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Volkswagen Routan Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

84 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Routan. 20 of these members (23.8%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 28 electrical and air conditioning repairs to Volkswagen Routans--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Volkswagen Routan problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Volkswagen Routan problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Volkswagen Routan problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Volkswagen Routan repairs by problem area

16% of the Volkswagen Routan repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 24% to the brakes, 7% to the suspension, 28% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 11% to the body and trim, and 11% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 101 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten Volkswagen Routan Electrical and Air Conditioning problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2010 Volkswagen Routan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Volkswagen Routan in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 12000    
13000 0 had no freon in a/c system. 

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2009 Volkswagen Routan

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Routan in Nevada, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 28000    
29000 0 A/C compressor hose broken. Sliding doors open and close when even. Loose panels from last repairs 
 
Volkswagen Routan in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 14000    
15000 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

Volkswagen Routan in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 1000    
1000 0 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 0 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 0 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. 
 
Volkswagen Routan in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 1000    
18000 0 TSB for sliding doors 
25000 0 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

Volkswagen Routan in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 0    
3000 0 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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