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

Volkswagen Jetta Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Engines Affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.5L 5 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 104,180 mi (40,000 mi - 241,000 mi)

  • Visitor, , 2.5L 5 Cylinder

    Radiator fan continues to run after car is off. Runs for about 30 minutes or till battery is dead.


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  • Visitor, , 2.5L 5 Cylinder, 60,250 mi

    Fan is coming on and off, runs for different periods of time, drains battery

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  • the fans continue to run after the motor is turned off and drains the battery dry. help

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  • Visitor, , 2.5L 5 Cylinder, 87,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 2.5L 5 Cylinder, 133,456 mi

    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!

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  • 2009 Jetta, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 40,000 mi

    Fan assembly replaced. Dealer said there was a short in the electronics which led to fan not turning off after car was shut off.

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder

    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

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 173,000 mi

    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

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  • wvnurse2002, , 2.5L 5 Cylinder, 55,626 mi

    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".

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  • Visitor, , 2.5L 5 Cylinder, 150,000 mi

    I can open and close my door hours after the car has cooled and my fan comes on

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