Volkswagen has issued a recall for the Routan because of the ignition switch problems which will be affecting the 2009 model year vehicles.
A new ignition switch recall isn’t wearing the GM logos on it and in fact it was announced by the Volkswagen Group. The affected model is the 2009 Volkswagen Routan and there are a total of 18,526 units of this vehicle which will have to be taken back to the dealerships.
“Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2009 Routan vehicles. Road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine”, as the NHTSA is saying in its recall summary of the problem.
Volkswagen will be notifying owners of the Volkswagen Routan of this recall and the company’s dealers will be modifying the ignition switch, free of charge. The recall will begin this month (August, 2014). VW is apparently not aware of any accidents related to this problem. For any extra details on the subject, owners of the 2009 Volkswagen Routan should contact VW at 1-800-822-8987 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.