Volkswagen will be recalling additional than 220,000 newer Atlas and Atlas Cross Activity SUV types for an challenge with the side airbag deployment, the NHTSA disclosed on Friday.
The Atlas three-row SUV and its similar 5-seat Atlas Cross Sport has entrance facet airbags that might deploy afterwards than needed in the party of a side crash. VW believes the issue is brought about by micromovements that can corrode the contacts in the doorway wiring harness on each the driver and passenger facet.
A delayed airbag deployment could increase the danger of injury. The airbag warning light-weight could illuminate in the instrument cluster if there is an mistake. Other symptoms of the defective wiring could be less clear: Volkswagen states the home windows could inadvertantly roll down, the parking brake could be engaged at very low speeds (beneath 2 mph), and a defective door sensor warning could activate.
The recall covers the 2019-2023 Volkswagen Atlas and the 2020-2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.
Owners will be notified as early as May perhaps 10 of the safety challenge, but VW would not yet have a remember correct. Reimbursement will be provided to house owners who have had it set. Owners may well contact Volkswagen purchaser services at 1-800-893-5298 or stop by its remember web-site listed here.