****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAG DEFAULT LIGHT CAME ON INDICATING PASSENGER AIR BAG WILL NOT DEPLOY DURING A CRASH. THE OTHER PROBLEM WITH THIS IS IF ONE AIR BAG IS INDICATED NONE OF THE AIR BAGS WILL DEPLOY IN A CRASH. THIS IS A KNOWN PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE WHICH VOLKSWAGEN HAS KNOWN ABOUT, BECAUSE IN 2005 IT WAS FOUND THAT THE AIR BAG CONNECTION PLUG LOCATED UNDER THE PASSENGER SEAT WAS TO SHORT AND WOULD COME DISCONNECTED CAUSING THE DEFAULT AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT TO COME. I BELIEVE IN 2005 A FLASH PROGRAM WAS ISSUED FOR ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH THE AIR BAGS, THE FLASH PROGRAM WAS TO FIX THE PROBLEM WITH WHEN THE KEY WAS PLACED INTO THE IGNITION AND THE PASSENGER SEAT IS MOVED WITHIN 10 SECONDS AFTER THE KEY WAS IN THE IGNITION THIS WOULD CAUSE THE DEFAULT AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT TO COME ON. BEFORE A MASS COMPLAINT COULD COME OUT VOLKSWAGEN DROP THE FLASH PROGRAMMING AND LEFT IT UP TO THE CONSUMER TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM. I HAVE BROUGHT THIS UP WITH MY VOLKSWAGEN DEALERSHIP WHOM I BROUGHT THE TRUCK FROM AND CONTINUE TO HAVE ALL MAINTENANCE DONE BY THEM, THE DEALERSHIP TELLS ME THE SENSOR HAS TO BE REPLACED, AND THIS WILL COST BIG BUCKS FOR THE CONSUMER BECAUSE OF A BAD DESIGNED PRODUCT. THIS PROBLEM MANIFESTED AFTER THE ALARM SIREN STARTED TO GO OUT, AND TO FIND OUT LATER THAT THE ALARM SIREN HAS RECHARGEABLE WATCH TYPE BATTERIES, WHICH GOES BAD AND LEAKS ACID THEN CORRODES CAUSING SHORT IN THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, BECAUSE THE BATTERIES ARE CHARGED BY THE CARS BATTERY. THIS POOR DESIGN WILL CAUSE YOU THE CONSUMER $2000.00 TO REPLACE AIR BAG SENSOR, ALARM SIREN AND YOUR MAIN CAR BATTERY. THIS IS AN EXPENSIVE VEHICLE AND I LOVE MY TRUCK BUT HATE WHEN PROBLEMS ARISE AND NO ONE HAVE ANY ANSWERS AND WHEN IT COMES TO A SAFETY DEVICES, LIKE "AIR BAGS" THE DEALERSHIP SHOULD JUMP ON A RESOLUTION INSTEAD OF RUNNING AWAY, BECAUSE AIR BAGS KILL MORE PEOPLE THAN A CRASH ITSELF. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 10, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10525578
Consumer Location: IRVINE, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVE SHAFT FAILED AND WAS REPAIRED UNDER THE CONTACT'S WARRANTY. THE FAILURE RECURRED RECENTLY AND THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE RECURRED LESS THAN 30,000 MILES LATER. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 80,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. *TR

Components: ENGINE

September 03, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10520489
Consumer Location: CANOGA PARK, CA
VIN: WVGZG77L55D****

Summary of Complaint

SIGN CONSISTENTLY APPEARS SAYING "OIL PRESSURE PROBLEM STOP ENGINE NOW" ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU TRY TO EXIT THE FREEWAY. ACCORDING TO VOLKSWAGEN DEALER, THIS COULD DAMAGE THE ENGINE BEYOND REPAIR. THIS IS A FACTORY DEFECT THAT IS HAPPENING TO MANY VOLKSWAGEN BRANDS. THIS IS SOMETHING VOLKSWAGEN KNEW ABOUT AND SHOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. VOLKSWAGEN CORPORATION SHOULD RECALL ALL VEHICLE WITH THIS PROBLEM AND FIX IT WITHOUT CURRENT OWNERS SUFFERING FOR IT. LET ME ADD THAT I HAVE CHANGED THE SWITCH, FLUSHED ENGINE, CHANGED OIL, CHANGED CATALYTIC CONVERTER, CHANGED OIL PUMP THAT CONNECTS THE OIL PAN WITH THE ENGINE, THE PROBLEM WOULD STOP FOR A WHILE AND COMES BACK AGAIN. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

October 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10504036
Consumer Location: LA QUINTA, CA
VIN: WVGCM77L55D****

Summary of Complaint

SMELL OF GAS AFTER REFUELING -- APPARENTLY SIMILAR TO MERCEDE BENZ --DEALER REPORTS THE GASKETS AT THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK HAVE FAILED FOR A REPAIR COST OF $8-900.00: WATER COOLED ALTERNATOR FAILURE REQUIRING $8-900.00

Components: STEERING

October 15, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10481074
Consumer Location: PELHAM, NY
VIN: WVGMM77L05D****

Summary of Complaint

THE STEERING LOCK AND WAS UNABLE TO OPEN OR MOVE. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY

June 29, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10464005
Consumer Location: FRANKLIN, NJ
VIN: WVGMM77L65D****

Summary of Complaint

SUN ROOF GLASS EXPLODED ON ITS OWN. NO REASON FOUND. VW SAYS PART IS NOT AVAILABLE... ANYWHERE. GLASS IS TEMPERED: MILLIONS OF SHARP FRAGMENTS ALL OVER INTERIOR AND DRIVER. LAMINATED GLASS WOULD BE A WISER DESIGN. *JS

Components: SEAT BELTS

May 31, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10461770
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVGMM77L85D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MIDDLE ROW SEAT WAS RECLINED FOR UTILIZATION OF THE TRUNK. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO PUT THE SEAT BACK INTO AN UPRIGHT POSITION, BUT THE SEAT WOULD NOT BUDGE. THE CONTACT DISCOVERED THAT THE SEAT BELT LATCH WAS LOCKED AND WOULD NOT ALLOW THE SEAT TO BE RETURNED UPRIGHT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE DEALER ADVISED THAT THE SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY WOULD NEED REPLACING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND ADVISED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 04V592000 (SEAT BELTS). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 93,700 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 94,000.

Components: SEAT BELTS SEATS

June 09, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10461787
Consumer Location: CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH
VIN: WVGMM77L85D****

Summary of Complaint

I MANUALLY LOWERED THE REAR SEAT BACK TO ALLOW INCREASED CARGO AREA. AFTER REMOVING THE CARGO, I COULD NOT RAISE THE REAR SEAT BACK TO IT'S UPRIGHT POSITION. THE CENTER SEAT BELT HAD LOCKED IT SELF IN A WAY HOLDING THE SEAT BACK DOWN NOT ALLOWING THE SEAT BACK TO BE RAISED TO AN UPRIGHT POSITION. A RECALL WAS ISSUED 3-28-2005 REGARDING THIS DANGEROUS SEAT BELT MALFUNCTION PROBLEM EFFECTING 50483 VEHICLES BUT FELL SHORT IN FAILING TO INCLUDE THE CENTER REAR SEAT BELT IN THE RECALL. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER NOR THE DEALER ARE LEGALLY OBLIGED TO FIX THIS SITUATION AT THEIR COST. AT THIS TIME MY ONLY OPTION IS TO PAY THE DEALER TO UN-BOLT ALL THREE REAR SEAT BELTS FROM THE FRAME, REMOVE AND DISASSEMBLE THE ENTIRE REAR SEAT, REMOVE THE CENTER SEAT BELT FROM INSIDE THE SEAT BACK, INSTALL A NEW AND WORKING SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY AND FINALLY, PUT THE CAR BACK TOGETHER ALL TO THE TUNE OF THEIR HOURLY RATE PLUS PARTS. IN THE MEAN TIME, MY 5 PASSENGER CAR IS A 2 PASSENGER CAR. HOPE TO HAVE A RESPONSE SOON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION IN THIS FRUSTRATING SITUATION.

Components: STEERING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 01, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10449798
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: WVGMM77L95D****

Summary of Complaint

2005 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. CONSUMER STATES WHEN HE INSERTS THE KEY INTO THE IGNITION TO START THE VEHICLE, IT DOES NOT START. THE CONSUMER STATED IF HE REMOVED THE KEY, PRESSED THE LOCK BUTTON AND THEN THE UNLOCK THE BUTTON ON THE KEY FOB, THEN TRY AGAIN, THE VEHICLE GENERALLY STARTED UP. WHEN THE VEHICLE DID NOT START, THE VEHICLE WOULD HAVE TO BE TOWED, AS THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NOT SHIFT OUT OF PARK. THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN TO THE DEALER 12 TIMES TO CORRECT THE SAME ISSUE. TO DATE, THE ACCESS/START MODULE WAS REPLACED FOUR TIMES, THE STEERING COLUMN WAS REPLACED THREE TIMES, THE IGNITION SWITCH WAS REPLACED TWICE, THE J519 VEHICLE ELECTRICAL CONTROL UNIT AND BATTERY WERE ALSO REPLACED. *JB

Components: STRUCTURE

August 23, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10422866
Consumer Location: CAVE CREEK, AZ
VIN: WVGCM77L65D****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH, THE REAR SPOILER DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO HAVE THE FAILURE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WAS NOTIFIED AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE FAILURE WAS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

February 24, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10357694
Consumer Location: OMAK, WA
VIN: WVGBG77L05D****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAG LIGHT CONTINUES TO COME ON. STARTED WHEN FIRST PURCHASED. 64 MILES 2-24-05 AND SAID THAT 2 WIRES WERE REPAIRED INVOICE 913036. INVOICE 962683 ON 8-14-07 LIGHT WAS ON AGAIN WITH A DESCRIPTION OF DRIVER/PASS SIDE AIRBAGS AND REPLACE PASS SIDE WIRING 1660 WV03 (RECALL) MILEAGE 37233. 5-24-2010 INV 663865 AIR BAG LIGHT ON AGAIN, WENT TO FOREIGN AUTO SHOP IN WENATCHEE TO HAVE CHECKED OUT. DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG HAS IGNITER PROBLEM WITH INTERMITTENT SIGNAL LOSS. 7-6-2010 MILEAGE 60364 AIR BAG LIGHT ON AGAIN INVOICE 663865. INVOICE STATES THAT THEY DID NOT HEAR FROM VW ON HELP FOR AIR BAG LIGHT, NO FURTHER WORK AT THIS TIME ALTHOUGH THEY DID RESET THE LIGHT AND NOT PUT IT ON THE INVOICE. WHEN QUERIED ON WHAT HAD HAPPENED OR WHY IT WAS RESET THEY WOULD GIVE NO INDICATION OR WHETHER THE AIR BAGS WOULD WORK OR NOT. THIS IS BECOMING WORRISOME AS I HAVE HEARD THAT WHEN THE LIGHT COMES ON THE AIRBAG SYSTEM DOESN'T FUNCTION. I KNOW THAT IF THIS WAS A SEAT BELT THE PROBLEM WOULD HAVE BEEN FIXED LONG AGO BUT SINCE IT IS A AIRBAG IT ISN'T THEIR PROBLEM. ARE NOT THE AIRBAGS IN A CAR DESIGNED TO WORK WITH THE SEAT BELTS IN PREVENTING INJURIES AND ARE THEY NOT ALSO A INTEGRAL PART OF THE SAFETY DESIGN OF THE VEHICLE. IF SO SINCE WE HAVE HAD PROBLEMS SINCE WE BOUGHT THE CAR IS IT SO HARD TO IT FIXED AS IT HAS BEEN DOCUMENTED THAT WE HAD THE PROBLEM SINCE WE PURCHASED THIS CAR. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 20, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10351595
Consumer Location: MILWAUKEE, WI
VIN: WVGZG77L05D****

Summary of Complaint

HEARD THUMPING NOISE COMING FROM UNDERNEATH VEHICLE AND I PULLED OVER THINKING I HAD A FLAT TIRE. GOT OUT OF VEHICLE AND LOOKED UNDER CAR DID NOT SEE ANYTHING HANGING AND DID NOT HAVE A FLAT TIRE. IT ONLY HAPPENS WHEN I ACCELERATE AND IT TAKES ME AWHILE TO GET MY VEHICLE GOING. I TOOK MY VEHICLE TO DEALERSHIP AND IT WAS MY DRIVESHAFT THAT WAS MAKING THIS NOISE. IT WAS MY BEARING THAT NEEDED TO BE REPLACE BUT THEY DO NOT SELL IT SEPARATE, I HAVE TO BUY A BRAND NEW DRIVESHAFT. I HAVE NOT GOTTEN IT DONE BECAUSE WARRANTY HAVE EXPIRED AND I DO NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF MONEY TO GET IT FIX RIGHT NOW. *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

July 05, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10345644
Consumer Location: CHANTILLY, VA
VIN: WVGBG77L95D****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN LAYING THE REAR SEAT DOWN IN MY 2005 VW TOUAREG, THE SEAT BELT BECOMES LOCKED IN PLACE, PREVENTING THE MIDDLE SEAT FROM COMING BACK UP. HAVE TAKEN TO THE DEALER NUMEROUS TIMES FOR FIX AND EVEN REPLACED THE SEAT BELT 15 MONTHS AGO AND THE INCIDENT HAS HAPPENED TWICE SINCE THEN, THE ONLY TWO TIMES WE LOWERED THE REAR SEAT. THE DEALER UNBOLTED THE SEAT BELT, SO I COULD DRIVE IT UNTIL WE GOT A RESOLUTION ON THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BELT. I CALLED VW TO LOG A COMPLAINT AND THEY INDICATED THAT THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR FIXING IS MINE. THIS IS A HUGE SAFETY ISSUE AND FEEL THAT THEY SHOULD BE MORE PRO-ACTIVE ON FIXING RATHER THAN PASSING THE COST ON TO THE CONSUMER. ALSO, LOOKED ON A TOUREG FORUM SITE AND THERE ARE SEVERAL PEOPLE WITH THE SAME ISSUE. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN TIRES

December 15, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10342759
Consumer Location: VIENNA, ME
VIN: WVGBG77L95D****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2005 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG IT HAS BEEN IN THE SHOP FOR REPAIRS AND OR PROBLEMS AND RE-CALLS SINCE DAY ONE. BUT MY BIGGEST PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE THE STEPPER MOTOR PROBLEM WHICH HAS BEEN TEARING MY TIRES TO THREADS. SINCE DAY ONE WE HAVE TAKEN THIS VEHICLE TO THE VW DEALER AND COMPLAINED ABOUT THE TIRES SKIPPING AND CHUGGING ON THE PAVEMENT AS YOU TURN AT SLOW SPEEDS. THIS IS APPARENTLY FROM WHAT I FOUND OUT TO BE CAUSED BY THIS STEPPER MOTOR. BUT I DID NOT FIND THAT OUT THROUGH ANY OF THE SERVICE PEOPLE OR MECHANICS FROM VW DEALERSHIPS. APPARENTLY THERE IS A SIMPLE FIX OF SOME SOFTWARE UPDATE. BUT NO DEALERSHIPS HAVE A WORKING CD FOR THIS SO-CALLED SOFTWARE UPDATE. THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN PARKED IN MY GARAGE AND I DO NOT USE IT OFTEN AS I CANT AFFORD TO KEEP REPLACING MY TIRES. THE SKIPPING OF THE TIRES WHEN U TURN IS CUPPING THEM AND MAKING THE TIRES VERY LOUD WHILE YOU DRIVE. ALL I HAVE BEEN TOLD FROM VW DEALERS FROM NEW JERSEY TO MAINE IS THAT THIS VEHICLE IS SUPPOSE TO DO THAT. THAT'S WHAT I HAVE BEEN TOLD SINCE I BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE NEW. IT WASN'T TILL I JOINED A CLUB CALLED CLUB TOUAREG THAT I THEN FOUND ALL THIS INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROBLEMS WITH MY 2005 VW TOUAREG. I ALSO HAVE THIS VEHICLE ALIGNED EVERY 2-3 EVEN 4 TIMES A YEAR BECAUSE OF THE PROBLEMS WITH THIS VEHICLE. MY THOUGHT ARE THAT THIS IS A VERY UN SAFE VEHICLE TO DRIVE AND SOMEONE NEEDS TO STAND UP AND HELP US CONSUMERS OUT. HOW CAN A VEHICLE MANUFACTURE BE ABLE TO PRODUCE AND SELL A VEHICLE WITH THIS AMOUNT OF PROBLEMS? DO WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR SOMEONE TO DIE? BEFORE SOMETHING IS DONE. VW SHOULD BE MADE TO HAVE TO RECALL ALL THESE LEMON VEHICLE THAT THE SO POORLY MADE AND THAT OUR GREAT GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOWED THEM TO SELL. BUT GUESS YOUR TO BUSY WITH THE ECONOMY, THE OIL SPILL AND YEAH TOYOTA AND DON'T FORGET THAT LAST ONE. SO DO SOMETHING PEOPLE STAND UP FOR US. THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE OUT THERE WITH THIS SAME VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG PROBLEM WHO UNLIKE ME DON'T NO WHY THERE TIRES ARE BEING CHEWED OFF. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 27, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10332651
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: WVGZG77L75D****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG. WHILE DRIVING AT 35 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD AN UNUSUAL RATTLING NOISE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALERSHIP WHERE A DEFECT WAS FOUND IN THE DRIVESHAFT. THE CONTACT CALLED THE MANUFACTURER WHO CONFIRMED THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE FAILURE BUT WOULD PROVIDE NO ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AT THE CONTACTS EXPENSE. IN ADDITION, THE TRANSMISSION VALVES WERE DEFECTIVE. THE VEHICLE WAS CURRENTLY AT THE DEALERSHIP AWAITING REPAIRS. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE APPROXIMATELY 70,000.

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