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

Average mileage: 103,811 (15,000–252,322)
Engines affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.5L 5 Cylinder, 2.8L V6, 4 Cylinder
12 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.5L 5 Cylinder
Radiator fan continues to run after car is off. Runs for about 30 minutes or till battery is dead. Help
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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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2009 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.5L 5 Cylinder60,250
Fan is coming on and off, runs for different periods of time, drains battery
2008 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.5L 5 Cylinder133,456
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!
2007 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.5L 5 Cylinder87,000
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.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo40,000
Fan assembly replaced. Dealer said there was a short in the electronics which led to fan not turning off after car was shut off.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.0L 4 Cylinder252,322
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
2008 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.5L 5 Cylinder50,000
Fan will come on after accessing the car through drivers door even of it has been off for hours.
2001 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.0L 4 Cylinder173,000
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
2008 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.5L 5 Cylinder55,626
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".
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.
2008 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.5L 5 Cylinder71,000
Fan runs after car is turner off drains the battery.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta- 4 Cylinder170,000
I have a grand marquis but I saw smoke coming from the fan that location in front of the radator and each time I put a new fuse it burns it out plz help
2007 Volkswagen Jetta- 4 Cylinder35,000
Not fixed Fan runs after car turned off and drains battery
2005 Volkswagen Jetta- 4 Cylinder122,915
Fan runs even after I turn off the car
2000 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.8L V6100,000
Radiator fan keeps running until battery is completely drained
2001 Volkswagen Jetta- 4 Cylinder
I wasn't fixed. Nobody could find the source of problem. My fix is to disconnect battery every night.
2012 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo15,000
I have the same problem---the fan continues to run after I turn off the ignition. I start the car again and turn it off until the fan stops. Usually, I have to do this more than once. Lately, the probalem has been occuring more often.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.5L 5 Cylinder120,000
fan motors keep running when car turned off until they drain battery
2006 Volkswagen Jetta- 2.5L 5 Cylinder130,000
Fan by radiator runs after car if shut off.
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