VW recalls 246,000 Atlas SUVs due to airbag and brake problem

Volkswagen has recalled 246,000 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUVs in the United States and Canada due to a wiring problem that could cause issues with the cars’ airbags, windows and brakes.

According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, damage to cars’ wiring could cause airbags to deploy “later than expected,” potentially injuring people in the vehicle.

The wiring problem could also cause other problems in cars, including the vehicle’s windows lowering on their own and its electronic parking brake inadvertently engaging at low speeds.

Currently, the company does not have a solution to the problem, according to the report, but Volkswagen will offer a refund program for recalled vehicles.

The recall affects the 2019 to 2023 Volkswagen Atlas, as well as the 2020 to 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Volkswagen will notify owners and dealers by mail on May 10, 2022 if their vehicles are included in the recall. The company will also get back in touch when a fix is ​​developed so owners can bring in their SUVs for repair.

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.

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