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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,300 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.

2011 Volkswagen Routan engine problems

engine problem

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2011 Volkswagen Routan Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 022011

Routan 6-cyl

  • 2,300 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Volkswagen Routan. While the contact was driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle began to increase acceleration without warning and the throttle became stuck. After several attempts the accelerator pedal released and the vehicle began to function normally. The identical failure occurred on more than one occasion. The contact was in the process of taking the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 2,300. Updated 8/30/11 the consumer believed the after market floor mat was the problem. Once he removed the floor mat, the problem ceased. Updated 09/28/11

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

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