Volkswagen Routan Electrical Problems

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Volkswagen Routan repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (23%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (7%)

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Volkswagen Routan electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (73%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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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 mi

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 mi 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 mi 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 mi TSB for sliding doors 
25000 mi 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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Volkswagen Routan Electrical Problems

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