Posted on: June 8, 2011
Volkswagen minivan drivers will want to pay attention to a recent recall. VW said it is recalling thousands of Routan minivans because of a faulty ignition key issue that could cause the engine to shut off, according to news reports .
VW said it is recalling nearly 12,600 Routan minivans from the 2010 model year. The recall stems from an issue with the ignition key could move while driving and cause the engine to shut off. The key can move from the run to accessory position on its own, turning off the engine, according to news reports.
While the recall spans thousands of vehicles, VW estimates only around 378 minivans have the defective ignition switches, according to news reports.
The ignition switch problem seems to be common. Last week, Chrysler recalled 250,000 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans and Dodge Journey crossovers for a similar problem.
No reports of injuries or car accidents have been reported in connection to the VW recall, however, Chrysler said it received 32 customer complaints and reports of two rear-end crashes from its defect.
As a North Charleston personal injury lawyer , I urge VW owners to get this recall fixed as soon as possible. Volkswagen said the recall will likely begin in April.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident related to a vehicle recall, contact a personal injury lawyer in North Charleston .