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2010 Volkswagen Routan repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 19 repairs.
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2010 Volkswagen Routan repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (11%)

< $100 (61%)

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Chart based on 18 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Volkswagen Routan

Engine not specified

Volkswagen Routan in Oklahoma, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

40900 mi
Van is burning oil at a rate of 5 quarts approximately every 1500 miles. Dealer said this is within engine specs for vehicle. they ran a flush at no cost to me but now the car is leaking oil. Will have to bring back this week for diagnosis. 

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2010 Volkswagen Routan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Volkswagen Routan in Texas, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2017
Dec 2017

100000 mi

US $700
radiator hose & pump 
Volkswagen Routan in Michigan, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

62000 mi

US $600
Back hatch leaked around top seal and into interior . This caused the rear latch to quit working correctly.We had to replace the rear latch and a body shop resealed the rear hatch gasket with a sealant/ glue. 3.8 L VE Routan had 41k miles and usage approx 2 qts oil between changes..... VW and Chrysler both know this to be a problem.... And do nothing....Had a 2004 Chrysler TC and same thing... Thought maybe they would've solved this thing .... My big mistake! 
Volkswagen Routan in New York, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

40800 mi
Whirring noise 
Nov 2014

55400 mi

US $75
Check engine light- code reveals some pressure being lost, mechanic determined that the problem is too difficult to locate now, car is running fine 
May 2015

62400 mi

US $540
check engine light. no resolution. dealer reported no problem. inspection and overall check done on vehicle. (note that they MISSED the radiator problem that happened the very NEXT week) Blew a radiator 2-into-1 housing while driving 
Sep 2015

71000 mi
car wouldn't start...starter would not kick in. hard to replicate...happens every so often. 
Jun 2018

100500 mi

US $600
Volkswagen Routan in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Oct 2013
Mar 2012

37820 mi
Right front wheel bearing failure. Dealer claimed that the wheel bearing was not the problem, but a seized brake caliper. After driving the vehicle home, the noise still existed. 
Oct 2013

73160 mi

C $200
Seized caliper. 
Volkswagen Routan in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

13000 mi
had no freon in a/c system. 

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2010 Volkswagen Routan 4dr Minivan, ext.

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

Volkswagen Routan in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Oct 2012
Sep 2010

1000 mi
Van pulls to right, dealer did a alignment, still pulled to the right also took it to a independent shop who checked the alignment. Alignment was correct still pulls to right. Went online noted others with same problem. 
Oct 2010

1000 mi
Camber bolts were installed, still pulls to right at low speed or coasting at low speed. Van seems to be ok at highway speed. Dealer has run out of ideas.  
Nov 2010

1300 mi
At request of VW Customer Mgr drove a new 2010 Routan off dealer's lot with the service advisor. It pulled worse then ours. Reported back to VW Customer mgr, with results. He stated nothing could be done since my van's align. was in specs. 
Oct 2011

11000 mi
Was told that factory bulletin was found for repair of emergency cable noise issue. 
Volkswagen Routan in Georgia, United States
Jan 2017 - Jul 2017
Feb 2017

127000 mi

US $150
Broken valve spring which caused a bent valve. Removed head and replaced valve and valve spring. 
Jun 2017

127000 mi

US $1100
Valve body and TRS (transmission range sensor) replaced. TCm updated with new software. 

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