Volkswagen Australia has announced a recall for the 2011-2013 Volkswagen Beetle due to potential weakness in the trailing arms.

VOLKSWAGEN AUSTRALIA has today issued a recall for the 2011-2013 Volkswagen Beetle because, “The trailing arm of the rear torsion crank axle can break as a result of damage caused from impact to the vehicle such as a rear-end collision, or impact with the edge of a curb”. If this was to occur and the compromised trailing arm broke it could lead to an “immediate loss of vehicle control, posing and accident hazzard to the driver and other road users”.

According to information supplied to Recalls Australia, around 967 vehicles are affected in the recall and Volkswagen Australia is sending a letter to all affected owners of the vehicles. If you’re not sure whether this affects your vehicle, contact your local Volkswagen Authorised Service Centre, or contact Volkswagen Customer care on 1800 607 822.


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