Volkswagen says some 19,500 Canadian Jettas are among the 71,000 vehicles being recalled across North America to fix problems related to the car's alarm system and horn.
The recall to reconfigure faulty wiring affects sixth-generation Jetta sedans built between March 2010 and March 2011.
No injuries or accidents have been reported.
Of the Canadian cars being recall, about 11,000 are currently in customer hands.
Volkswagen says the other 8,500 have been built but are still in transit, either at the factory, en route to Canadian ports or are on dealer lots.
The company says it has issued a stop-sale order for the additional vehicles and none will be sold to customers prior to having the necessary repairs completed.
Meanwhile, Honda Motor Co Ltd is recalling 2,800 of its Odyssey minivans to repair potentially faulty windows.
There is a potential failure with the driver and front-passenger door power windows in the affected 2011 models in which the window may come off the track and become inoperative or drop into the door, according to a U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.
The window may shatter into the passenger cabin, so Honda is replacing those windows, NHTSA said. The recall is expected to begin on or before April 15. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to the defect, Honda said.
Earlier this month, Honda recalled more than 33,000 2011 Odyssey minivans due to a possible windshield wiper defect.