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Our Quick Take:
The ignition key may inadvertently rotate from the "run" to the "accessory" position while driving, which can cause the engine to shut off and increase the risk of a crash.
What Should You Do?
We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the engine could shut off while driving without warning. Please contact your Volkswagen dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
The ignition key could inadvertently rotate from the "run" to the "accessory" position, causing the engine to shut off without warning. If the engine shuts off while driving, vehicle performance will be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the "WIN" module to correct this concern. The recall is expected to begin in April, 2011. The Volkswagen recall number is 28G1/U8.