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Volkswagen Recalls Over 100,000 Vehicles: Your Next Steps

Volkswagen has issued a large recall, affecting 117,000 vehicles of varying models in Canada between 2011-2019. The automaker confirmed a problem that could cause the cars to roll away without warning.

On August 23, 2019, Volkswagen issued a recall for select 2011-2018 Jettas, 2015-19 GTIs, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 Golfs, 2012-19 Beetles and Beetle Convertibles, and 2017-19 Golf SportWagens. 

The automaker said a buildup of silicate in the shift lever switch could allow drivers to remove keys from the ignition when not in park. That could lead to affected cars rolling away if the keys were removed before putting it in park. 

Who’s affected?

Volkswagen hasn’t reported any crashes or injuries related to the defect. 

The recall affects 679,000 units in the United States, in addition to the 117,000 in Canada. 

All of the affected vehicles have automatic transmissions, manual handbrakes and keyless entry. The automaker didn’t specify whether or not the recall applies to the same vehicles with manual transmission.

What should you do?

Volkswagen will be notifying owners by mail with instructions to bring their vehicle to a dealer for repair, where work to rectify the problem will begin on October 11th. Dealers will install a new switch and replace the circuit board to fix the issue. They will also disable a micro switch inside that was contributing to the rollaway risk.

Enter your VIN at this link to learn more about this recall and find out if there are other Service Actions related to your vehicle. 

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