Volkswagen Routan

Recall Alert: 2009 Volkswagen Routan

By Matt Schmitz on February 25, 2016


CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,000 model-year 2009 Volkswagen Routan minivans manufactured between Feb. 7 and Aug. 28, 2008 The Problem: The airbag control units may corrode and fail, causing the airbags to not fully deploy in a crash, increasing the… Read More

Recall Alert: 2009 Volkswagen Routan

By Matt Schmitz on February 25, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1,000 model-year 2009 Volkswagen Routan minivans manufactured between Feb. 7 and Aug. 28, 2008 The Problem: The airbag control units may corrode and fail, causing the airbags to not fully deploy in a crash, increasing the… Read More

Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

By Jennifer Newman on February 16, 2016

CARS.COM — UPDATED FEB. 16, 2016: Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list. More Car Seat Checks In the… Read More

Latest Airbag Recall Could Affect Millions, and It's Not From Takata

By Kelsey Mays on February 8, 2016

CARS.COM — A major new airbag recall could affect owners of nearly 2 million vehicles in the U.S., and it's not from Takata. It's important that you get the problem fixed with Continental airbag systems, but some of the automakers… Read More

Recall Alert: 2008-2009 Dodge and Chrysler Minivans, 2009 Dodge Journey

By Jennifer Geiger on February 4, 2016

CARS.COM Vehicles Affected: Approximately 112,000 model-year 2009 Dodge Journey SUVS, model-year 2008-09 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans and the related model-year 2009 Volkswagen Routan minivans. The Problem: In the affected vehicles, occupant restraint controller components exposed… Read More

Recall Alert: 2009-2010 Volkswagen Routan

By Jennifer Geiger on April 17, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 20,600 model-year 2009 Routan minivans manufactured from June 25, 2008, to June 10, 2009, and model-year 2010 Routans manufactured from Oct. 1, 2009, to Aug. 11, 2010. The Problem: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,… Read More

Recall Alert: 2009 Volkswagen Routan

By Matt Schmitz on August 8, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Nearly 19,000 model-year 2009 Volkswagen Routan minivans The Problem: Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the Run position, turning off the engine. If the key inadvertently moves into… Read More

Which Cars Fit Three Car Seats?

By Jennifer Newman on October 15, 2013

UPDATE 10/15/2013: Parents are often searching for the automotive holy grail: a car that's not a minivan and can fit three child-safety seats across the backseat. It's a short list. For a list of 2014 and 2015 models that fit… Read More

Volkswagen Routan Still Hangs by a Thread

By Kelsey Mays on December 12, 2012

Volkswagen's Routan minivan — yes, the one originally touted by actress Brooke Shields — is on life support. Production of the Chrysler Town & Country-based minivan, which is assembled through a joint partnership between the two automakers since mid-2008, has… Read More

Recall Alert: 2012 Volkswagen Routan

By Jennifer Geiger on April 11, 2012

Volkswagen is recalling a small number of model-year 2012 versions of the Routan minivan due to problems with rear hub bearing assemblies, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Only 15 vehicles are affected by the recall; they were… Read More

Cars.com Family Reviews the 2012 Volkswagen Routan

By Jennifer Newman on February 17, 2012

There’s no denying that the 2012 Volkswagen Routan screams mom-mobile, but this minivan comes with some serious perks, says Cars.com Family contributor BreAnn Ahara. The upscale Routan is loaded with so many storage spaces that BreAnn and her husband lost… Read More