2nd Generation (2011—2017) Touareg Problems

Touareg owners with a 2011—2017 model year have the most problems with the interior (27%), exterior (11%), and the exhaust (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Exploding Sunroof 1 complaints at an average of 57,477 miles in the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg.
  2. Check Engine Light On/error Code P202b 2 complaints at an average of 61,500 miles in the 2011 Volkswagen Touareg.
  3. Severe Steering Wheel Shake 1 complaints at an average of 70 miles in the 2017 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 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2017 1 0 62 1.07
2016 1 0 140 0.46
2015 3 0 220 2.44
2014 2 0 292 3.43
2013 1 0 282 0.28
2012 7 0 262 3.72
2011 3 0 242 1.17

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