Volkswagen Group of America is recalling an estimated 56,173 cars and SUVs, because the rear coil springs may prematurely fracture.
In the event a coil spring breaks while the vehicle is in motion, it could potentially damage a rear tire. This scenario can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which increases the chance of a collision.
To fix the problem, Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear axle coil springs at no cost to owners.
The recall begins Apr. 19. Owners can reach Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 42J5.