Touareg: 2010 V6
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Milford CT
Second Vehicle: is not a VW
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Drive shaft center bearing
I knew it was only a matter of time but my center bearing went out on my 2010 with 80k miles. I started hearing and feeling it last week for the first time. Only under medium load like up a hill on side streets. At first it felt like a missfire. Called to make an appointment at the dealer as I have an extended warranty. Had to wait 10 days for an appointment, but I only put on about 200 miles a week so it wasn't a big deal, and I don't really even need to drive it.
A few days later I was leaving a side street and pulling onto a main road and I should have waiting for the car coming to pass but I had plenty of time to get out. So I got on it slightly to pull out and I heard it....a loud thump, and then a repeated thump thump thump. Slowed down to a stop and started slowly again. After 20 mph it started up again. Pulled into a very nice neighborhood which at the time thought that was a plus, until people driving by told me I couldn't park there. To late!!!! I wasn't able to get underneath it cause I'm lowered about 2.5" but I could smell a little burning rubber. I just had it flatbed to the dealer.
Anyway I was apprehensive about going to my dealer for the repair because I know Touareg mechanics or even people that know what a Touareg is, are few and far between. However when I called the service dept. The guy asked what the problem was and all I said was I think my center bearing on my drive shaft is going. His question... "Is it a Touareg? "and then started to explain how they replace the whole driveshaft with bearing already balanced, and they have one in stock, and he personally has done a few over the years. That put me at ease, and to be honest I have had nothing but positive things to say about my dealer.
It goes in to service in fours days update comming