Volkswagen Touareg FrequentlyAsked Questions

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Volkswagen Touareg Frequently-Asked Questions


This is the unofficial Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document for the Volkswagen Touareg. If you have any questions about the Touareg, this is a good place to start looking for an answer. This document focuses mostly on Touaregs sold in North America, although hopefully it will grow to become a comprehensive FAQ for all Touaregs sold worldwide.

This document is not intended to function as a replacement for the owner’s manual, but does identify and correct several mistakes and deficiencies in the official VW manual.

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Only a cursory effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of this material. It is provided for information purposes only. It is not intended, and should not be relied upon, as any form of warranty, representation, undertaking, contractual. or other commitment binding in law upon the maintainer of this FAQ or any respective servants or agents.

The maintainer of this FAQ takes no responsibility for anything you do as a result of reading this document.

FAQ Revised: Wednesday 10 March 2004 15:23:50

1. Document Description

The maintainer of this FAQ makes no claims of expertise on any subject whatsoever. Rather, he is just a curious Touareg owner and is not employed in any automotive capacity. Most of the questions in the FAQ are actual questions that have been asked on var ious online discussion boards and Usenet.

The answers are researched by various means including finding answers on the internet, asking Volkswagen directly, reading relevant literature, and talking to experts when possible.

If you’re wondering about the accuracy of this FAQ, please read the disclaimer.

You should always be able to obtain the latest version of this FAQ at You may also find it floating around the Internet.

Please feel free to email suggestions to .

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. We only ask that you give the moderator (Jason Sewell) credit for compiling this FAQ, and that if you alter, transform, or build upon this FAQ, that you distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.

Yes, it is rude to ignore email. The moderator apologizes and is making an effort to go through a backlog of email and respond to them all.

2. Touareg Information and Specifications

The word Touareg is an alternate spelling of Toureg, which is a diverse group of people who share a common history and geographical area in the African Sahara. The Touareg people are known for their traditions, pride, intelligence and dignity, and the abi lity to adapt to difficult conditions. It has been said that Volkswagen choose to name the Touareg after these people because of these traits.

Literally, Touareg means Knight of the Desert or Free Folk depending on who you ask.

In the context of this document, The Touareg is a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) sold by Volkswagen.

Touareg. The most common misspelling of the VW Touareg is Toureg.

There are various ways to say the word Touareg. Volkswagen seems to have settled on a pronunciation that sounds a lot like tour egg. Volkswagen’s web site for the Touareg, which can currently be found at has audio samples of different people saying the word Touareg. The samples include the following variations:

tour egg

ter egg

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twor regg

Various owners and automotive press have given various phonetic spellings for Touareg, including the following variations:

tour regg

twahr reg

twah regg

too reg

tow rig

Several Francophiles have suggested that the correct pronunciation of Touareg is twah rayh with the accent on the first syllable.

From what we can tell, here is the timeline:

September 2002 — Touareg unveiled at the Paris Motor Show

December 2002 — Touareg goes on sale in Germany

May 2003 — Touareg goes on sale in the UK

July 2003 — Touareg goes on sale in US

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