Volkswagen has announced a recall of approximately 56,100 model-year 2017-19 Golf SportWagen wagons, model-year 2019 Jetta sedans, model-year 2015-19 Golf hatchbacks and model-year 2018-19 Tiguan SUVs due to issues with the rear-axle coil springs. The rear coil springs may prematurely fracture, which could damage a rear tire and cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Volkswagen began notifying owners on April 19. Owners can call the automaker at 800-893-5298 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the rear-axle coil springs.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.