1st Generation (2004—2010) Touareg Problems

This generations ranks 26th out of 45 Volkswagen generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (26%), drivetrain (14%), and the body (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine & Epc Light On 2 complaints at an average of 79,250 miles in the 2007 Volkswagen Touareg.
  2. Fuel Pump Failure 1 complaints at an average of 39,146 miles in the 2010 Volkswagen Touareg.
  3. Loud Noise Underneath Car 3 complaints at an average of 70,588 miles in the 2008 Volkswagen Touareg.

What Touareg Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Volkswagen model years.

Watch out for the 2007 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2010 3 1 183 5.18
2009 1 2 169 0.76
2008 5 4 110 1.71
2007 12 3 108 10.72
2006 4 1 111 2.51
2005 10 2 111 3.66
2004 7 4 131 1.85

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