Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Volkswagen Touareg 4x4?
This is a large SUV that will have been used in tight urban supermarket car parks, so it’s worth checking the extremities for any scuffs and dents, as well as the alloy wheels for any kerb damage. Ensure the seats fold and slide as they should, and that any electric tailgate, seats or sunroof works.
What are the most common problems with a used Volkswagen Touareg 4x4?
Most parts, engines and transmissions are shared with a number of other cars in the Volkswagen Group, so replacements are easy to source. A number of cars have suffered from clogged diesel particulate filters and some from oil leaks. Sensors have been known to cause problems, while starting issues have been reported in older cars.
Is a used Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 reliable?
The Touareg has an excellent record in our reliability surveys and in the most recent one in which it appeared it finished in first place in the luxury SUV class. Most of the examples aged up to five years old had no faults, while of those that had problems no owners were charged for repairs. Volkswagen as a brand finished in a disappointing 20th place out of 31 manufacturers, though.