VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2011: STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : JETTA Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2010-03-18 - 2014-07-18
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V615000
Date Owner's Notified: 2019-11-19 Date Received by ODI: 2019-08-22 Date Added to Database: 2019-08-22
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 37M2
Component: STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 679027
Summary:
      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."
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. The recall began November 19, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 37M2.
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.