2009 Volkswagen Routan Consumer Review: Do not buy a routan - big mist

2009 Volkswagen Routan Minivan - Consumer Review

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Do not buy a routan - big mistake!
By Omid on


2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL CARB 4dr Minivan w/Rear Seat Entertainment (4.0L 6cyl 6A)


Unless you want to spend a lot of time at the VW service dept, do not buy this minivan. We bought new 9 months ago and it has been serviced numerous times for same malfunctions: electrical, brake rotors, sensor failure, seats getting stuck, steering wheel vibration, and most importantly safety issues which VW and the dealership fail to recognize. The electric sliding door pinned our 2 year old son and the sensors failed to re-open the door. Others have experienced the same issue and yet VW keeps saying the doors are safe and the sensors work fine. Also, no alarm sounds if the doors are open and the car is in motion. This is quite unbelievable from a German manufacturer!

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Exterior looks

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Fix defective sensors in sliding doors; insert alarm device if door is open while in motion; fix defective brake rotors; fix steering wheel vibration; fix seats so they quit getting stuck; fix electrical so Windows operate and don't get stuck
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