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Volkswagen Routan Electrical Problems

91 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Routan. 21 of these members (23.1%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 32 electrical repairs to Volkswagen Routans--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of Volkswagen Routan repairs by problem area

Chart based on 115 repairs.
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2010 Volkswagen Routan 4dr Minivan, ext.

251-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

13000 mi   had no freon in a/c system. 

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2009 Volkswagen Routan

Engine not specified

29000 mi   A/C compressor hose broken. Sliding doors open and close when even. Loose panels from last repairs 
15000 US $150 A/C started blowing hot - dealer added coolant -said it was short changed from the manufacturer. Next day hot air again - returned to dealer & they "found" a leaking hose not found on the first trip in for repair 

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2009 Volkswagen Routan 4dr Minivan, ext.

251-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

1000 mi   car would not start, dealer determined that main fuse block had loose connections (after contacting VWOA for diagnosis) as no other faults detected (battery OK, etc.) check and replaced as per mfg instructions, towing was covered VW warranty as well 
6000   ESP/BAS Traction Control warning light stayed on - needed the clockspring in the steering wheel replaced, replaced under OEM warranty driver's side power window switch would not raise window after partially lowered, dealer replaced switch for 2010 upgraded one and fixed problem - under OEM warranty 
18300   Car failed to start and needed to be towed to VW dealer. Took two weeks to eliminate other possibilities and identify the radio's anti-theft circuitry as the cause. Replaced with 2011 radio. 
18000   TSB for sliding doors 
25000   Installed turn signal ordered on previous trip. 

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2009 Volkswagen Routan 4dr Minivan, ext.

197-horsepower 3.8L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

3000 mi   Low Tire Pressure indicator came on at about 2400 miles. Checked tire pressure and corrected, however light remained on constantly. Dealership reset the indicator. Remote Keyless Entry intermittently not working. Many times requires key to open doors. Dealership could not duplicate. 

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