— A Volkswagen rear coil spring recall has been issued because the springs in more than 6,300 vehicles may not have been manufactured properly.
Included in the recall are the 2018-2019 Volkswagen Atlas, 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and 2019 Volkswagen Jetta with rear coil springs that may break.
A fractured rear coil spring can damage a rear tire and cause a blowout, leaving objects in the roadway.
A supplier contacted Volkswagen in July 2018 about the use of coil spring materials that weren't approved for production. An internal investigation was opened and engineers determined incorrect materials were used and production lots of coil springs may have been outside specifications.
Owners should have been notified to get their vehicles to dealerships to have the rear axle coil springs replaced.
Affected Volkswagen Atlas, Golf SportWagen and Jetta customers with questions should call 800-893-5298. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 42J2 / 42J3.