August 22, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V615000
Removing the key while the shift lever is in a position other than “Park” increases the risk of an unintended vehicle rollaway that may result in personal injury or a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V615
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components STEERING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 679,027
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2019 GTI, 2015-2016 and 2018-2019 Golf, 2012-2019 Beetle and Beetle Convertible, 2017-2019 Golf SportWagen and 2011-2018 Jetta vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, manual handbrake and keyless entry. A build-up of silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts may enable the key to be removed from the ignition when the transmission shift lever is not in “Park.”