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'05 V8 Touareg Service - Alaska

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This post is a general note more or less about my experience with my NTM Touareg and our local VW Service Provider - Morrison Auto. I don't really have a question - but if anyone has comments, please feel free to share.

Two weeks ago I bought an '05 v8 Touareg with 56k on it. I also picked up the the Vehicle One (GMAC backed) Premium Insurance.

A few days ago the engine check light came on, rough idle and noticeable power loss and rough running at cruise rpm on my way to hockey. Using the forums here I figured coils and or O2 sensor. I pulled the coils and plugs, but didn't notice any corrosion and all 8 plugs looked like they should of.

I took it to our ONLY dealer (Morrison Auto) here in Anchorage. They were able to get it in the shop today. I asked them to diagnose the issues and perform the 60k service and to cut/program a second key.

The 60k service was quoted as $658 w/labor
They key was quoted as @ $200 (has to be ordered though)
and a few hours later they called with diagnosis.
The REAR O2 sensor is faulty and was quoted @ $350 w/labor
The Thermostat is sticking as was quoted @ $700 w/labor

If anyone has thoughts on the costs, please share. Shop rate here is $109 an hour. I expect the warranty will cover the sensor and stat minus deductible.
I'm okay with the 60k service (unless I hear otherwise). I do plan to match what they quoted me on the service to what the manual says just to see.

They did tell me the coils were covered by a VW TSB which has been well documented here.
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to me the prices for the thermostat and the rear O2 seem high, but it might be due to you being in alaska?

what is included in the 60k service? has this car ever had the timing belt done on it? (80k MILE service usually) - if not, that's something that should be done to it now as it is 7 years old. The thermostat is included in that work - if done properly, pulleys(tensioner)/water pump/belt(s)/thermostat....and maybe something else? I just woke up lol

typically you can get it done for $1000 or less, I think this guy may charge you in the 1200 range for it. But you should ask how many hours work it will take for the timing belt service, and look up maybe ordering the kit online and bringing the parts for them to install. or get it done by someone else other than a VW dealership..... mine was done as part of the deal with my car, I knew the dealer and the shop which works in conjunction with them, I had my dad source the parts through his work(at cost of course ;)), we provided the parts - they the labour :)
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