2nd Generation (2011—2017) Touareg Problems

This generations ranks 20th out of 45 Volkswagen generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (25%), exterior (10%), and the electrical (10%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Water Got Into Engine 1 complaints at an average of 41,000 miles in the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg.
  2. Exploding Sunroof 1 complaints at an average of 57,477 miles in the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg.
  3. Check Engine Light On/error Code P202b 2 complaints at an average of 61,500 miles in the 2011 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 2015 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2017 1 0 90 1.06
2016 1 2 176 0.45
2015 4 2 253 5.95
2014 2 2 326 3.42
2013 2 2 310 0.28
2012 7 2 290 3.7
2011 3 2 269 1.16

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