DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen is recalling 12,600 minivans because
the ignition key could move while driving and cause the engine to
Chrysler announced a similar recall last week. It makes the vans
VW says the ignition key in Routan minivans from the 2010 model
year can move from the run to accessory position on its own,
turning off the engine. VW estimates that 378 of the vans have
defective ignition switches.
Chrysler last week recalled about 250,000 Dodge Grand Caravan
and Chrysler Town & Country minivans and Dodge Journey crossovers
to replace the ignition switches. All the vehicles are from the
2010 model year.
Chrysler told the government it had received 32 customer
complaints and was aware of two rear-end crashes.
The recalls are to begin in April.
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