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Monday, November 29, 2021

Its Shop Time Mondays: VW Is Recalling Over 50,000 Atlas And Atlas Cross Sports

Blocked Drain Tube May Cause Air Bag Deployment

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V892000

Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Components VISIBILITY, AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 54,429

Summary

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2021 Atlas and 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport vehicles. The air conditioning system drain tube could be blocked, causing water to leak inside the vehicle near the air bag control module.

Remedy

Dealers will repair the drain tube and replace the air bag control module, as necessary, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed January 14, 2022. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 87H4.

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