A new lawsuit says VW is aware of a Touareg design issue that allows water to enter the engine, causing a sudden failure.
The plaintiff says their engine failed for a second time while driving in traffic. Following an inspection, the dealership informed her that water had leaked into the air filter. She claims technicians accused her of intentionally driving through a lake of water in order to damage her Touareg.
Dealerships sure can get creative with their unfounded accusations, eh?
Volkswagen sent an engineer to inspect the SUV and it was confirmed water entered the air filter and engine because “drain in air guide was clogged with debris.”
The real issue appears to be the air intake’s drain vales can get clogged, allowing water to saturate the air filters. When the engine draws air through the wet filter, it also pulls in water leading to stalling or a complete loss of power.
The proposed class-action lawsuit includes all consumers in the U.S. who purchased or leased a VW Touareg manufactured between December 2014 and November 2017.keep reading article "Clogged Drains and Wet Air Filters Appear to be Shutting Down Touareg Engines"
Volkswagen is recalling 21,000 Touaregs because failing fuel filter flanges are causing fires.
Yikes, and I thought Touareg was hard to say.
"Investigators found that with time, oxidization can ... allow the components to intrude into the fuel filter flange material under pressure from the inside. In addition to the pressure, tension can cause the formation of small cracks where the fuel will eventually leak."
Owners will either be given new fuel filter flanges or protective covers.keep reading article "Touareg Tongue Twister Recall"
The 2016 Touareg has been recalled for a TPMS that can't keep track of the tire pressure.
Although to be fair, there's a lot of hot air coming out of VW right now so it's pretty confusing.
In addition to the improperly calibrated TPMS, Volkswagen says the stickers on these CUVs have incorrect tire pressure information.
Owners have already been notified, at least according to VW. Since I have a hard time believing anything they say right now, you can call your local dealer and ask about recall 44M9.keep reading article "Touareg Recalled for Tire Pressure Problems"
A missing c-clip in some 2011-2016 VW Touaregs and Porsche Cayenne SUVs could allow for some brake pedal mayhem.
The missing clip can cause the pivot pin to move and the brake pedal to dislodge. From there, a driver will need to find unique methods of applying the brakes without a brake pedal.
The c-clip stands for circlip, but I'm thinking it could also stand for crap. As in, "ahh, crap --- my brake pedal just fell off."keep reading article "Missing C-Clip Could Lead to Brake Pedal Mayhem"