Update: Volkswagen Atlas Recalled for Crash Risk
Volkswagen is recalling 2021 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport vehicles which were manufactured with lug bolt holes on the wheels that may have been machined incorrectly, preventing the wheel bolt from sufficiently attaching to the wheel bearing hub. "An insufficiently attached wheel may separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA said. This recall began on March 4, 2021.
VW Atlas Airbag Recall
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., is recalling Atlas vehicles from the model year 2018 over potentially defective airbags which could fail during an accident, increasing the risk of severe injury, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The recalled VW Atlas SUVs are equipped with an incorrectly manufactured airbag sensor, which can delay or disable airbag deployment when necessary, NHTSA said.
In the event of a crash, a delayed or disabled airbag deployment can increase the risk of severe personal injury or death.
Volkswagen is notifying owners and dealers will replace the airbag crash sensor, free of charge. This recall began on Feb. 21, 2020.
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VW Atlas Recalled for Steering Knuckle Defect, Crash Hazard
VW is recalling the 2021 Atlas and 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport vehicles which were manufactured with a front steering knuckle that may fracture in the area of the strut mounting. "A fractured steering knuckle can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA said. This recall began on February 16, 2021.
Volkswagen Atlas Recalled for Crash Risk
Volkswagen is recalling the following vehicles which were sold with over cured Continental Cross Contact LX Sport tires, size 255/50 R 20 105 T:
- 2020-2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
- 2021 Volkswagen Atlas
"Over-cured tires can result in a sidewall break causing a sudden loss of air pressure or the tread separating from the tire," NHTSA said. "Both conditions increase the risk of a crash."
Volkswagen is notifying owners and dealers will inspect the DOT date code and mold number on the vehicle's tires to see if they are affected, replacing them as necessary, free of charge.
This recall began on November 30, 2020.
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