Volkswagen has issued recalls for over 679,000 vehicles including Jetta, Beetle, GTI, Golf, or wagon. There is a possibility that these vehicles may roll away while placed in park. According to Consumer Reports, there is a switch that indicates the gear that the vehicle is in and because of this, owners may not actually be putting their vehicles into park.

The recall impacts the following makes, models, and years:

  • 2012-2016 Beetle coupes manufactured from June 10, 2011, through July 29, 2016
  • 2017-2019 Beetle coupes manufactured from July 15, 2016, through June 4, 2019
  • 2012-2016 Beetle convertibles manufactured from Feb. 15, 2012, through July 28, 2016
  • 2017-2019 Beetle convertibles manufactured from July 7, 2016, through June 4, 2019
  • 2015-2016 Golf hatchbacks manufactured from March 29, 2014, through July 23, 2015
  • 2018-2019 Golf hatchbacks manufactured from April 9, 2018, through May 9, 2019
  • 2017 Golf SportWagen wagons manufactured from June 23, 2016, through July 12, 2017
  • 2018-2019 Golf SportWagen wagons manufactured from June 26, 2017, through May 13, 2019
  • 2015-2017 GTI hatchbacks manufactured from Feb. 11, 2014, through July 23, 2017
  • 2018-2019 GTI hatchbacks manufactured from July 17, 2017, through May 9, 2019
  • 2011-2014 Jetta sedans manufactured from March 18, 2010, through July 18, 2014
  • 2015-2018 Jetta sedans manufactured from July 11, 2014, through Dec. 9, 2017

The recall is expected to begin on October 11th (2019). To find out if your specific vehicle is impacted, enter your vehicle identification number (VIN) on the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's website.

[Sources: Consumer Reports / Vehiceidentificationnumber.com]