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VW Stockport engineer said that VW now set the tyre wear mileage limit at 6000 !!!! so keep checking and claim early even if theres only minor wear and he said to argue with VW national sales if they start messing
 

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I agree with the above.

On handover of my new car last Friday the Lux car manager stressed the sensitivity of tyre pressures. He also went on to say about the EXCESSIVE/UNUSUAL wear rates and how VW were giving dealers very good support if a problem is identified within 6,000 miles and I should closely monitor the tyres initially, just in case there was a problem (which really only affected earlier models, honestly!).

He also went on to say that after the 6,000 mile barrier the straighforward support from VW became more "blurred" as the mileage when it was first highlighted increased.

This is from VW Stratford, who have had very good comments on here to date.

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Jurobst make sure if you report a tyre wear problem early you get it logged in writing. I reported a minor problem at 4,000 miles just before I went on a 6 week 5,000 mile holiday and was told it was too minor to worry about and to leave it and see how it developed. On returning from holiday with 9,000 miles on the clock I was told I had left it too long! 12 months later I am still trying to get a contribution towards the cost of the tyres from the dealer as VW are denying any reponsibility.
 
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My Treg has just done over 11k and had the front tyres replaced yesterday in relation to the tyre wear problem. My dealer informed me of the uneven wear, and offered to pay 50% of the cost, including laser alignment. Cost me £125 for the pair.

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If I have understood what's been said- are you saying the Touareg tyres need replacing after 6-8k miles?

This is worrying me a bit, I owned a number of performance cars recently and I am used to replacing thier tyres at about 5k miles but I really didn't expect to being forking out for new tyres on a Touareg at 6-8k miles.

I understand it is a heavy car and has FT 4x4 system but it's hardly a performance car (apologises to those V10 owners!)

A friend of mine has a 04' X5 and he's just replaced his tyres at 11k!

Are there specific brand of tyres that have better longevity?
 
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QUOTE(Maj1c @ Sep 10 2005, 02:52 PM)If I have understood what's been said- are you saying the Touareg tyres need replacing after 6-8k miles?

This is worrying me a bit, I owned a number of performance cars recently and I am used to replacing thier tyres at about 5k miles but I really didn't expect to being forking out for new tyres on a Touareg at 6-8k miles.

I understand it is a heavy car and has FT 4x4 system but it's hardly a performance car (apologises to those V10 owners!)

A friend of mine has a 04' X5 and he's just replaced his tyres at 11k!

Are there specific brand of tyres that have better longevity?
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Scary stuff, a neighbour has a 45k mile Range Rover still on its original Pirelli Scorpion tyres - now that is another heavy 4x4. Come on VW, admit the Touareg has a problem...........
 

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QUOTE(Rimmer @ Sep 10 2005, 05:29 PM)Scary stuff, a neighbour has a 45k mile Range Rover still on its original Pirelli Scorpion tyres - now that is another heavy 4x4.? Come on VW, admit the Touareg has a problem...........
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Once my Treg was laser-aligned properly by the dealer, the tyre wear issue seems to have gone away.

Have since done 15,000 miles on new tyres (Hankook Ventus) and tyres look like they will easily do another 15,000.

The factory appears to be sending Tregs out with wrong wheels alignment !!
 

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QUOTE(meld3 @ Sep 10 2005, 07:38 PM)Once my Treg was laser-aligned properly by the dealer, the tyre wear issue seems to have gone away.

Have since done 15,000 miles on new tyres (Hankook Ventus) and tyres look like they will easily do another 15,000.

The factory appears to be sending Tregs out with wrong wheels alignment !!
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We would agree with that last statement just had alignment at 1800 miles from new and comparing the tracking machine before and after print outs I'd say the factory setting is probably for euro roads as now our treg doesn't want to head for the kerb under normal driving and under braking.

ps had 29,000 mls out of my Goodyear Wranglers with another 10,000 aprox left when I sold it on my TD6 Ranger Rover.

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Well

got the V10 and its starting to judder on slow lock

will advise and watch the outcome

Rich
 

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Mine has done 17,000 since Jan on original set and I reckon they'll last for 20K.
 

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If anyone is running a V10 on Pirelli tyres I would be grateful if they could give me the infomation off the tyre in its entirity. Just checking something out. Also has anyone had their tyres changed like for like as regards make??
Thanks in advance for the info
 

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I changed the tyres on mine when the transfer box was replaced. I went to Hankooks Ventus ST RH06 255/55/18 they are a harder compound tyre. I find they are a much better tyre for alround use although not seen any snow yet.
Quite good for wet grass and mud particularly for the pull power on the V10.




 

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I had done around 8000miles and heavy wear on the outside of the tyres which gave the hint of alignment and transfer box problems etc.
 

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hello treggies,i`ve had major problems with my treg , VW have finally admitted it was the TRANSFER BOX that needed replaced, 2nd set of tyres at 14k, be interested to hear if any body else has had this problem cheers WW
 

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QUOTE(williammwatson @ Nov 1 2005, 09:51 AM)hello treggies,i`ve had major problems with my treg , VW have finally admitted it was the TRANSFER BOX that needed replaced, 2nd set of tyres at 14k, be interested to hear if any body else has had this problem? cheers WW
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Good Morning William,

Not heard from you in a wee while.

Several of us with early builds seem to have had the stepper motor problem there is a few threads on the subject.

There is another thread on the go at the moment about tyre wear problems only and VW not replacing the tyres under warranty.

Chek the threads out may answer a few questions for you.
 

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A quick check with my local Porsche OPC and I got the following info.

Some early Cayennes had premature wear on the outer edges of tyres. Dealers took pictures and sent chassis details for each one to Porsche AG. The fix was to re-align suspension.

Current Cayennes do not suffer outer edge wear and life expectancy for tyres is around 13k - 20k.
 
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