Three VWs recalled over lack of warning when key is left in ignition

A handful of new Volkswagen cars and crossovers are subject to a new recall from the German brand. In documents filed with the NHTSA last month and released this week, VW will recall the Atlas, Jetta, and Tiguan over no warning that the key has been left in the ignition.

The recall applies to 2018 and 2019 Atlas crossover SUVs, 2019 Jetta sedans, and 2018 and 2019 Tiguan crossover SUV models that are not equipped with keyless entry. If a driver leaves the key in the ignition, the instrument cluster may not provide an audible warning when the door is open. The failure to issue such a warning means the cars do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for theft protection. The NHTSA says this not only increases the risk of theft but also the risk of a crash.