Volkswagen Jetta Problem Report

Volkswagen Jetta Electrical Fan continues running after car turned off. Draines battery.

(29 reports)
Radiator fan continues to run after car is off. Runs for about 30 minutes or till battery is dead. Help -
the fans continue to run after the motor is turned off and drains the battery dry. help -
Fan is coming on and off, runs for different periods of time, drains battery -
My damn cooling fan stays on for at 4 minutes or more, after having turned the car off. Plus, it sounds like a loud lawnmower! -
Fan will come on after accessing the car through drivers door even of it has been off for hours. -
Same thing as described in other posts. After listening to it run for about 3 minutes, I turned the car on again and turned it off. The fan turned off afterwards. I have a feeling this will happen again until the fan unit is replaced. -
Fan assembly replaced. Dealer said there was a short in the electronics which led to fan not turning off after car was shut off. -
Electrical fan run for a long time after turning the engine off. It make big noise while turning. it turns off at certain for some seconds and starts to run again and again. for a proximately 5 minutes. I took it for service in March 2014 and reported the issues and was told that they cannot find any fault with it, and I should just drive it. This grains my battery. Please help. Walter -
Fan continues to run when I turn off my car. It didn't do it until March & my mechanic has changed out several things on the car but it still does it. Runs my battery dead -
After having my battery replaced, I noticed my engine light was on and my fan was running "hard". It also runs for 10 seconds after my car is turned off. Diagnostics stated "cooling system malfunction". -
Radiator fan keeps running until battery is completely drained -
I wasn't fixed. Nobody could find the source of problem. My fix is to disconnect battery every night. -
I have the same problem---the fan continues to run after I turn off the ignition. I start the car again and turn it off until the fan stops. Usually, I have to do this more than once. Lately, the probalem has been occuring more often. -
fan motors keep running when car turned off until they drain battery -
Fan by radiator runs after car if shut off. -
Radiator fan turnes on on when car is turned off and draines the batery. For now I just keep on disconnecting the batery. -
I am having a similar problem with my fan... I noticed in the summer of 2013 only 1 of the 2 fans were running.. So I decided to order a new fan! Had it installed by PepBoys... This was early 2014.... Since then, my fan kicks on after my car is turned off! If I get out of my car, & lock it, & the fan doesn't turn on, as soon as I unlock the car, & open a door, the fan kicks on. It seems to be getting worse, & the Volkswagen dealership can not find the problem. They replaced the entire fuse box under the hood (because my wheel well cover was ripped off of my car, & salt got in a did some damage). Thinking that was the problem, but it didn't work!! I need help, & am out of options. (They said possibly the ECM, (Engine Control Module) but was not sure that would even solve the issue! -
the fan just continues to run after i shut the car off it stops about 2 minutes after i shut off the car and remove the key -
I can open and close my door hours after the car has cooled and my fan comes on -
The electrical fan comes on after I shut down the car and drains the battery. -
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