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What's Wrong with the Volkswagen Touareg?

The Volkswagen Touareg has a total of 56 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the engine (19%) followed by the interior (16%) and the body (10%).

We'd recommend avoiding the 1st generation (2004–2010) which has the worst overall PainRank™ of 3.75

How Touareg Generations Rank

Gen Model Years Complaints PainRank (?)
2nd Gen Touareg 2011–2017 16 1.31
1st Gen Touareg 2004–2010 40 3.75

Worst Overall Touareg Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common Touareg complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About Touareg Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on