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Volkswagen recalls 679,000 U.S. Vehicles that could roll away



WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG said Friday it is recalling 679,000 U.S.

The automaker said drivers could not remove the key after stopping the car without parking.

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circa 1950: Rows of 'Beetle' cars at a German Volkswagen plant. (Photo by Fox Photos / Getty Images)

View of a Volkswagen Beetle, 1960s. (Photo by Hulton Archive / Getty Images)

circa 1975: Volkswagen Beetle cars parked. (Photo by Keystone / Getty Images)

DETROIT, UNITED STATES: The new Volkswagen Beetle after its introduction at the North American International Auto show in Detroit, Michigan. The Beetle, the best selling car in history, is on the US market after a 19 year absence. AFP PHOTO / Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL / AFP / Getty Images)

The New 1999 Beetle From Volkswagon. The Trademark Beetle Body Shape Is Immediately Recognizable, Though It Shares No Parts With The Old Beetle. It's Both Larger (161.1 Inches And 96.3 Cubic Feet Inside) And More Powerful Than Its Predecessor And The Engine Is No Longer In The Back. The Car Is Available With A New Turbocharged 150-Horsepower 1.8-Liter Four-Cylinder Engine, A 115-Horsepower 2.0-Liter Four-Banger Or A High-Tech Turbo Direct Injection Diesel Engine That Gets 48 Mpg On The Highway And Has A Driving Range Of 700 Miles. The New Beetle's A Truly Modern Volkswagen, With A Fully Galvanized Body And German Engineered Suspension. Plus A Security System, Airbags * And 6-Speaker Cassette Stereo. (Photo by Getty Images)

NUERBURGRING, GERMANY – OCTOBER 07: INTERNATIONAL ADAC EIFFELRENNEN 2000 Nuerburgring; VW NEW BEETLE CUP (Photo by Christof Koepsel / Bongarts / Getty Images)

384066 02: FILE PHOTO: The new Volkswagen 'Microbus' concept vehicle is displayed for this publicity photo. The Microbus was introduced January 7, 2001 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. (Photo courtesy of Volkswagen / Newsmakers)

398508 01: UNDATED FILE PHOTO A redesigned Volkswagen Beetle is displayed in this undated file photograph. Volkswagen officially opened a new assembly hall near Dresden, Germany, December 11, 2001 to produce the new Phaeton luxury car, which represents a dramatic new step for the traditional car and small car market. (Photo courtesy Volkswagen AG / Getty Images)

Volkswagen Automotive Company, June 09, 2003. One out of every 120 Chinese car workers at a production line in Shanghai were more than 10 million privately owned cars plying Chinese roads, state press said. AFD PHOTO / LIU Jin

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16: The Volkswagen Golf R32 on display during the Sydney International Motorshow at the Sydney Exhibition Center October 16, 2003 in Sydney , Australia. The Sydney International Motor Show is the largest collection of cars on show in Australia with sixty new production models. (Photo by Cameron Spencer / Getty Images)

DETROIT – JANUARY 5: Volkswagen displays the Concept T vehicle at the North American International Auto Show January 5, 2004 in Detroit, Michigan. Juha Kankkunen drives his Volkswagen Touareg 05 January 2005, during the sixth stage of The 27th Dakar Rally between Smara and Zouerat in Mauritania. Reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel of France won the stage. Mitsubishi driver, and two-time champion, Hiroshi Masuoka of Japan by 5min 58sec and the Volkswagen of Bruno Saby by 7min 26sec. AFP PHOTO MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU / AFP / Getty Images)

WOLFSBURG, GERMANY – MARCH 13: (LR) Volkswagen Board members Detlef Wittig, Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, Horst Neumann, Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of German Volkswagen, Jochem Heizmann and CFO Hans Dieter Poetsch pose at the new Volkswagen model 'Scirocco' at the company's annual press conference on March 13, 2008 in Wolfsburg, Germany. The Volkswagen Group significantly increased its earnings last year. Profit before tax increased to 6.5 billion euros. (Photo by Andreas Rentz / Getty Images)




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Dealers want to install and additional switch and circuit board and disable a micro switch. A Volkswagen spokesman said there were no reports of injuries. The recall covers the Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, Golf Sports Cars and GTI from various model years through 2011 through 2019. (Reporting by David Shepardson)


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