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Recall 19V188000

Rear Coil Springs Fracture While Driving

Recall Details

The rear soil springs of the vehicle may fracture prematurely, and could possibly damage a tire, leading to loss of vehicle control. 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 fracture. If this occurs while driving, the fractured spring could contact a tire and damage it, resulting in loss of vehicle control and 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 April, 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 number is 42J5.

Suspension & Steering, March 06, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 06, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
56,173
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V188000
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Golf Sportwagen, 2019 Jetta, 2015-2019 Golf, and 2018-2019 Tiguan 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 will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear axle coil springs, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 19, 2019. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 42J5.
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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