37M2 – Key May Be Removed When Not In Park – 2011-2019 Volkswagen

August 22, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V615000

Key May Be Removed When Not In Park

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.


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.”



Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional switch and circuit board, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 11, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 37M2.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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36 Affected Products


VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2015-2016, 2018-2019

1 Associated Document

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V615-4751.PDF 222.71KB

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Recalls Documents



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