Why dose my fans stay on for ten minutes after car is turned off,2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 motor

Asked by Aug 17, 2015 at 11:07 AM about the 2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Fans will stay on for ten minutes after car is
turned off

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When some engines are shut off, especially on a hot day, the temperature in the engine can actually increase due to "percolation". This is why the electric cooling fans can run for several minutes in order to cool down the engine.

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