Volkswagen is “recalling 12,600 minivans because the ignition key could move while driving and cause the engine to shut off.” (Detroit AP, 3/10).
The recalls, which are scheduled to begin in April, follow a similar Chrysler recall, the company that makes the vans for Volkswagen. The Chrysler recall was in response to 32 customer complaints and at least two accidents.
VW says “the ignition key in Routan minivans from the 2010 model year can move from the run to accessory position on its own, turning off the engine. VW estimates that 378 of the vans have defective ignition switches.”
As a Chicago car and truck accident lawyer, I always encourage consumers to maintain awareness about vehicle recalls and safety issues, and to make sure their vehicles are fixed quickly.