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VW Recalls 679K Cars in US to Fix Potential Rollaway Problem

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Created: August 23, 2019 11:03 AM

DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen is recalling about 679,000 cars in the U. S. to fix a problem that could let the cars roll away unexpectedly.
    
The recall covers certain 2011 through 2018 Jettas; 2015 through 2019 GTIs; 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 Golfs; 2012 through 2019 Beetles and Beetle Convertibles; and 2017 through 2019 Golf SportWagens.  All have automatic transmissions, manual hand brakes and keyless entry.
    
VW says silicate can build up on a shift lever switch, allowing the key to be removed if the lever isn't in park. That could let the cars roll off unexpectedly.
    
Dealers will add a switch and circuit board to fix the problem. The recall starts on Oct. 11.
    
A VW spokesman says he's not aware of any crashes or injuries due to the problem.

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