Recall Golf Models Due to Rollaway Risk

The Volkswagen Golf is known for being dependable, reliable, fun, and sporty; however, even the best cars occasionally develop problems. If you drive a Volkswagen Golf, it's important to know that your car may be involved in a recent recall involving more than 30,000 of these models. Here's what you need to know.

When drivers stop their cars, they typically place the vehicle in "park" before shutting off the engine. Cars are usually designed to be shut off only after the vehicle's transmission is in park. Unfortunately, some drivers of the Volkswagen Golf have noticed a challenge with this.

A circuit board error has led drivers to be able to remove the key from their Volkswagen Golf vehicles without having the car properly placed in park. This is incredibly dangerous, as it can lead to vehicles rolling away when left unattended and causing potential harm to buildings, pedestrians, and other vehicles.

Fortunately, there's a simple fix. Volkswagen will be adding a new circuit board and switch that will ensure the vehicle must be placed in park before it can be shut off. This will ensure that no Volkswagen Golf vehicles roll away in the future.

Vehicles from years 2015 to 2018 may be affected; however, this recall solely affects cars that start with a key. If you own a car that has a push start feature, you don't need to be concerned about this recall.

Drivers don't need to worry about having to come out of pocket to resolve this. Volkswagen will perform recall repairs at no cost to drivers. The primary goal is to ensure that each driver is able to enjoy their vehicle in a safe and effective way without worrying about causing or experiencing harm.

If you have questions about the Golf recall and whether it affects your vehicle, come visit us today. We'd be happy to talk with you about your options and how this can have an impact on your driving options and abilities. Remember that Volkswagen's primary concern is keeping drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safe, which is why it's important to bring your vehicle in if you suspect you may be affected by this recall.

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