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Volkswagen Routan Engine Problems

91 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volkswagen Routan. 18 of these members (19.8%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 21 engine repairs to Volkswagen Routans--an average of 0.2 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.

Chart based on 130 repairs.

Volkswagen Routan engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 5 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Volkswagen Routan repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

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 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 
3000   "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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