Volkswagen Touareg Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Volkswagen Touareg reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Volkswagen Touareg 2007: GVM and GCM
Cannot find details of the GVM and GCM of the 2007 VW Touareg or the manual, need to know the GCM please. Read more
What car should I buy for $70,000?
I am looking to purchase a new car and have a budget to $70,000. I travel approx. 35,000 km per year, 90 per cent highway miles, up and down the mid and north coast. My current car, a 2013 Toyota ...Read more
Why is my 2015 Volkswagen Touareg oversteering?
My 2015 Volkswagen Touareg feel as if it floats on the road, it oversteers on each corner and it has lost the feeling of "being on rails" that it used to have. I have taken it to two local VW dealers ...Read more
What would be the better SUV between the Volkswagen Touareg, BMW X5 and Toyota Prado?
My wife would like a newer SUV and she has her heart set on a 2014 Volkswagen Touareg. I am concerned about the lack of them on the road, and they look a little old. I made a suggestion to look at a ...Read more
Dieselgate fix approval "reasonably imminent" says Volkswagen Australia boss
Local VW chief speaks out over bureaucratic delays to approvals to fix vehicles caught up in diesel emissions scandal. Read more
Best SUV for towing a caravan?
You recently had a Head-to-Head between the Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg. My wife and I are looking to buy a vehicle to start towing a caravan. The maximum will be 3.5 tonnes and visiting ...Read more
Range Rover Sport, Touareg or Grand Cherokee?
We were recently involved in a vehicle accident and my wife received a broken vertebrae. We need to replace the vehicle that was written-off. We are looking at replacing it with a Range Rover Sport 3 ...Read more
Upgrading to 2012-2014 Touareg 180
I currently have a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 FSi turbo that's done 130,000 kilometres and I am looking at a 2012-2014 Touareg 180. Should there be anything I should be looking out for in terms of ...Read more
Good large SUV for towing?
I need a large car that will tow. I'm keen to buy a large diesel SUV, about three years old. I've been considering a BMW X5, VW Touareg or Range Rover. I've been in a Range Rover Sport and liked the ...Read more
Used Volkswagen Touareg review: 2011-2012
NEW After the generously proportioned first-generation Touareg the second-generation model released in 2011 emerged lighter and much sleeker. Dramatic new curves gave the new model a more dynamic ...Read more
VW Touareg Dunlop tyre problems
In April this year I purchased a current model VW Touareg V8 TDI R Line 4.2-litre with Dunlop 275/40x21 tyres. In July, at 4354 km, I noticed both front tyres were wearing excessively on the outer ...Read more
VW Touareg grinding noise
Further to the report in Carsguide on August 30 regarding a grinding noise in the steering of my VW Touareg and the follow-up report by Dave Hall on September 20, I wish to advise that VW contacted ...Read more
VW Touareg grinding noise
I read with interest David McKillop's complaint in your column about a grinding noise in the steering of his VW Touareg as my car has the same problem. I would like to know how David got on when ...Read more
Steering grinding on VW Touareg
About 5-6 months ago I noticed that the steering on my 2011 VW Touareg was grinding on full lock. After checking it the dealer said there was nothing wrong and it was probably caused by the road ...Read more
VW steering wheel alignment
The steering wheel in my 2009 VW Touareg TDI sits at 'twenty-to-two' instead of 'quarter-to-three' despite the efforts of the various tyre and 4WD places that have tried to align it for me. No one ...Read more
Tyres for Touareg
The Cooper tyres on my VW Touareg are very noisy and they are wearing on the inside of all four wheels. The road noise is driving me crazy. VW say the alignment is to spec, Coopers say the tyres are ...Read more
Ask Smithy Xtra thumping VW Touareg
The driveline on my 2004 VW Touareg R5 TDI has just been changed after excessive thumping problems restricting us to travel at a max of 25 km/h. Before the service, the car had chewed its way through ...Read more
Ask Smithy Xtra Grinding noise in Touareg
My uncle?s 2004 R5 Volkswagen Touareg makes a very strange grinding noise when he accelerates. It's sounds like a flat tyre, but it?s not. Some internet forums suggest it's the ABS re-calibrating, ...Read more
Ask Smithy Xtra Early updated to brakes on VW Touareg
I had to replace all four discs and pads on my 2008 VW Touareg V6 TDI, even though it had done just 32,000 km. It cost me $3990. This seems excessive and not normal wear and tear. The car is driven ...Read more