Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of 13,500 vehicles equipped with its double-clutch automatic DSG transmission.
Models affected by the recall include the Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, GTI, and Eos built between September 2008 and August 2009.
According to VW, the recall applies to 2009 model year vehicles along with a few of the 2010 model year vehicles.
A faulty temperature sensor on the transmission may trigger false-positive warning lights on the cars, or in some cases the fault may cause the transmission to shift into neutral.
Volkswagen said it will contact owners of affected vehicles. Owners can schedule a free appointment with their dealer to check for and fix the problem.
Customers who have questions or concerns should call the Volkswagen Loyalty Center at 1-800-444-8982.