My vw keeps on switching one of its fans on and off when i stop the engine. I tried taking it for a drive just to warm up the engine but the fault still remains.. there's no unusual light on the dash

Asked by Jul 04, 2019 at 02:40 AM about the 2011 Volkswagen CC 2.0T FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I've seen cooling fans for turbo that may cycle on/off even with the engine turned off. Those turbos get really hot and can cook the oil/bearing/seal while parked. Check with the VW mechanic and see. I had a 1986 VW Rabbit (non-turbo) that had a radiator cooling fan that would come on a minute after it was parked. One time, parking the car and walking toward the restaurant, my girlfriend heard the fan come on, she said "Is the car leaving without us?".


Electric fans continue to run after an engine has stopped to cool the system properly. There's probably nothing wrong with yours.

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