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2011-2013 Volkswagen Beetle recalled

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.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.