Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
04-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

I love my Touareg - lots of neat little features. However, not sure about reliability. Failed on day one of purchase from used dealer. Was quite expensive to fix - dealer paid. Also, servicing is very expensive and self maintenance is not easy - changing a rear light bulb took nearly half an hour. In the recent cold weather snap the radio started acting up on cold mornings and I had a false workshop warning for the Hill Assist feature. Also, bit surprised about windscreen washer fluid freezing even though anti freeze was added to it. Never had this with previous cars when cold.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Spent over ł2000 on an oil problem two blown turbos, blown electrics. Good on motorways elsewhere terrible.

Reliability: 1/5 Build Quality: 2/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

So far no problems at 40000 miles. For such a large vehicle the costs seem to be at the appropriate level.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems up until today. Average for this type of vehicle better than land rover and most 4x4.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Not had any reliability issues. Its a 4x4 so costs will be higher...servicing myself saves money.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Faultless. Within my expectations for a car of its size and performance.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems.this is my 2nd touareg. I have replaced the wiper blades.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Too soon, but no problems to date. Too soon to comment.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It's brilliant, has never let me down

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5