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Looking at purchasing a 2013 Touareg TDI Executive, did a scan before I buy it, and got a ton of faults for over voltage. Am I asking for trouble with this thing? What would cause this, beyond "over voltage, you dolt."

I'm usually over on vwvortex, had a 2003 GTI, a 2013 TDI Jetta that was bought back thanks to dieselgate, a 2017 GTI that I got a screaming deal on thanks to dieselgate, and now I'm looking to get my wife into a good deal on a Touareg thanks to dieselgate, but I don't know nothing about these things.


VIN: WVGEP9BPXDD007192 License Plate:
Mileage: 84491km-52500mi Repair Order:


Chassis Type: BP-VW52 (7P6)
Scan: 01 02 03 05 08 09 10 15 16 17 19 36 42 46 47 52 53 55 56 5F
62 65 69 6C 6D 72

VIN: WVGEP9BPXDD007192 Mileage: 84491km-52500miles

01-Engine -- Status: OK 0000
02-Auto Trans -- Status: OK 0000
03-ABS Brakes -- Status: Malfunction 0010
04-Steering Angle -- Status: OK 0000
05-Acc/Start Auth. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
08-Auto HVAC -- Status: OK 0000
09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
10-Park/Steer Assist -- Status: OK 0000
15-Airbags -- Status: OK 0000
16-Steering wheel -- Status: Malfunction 0010
17-Instruments -- Status: Malfunction 0010
19-CAN Gateway -- Status: OK 0000
36-Seat Mem. Drvr -- Status: OK 0000
42-Door Elect, Driver -- Status: Malfunction 0010
46-Central Conv. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
47-Sound System -- Status: Malfunction 0010
52-Door Elect, Pass. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
53-Parking Brake -- Status: OK 0000
55-Headlight Range -- Status: Malfunction 0010
56-Radio -- Status: OK 0000
5F-Information Electr. -- Status: OK 0000
62-Door, Rear Left -- Status: OK 0000
65-Tire Pressure -- Status: OK 0000
69-Trailer -- Status: OK 0000
6C-Back-up Cam. -- Status: OK 0000
6D-Trunk Elect. -- Status: OK 0000
72-Door, Rear Right -- Status: OK 0000

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Address 01: Engine (J623-CNRB) Labels:. 059-907-401-V2.clb
Part No SW: 7P0 907 401 K HW: 7P0 907 401 K
Component: 3.0TDI FSA H19 0011
Revision: 56H19---
Coding: 292A4012233600050000
Shop #: WSC 02134 444 00000
ASAM Dataset: EV_ECM30TDI0117P0907401K 001012
ROD: EV_ECM30TDI0117P0907401K.rod
VCID: 377D7EC18E4E76F224-8062

No fault code found.
Readiness: 0 0 0 0 0

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Address 02: Auto Trans (J217) Labels:| 0C8-927-750.clb
Part No SW: 0C8 927 750 AK HW: 0C8 927 750 AK
Component: AL1000 AISIN 001 3398
Serial number:
Coding: 001368
Shop #: WSC 31404 002 1048576
ASAM Dataset: EV_TCMAL991031 002115
ROD: EV_TCMAL991031_002.rod
VCID: 75E1B4C9D4C2C4E2F6-8020

No fault code found.

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Address 03: ABS Brakes (J104) Labels:* 7P0-907-379.clb
Part No SW: 7P0 907 379 M HW: 7P0 907 379 A
Component: MK25A H36 0436
Revision: -------- Serial number: 423420010EC815
Coding: 5B7613C34924255ADAF5C89C92D4A4407300
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
ASAM Dataset: EV_MK25AXT 008001
ROD: EV_ESPMK25A00800.rod
VCID: 479D0E01FEAE067254-8012

1 Fault Found:
171009 - Supply voltage
U1012 00 [072] - Voltage too High
[New feature! Extended UDS fault detail is only supported by current gen. interfaces]
Intermittent - Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00000001
Fault Priority: 1
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 96
Mileage: 84397 km
Date: 2019.01.18
Time: 14:07:20

Standard Freeze Frame Dynamic: 00 56 FF FD 20 00 00 07 00 00 00 10 44


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Address 05: Acc/Start Auth. (J393) Labels:. 8K0-907-064-05.clb
Part No SW: 4H0 907 064 CK HW: 4H0 907 064 CK
Component: BCM2 2.0 H32 0421
Revision: 00002001
Coding: 0D860016000000000000
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
VCID: 74E789CDD7B8DDEAC1-8020

Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 4H0 905 852 B HW: 4H0 905 852 B
Component: J764 ELV MLB H40 0046
Serial number: 2312000173504014

1 Fault Found:
01330 - Central Control Module for Central Convenience (J393)
013 - Check DTC Memory - Intermittent
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00101101
Fault Priority: 6
Fault Frequency: 4
Reset counter: 98
Mileage: 84394 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2018.12.29
Time: 10:38:38


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Address 08: Auto HVAC (J255) Labels:| 7P6-907-040.clb
Part No SW: 7P6 907 040 BK HW: 7P6 907 040 BK
Component: Klima 2 Zonen H20 1305
Coding: B686200A80
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
ASAM Dataset: EV_AirCondiFront 004001
ROD: EV_AirCondiFront_VW52.rod
VCID: 7EF3ABE5E1F487BAA7-802A

No fault code found.

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Address 09: Cent. Elect. (J519) Labels:. 4H0-907-063-V1.clb
Part No SW: 4H0 907 063 BL HW: 4H0 907 063 D
Component: BCM1 2.0 H12 0111
Revision: 15012002 Serial number: 00000001434908
Coding: 26001012973C5D010020180300005D0C431C66088201026100 0000020000
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
VCID: 73E58AD1D2B6DAD2D8-8026

Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 7P0 955 119 HW: 7P0 955 119 Labels: 1KX-955-119.CLB
Component: WWS 120821 31 0020
Serial number: 90243400120904222406
Coding: 004DBD

Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 7P0 955 559 D HW: 7P0 955 559 D Labels: 8K0-955-559.CLB
Component: RLFS H09 0011
Serial number: 10440982
Coding: 025223

Subsystem 3 - Part No SW: 7P6 941 431 E HW: 7P6 941 431 E
Component: E1 - LDS H04 0031
Serial number: 00000000002808120319

Subsystem 4 - Part No SW: 4H0 907 410 A HW: 4H0 907 410 A
Component: USHL4.2 H30 0020
Serial number: 0000001805569R18M107

1 Fault Found:
00447 - Function Limitation due to Over-Voltage
001 - Upper Limit Exceeded - Intermittent
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00100001
Fault Priority: 6
Fault Frequency: 2
Reset counter: 98
Mileage: 84394 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2018.12.29
Time: 12:57:00


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Address 10: Park/Steer Assist (J446) Labels:| 7P6-919-475.clb
Part No SW: 7P6 919 475 B HW: 7N0 919 475
Component: PARKHILFE 8K H05 0021
Revision: -------- Serial number: 28261224703556
Coding: 310501
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
ASAM Dataset: EV_VW526ParkiAssis2 001011
ROD: EV_VW526ParkiAssis2.rod
VCID: 428B1F15D58C235A83-8016

No fault code found.

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Address 15: Airbags (J234) Labels:| 7P0-959-655.clb
Part No SW: 7P0 959 655 C HW: 7P0 959 655 C
Component: VW10Airbag025 H05 0025
Revision: -------- Serial number: 003L0004VRSS
Coding: 000000000000000000000000000000003235
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
ASAM Dataset: EV_AirbaVW10BPAVW526 001001
ROD: EV_AirbaVW10BPAVW526_001.rod
VCID: 41891019D08A38429A-8014

Seat occupied recognition:
Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 7P6 959 339 HW: 7P6 959 339
Component: BF-Gewichtss. 003 0005
Serial number: 5850000R12601092J9

Crash sensor for side airbag: driver side:
Serial number: 3575LRB404T1HPAMB9IE

Crash sensor for side airbag: front passenger side:
Serial number: 3585LRB404R1HPAMC90$

Crash sensor for side airbag: rear: driver side:
Serial number: 3515RRB401G4UIRINPSF

Crash sensor for side airbag: rear: passenger side:
Serial number: 3525RRB40024ULPKSH9P

Crash sensor for front airbag: driver side:
Serial number: 3555NRB40571GLOOB15Q

Crash sensor for front airbag: front passenger side:
Serial number: 3565NRB40571GLOOGOLS

No fault code found.

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Address 16: Steering wheel (J527) Labels:. 4H0-953-568.clb
Part No SW: 4H0 953 568 H HW: 7P6 953 507 M
Component: Lenks.Modul H03 0005
Revision: -------- Serial number: 90815LI40006D
Coding: 000C15
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
VCID: 387F7DFD8B50798A2D-806C

Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 7P6 959 542 HW: 7P6 959 542
Component: E221__MFL-TAS H03 0027
Serial number: 0205714

1 Fault Found:
00447 - Function Limitation due to Over-Voltage
001 - Upper Limit Exceeded - Intermittent
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00100001
Fault Priority: 6
Fault Frequency: 5
Reset counter: 98
Time Indication: 0


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Address 17: Instruments (J285) Labels:| 7P6-920-xxx-17.clb-SRI1
Part No SW: 7P6 920 981 F HW: 7P6 920 981 F
Component: Kombi H13 0318
Revision: 13240077 Serial number: 658270812593001
Coding: 8B7733022B00CF05020004
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
ASAM Dataset: EV_KombiUDSRBVW526 001017
ROD: EV_KombiUDSRBVW526.rod
VCID: 408F151DDB80314A95-8014

1 Fault Found:
13636096 - Supply voltage
U1012 00 [008] - Voltage too High
[New feature! Extended UDS fault detail is only supported by current gen. interfaces]
Intermittent - Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00000001
Fault Priority: 2
Fault Frequency: 2
Reset counter: 98
Mileage: 84394 km
Date: 2018.12.29
Time: 10:38:07


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Address 19: CAN Gateway (J533) Labels: None
Part No SW: 7P6 907 530 F HW: 7P6 907 530 F
Component: GW-CAN-L-MOST H11 6028
Revision: -------- Serial number: 00000000670350
Coding: 0001037500
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
ASAM Dataset: EV_GatewVW526UDS 001007
ROD: EV_GatewUDS_VW52.rod
VCID: 3B7562F1B2665292C0-806E

Battery Monitoring Control Module:
Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 7P0 915 181 A HW: 7P0 915 181
Component: Batt_Sensor H07 0140
Serial number: 00000000005650077506

No fault code found.

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Address 36: Seat Mem. Drvr (J136) Labels: None
Part No SW: 4H0 959 760 D HW: 4H0 959 760 D
Component: MEM-FS H08 0153
Revision: AA000000 Serial number: 00000037961422
Coding: 00581B0000004001000001010101202020202121202020
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
VCID: 346749CD97389DEA01-8060

No fault code found.

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Address 42: Door Elect, Driver (J386) Labels: None
Part No SW: 4H0 959 793 N HW: 4H0 959 793 F
Component: TSG FA H07 0166
Revision: -------- Serial number: 0000130400094
Coding: 011D17205E00453005080000
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
VCID: 4487190DC7982D6AB1-8010

1 Fault Found:
00447 - Function Limitation due to Over-Voltage
000 - - - Intermittent
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00100000
Fault Priority: 3
Fault Frequency: 4
Reset counter: 98
Mileage: 84394 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2018.12.29
Time: 10:38:21


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Address 46: Central Conv. (J393) Labels:. 4H0-907-064-46.clb
Part No SW: 4H0 907 064 CK HW: 4H0 907 064 CK
Component: BCM2 2.0 H32 0421
Revision: 00002001 Serial number: 0182620322
Coding: 0186123A28B9509580A0062021000000000000000000000000 0000000000
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
VCID: 74E789CDD7B8DDEAC1-8020

Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 7P6 959 719 HW: 7P6 959 719
Component: GTO BT H19 0059
Serial number: 2331216386

Subsystem 2 - Part No: 1K0 951 605 C
Component: LIN BACKUP HO H05 1501

Subsystem 3 - Part No SW: 7P0 959 591 B HW: 7P0 959 591 B
Component: J245 PS30.055 H01 0008
Serial number: WOO1772894C
Coding: 191100

Subsystem 4 - Part No SW: 7P0 959 591 C HW: 7P0 959 591 C
Component: J394 PS30.055 H01 0008
Serial number: WOO17863919
Coding: 191100

1 Fault Found:
00532 - Supply Voltage B+
001 - Upper Limit Exceeded - Intermittent
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00100001
Fault Priority: 3
Fault Frequency: 4
Reset counter: 98
Mileage: 84394 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2018.12.29
Time: 10:38:38


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Address 47: Sound System (J525) Labels:. 8T0-035-223-BOM.clb
Part No SW: 7P6 035 466 HW: 7P6 035 466
Component: DSP Prem H01 0090
Revision: 00001001 Serial number: 10811001859306
VCID: 75E1B4C9DCC2C4E2F6-8020

1 Fault Found:
02558 - Rear Left Mid-Range/Woofer Loudspeaker (R159)
011 - Open Circuit - Intermittent
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00101011
Fault Priority: 5
Fault Frequency: 4
Reset counter: 59
Time Indication: 15

Freeze Frame:
Voltage: 12.20 V
Temperature: 13.0°C
Temperature: 13.0°C
Bin. Bits: 00000100


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Address 52: Door Elect, Pass. (J387) Labels: None
Part No SW: 4H0 959 792 F HW: 4H0 959 792 F
Component: TSG BF H07 0166
Revision: -------- Serial number: 0000130014512
Coding: 011D17205E00453005080000
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
VCID: 3B7562F1BA665292C0-806E

1 Fault Found:
00447 - Function Limitation due to Over-Voltage
000 - - - Intermittent
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00100000
Fault Priority: 3
Fault Frequency: 4
Reset counter: 98
Mileage: 84394 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2018.12.29
Time: 10:38:22


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Address 53: Parking Brake (J540-) Labels:| 7P0-907-801.clb
Part No SW: 7P0 907 801 F HW: 7P0 907 801 F
Component: EPB H51 1201
Revision: 00000000 Serial number: C1281100136
Coding: 01040200
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
ASAM Dataset: EV_ParkbA7 000006
ROD: EV_ParkbA7.rod
VCID: 366373C589448FFA3F-8062

Slave 3:

No fault code found.

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Address 55: Headlight Range (J745) Labels:. 7P6-907-357.clb
Part No SW: 7P6 907 357 HW: 7L6 907 357 C
Component: AFS-ECU H04 0110
Revision: -------- Serial number: --------------
Coding: 010A00010F000400
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
ASAM Dataset: EV_HeadlRegulVWAFS 005006
ROD: EV_HeadlRegulVWAFS_VW52.rod
VCID: 7CF7A1EDF7E895AA89-8028

Left_headlamp_power_output_stage:
Subsystem 1 - Part No SW: 8U0 941 329 HW: 8U0 941 329 Labels: 3D0-941-329.CLB
Component: LeiMo links H01 0002
Coding: 130000

Right_headlamp_power_output_stage:
Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 8U0 941 329 HW: 8U0 941 329 Labels: 3D0-941-329.CLB
Component: LeiMo rechts H01 0002
Coding: 130000

2 Faults Found:
5275927 - Power Output Module for Left Headlamp
C1081 17 [008] - Voltage Too High
Intermittent - Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00000001
Fault Priority: 2
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 96
Mileage: 84394 km
Date: 2018.12.29
Time: 12:57:52

5276183 - Power Output Module for Right Headlamp
C1082 17 [008] - Voltage Too High
Intermittent - Confirmed - Tested Since Memory Clear
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00000001
Fault Priority: 2
Fault Frequency: 1
Reset counter: 96
Mileage: 84394 km
Date: 2018.12.29
Time: 12:57:52


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Address 56: Radio (R) Labels: Redir Fail!
Part No SW: 4G0 035 082 D HW: 4G0 035 082
Component: Radio U SIRIU H60 0112
Revision: AB001007 Serial number: 156I20C7632486
Coding: 020007010000000001
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
VCID: 2149B09938CA1842FA-8074

No fault code found.

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Address 5F: Information Electr. (J794) Labels:. 4E0-035-6xx-5F.clb
Part No SW: 7P6 035 664 C HW: 7P6 035 664
Component: H-BN-NA H45 0544
Revision: -------- Serial number: 445H$0C7540591
Coding: 020200050040E1EF41022B0E00000003F0000100
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
VCID: 387F7DFD8B50798A2D-806C

Subsystem 1 - Part No: 8R0 060 884 AM
Component: NAR 2012 0605

Subsystem 2 - Part No SW: 7P6 919 603 C HW: 7P6 919 603 C
Component: DU8 SV Touch H26 0045
Serial number: VWZ8Z9M7900E5Y

Subsystem 3 - Part No SW: 7P6 919 603 C HW: 7P6 919 603 C
Component: DU8 SV Touch H26 0045
Serial number: VWZ8Z9M7900E5Y

Subsystem 4 - Part No: 8R0 060 961
Component: CD-Database 1886

No fault code found.

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Address 62: Door, Rear Left (J388) Labels: None
Part No SW: 4H0 959 795 B HW: 4H0 959 795 B
Component: TSG HL H09 0167
Revision: -------- Serial number: 0000129941638
Coding: 011C17200000253005080000
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
VCID: 3A7B67F5B55C6B9ADB-806E

1 Fault Found:
00447 - Function Limitation due to Over-Voltage
000 - - - Intermittent
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00100000
Fault Priority: 3
Fault Frequency: 4
Reset counter: 98
Mileage: 84394 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2018.12.29
Time: 10:38:21


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Address 65: Tire Pressure (J502) Labels: 3Y0-907-273.clb
Part No SW: 7P6 907 273 F HW: 7P6 907 273 F
Component: RDKBERU25 H09 0008
Serial number: 10000000092571
ASAM Dataset: EV_RDKBERU25 003006
ROD: EV_RDKBERU25_VW52.rod
VCID: 3F8D16E1A67E4EB2EC-806A

No fault code found.

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Address 69: Trailer (J345) Labels: Redir Fail!
Part No SW: 7P0 907 383 F HW: 7P0 907 383 B
Component: Anhaenger H09 0110
Revision: 5A001001 Serial number: 00000183083871
Coding: 020D000000000000
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
VCID: 3B7562F1BA665292C0-806E

No fault code found.

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Address 6C: Back-up Cam. Labels: 4L0-910-441.clb
Part No SW: 7P6 907 441 A HW: 4H0 907 441
Component: SG Rueckfahrkamera 0020
Revision: 00H06000 Serial number: 525 PA8J280866
Coding: 0130001
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
VCID: 377D7EC1464E76F224-8062

No fault code found.

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Address 6D: Trunk Elect. (----) Labels:| 7N0-959-107.clb
Part No SW: 7P6 959 107 A HW: 7P6 959 107
Component: HDSG-Modul H10 0620
Revision: 22010001 Serial number: 241200733
Coding: 0533314003
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
ASAM Dataset: EV_HeckkTouar 202137
ROD: EV_HeckkTouar.rod
VCID: 3D716CE9AC725CA2FE-8068

No fault code found.

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Address 72: Door, Rear Right (J389) Labels: None
Part No SW: 4H0 959 795 B HW: 4H0 959 795 B
Component: TSG HR H09 0167
Revision: -------- Serial number: 0000129934834
Coding: 011C17200000253005080000
Shop #: WSC 31414 790 00001
VCID: 3A7B67F5B55C6B9ADB-806E

1 Fault Found:
00447 - Function Limitation due to Over-Voltage
000 - - - Intermittent
Freeze Frame:
Fault Status: 00100000
Fault Priority: 3
Fault Frequency: 4
Reset counter: 98
Mileage: 84394 km
Time Indication: 0
Date: 2018.12.29
Time: 10:38:33


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I would suspect the charging system..... possibly the voltage regulator on the alternator.... I don't believe you can tell with VCDS tho.....
You'd probably need to poke around with a meter to narrow it down a little more.
 

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Thanks for the reply!

So the dealer just texted me that they charged the battery after it had been sitting for a couple of weeks. Could that cause it? Maybe it's time for a new battery?

I asked him if I could clear the codes and he drive it around for a few days to see if they come back.
 

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If it's a dealer, there is some shady stuff going on.......
Depending on how much of a deal you are getting, and how mechanically inclined you are, you could just "trust them"........
But a new alternator will take some wrenching to replace, and will probably set you back ~$700 in parts......
You could dismantle your alternator and replace the VR if you can find one, most likely for under ~$200......

If it was me, I'd ask for a deep discount unless there's no stored codes, or unless they replace the battery that has already been drained...... you need to remember that batteries usually only last 5 years or so, thus, your battery is already on its way out assuming it's the original.....
 

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I think that a lot of those faults are probably due to a low battery. Not surprising if it's been sitting at a dealer for a little while.

Personally I'd clear all the faults, reset the gearbox (takes 10 seconds) and then take the car for a good 30 mile test drive including speeds up to 70 to check for SWS, and then rescan upon my return to see which faults, if any, have come back.

That scan would be the right one to consider.

And, personally, I would never buy any Touareg with known faults.
 

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Thanks for your replies.

Yeah, I generally trust a dealer slightly less that a politician, but I guess that would depend on the day and the politician in question. LOL

I'm mechanically inclined to some extent. My MK4 GTI was all hopped up (19psi) to the point of breaking the 5 speed and me swapping in a 6 speed. I've pulled motors, done timing belts, suspension, etc. I don't mind taking stuff apart, but electrical work is something that thankfully up to this point in my life I haven't had to deal with.

I'm definitely looking for that deep deep discount.

noobytoogy: Thanks for your guru level insight. I am assuming the SWS is the shimmy / wheels out of balance thing I've read about? Still a newb with Touaregs. It definitely feels like the tires are out of balance from 70mpg on up. Does the TSB remedy work to get rid of it? Is that a non starter for you as a known fault?

Also can you go into anymore detail as to resetting the gearbox? Eh...I'll search and see what I can see.

I'm going back to the dealer today to reset all the codes and I'll report back.

Thanks again everybody!


I've wanted a tdi touareg since the v10 back when I sold VWs in 2005, I just don't want to end up with a 25K headache.
 

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Resetting the learned behavior for the gearbox ala clubtouareg.com/forums/f95/transmission-reset-217938.html ?
I will do that too.
 

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Dude my touareg had the same issue. It sat for over a year not driven much. Expect faults like that from low voltage. Havent had any return since i bought it.
 

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Dude my touareg had the same issue. It sat for over a year not driven much. Expect faults like that from low voltage. Havent had any return since i bought it.
Good to know. I went and reset the fault codes at lunch, didn't reset the trans though. Dealer is going to put some miles on it over the weekend and we will see where we stand next week.

Dealer is asking $25,900, I'm thinking of hitting him with $22.
 

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I would suspect the charging system..... possibly the voltage regulator on the alternator.....
I second that.

Clear the codes. Let the car sit for a while. Check if fault codes have returned. If not, start the engine. Check for codes again. If still nothing, drive the car for a while, and then check for codes again.

Depending on when you see the codes popping up again (or whether you see them popping up again at all) should be fairly telling about where the problem lies, and whether you actually have a problem in the first place.
 

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Gearbox reset:

Turn the ignition but do NOT start the car.

Press the accelerator pedal firmly to the floor and hold it there for a full 10 seconds.

Release the pedal, turn the ignition off and remove the key.

The TSB for SWS (yes, steering wheel shake) works for most cars. Since it would only take half an hour to remove and refit all 4 wheels in accordance with the TSB I'd get it done by dealer before trying the car.

Note all 4 tires MUST be IDENTICAL - same size, same make, same model, same tread pattern and no more than 3/32ths tread depth difference between the front and rear axles and no more than 2/32ths difference on the same axle.
 

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Gearbox reset:

Turn the ignition but do NOT start the car.

Press the accelerator pedal firmly to the floor and hold it there for a full 10 seconds.

Release the pedal, turn the ignition off and remove the key.

The TSB for SWS (yes, steering wheel shake) works for most cars. Since it would only take half an hour to remove and refit all 4 wheels in accordance with the TSB I'd get it done by dealer before trying the car.
Man, that's way easier than the vagcom procedure I found, of which i forgot the steps for while I was there, and just said oh well.

Unfortunately this one isn't at a VW dealer, but a used lot down the road from me. They have no service department/lift. Hopefully I'll be able to beat the guy up on price over all this stuff and come out with a nice car at a really nice price.

Or we end up with one of the 30 TDI Sportwagens at my local vw dealer fresh off the buyback for $10 or $11 stacks, and this thread will be my brief sojourn into the Touareg world. Smart money says get the Sportwagen, but the heart wants what the heart wants.
 

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Been poking around on the site, looking at the DIYs, came across the battery replacement procedure, and good Lord! Is everything a giant pain in the ass on these? I'm a bit of a glutton for punishment as I've owned nothing but VWs for the last dozen years, but still I'm starting to get gun shy on these Touaregs.
 

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Been poking around on the site, looking at the DIYs, came across the battery replacement procedure, and good Lord! Is everything a giant pain in the ass on these? I'm a bit of a glutton for punishment as I've owned nothing but VWs for the last dozen years, but still I'm starting to get gun shy on these Touaregs.

WTF.... you swapped in a 6spd into your GTI but are scared of replacing a battery? Slap yourself!
 

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WTF.... you swapped in a 6spd into your GTI but are scared of replacing a battery? Slap yourself!
Quite right - slap yourself twice!!

It's a fifteen to twenty minute job tops.
 

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WTF.... you swapped in a 6spd into your GTI but are scared of replacing a battery? Slap yourself!
😂 I used to be way cooler than I am now. I promise you that.

Quite right - slap yourself twice!!

It's a fifteen to twenty minute job tops.

Dude in the diy said it took him an hour? What do I know?
But thanks for setting me straight. Seems like a really cool helpful board here.
 

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Some folk are do'ers, others faff around!
 

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That should have booked out at around 15 hours and actually took the better part of two weeks. If you're God with the way back machine you might be able to find the thread on stlvw.org. Same user name.

And I'm not saying I'm scared to change a battery, I'm saying most cars don't have a 27 step diy for doing it. I was just asking how big of a hassle Touaregs are in general.
 
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