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

Problem Data
Average mileage: 110,855 (165–252,322)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.5L 5 Cylinder, 2.8L V6, 4 Cylinder, 6 Cylinder
17 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
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Radiator fan continues to run after car is off. Runs for about 30 minutes or till battery is dead.

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I have a 2007 VW Jetta 2.5 L - radiator fan stays on constantly, even after shutting the car off. Have to disconnect the battery, because there is not a fuse / relay anywhere under the hood or within the inside car panel. Anyone know what could cause this? - as I understand it from research, my car does not have a Fan Control Module, either. Any and all information greatly appreciated.
the fans continue to run after the motor is turned off and drains the battery dry. help
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!
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
Fan runs even after I turn off the car
Fan is coming on and off, runs for different periods of time, drains battery
Fan assembly replaced. Dealer said there was a short in the electronics which led to fan not turning off after car was shut off.
After heavy rain, one of the two fans ( transmission cooling fan) will not shut off. I have to disco.the battery every time I park to keep from draining it.
Fan runs after engine is turned off. Just began several days ago. Will take to my mechanic.
Fan will come on after accessing the car through drivers door even of it has been off for hours.
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".
Fan running when car is off, drains battery
Fan runs after car is turner off drains the battery.
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.
Aux fan stays running till the battery dies. If you unhook ground cable on battery for 20 seconds and reconnect it will be off
Cooling Fan runs at High Speed after Ignition is off, drained my battery :(
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!
Fan turns on and off by itself constantly while engine is off