not sure if this site has found a solution for the 2015 eyebrow Daytime running light failure, received a Carista Module today and canceled LED daytime running lights and substituted headlights and corner lights as a substitute and it works. The LED daytime running lights are now off. Seems like I just dodged a bullet.This forum Has been very helpful. Was wondering if anyone has used the Carista app or the OBD 11 App. Both apps state that the DRL lights Can be changed in a variety of ways. Has anyone tried either of these apps to customize a 2015 Touareg TDI?
See photos attached Singh, as far as I can tell the 'lower bar' must be a separate LED to the U shaped bar.
I will try my local dealer now that I'm back home.
Too many failing, something not quite right here. I haven’t seen even a single case where the upper one has failed.
I am expecting this to happen at some point, and would be keen to know if the lower can be turned off somehow
I have BOTH of my day time running lights stop working. My Touareg was built in early 2015.
The right hand side headlight unit was replaced under warranty by the dealer just within the 3 yr warranty period. Now my left hand side LED has failed.
When the first LED running light failed I took it down to a freak occurrence, having both fail means its a part fault. VW will only offer to resupply a new headlight for 60% of the cost which is a joke considering I paid the dealer $180 for a 'diagnostic check' before they would submit a goodwill claim to VW Australia.
It's clearly a faulty part which is causing these LED units to fail.
VW has had a new business model for parts and making money. They are modularizing parts that have more features and more sensors in a single part. When one "feature" fails, you have to buy the whole, much more expensive modularized part with a significant price tag, to fix the one feature that failed. This enhances VW's bottom line by selling much more expensive parts to you when something fails, and much more expensive labor removing the whole part instead of just unscrewing the single bad sensor. This became effective in 2013 on VW Touaregs, with parts prices like Porsche Cayennes.
Don't buy, own or operate a Touareg if you can't afford the price tag of parts for a Luxury SUV. Parts and labor for them are the same as on exotic or expensive marquee cars.
A long, long, long time VW and TDI owner. VW plans to gouge you on parts and labor, with their new, lesser, more modularized headlights, shifter columns EGR recirculators, coolant thermostats, etc, etc, etc.
when someone buys a vehicle they consider how much they have and buy it.Don't buy, own or operate a Touareg if you can't afford the price tag of parts for a Luxury SUV