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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,814 miles

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2009 Volkswagen Routan engine problems

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2009 Volkswagen Routan Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #14

Jul 032012

Routan

  • 45,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Routan. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the steering wheel became stiff as the vehicle stalled. The traction warning light illuminated after the failure. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 74,000.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #13

Jan 092014

Routan 6-cyl

  • 86,980 miles
The vehicle has a new battery which is correctly installed and free of corrosion. When the key fob is placed into the ignition and moved forward, the vehicle will not start. The dash lights come on, and it should start, but it does not. If you keep trying, or walk away and come back after a few minutes and try again, it does sometimes start. This intermittent problem seams to have no rhyme or reason and I am concerned the vehicle might stop while my wife or I drive it. This generally happens 4 to 5 times a month. Any help would be appreciated.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #12

Mar 282014

Routan 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
We have a 2009 VW Routan sel that has stalled multiple times now (4-5) while driving. There is no warning and car loses power. Car starts up immediately after putting in park and restarting. This seems to be common problem and there is a recall for the 2010 model as well as the Chrysler minivan which this car is based from.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #11

Jan 032011

Routan 6-cyl

  • 9,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving at 35 mph the engine including electricity and power steering shuts off completely. Had to pull over and put it in park to restart the car. This has happened numerous times. I told the dealer that I read about the recall on the year after model that they fixed their car (changed win module) free of charge. He said my car is not included in the recall. When does it become a recall? this is a safety issue.

- Elizabethtown, PA, USA

problem #10

Oct 162013

Routan

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Routan. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and restarted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the wind module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. The VIN was not available.

- Ovido, FL, USA

problem #9

Jan 012010

Routan

  • 11,046 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Routan. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the engine stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated that the failure could not be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 11,046.

- Mountain View, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 152011

Routan 6-cyl

  • 33,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle engine will turn itself off and lose power while driving down the road. Able to pull the car off the road and immediately restart the engine. It causes a loss of power steering, power brakes, etc. This has happened multiple times and whenever taken to dealer for diagnosis the issue can not be duplicated. Usually happens when the car is cold, but yesterday it happened after we had been driving for a couple of hours. You can watch the RPM's drop every now and then and sometimes it will catch it and keep the motor running, but sometimes not.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #7

Oct 282013

Routan

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Routan. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where the contact was informed that the wireless ignition node receiver needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the incident. The approximate failure mileage was 61000.

- Wall Township, NJ, USA

problem #6

Aug 222013

Routan

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Routan. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 30 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was moved to the shoulder where it was restarted. The vehicle resumed normal function. The contact also mentioned that the brakes had to be replaced often. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 47,000.

- Danville, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 212013

Routan

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Volkswagen Routan. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to safely move to the shoulder and restart the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Hillard, OH, USA

problem #4

Oct 222012

Routan 6-cyl

  • 84,219 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When I purchased the car they checked the oil and I saw it was clean and full. After a week my wife told me the oil light came on. I checked the oil and their were no oil on the dip stick. I filled the oil to the correct spot on the dipstick. A week later I check the oil and again there were no oil on the dipstick. So I call the dealer and they sent me to sears who could not find a leak and they changed the oil. I checked the oil the following week and again there were no oil on the dipstick. So I call the dealer again and they sent me to another mechanic who could not find a leak. I'm now checking and adding oil weekly.

- North Port, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 052013

Routan 6-cyl

  • 59,500 miles
While driving at various speed the car suddenly shuts off and loses power steering. This has occurred 4 times now and is extremely dangerous. Car can only be restarted when at a complete stop and placed back in park.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 092012

Routan

  • 45,000 miles
Notice oil light coming on between oil change....filled oil to proper level...I took car in for service today (1/7/13) was told by dealership the gasket will need replace, that was the reason for oil usage. I just had my vehicle in to fix the sliding door (tsb recall not honored) in October and in was inspected with no problems. Doing research on internet and finding the oil, door is a common problem in VW Routan ( also talked to another owner was in for same problem, stated has been given runaround since day one about problems with his Routan).

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 072012

Routan 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
10/7/12: Entering onto road, began acceleration up to 20/25 mph -then all power, controls dead. Lost power steering and coasted into parking lot. Shut car down, flooded/pumped accelerator pedal. Difficulty starting but worked, drove like normal, again. 10/14/12: Turning from sidestreet, on to main street -going 20 mph. Lost all power again-manually turned coasted car into left middle turning lane. Re-started, operated normal.

- Troy, MI, USA

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