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Volkswagen Routan Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 9 Volkswagen Routan recalls between 2009 and 2014. Learn if your Volkswagen Routan is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 11, 2016

The vehicle air bags may not deploy as proper during an accident, which would result in increased risk of occupant injury. This is due to possible corrosion and failure of the air bag control unit.

Recalls on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volkswagen dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 29, 2016

The vehicle air bags may not deploy in an accident, increasing risk of occupant injury.  Additionally, the air bags may deploy without need, increasing risk of a crash.

Recalls on your Dodge, Chrysler or Volkswagen must be performed by a the appropriate Dodge, Chrysler or Volkswagen dealership, respectively. Chrysler and Volkswagen will notify owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact the appropriate local Dodge, Chrysler or Volkswagen dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 1, 2015

The ignition key could turn to the off or accessory position while driving. The engine can stall, causing the loss of various components such as power steering and power braking, which could lead to a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners of affective vehicles beginning in April 2015. Additionally, you may contact your dealership to see if your vehicle is affected. The dealership may ask for your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), so please have it on hand when you contact them. Volkswagen suggests removing all other keys and and remotes from the key ring, leaving only the ignition key for operating the vehicle. The Volkswagen recall number is 28H1

 

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 1, 2014

The ignition key could turn to the off or accessory position while driving. The engine can stall, causing the loss of various components such as the airbags, power steering and power braking which could lead to a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners of affective vehicles beginning in July 2014. Additionally, you may contact your dealership to see if your vehicle is affected. The dealership may ask for your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), so please have it on hand when you contact them. Volkswagen suggests removing all other keys and and remotes from the key ring, leaving only the ignition key for operating the vehicle. The Volkswagen recall number is 28G1/U8.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 11, 2014

The rear axle of vehicles modified by Freedom Motors Incorporated for wheelchair accessibility may develop cracks and fail.

Freedom Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in April 2014. You can check with your dealer to assist in seeing if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 4, 2012

15 vehicles are being recalled because the right rear hub and bearing assembly may fail prematurely. This could lead to the wheel separating from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners of affected vehicles during April 2012. If an abnormal noise or vibration is noted from the right rear of the vehicle, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 1, 2011

The ignition key may inadvertently rotate from the "run" to the "accessory" position while driving, which can cause the engine to shut off and increase the risk of a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the engine could shut off while driving without warning. Please contact your Volkswagen dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 15, 2010

An electrical fire could develop in the rear sliding door due to and overheated latch assembly.

Volkswagen notified owners of affected vehicles in October 2010. There may be no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 31, 2009

The owner's manual for the 2009 Routan includes incorrect information regarding the airbag system. 

Volkswagen will mail the updated information to customers with the incorrect manuals. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call. The Volkswagen recall number is 56.