2009 Volkswagen Routan Recalls
The vehicle's air bags may not deploy as needed in an accident, resulting in increased risk of occupant injury. Additionally, the air bags could deploy inadvertently without an accident, causing loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace the air bag control unit free of charge to resolve the concern.
The ignition key could turn to the off or accessory position while driving. The engine can stall and various safety components, power steering and power brakes may stop functioning. The dealer will replace the ignition switch and key FOBs free of charge to correct the problem.
The ignition key could turn to the off or accessory position while driving. The engine can stall and various safety components, power steering and power brakes may stop functioning. The dealer will modify the ignition switch free of charge to correct the problem.
On vehicles modified for wheelchair accessibility by Freedom Motors Incorporated, the rear axle may crack and fail. Dealers will replace the affected axles free of charge to resolve the problem.
Wiring for the power siding door may contact the lower sliding door hinge bracket. Over time, the wiring may become damaged, creating an electrical short circuit. This short circuit could cause the latch mechanism located inside the sliding door to overheat and possibly catch fire. Dealers will inspect, repair, and reroute the affected wiring as necessary to correct this concern.
This required information was left out of the owner's manual: "If the dashboard mounted airbags were to deploy, any objects placed on or near the airbag could cause injury to the vehicle occupants." Volkswagen will mail an insert containing the required airbag warning to correct this omission.