Fixing VW Touareg Sagging Doors
I fixed my Touareg’s sagging doors.
I had some extra shims cut for it. There are extra shims available in sets of 4x shims per set at
Because there is not much space to loosen the bolts, I used a short bit and spanner to loosen the bolts.
With these shims one do not have to remove the bolts completely, you can just loosen the bolts until there is enough space to slide the shim in.
I added 2x shims per side on my Treg, the shims are made from 0.9mm thick 316 Stainless Steel.
After you added the shims you must first carefully close the door as the striker pin will most probably be out of position. First re-adjust the striker pin. When you can close the door proberly you can adjust the in and out position of the underside of the door.
You can also mark the position of the bolts and hinge before you loosen the bolts, that way you can put it back in the position it was.
I supported the door with a trolley jack, you can also get somebody to hold it for you, just keep in mind that the door is very heavy.