Monday, August 26, 2019

Its Shop Time Mondays: VWs Are Rolling Away, While Ford (And Lincoln) Are Replacing Seat Belts

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V615000
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Potential Number of Units Affected 679,027
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2015-2019 GTI, 2015-2016 and 2018-2019 Golf, 2012-2019 Beetle and Beetle Convertible, 2017-2019 Golf SportWagen and 2011-2018 Jetta vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, manual handbrake and keyless entry. A build-up of silicate on the shift lever micro switch contacts may enable the key to be removed from the ignition when the transmission shift lever is not in "Park."
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional switch and circuit board, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 11, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 37M2.

2. Front Seat Belts May Not Restrain Occupants
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V590000
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Components SEAT BELTS
Potential Number of Units Affected 103,374
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2015 Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles. In the event of a crash, heat from the deployment of a seat belt pretensioner may cause a front seat belt anchor cable to fail.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply a protective coating to the seat belt cable, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 9, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S25.

Note: This recall is an expansion of a recall 16V-875.

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