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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,443 miles

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2002 Volkswagen Eurovan cooling system problems

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2002 Volkswagen Eurovan Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 142010


  • 73,300 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Volkswagen euro van. Whenever the contact drove the vehicle at 35 mph the engine overheated. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the engine fan blades broke. The current and failure mileages were 73300.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 152007

Eurovan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volkswagen Eurovan. The contact noticed vibration in the steering wheel and heard a noise coming from the engine compartment. The failures would occur only when the engine was running. The cooling fan failed, but the vehicle did not overheat. The speed was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 112,000.

- Valley Center , CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 122007

Eurovan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
While traveling on a uphill paved road grade around 11 am going at a slow speed, approximately 25 mph and the blade on the cooling fan on the 2002 Volkswagen Eurovan broke off. Fan was unbalanced and began to violently shake. Engine was turned off and the fan still continued to run violently shaking the van, finally stopped and in about 5 minutes the fan turned on again violently shaking the van. Rialta has a recall for the same Volkswagen problem with fan blades separating from cooling fan. NHTSA recall. 04V107000/Volkswagen recall no. Wb NHTSA case number PE0315 opened on April 2003 and closed August 2003. What was the final out come of the investigation? this is a on going safety issue, there are other cases posted on yahoo web site. Volkswagen issue fan warning labels (label was issued a few years ago, when I asked for date of issue VW did not have any date on record! I received this label a few years ago.) to be affixed to the engine compartment warning of fan blade hazards. Label states "do not prop anything against radiator fan, push against them in any other way. A damaged radiator fan could break when turning at high speed and cuase seroius personal injury. See repair manual. Contacted VW corporate, , case number has been filed) and dan wilder port angles was where van was purchased. Van was still under power train warrantly 5 yrs and 60,000 miles. Neither would tell me if fan was covered by warranty. Fan has not been repaired yet.

- Silverdale, WA, USA

problem #4

May 242007

Eurovan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,500 miles


Radiator fan blade exploded/partially disintegrated without warning. VIN [xxx] had only 16000 miles on it, and no work has been done to the engine to disturb the fan blade. Updated 07/10/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Rensselaerville, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 162004

Eurovan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volkswagen Eurovan. While driving at 30 mph the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that this failure occurred on several occasions. Also, the contact stated that the generator and battery indicators remained illuminated on the instrument panel. On February 23, 2006, the engine fan was repaired on the vehicle and cost the contact $977. The dealer stated that the contact needed to pay an additional $92 for the diagnostics of the generator. The contact was issued case # 60034264 by the manufacturer. The current mileage is 37,000 and failure mileage was 15,000.

- Elizabeth, NJ, USA

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problem #2

Aug 152005

Eurovan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
Radiator cooling fan disintegrated and destroyed radiator.

- Laguna Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 032006

Eurovan 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,300 miles
Radiator fans disintegrated while driving and made a hole in radiator. This is a VW Eurovan 2002, and there was a recall on this for model years 1998-2000. VW has refused to include mine in the recall. The repair cost $2060.

- Artesia, CA, USA

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