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Recall 18V904000

Rear Coil Springs Fracture While Driving

Recall Details

The rear coil springs of the vehicle may fracture prematurely, possibly contacting and damaging the rear tires. Dealers will replace the rear axle coil springs free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The rear coil springs of the vehicle may prematurely fracture, possibly contacting the rear tires. If a broken spring contacts a rear tire, it may be punctured and lead to an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Volkswagen must be performed by a Volkswagen dealership. Volkswagen will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2019. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Volkswagen dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Volkswagen recall numbers are 42J2 and 42J3.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, December 19, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 19, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
6,322
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V904000
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Volkswagen Atlas, 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, and 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vehicles. The rear coil springs may prematurely fracture.
Consequence
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.
Remedy
Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will replace the rear axle coil springs, free of charge. The recall began January 31, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 42J2/42J3.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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