Volkswagen is recalling certain 2017-2019 Golf Sportwagen, 2019 Jetta, 2015-2019 Golf, and 2018-2019 Tiguan vehicles over fears the rear coil springs can break without warning.
The recall covers roughly 56,000 cars and SUV’s in the U.S.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says in documents posted Thursday that a broken spring can damage a tire or become a road hazard. The documents didn’t mention any crashes or injuries.
According to the NHTSA, if a coil spring fractures while driving, it may damage a rear tire causing a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear axle coil springs, free of charge. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 42J5.
The recall is expected to begin April 19, 2019.
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