Used Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 2003 - 2010 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 (03 - 10)
  • Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 (03 - 10)
  • Volkswagen Touareg 4x4 (03 - 10)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Volkswagen Touareg 4x4?

Two recalls have affected the Touareg, both covering cars built in 2003. The first dealt with three areas: the parking brake, which could foul the wiring loom; faulty welding on the left seat console; and an extra earth connection might be necessary in the fuel tank of some petrol models. The second recall dealt with a potential problem with the rear seat belts.

Apart from these, though, there's nothing much to worry buyers. That's partly because the Touareg remains a relatively rare car, so it's difficult to get a clear picture of how solid it is.