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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,709 miles

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2010 Volkswagen Routan lights problems

lights problem

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2010 Volkswagen Routan Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 062016


  • 78,000 miles


I would like to inform you that the tipm is not just related to Chrysler. The Routan is a joint Venture between Chrysler and VW. It has the body of a VW body but the engine is a Chrysler. My Routan has had the tipm fail on 2/6/2016 and confirmed by VW dealership. The van has the same signs that every one else was reporting except that the engine never shut off while. It has the signs of the engine not wanting to turn over, dash lights not wanting to work properly and now the headlights not working on low or high beams. The head lights happened when I was driving on the city streets. The engine not working happens when we come out of the stores from shopping, first thing in the morning and same with the windows and doors opening when not is use. I researched online about other Routans and they have Chrysler tipm in them. I do not understand why Routan's have not been included because it is a Chrysler product but it has a VW name on it. It was made in the Chrysler windsor plant in Canada. This all started in late December of 2014 and it was off and on since then. The headlights problem is new but the engine, doors and windows are off/on issue too.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #1

May 252011


  • 11,418 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Volkswagen Routan. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced numerous failures. The rear rotors became warped numerous times and the dealer replaced the rotors four times. The transmission would cause the vehicle to lunge abruptly when the gear was shifted from reverse to drive. Additionally, the fog light assembly became overheated and burned several times. The plastic on the front passenger side door became fractured and caused the contact to sustain lacerations to the right hand and fingers. The vehicle was taken the to the dealer where all defective parts were replaced however, the contact was concerned that the failures would likely recur. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 11,418 and the current mileage was 14,470.

- Long Beach , CA, USA

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