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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,620 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2010 Volkswagen Routan wheels / hubs problems

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2010 Volkswagen Routan Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 152014

Routan 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


While driving at a speed of 50 mph on a rural road, the front driver-side tire instantly deflated. Fortunately, the vehicle was safely pulled over away from traffic. Upon examination it was found that the valve stem had broken off, and the tire had deflated as a result. The rest of the tire was in good condition. In this type of vehicle, the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is part of the valve stem, and that is what had broken off. A second similar incident happened approximately 6 months later with the rear driver-side tire of the vehicle, while traveling at 55 mph.

- Honeoye Falls, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 232013


  • 39,100 miles
Front driver side tire rapidly deflated causing the vehicle to pull right into on coming traffic. The near miss could have been fatal. Upon investigation it was determined that the cause was corrosion of the TPMS valve. I did a quick internet investigation and learned that the corrosion and resulting tire failure are common incidents. Why haven't these faulty TPMS valves been recalled? this issue will surely result in deaths which I believe is the opposite of what these TPMS sensors are for.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 092012


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Volkswagen Routan. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the tire pressure warning light illuminated as the front passenger's side tire deflated. The contact had a roadside assistance service change the tire and install the spare. The tire was taken to the dealer, who stated that the valve stem on the tire was corroded. The wheel was repaired but the failure recurred on the rear driver's side wheel. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 132013


  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Volkswagen Routan. The contact stated that while performing a routine inspection, he noticed that the valve stem was corroded. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was advised that the stem would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 33,000.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 112013

Routan 6-cyl

  • 26,000 miles
2010 Routan with 26K miles pulls to the right and most likely has done so since I bought it since the tires need replacing. The brakes have been replaced at 18K and now need to be done again. VW denies there is an issue with vehicles pulling to the right. Opened case 130240300 with VW. They refuse to cover the cost to diagnose the cause of the pulling and tire wear. Recall needs to be issued I have seen numerous postings with the same issue online.

- Middlesex, NJ, USA

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