TPMS Reset: Volkswagen Touareg 2002-2006 Tire Pressure Sensor

TPMS Reset-Volkswagen Touareg 2002-2006 Tire Pressure Sensor

Volkswagen Touareg 2002-2006 Tire Pressure Monitoring System TPMS Reset

Easy to follow procedure on how to reset/relearn the TPMS service maintenance indicator warning light on Volkswagen Touareg for the year 2002 and 2006.


No special tools are required to perform this relearn procedure.


Sensor Relearn Procedure:

1. Inflate all tires to pressure listed on tire placard.

2. Turn the ignition to the ON position with the engine OFF.

3. Press the Menu button located on the instrument cluster.

4. Using the thumb knob, select Tire Pressure.

5. Select Store.

6. Drive the vehicle for at least 20 minutes at a speed of 30 MPH, or more. All sensor IDs will be memorized automatically.

NOTES: Before driving, wake up each sensor while the engine is running by dropping the tire pressure more than 5 psi, then re‐inflate to the placard pressure. If vehicle is equipped with an automatic suspension stabilizing system, deactivation during the relearn procedure, may be required.



About Volkswagen Touareg

The Volkswagen Touareg (German pronunciation: [ˈtuːaʁɛk]) is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by German automaker Volkswagen since 2002 at the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant.

The vehicle was named after the nomadic Tuareg people, inhabitants of the Saharan interior in North Africa.

As of its first generation, the Touareg was developed together with the Porsche Cayenne and the Audi Q7, sharing platforms and much technology. The vehicles were developed as unibody SUVs with independent suspension. The initial generation (2002–2010) offered five-, six-, eight-, ten- and twelve-cylinder engine choices.

The Volkswagen Touareg (internally designated Typ 7L) was developed as a joint venture project by Porsche and the Volkswagen Group, involving the Audi and Volkswagen brands. The sports car market fluctuates and Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking was looking to expand into new segments. This included marketing its first four-door vehicle. A team in Weissach, Germany, of over 300 was led by Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert developed the Volkswagen Group PL71 platform. It is shared by the VW Touareg, the Audi Q7, and the Porsche Cayenne. There are styling, equipment, performance, and technical differences between them. The Touareg and Porsche both seat five, while the Q7’s stretched wheelbase accommodates a third row for seven passengers.

The Volkswagen Touareg is built at the Volkswagen Bratislava Plant in Bratislava, Slovakia, alongside the Audi Q7. The Cayenne is assembled by Porsche in Leipzig, Germany, at a facility built for Cayenne production.

At the time of type 7L development and for the first several years of production, Porsche was independently owned and not yet a part of the Volkswagen group. Porsche was successful with Cayenne and the model generated the highest profit per vehicle ratio in the motor industry.

Due to the demand, and the exchange rates of euros against the US dollar, as well as different pricing and environmental policies in the US, the V6 and V8 engine variants make up most of Volkswagen’s American Touareg offering. Compared to other Volkswagen-branded vehicles sold in the US which are aimed at the mass market, Touaregs came in the more upscale trims and placed in competition with other luxury crossover SUVs.

The V10 TDI Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engines was available during the 2004 model year. Those engines were part of the Volkswagen emissions scandal. The engined were brought back to the United States for the 2006 model year as a “Tier I emissions concept (43 state emissions)”. (Source Wiki)

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