2010 Volkswagen Routan Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 Volkswagen Routan

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2010 Volkswagen Routan Problems

No Start after Refueling and Popping Noise from Trunk

Popping sounds from the rear of the vehicle may be heard moments after starting the engine, or when slowing to a stop. This noise is from the leak detection pump filling the fuel tank with air, and releasing to retest the system when it finds a fault. The sequence of faults identifying this issue are as follows:

  • Succession of loud pops from rear of vehicle
  • Pops go away, and fuel economy decreases 
  • Check engine light illuminates
  • OBD trouble code P2404 and/or P0441 is stored
  • Engine will not start after refueling (must crank for over 30 seconds)
  • Vibration when slowing to a stop

The cause is a valve which is mounted on the front of the intake manifold, commonly called the N80 valve, or EVAP system purge valve. The valve is designed to open under specific circumstances, but a worn valve will remain open at all times, preventing the pressurization of the fuel tank. 

Correction of the issue is to replace the N80 valve with the latest revision. 

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2010 Volkswagen Routan Questions

the van has a warning light that looks like a lighting bolt, what is this? (1 answer)

Replacing the chain assembley on the rear power door or hatch? (1 answer)

Rear power door opens and closed by button on key fob, its a nice option however the chain to snap because of someone reaching back into rear of vehicle while door down option had been requested is a little hard to believe, had I not withered this first hand, I'd never believe it. Thankyou fo...

Is there any info on rear door chain drive replacement? (1 answer)

Aparently the rear power door,on the back of the vehicle, is chain driven,i now know this becuase my friends vw routan (2010) rear door (power) driven by a little chain has broken? anyone have any problems similar to this or hear of this happening to any one?

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2010 Volkswagen Routan Recalls

Engine Shuts Off While Driving

The ignition key could turn to the off or accessory position while driving. The engine can stall and various safety components, power steering and power brakes may stop functioning. The dealer will replace the ignition switch and key FOBs free of charge to correct the problem.

Engine May Stall Without Warning

The ignition key could inadvertently rotate from the "run" to the "accessory" position, causing the engine to shut off without warning. If the engine shuts off while driving, vehicle performance will be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the "WIN" module to correct this concern. The recall is expected to begin in April, 2011. The Volkswagen recall number is 28G1/U8.

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