2010-2018 Volkswagen Touareg Service Reminder Reset
The Touareg (internally designated Typ 7L) was a joint venture project developed by Volkswagen Group, Audi and Porsche. The goal was to create an off-road vehicle that could handle like a sports car. The team, with over 300 people, was led by Klaus-Gerhard Wolpert and based in Weissach, Germany. The result of the joint project is the Volkswagen Group PL71 platform, shared by the Touareg, the Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne, although there are styling, equipment, and technical differences between those vehicles. 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 and Porsche Cayenne.
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 from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. However, a limited number of the V10 TDI Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) diesel engines was available in the 2004 model year (before being pulled for environmental reasons). They were brought back to the United States for the 2006 model year as a “Tier I emissions concept (43 state emissions)”.
Service Reminder Reset
NOTE: The Service Reminder Indicator can also be reset using an OEM scan tool.
Resetting the Oil Change Interval indicator:
1. Turn ignition ON.
2. Using the CAR Infotainment button, enter the Service Function menu.
3. Reset the Oil Change Interval item.
NOTE: Do not reset the Oil Change Interval between oil changes.