VW is recalling 246,000 Atlas SUVs over airbag and brake problems
Volkswagen recalled 246,000 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUVs in the US and Canada over a wiring issue that could cause problems with the cars’ airbags, windows and brakes.
According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, damage to the cars’ wiring could cause airbags to deploy “later than intended,” which could result in injury to people inside the vehicle.
The wiring issue could also cause other problems in the cars, including the vehicle’s windows rolling down on their own and the electronic parking brake inadvertently engaging at low speeds.
Currently, the company has no solution to the problem, according to the report, but Volkswagen will offer a reimbursement program for recalled vehicles.
The recall includes the 2019-2023 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2020-2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.
Volkswagen will notify owners and dealers by email on May 10, 2022 if their vehicles are affected by the recall. The company will also come back when a solution is developed to allow owners to bring their SUVs in for repairs.
In the meantime, owners can check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website to see if their cars are included in the recall by looking up their vehicle identification number, or VIN.