2015 Volkswagen GOLF SPORTWAGEN Steering Column Locking Anti-theft Device Recall

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2015 Volkswagen GOLF SPORTWAGEN Steering Column Locking Anti-theft Device Recall

 NHTSA Recall #135723
NHTSA Compaign #18V464000
MFG Compaign #37L5
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Model Year2015
 Date of notification15/01/21
 Begin date of manufacuring10/12/14
 End date of manufacturing19/06/17
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received11/07/18
 Report created16/07/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number114
Estimated number of affected units33168
 Defect summaryVolkswagen 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 summaryRemoving 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.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen 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.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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