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Rear springs cracked/broken !

Postby chapel » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:07 pm

My Scirocco R is from 2010 but has only done 32K miles (shameful I know!), and is garaged when not in use. Yet somehow in the last 500 miles of uneventful motoring both rear springs have cracked and need replacing. This seems very peculiar, given that the suspension is VW original equipment Has anyone else had a similar problem, and is there a known problem with the rear springs?
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Re: Rear springs cracked/broken !

Postby Cuprabob » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:20 pm

Sadly broken springs is very common on all VAG cars irrespective on how many miles they have done.
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Re: Rear springs cracked/broken !

Postby Daz GT TSI » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:33 pm

Both of mine broke recently.. Image
This was one of them


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Re: Rear springs cracked/broken !

Postby a4gee » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:27 pm

Out of interest, how did you know something was wrong in the first place?
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Re: Rear springs cracked/broken !

Postby chapel » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:02 pm

Hi, thanks for that, I hadn't heard it was common. I hadn't noticed any symptoms - it was a pre-MOT check.
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Re: Rear springs cracked/broken !

Postby LHM » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:56 am

good excuse to get some lowering springs!
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Re: Rear springs cracked/broken !

Postby Daz GT TSI » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:52 am

LHM wrote:good excuse to get some lowering springs!

That's exactly what I did


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Re: Rear springs cracked/broken !

Postby LHM » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:35 am

Daz GT TSI wrote:
LHM wrote:good excuse to get some lowering springs!

That's exactly what I did


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Re: Rear springs cracked/broken !

Postby AyBee » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:29 pm

Just had mine replaced at the MOT too - annoying!!
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Re: Rear springs cracked/broken !

Postby paddyz1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:59 am

Speed bumps, pot holes they are the main problem, especially if you hit them fast.
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Re: Rear springs cracked/broken !

Postby 3t3p » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:45 pm

Yes have had to have both of my rear springs replaced over last two years.

Then again come and look at the third world roads in Manchester:(

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