NEW YORK – Volkswagen is recalling 246,000 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUVs in the US and Canada due to cable issues that impacted the use of the car’s airbags, windows and brakes.
Damage to a car’s wiring could cause the airbag to inflate more slowly than designed, and cause injury to people in the vehicle, according to a report from the United States Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) cited by CNBC, Sunday (20/3/2020). 2022).
Wiring problems can also cause other problems in the car, including the vehicle’s windows constantly dropping down and its electronic parking brake accidentally acting at low speeds.
Currently, the company does not have a fix plan for the issue, according to the report, but Volkswagen will offer a replacement program for the recalled vehicles.
The recalls include the Volkswagen Atlas from 2019 to 2023, as well as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport from 2020 to 2023.
Volkswagen will notify owners and dealers by mail on May 10, 2022, if their vehicles are included in the recall. The company will also provide information when a fix is developed so owners can bring their SUV in for repair.
Meanwhile, owners can check the website of the United States Highway and Traffic Safety Administration to see if their car is included in the recall by looking up their vehicle identification number, or VIN.