VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2018: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : GOLF Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2017-06-29 - 2018-04-06
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V464000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2018-07-11 Date Added to Database: 2018-07-16
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 37L5
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 33168
Summary:
      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."
Consequence:
      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.
Remedy:
      Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional switch and circuit board, free of charge. Volkswagen issued owners an interim notification on August 10, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 37L5.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 114
Notes:
      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.