2005 Volkswagen Touareg Consumer Review: Steer Clear

2005 Volkswagen Touareg - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

196 Total Reviews

V6 4dr SUV (3.2L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Steer Clear
By D.Ryder on


2005 Volkswagen Touareg V6 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


I purchased my 2005 Touareg due to VW's reputation of quality and safety. At 1,200 miles it started to make horrible metal on metal sounds from the transmition that the dealership could not duplicate because once the transmition would warm up it would stop. Starting at 2,200 miles the headlights would occasionally decide to take a break. Again the dealership said all was well. Finally at 4,400 miles the SRS Airbag system failed. According to the dealership this means they will not deploy in a collision. The earliest time they would be able to repair it, but it would take two weeks. So it sits in the garage until then.

Best Features

The looks and AWD.

Worst Features

Build a quality product. I will be trading in the Touareg on something domestic with better MPG and reliability as soon as the airbag system is fixed. Buyers be ready for anything!
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