Sorry, bit of a rant, my 3.5 year VW Touran is about to have cost me £ 2200 in abnormal repairs since it went out of warranty 6 months ago, new air bag ECU (the original filled up with water due to poor placement), cam belt sensor and a sensor on the exhaust both failed, that all cost me £1k and now it needs a new steering rack because a sensor has failed on the steering assist motor (which seems to be a common problem), another £1200 and I know that's discounted from the dealer. It had 4 out of six services with main dealers but VW don't want to know, I've spoken to them and local dealer (whose been fairly helpful) has also tried.
Apparently there's also a really common fault on the ABS/EPS system as well which requires a new ABS pump at £1500 which we've not fallen foul of yet but seems very common.
After getting absolutely hammered with the previous cars (2 Renaults) I'm feeling rather kicked in the nuts by European car manufacturers.
I'm really hacked off, really like the car, ticks all the boxes for what we need, just can't afford to keep forking out a grand every three months to keep it on the road.