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2009 Volkswagen Routan Recalled For Airbag Problem (Not The One You Think)
2009 Volkswagen Routan Recalled For Airbag Problem (Not The One You Think)

Volkswagen has issued a recall for the 2009 VW Routan to repair its airbag system. Despite Volkswagen's involvement in the massive Takata recall scandal, though, the Routan's troubles have nothing to do with the struggling Japanese supplier. Instead, they're related to a growing problem with...Read More»

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Airbag Recall: Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Journey, Dodge Grand Caravan, Volkswagen Routan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 112,001 Chrysler, Dodge, and Volkswagen vehicles in the U.S. to replace defective airbag systems. The good news? The recalls aren't related to the ongoing Takata airbag fiasco. ALSO SEE: Toyota Pulls The Plug On Scion, But Why? The bad news? At least seven...Read More»

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2009-2010 Volkswagen Routan Recalled For Flawed Ignition Switch

Volkswagen has issued a recall for 2009 and 2010 models of the Routan minivan. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicle may suffer from the same kind of ignition switch flaws that spawned massive recalls at General Motors and other automakers last year. ALSO SEE...Read More»

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Magic Bus: VW's Bulli or Barbie's Rolling Boutique?

Back in 2001, VW's Microbus Concept stole the show-car category at the North American International Auto Show. Its winsome combination of heritage design cues and advanced technological features transformed the minivan from frumpy to cool. Overwhelmed by the public's positive reaction, Volkswagen...Read More»

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Volkswagen Routan Back for 2011

Defying some predictions from the rumor mill, the Volkswagen Routan minivan is coming back for the 2011 model year. Since it shares running gear with the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2011 Routan gets similar updates, starting with the upgraded powertrain. This year, the...Read More»

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Video: Volkswagen Pins Dreams Of World Domination On New Jetta. Wanna See The Ads?

It's no secret that Volkswagen and its CEO Martin Winterkorn have big dreams of conquering the world. (Ah, Germans.) In fact, the company has repeatedly said that it wants to surpass the current #1 automaker, Toyota, by 2018, but in order to do that, Volkswagen will really need to up its game in...Read More»

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TLC Sends The Volkswagen Routan On A Brady Family Vacation

Remember those Brady Bunch vacation episodes -- the ones always done as two-parters, where the entire family sets out for some remote destination and ends up crushed by a demonic surfboard? Well, Volkswagen and TLC have taken all that grooviness, packed it in a Routan minivan, and sent it hurtling...Read More»

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Hey, Soccer Fans: Volkswagen Wants To Make You A Star

Soccer continues to grow in popularity in the U.S., and this summer's World Cup will benefit from some of the heaviest live coverage the sport has seen on American airwaves. Volkswagen is hoping to get in on the action with a new social media campaign aimed at rooting out U.S. soccer junkies. Just...Read More»

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The Six Raunchiest Car Commercials Of All Time

Advertisers figured out a long time ago that sex sells--and through the years the car manufacturers have used that information to make some very…interesting commercials. Sometimes they send a good message and sometimes they ought to be hidden away in that special section of the video store, but...Read More»

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2010 Volkswagen Routan: Loading Zone

A corporate boardroom shuffle left residue---a VW-branded Mopar-built minivan called the Routan. It has unique body panels, a retuned suspension and a Euro-style dash pad. Otherwise, its similar to Chrysler's Town & Country. Its strong suit: cargo hauling. It easily ingests bulky items. Unlike...Read More»

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TrueCar: 2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2010 Mini Cooper Are Haggler's Delight

Here at TCC, we aim to help shoppers make informed decisions when they're looking for new (and used) vehicles. If you're in the market for a car or truck right now, you might want to supplement TCC's news and expert reviews with a visit to TrueCar.com, which scans and interprets data from U.S. auto...Read More»

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Volkswagen Routan Gets Its Big O Moment

Remember how interest in the Pontiac G6 shot through the roof after Oprah Winfrey gave away a fleet of 'em to unsuspecting audience members? (Which subsequently caused a lot of bad press because recipients still had to pay tax on the freebies? Anyway.) That was awfully neat, but the floundering...Read More»

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2009 Volkswagen Routan Goes High-Speed With Autonet Mobile

Volkswagen has now joined the growing list of automakers to offer the Autonet Mobile in-vehicle internet service. Well, sort of: Beginning this month, the automaker is only offering the service in its Routan minivan, which is actually built by Chrysler, and it's a dealer-installed option. Just as...Read More»

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VW Routan Comes with College Credit

That 2009 Volkswagen Routan minivan you've had your eye one comes with a new standard feature as VW launches the minivan in the U.S. market: some college credit. The Wall Street Journal reports VW will enter the shrinking U.S. minivan market with the Routan and with a $1,500 deposit into a uPromise...Read More»

Cargirl: Is Routan the Cure For Minivans?

This woman I know told me how much she loved her Honda Odyssey. Six months later she told me she hated it. Did something happen, I asked? Did you have an accident? “No,” she said. “I just hate this minivan.” I don’t think she hated her vehicle. I think what happened is life. Too many...Read More»

Routan: The VW Minivan Coming to Chicago Gets a Name

Somewhere between “Touran,” a compact VW sold in Europe, and “RuPaul,” a full-size model formerly sold on VH1, lies the “Routan.” And if you don’t know the Routan now, you will by the middle of February. The Routan, Volkswagen confirms, is the minivan that VW will sell...Read More»

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