NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V464
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Components STEERING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 33,168
Key May Be Removed While Not In Park/FMVSS 114
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.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golf and Golf Sportwagen vehicles. The build of silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts may enable the key to be removed from the ignition while the vehicle shift lever is not in “Park.” As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, “Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention.”