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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, 2006, 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: 100,427 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, 50,000 mi

    Fan will come on after accessing the car through drivers door even of it has been off for hours.

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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, 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, 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, 150,000 mi

    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!

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