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Volkswagen Routan Engine Problems and Repair Histories

84 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Routan. 21 of these members (25%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 15 engine repairs to Volkswagen Routans--an average of 0.2 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

15% of the Volkswagen Routan repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 23% to the brakes, 7% to the suspension, 29% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 11% to the body and trim, and 10% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 98 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten Volkswagen Routan Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Volkswagen Routan

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Routan in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2012 36000    
36000 0 Cylinder head replacement 

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2011 Volkswagen Routan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Volkswagen Routan in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 3000    
18000 0 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

Volkswagen Routan in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 8000    
9000 0 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

Volkswagen Routan in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2012 40000    
40700 400 Engine threw a rod. Replaced under warranty at no cost. 
57000  
Volkswagen Routan in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 68000    
72000 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

Volkswagen Routan in West Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 0    
26000 0 Heater would not work; diagnosed problem was due to a radiator cap that allowed coolant to come out of top; no coolant, no heat 
56000  
Volkswagen Routan in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 0    
3000 0 "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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