VW Recalls Over 200k Atlas SUVs For Possible Airbag Problem

VW Recalls Over 200k Atlas SUVs For Possible Airbag Problem
VW Recalls Over 200k Atlas SUVs For Possible Airbag Problem

Both the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport are included.

The Atlas SUV has been subject to a voluntary recall by the Volkswagen Group of America. The voluntary recall affects 222,892 vehicles, including both the Atlas and the smaller Atlas Cross Sport. It aims to fix a potential side airbag problem. (thegamedial.com)

The paperwork underpinning the recall have been disclosed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The SUV’s side airbag “may deploy later than anticipated,” according to the NHTSA’s Part 573 Safety Recall Report. This, of course, poses a safety risk in situations where side airbag deployment is required.

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Small movements of the wire harness from terminal A-Pillar to the front door, according to the study, are the main cause of the issue, which can damage the wire terminal surface. Corrosion can occur as a result of the surface damage, which can disrupt the electrical connection to the front door’s components.

The airbag warning light may appear in affected vehicles, but extreme examples may include unexpected window rolling down, park brake engagement at low speeds, and alerts about defective door sensors.

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The recall affects 113,899 VW Atlas FL models made between October 4, 2019 and February 10, 2022, according to the article. Meanwhile, 32,720 VW Atlas models from the 2019-2020 model year are listed, with production dates ranging from August 1, 2019 to March 6, 2020. On the other hand, the recall affects 76,273 VW Atlas Cross Sport models manufactured between September 25, 2019 and February 10, 2022.

The corporation will notify dealers and owners by May 10, 2022. VW has stated that as part of the recall, it will provide a refund scheme.

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Source: NHTSA