DETROIT (CBSMiami/AP) — Volkswagen(VW) issued a recall for 442,000 Jettas and Beetles due to an issue with rear suspension.READ MORE: CBS4 Investigates: Smugglers Trying To Cash In On COVID Pandemic
The company wants to a fix a problem which could cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren’t fixed properly after a crash.
Vehicles affected include 2011 through 2013 Jettas and 2012 through 2013 Beetles.
VW said in documents posted by U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday that if rear trailing arms are damaged in a crash and not repaired correctly, they can fracture suddenly. That can cause loss of control and possibly a crash. Trailing arms connect the axle to the frame.
The company said there have been no crashes or injuries in the U.S., but there were reports of fractured trailing arms mainly in Asian countries.READ MORE: ‘Lived Her Life Fiercely’: Hundreds Gather At Miami Dade College For Wake Remembering Congresswoman Carrie Meek
Dealers will inspect trailing arms for damage and install sheet metal to help prevent a loss of vehicle control.
The sheet metal will be installed at no cost to customers, but customers will have to pay for repairs if their suspension was damaged, VW said.
Parts currently aren’t available, but VW will notify customers to take their cars to dealers for a free inspection.
Customers can call VW at (800)893-5298.
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