Post by VWCA_Adman on Sept 25, 2019 8:25:02 GMT -6
Rollaway Problem Leads VW to Recall 679,000 Late-Model Cars
Various VW Beetle, Golf, SportWagen, GTI and Jetta (model years 2011-2019) with ignition-key start have a gear-selector switch defect.
A silicate layer forms on the switch increasing electrical resistance. This could trip a warning light. It also might prevent the switch from detecting whether the car is in park. That lets drivers remove the key without shifting into park, causing a rollaway.
The fix is more than a new switch. A new circuit is necessary in order to prevent arcing which causes the problem.