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 |  May 12 2010, 12:30 PM

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Volkswagen is recalling 16,000 GTI hatchbacks built between September 2008 and August 2009 over a faulty sensor in the gearbox. The sensor could cause the transmission to think that the oil temperature is too high, causing an abrupt shift into neutral. Obviously, this sort of error could cause a crash, and Volkswagen is looking to rectify the problem.

Press release after the jump

[Source: Volkswagen via NHTSA]

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