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Volkswagen Jetta TDI Radiator Fan does not shut off

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2009, 2012

Average Mileage: 99,833 mi (40,000 mi - 160,000 mi)

  •  Enthusiast

    Occasionally my 2009 Jetta TDI's radiator fan will keep running after the key is turned off. It does not happen very often (maybe 2 times a month) and it doesn't seem to coincide with the hottest days of summer although it does happen predominantly in the summer. Restarting the car and tuning off the key will cause the fan to turn off. The age/condition of the radiator should not be a factor since it was replaced by the dealership at 80K. Worried that the fan could drain the battery if it runs for extended periods of time.

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  • Visitor, , 124,000 mi

    I'm used to the fan running long after the vehicle is shut off but this time it ran until the battery died. Jump start to get the work, go out after 1 hr to check and battery is dead again. Taking to dealership today.

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    Infrequent occurance that cannot be associated with a certain type of driving, I will experience this every 1-2 months, where the fan will remain on 10-15 minutes after shutting the car off.

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    This happens intermittently... if I restart the car and then shut it off the fan will shut off

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  •  Rookie

    Same problem with me . I stop the car and the fan keeps on running 4 to 5 minutes even after a small trip of 5 miles.

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  • Visitor, , 160,000 mi

    Radiator fan often runs on until I restart and then turn off the ignition.

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  •  Enthusiast

    drains battery because electric fan does not shut off. Dealer replaced fan free of charge due to recently out of warranty.

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