Today, Volkswagen of American announced a voluntary recall on 13,500 VW models equipped with a DSG transmission. Accordingly, a faulty temperatures sensor in the DSG transmission could cause phantom warning lamps to illuminate on the dashboard. In what VW stresses are very rare instances, the malfunction could also cause the transmission to shift into neutral.
The models affected include the Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, GTI, and Eos manufactured between September 2008 and August 2009, which includes primarily 2009 MY and a very small percentage of 2010 MY vehicles.
In the coming weeks, owners of the affected vehicles will be contacted by Volkswagen of America to schedule an appointment at their local dealer to have their vehicle inspected, and if necessary, have the vehicle repaired.
Customers who have questions or concerns should call the Volkswagen Loyalty Center at 1-800-444-8982.