Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling about 73,545 2018-2019 Atlas midsize SUVs and Tiguan compact SUVs, as well as 2019 Jetta compact cars without keyless entry for an electrical system issue.
Specifically, the instrument cluster in these vehicles may not provide an audible warning to alert the driver that the key is still in the ignition when the door is open. If the driver is not warned and the key is inadvertently left in the ignition, it can increase the risk of vehicle theft or a collision.
To fix the problem, Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the instrument cluster, at no cost to customers.
The recall begins Jan. 18. Owners can reach Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 90L3 and 90L4.