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Volkswagen Touareg Common Problems and Solutions

Electric anti-lock problem

Problem:

When using the brakes, you may have noticed that there is a problem with the ABS system and the ABS warning light has come on the dashboard. The ABS module is the usual cause of this problem.

Solution:

This is a common issue on this vehicle and you will need to replace the ABS module to resolve the issue.

Difficulty level

3

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Early brake pad wear

Problem:

These vehicles are known for the brake pads wearing down very quickly, which results in poor braking.

Solution:

The only way to sort this problem is fitting new brake pads. Watch the video below to see how to change the pads:

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

Brake Pads

Oil leak

Problem:

If you have found an oil leak which is coming from around the back of the engine, the most likely cause is a leak on the seal ring of the engine speed sensor. This is fairly common on these vehicles. The sensor is located between the fuel pump and the water pump.

Solution:

The seals are very cheap to buy. When you replace the seal, it will stop the leak.

Difficulty level

3

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Gearbox problem

Problem:

As the Volkswagen Touareg is a very capable off-road vehicle, you may end up having trouble with the front differential on this vehicle if you do a lot of off-road driving. Even if you don't this is still a known issue. You will hear an intermittent whining noise coming from around the gearbox area.

Solution:

You will need to fit a new front differential to fix this problem.

Difficulty level

3

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Differential

Heavy vibration underneath vehicle

Problem:

When you are driving and you notice that there is a very heavy vibration coming from underneath the vehicle, you most likely have a problem with the prop shaft.

Solution:

You can try repairing the prop shaft, but it is most likely that you will have to replace it.

Difficulty level

4

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Prop Shaft

Turbo problem

Problem:

If you have noticed that there is either blue smoke coming from the exhaust, or you are hearing a whistling type noise coming from the top of the engine, these are key signs of a blown turbo.

Solution:

Unfortunately, the only way to resolve this problem is to fit a new turbo. Fitting a new turbo can be expensive, but you can get a used quality replacement part with us.

Difficulty level

4

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Reading these common Volkswagen Touareg problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Volkswagen Touareg – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Volkswagen Touareg does have one of these issues.