Why in the last year does the fan always run for a minute after I shut off the engine?

Asked by Aug 20, 2012 at 08:23 PM about the 2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

For the first 5 years not matter how hot it was when I shut off the engine, the fan didn't run.  In the last
year, it has more and more often run for a minute after shutting off the engine.  Is this a sensor problem
or a fan problem?

3 Answers


I would say it sounds like a sensor problem

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

I know my mom's passat will do this and has forever, you can check coolent temp sensors.

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Thanks. I'll have that checked.

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