Electric motor stays on after car is turned off

10

Asked by Jul 19, 2015 at 03:21 PM about the 2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS V6 Wagon

Question type: General

When the car is turned off a motor stays running near the front near the radiator but the
electric cooling fan is not running.  It causes the battery to drain and wont turn off.

What do I do to fix the problem.

2 Answers

1,455

Fan control module could be stuck. Or could a fan motor be running but the fan blade isn't turning?

10

It turned out to be the secondary air injection pump relay switch malfunction. The switch would run the pump continuously and drain the battery. The pump sends air to the catalytic converter during cold start ups. Disconnecting the connecting wires to the pump stopped the power drain.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Volkswagen Passat Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,310
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,240
  • #3
    Chrisand Edwards
    Reputation
    1,160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Jetta
570 Great Deals out of 41,868 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Accord
1,000 Great Deals out of 62,552 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Camry
1,072 Great Deals out of 72,796 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
304 Great Deals out of 10,684 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,037 Great Deals out of 31,467 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Civic
830 Great Deals out of 78,168 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Altima
1,126 Great Deals out of 74,485 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Sonata
748 Great Deals out of 47,177 listings starting at $199
Used Volkswagen Golf
83 Great Deals out of 5,149 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen GTI
120 Great Deals out of 8,558 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,242 Great Deals out of 77,953 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 12,972 listings starting at $14,177
2016 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
52 Great Deals out of 1,556 listings starting at $10,992
2015 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
98 Great Deals out of 2,619 listings starting at $6,999
2014 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 1,657 listings starting at $6,495
2013 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
45 Great Deals out of 1,417 listings starting at $5,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.