Volkswage Routan Recalled Over Fire Risk

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Volkswagen is recalling its Routan minivan, but not to worry, they barely sold any of them in the first place. The recall affects 15,902 vans from 2008-09 and follows a recall by Chrysler of the mechanically similar Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan.

Like the Chrysler vans on which the Routan is based, the problem involves an improperly installed wiring harness which could become worn by the sliding rear doors and eventually cause a short circuit or fire.

Owners are asked to contact their dealer for a fix or call Volkswagen at 800-822-8987.

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