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I am a new Treg owner, just bought a 2011. I got a flat yesterday I suspect it is because a fastener in the wheel well gave way. I am thinking about sealing over the fasteners screw head with an RTV silicone adhesive. Can anyone think of a reason why this would not be a good remedy?
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You "suspect"? Did you find a fastener stuck in the tire, or discover a missing fastener? I would just go around the wheel wells and give all the fasteners a good tightening (but no so much as to break them off).

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It was exactly like the one's used in the wheel well.
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It was exactly like the one's used in the wheel well.
So you did find a wheel well fastener stuck in the tire. Then I'd just ensure that all of the fasteners are tight. I don't think this is a common problem.

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I tried to find the missing fastener in the wheel well with a flashlight but I did not see it. I noted that when I bought the Treg that the previous owner was having issues with flat tires. I called the dealership that serviced the vehicle before I bought it as part of my pre-buying research. The screw head in the tire was an exact match. Is there any normal maintenance reason the the wheel well panel would need to be removed? I have a tube of Momentive RTV 157 high strength adhesive that I think will keep these fasteners from loosening on their own ever again.
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Aha...

Wheel well = wheel arch.
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I missed labeled my title, and I cannot edit it for some reason. It is the fastener in the wheel well that holds the sound deadening material in place. Forgive me for the confusion.
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Aha...

Wheel well = wheel arch.
Yes, and trunk = boot, and hood = bonnet.

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After looking at all the wheel wells or arches I can neither confirm nor deny that the fastener screw was from my Touareg. I just know that it was a torx screw and that it happened after I went through a car wash.
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There are a few reasons why a car might get a lot of flats, the most obvious one is driving in the same area where there are a lot of puncture causing things like at building sites.

He could have picked up a bunch of screws that got closer to the air as the tread wore down.

You are more likely to get a puncture in wet weather, the water lubricates the sharp thing and in it goes.
Or at a carwash maybe.
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