As the platform twin of the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country, the Volkswagen Routan, is being recalled for the same issue with its wireless ignition module. Models manufactured from October 2009 to June 2010 are subject to the recall.
The Problem: A problem with the wireless ignition node (WIN) module may cause the Town & Country, Grand Caravan, or Journey AWD key to inadvertently go from Run to Accessory without warning. That would immediately shut off the engine, creating a driver safety hazard.
The Fix: Dealers will replace WIN modules for free. The safety recall is expected to begin in April 2011.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 12,612