Major Volkswagen & Audi Recall

August 21, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Volkswagen and Audi are recalling 16,000 cars that can suddenly develop a potentially deadly transmission problem. Lisa Toler describes the problem: "The car stalled//when I was getting onto Highway One," she said, "You're in motion, but all of a sudden you-- you don't have any acceleration."

Some call it "the flash of death," when all of a sudden the park, reverse, neutral and drive lights flash on and off like crazy signaling their transmission has gone haywire.

Dennis Capolongo said, "There was no forward motion at all with the car. The engine was just racing and the transmission was just completely slipping."

Audi and Volkswagen are now recalling about 16,000 thousand vehicles to fix problems with a dual-clutch Transmission.

The recall affects any 2008 or 2009 Volkswagen Jetta, EOS, GTI or R32 with a direct shift gearbox transmission. Plus 2009 Audi A3, TT and TT Roadsters that contain the same D.S.G. transmission.

Volkswagen said they have not had any reports of crashes or injuries reported as a result of the problems that triggered the recall.

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