Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 33,168 model year 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golfs and Golf Sportwagens.
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."
Removing 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.
What to do
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional switch and circuit board, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin September 8, 2018.
Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 37L5.