VW issues recall for cars that could roll away

By mbrooks on August 23, 2019
In this Tuesday, May 14, 2019 photo an e-Golf car is fixed with a charging station during a press tour at the plant of the German manufacturer Volkswagen AG (VW) in Zwickau, Germany. Volkswagen will total shift into electric cars at the plant in Zwickau and the first vehicles are to roll off the assembly line at the end of 2019. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

By Matthew Brooks

Did you put your car in park? Are you sure?

If you drive a Volkswagen, you may be able to pull the key out without placing the car in park. This could cause the car to roll away.

Volkswagen is issuing a recall onĀ 679,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. since 2011.

The recall includes the Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, Golf Sportwagen and GTI.

According to NBC, the maker says the issue is a result of a build up of “silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts.”

You can see if your car, whether its a VW or not, has a recall.

To find out, enter your car’s 17-digit VIN number on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration.

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