1st Gen (2009 – 2014) Volkswagen Routan Problems

The 1st generation of the Routan has a cumulative PainRank™ of 8.98. That can be compared against other Volkswagen generations. Shopping for a Volkswagen? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2009–2014 Routan model years have sent in 144 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the electrical (31%) followed by the engine (28%) and the brakes (10%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Volkswagen model years.

Watch out for the 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2014 0
2013 4
2012 17
2011 72
2010 22
2009 29

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