Volkswagen AG has announced a recall of 442,265 VW Jetta and VW Beetle and Beetle Convertible cars in the United States and 126,000 in Canada so that the company may repair a part in the vehicles’ rear suspension that could lead to a potential crash.
Specifically, there is a risk that if the driver is a collision in one of these vehicles it could suffer a cracked suspension arm that may not be detected and could cause another crash if it is not fixed.
The recall affects a total of more than a million cars in the US, Canada, China and Germany, however, so far there have been no reported injuries or crashes resulting from the issue.
The vehicles affected are the VW Jettas made between 2011 and 2013 and VW Beetles made between 2012 and 2014.
Specifically, the German-based VW’s recall stems from an automotive part located in the rear of the vehicle referred to as a “rear trailing arm” that connects the rear axle to the body of the vehicle to stabilize it.
The China recall involves a similar issue affecting 581,090 VW Beetles and Sagitars, a locally-made vehicle that is a Jetta variant.
Local dealers will provide a replacement or will install a metal support piece to stabilize the faulty part.
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