2008 Jetta radiator fan shuts but then turns back on and won't shut down?

Asked by Jul 05, 2015 at 04:42 PM about the 2008 Volkswagen Jetta SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced fans with aftermarket part,
did this twice because I assumed
that the first replacement was faulty
bc it didn't shut. Replaced the
antifreeze temperature sensor also
and it's still happening. I have to
remove the relays from the fuse box
every time I shut engine to prevent
this. Please help!

4 Answers

20,300

Have you actually let the fans run to see how long it would take before they cut off ? Your fans are most likely ok they are doing what they are supposed to do. They are most likely running because they still sense the motor is still hot. Check your temperature gauge when vehicle reaches operating temperature if it is reading high that is why your fans keep running trying to cool it down. You may have a bad t - stat or something causing the vehicle to get to hot.

Thank you for the answer! I'm timing them now they have just started shutting off about 15-20 min after I cut the engine, which is better than what I had before...it still Irks me that I can never walk away from the car not knowing if they are going to shut off or not that's a stressor, nobody wants to come back to a dead battery. My thermostat reads normal hasn't gone over the safe zone. Put some new antifreeze/coolant when I changed sensor so hopefully they keep shutting off! Thanks!

20,300

This may help clean your radiator and A.C condenser coil with a garden hose and nozzle or better yet a pressure washer they maybe partially clogged with dirt and bugs restricting air flow across the radiator and A.C coil.

5

Did you ever solve this, i have one doing the same thing and have replaced the fans with no resolve thanks

Your Answer

Jetta

Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

CarGurus has 36,855 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $760.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

  • #1
    Goodwrench707
    Reputation
    2,480
  • #2
    Deathjam4
    Reputation
    1,970
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,500
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
461 Great Deals out of 24,501 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
692 Great Deals out of 63,647 listings starting at $999
Used Volkswagen GTI
129 Great Deals out of 6,890 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Accord
1,099 Great Deals out of 65,582 listings starting at $561
Used Volkswagen Golf
105 Great Deals out of 4,143 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Camry
925 Great Deals out of 89,681 listings starting at $300
Used Toyota Corolla
883 Great Deals out of 59,719 listings starting at $850
Used BMW 3 Series
1,037 Great Deals out of 33,510 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
301 Great Deals out of 12,128 listings starting at $1,899
Used Nissan Altima
1,073 Great Deals out of 78,421 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mazda MAZDA3
368 Great Deals out of 26,492 listings starting at $899
Used Volkswagen CC
82 Great Deals out of 2,646 listings starting at $2,001
Used Volkswagen Beetle
208 Great Deals out of 8,560 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Fusion
935 Great Deals out of 64,481 listings starting at $888

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta SE For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 2,393 listings starting at $13,295
2015 Volkswagen Jetta SE For Sale
105 listings starting at $9,000
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 367 listings starting at $6,511
2013 Volkswagen Jetta SE For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 191 listings starting at $5,995

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.