Volkswagen had been a trusted brand for decades. But it is still recovering from its $14.7 billion settlement in 2016 for cheating on its clean air certifications for its diesel engines. The fallout from that settlement will be felt for years as the German manufacturer continues to pay plaintiffs.
Now the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced another recall involving the physical ignition keys in the Beetle (2012-2019 models), Golf (2015-2016 and 2018-2019), Golf SportWagon (2017-2019), GTI (2015-2019) and Jetta (2011-2018). As with the July 2018 recall, which only included 33,168 SportWagon models, the keys can be removed from the ignition without putting the cars' shift in park. This recall impacts a total of 679,027 vehicles.