Vehicles Affected: Approximately 33,100 model-year 2015-18 Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks and Golf SportWagen wagons
The Problem: The build of silicate on the shift lever microswitch contacts may allow the key to be removed from the ignition while the vehicle is not in Park, increasing the risk of an intended vehicle rollway, which may result in a crash or injury.
The Fix: Dealers will install an additional switch and circuit board for free.
What Owners Should Do: Volkswagen will begin notifying owners Sept. 8. Owners can call the automaker at 800-893-5298, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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