Volkswagen recalled 246,000 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUVs within the U.S. and Canada due to a wiring situation that would trigger issues with the airbags, home windows and brakes of the automobiles.
Harm to the wiring of the automobiles might lead to airbags deploying “later than designed,” which might result in damage of individuals within the automobile, based on a report from the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration.
The wiring situation might additionally trigger different issues within the automobiles, together with the automobile’s home windows rolling down on their very own and its digital parking brake inadvertently participating at low speeds.
At the moment, the corporate doesn’t have a repair for the difficulty, based on the report, nonetheless Volkswagen will supply a reimbursement program for recalled automobiles.
The recall contains the 2019 by way of 2023 Volkswagen Atlas, in addition to the 2020 by way of 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.
Volkswagen will notify homeowners and sellers by mail on Could 10, 2022, if their automobiles are included within the recall. The corporate may also attain out once more when a repair is developed so homeowners can carry of their SUVs for restore.
Within the meantime, homeowners can verify the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration’s web site to see if their automobiles are included within the recall by looking out their automobile identification quantity, or VIN.