VW Dealer Transmission Quote- Over $8K! - Club Touareg Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 12-08-2015 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Touareg: 2004 V8
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: California United States
Second Vehicle: Still looking
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Angry VW Dealer Transmission Quote- Over $8K!

Team,

HELP!! Our 2004 V8 Touareg is making violent lurches shifting between 2nd and third gear. The motor revs up over 3 thousand RPM and then slams into gear. The dealer said that the transmission could not be rebuilt or repaired and a new transmission is the only option, priced over $8K with labor. This is far more than the vehicle is worth. Options?

Thank you,

Frank the Merciless57
FranktheMerciless57 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 12-08-2015
Touareg Guru
 
noobytoogy's Avatar
 
Touareg: Still looking
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brexit Central, England
Second Vehicle: is not a VW
Posts: 20,270
Thanks: 0
Thanked 569 Times in 496 Posts
Take the car to a good transmission shop and let them look at it.

Ask around, use Goggle and Bung, do some research.

VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA & facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 & facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7 [Not available in "VW Atlas" North America!]
Read Wikipedia:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

T1 & T2 buyers MUST read:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Use Google or Bing to search by typing in: site:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
followed by what you seek
noobytoogy is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 12-08-2015
Touareg Enthusiast
 
Touareg: 2004 V8
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chicago NW Burbs (IL)
Second Vehicle: too many to list
Posts: 432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by FranktheMerciless57 View Post
Team,

HELP!! Our 2004 V8 Touareg is making violent lurches shifting between 2nd and third gear. The motor revs up over 3 thousand RPM and then slams into gear. The dealer said that the transmission could not be rebuilt or repaired and a new transmission is the only option, priced over $8K with labor. This is far more than the vehicle is worth. Options?

Thank you,

Frank the Merciless57
How many miles?
When was the last time the transmission fluid was serviced?
Did the dealer change the fluid/check the level?
N_Jay is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 12 Old 12-08-2015
Touareg Mechanic
 
Philth's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2016 V6 TDI
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Second Vehicle: is not a VW
Posts: 848
Thanks: 33
Thanked 66 Times in 51 Posts
It can probably be rebuilt. They just don't do it at the dealer.
Philth is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 12-08-2015
Touareg Mechanic
 
Spiegelglatt's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2008 V8
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Canby, OR, USA
Second Vehicle: 2007 V6
Posts: 1,111
Thanks: 14
Thanked 100 Times in 99 Posts
Garage
I don't know, so I am asking: this couldn't be related to the valve chest issues I have read about? Not that that is cheap, but it isn't $8K.

If you need help finding a good transmission shop you might consider asking some reputable VW independent shops for their recommendations on transmission shops. Read reviews from others on the shops or ask for references even.
Spiegelglatt is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 12-08-2015 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Touareg: 2004 V8
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: California United States
Second Vehicle: Still looking
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
160K

Frank the Merciless57
FranktheMerciless57 is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 12-08-2015
Touareg Enthusiast
 
Touareg: 2004 V8
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Chicago NW Burbs (IL)
Second Vehicle: too many to list
Posts: 432
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by FranktheMerciless57 View Post
160K

Frank the Merciless57
AND? ? ? ? ?
N_Jay is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 12-08-2015
Touareg Guru
 
Touareg: 2006 V8
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Wytheville VA USA
Second Vehicle: 2004 V6
Posts: 3,353
Thanks: 155
Thanked 318 Times in 278 Posts
Garage
Yep. Time to start looking for the best transmission shops in you area.

VW won't fix a transmission, they just put a new one in there.
nickyt is online now  
post #9 of 12 Old 12-08-2015
Touareg Guru
 
noobytoogy's Avatar
 
Touareg: Still looking
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Brexit Central, England
Second Vehicle: is not a VW
Posts: 20,270
Thanks: 0
Thanked 569 Times in 496 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by N_Jay View Post
AND? ? ? ? ?
Aren't you forgetting VW tells everyone the gearbox is a sealed for life item . . . just like the diffs and the transfer box with all that lovely filthy black oil inside them after 60,000 miles or so?!?!

Thanks to Ifelix for this fine demonstration of just how much VW cares for long term owners, snapped at 69,000 miles.

Of course, I suppose VW's original oil could have started out as black as the Ace of Spades . . .


VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA & facelift T2 is model 7L6
Generation 2: T3 is model 7P5 & facelift T4 is model 7P6
Generation 3: T5 is model CR7 [Not available in "VW Atlas" North America!]
Read Wikipedia:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

T1 & T2 buyers MUST read:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Use Google or Bing to search by typing in: site:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
followed by what you seek
noobytoogy is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 12-09-2015
Touareg Mechanic
 
Philth's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2016 V6 TDI
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Second Vehicle: is not a VW
Posts: 848
Thanks: 33
Thanked 66 Times in 51 Posts
FWIW - color of oil has absolutely nothing to do with service life.
Philth is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Club Touareg Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

VW Touareg News Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Touareg news in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]