1st Gen (2004 – 2010) Volkswagen Touareg Problems

The 1st generation of the Touareg has a cumulative PainRank™ of 3.78. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2004–2010 Touareg model years have sent in 42 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (26%) followed by the drivetrain (14%) and the body (11%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 Reliability PainRank (?)
2010 3
2009 1
2008 5
2007 12
2006 4
2005 10
2004 7

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