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Volkswagen Routan repairs by problem area

Chart based on 155 repairs.

Volkswagen Routan engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 20 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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2011 Volkswagen Routan

Engine not specified

36000 mi Cylinder head replacement 

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2011 Volkswagen Routan 4dr Minivan, ext.

283-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

19000 mi Cylinder failed. In repair shop forever. I no longer own this vehicle. Replaced under nj lemon law. 

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2009 Volkswagen Routan

Engine not specified

9000 mi Car gets very low gas mileage, last tank 11.8 mpg.  

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2009 Volkswagen Routan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

40700 mi

US $400
Engine threw a rod. Replaced under warranty at no cost. 
78000 mi

US $650
Needed new intake valve and seals 

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2009 Volkswagen Routan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

26000 mi Heater would not work; diagnosed problem was due to a radiator cap that allowed coolant to come out of top; no coolant, no heat 
65000 mi

US $50
Heater hose was leaking at y joint. Replaced heater hose with Gates 23933 heater hose (ordered from Amazon) 
3000 mi "Change Oil Soon" light came on at 2700 miles. Brought to dealership who explained there is a TSB and is a known issue, no need to change oil but light comes on. 

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Volkswagen Routan Engine Problems

104 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Routan. 26 of these members (25%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 34 engine repairs to Volkswagen Routans--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Volkswagen Routan problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.