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Volkswagen EuroVan Aging plastic components in cooling system may fail unexpectedly

Volkswagen EuroVan Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Engine Affected: 2.5L 5 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 127,080 mi (72,400 mi - 169,000 mi)


Aging plastic components in the cooling system—including the connecting pipes to the radiator—can fail unexpectedly.

  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    Fan motor blades broke off throwing broken debris into other fan. Second fan motor in two years to break. Heater core bad. Cooling system problems continue. Electrical systems malfunction constantly.

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    Coolant hose from heater core failed in multiple places. Vw wants $200+ for the part!

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  • Visitor, , 72,400 mi

    catastrophic failure of driver side fan blew debris into passenger side fan resulting in second fan failure and destruction of radiator, hoses and sensors.

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