Touareg: 2011 V6 FSI
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Rochester, NY
Second Vehicle: VW 2
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Starting to experience this same issue but have not had the MIL on yet (just hit 60K).
Have you tried a new set of plugs, I have purchased the NGK OEM plug and hope to get in over the weekend.
I had something similar in my 08 Passat with 2.0T engine at 85K, with direct injection engines the upper intake gets a lot of carbon build up (no gas flows through there because fuel injectors go directly into combustion chamber) that can affect airflow into combustion chamber and causes misfires and poor performance, it needs to be physically cleaned by scraping or blasting with walnut shells.
Not sure at what point the 3.6L VR6 is affected by this condition, I heard it was not as much of a problem or concern as the 4 cylinder 2.0T engines.
2000 Jetta GLS 2.0 Auto, 2002 Passat GLS 1.8T Auto, 2005 GLI 1.8T 6 Sp, 2008 Passat 2.0T Triptronic (APR Stage 1 Tune, VW DG Springs/Koni Yellow Shocks), 2011 Touareg Lux VR6