VW Recalls Approximately 223K Vehicles
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling approximately 222,892 2019-2020 Atlas, 2020-2023 Atlas Cross Sport, and 2021-2023 Atlas FL vehicles due to an airbag issue. Specifically, the door wiring harness electrical contacts may corrode, disrupting the electrical connection and delaying the deployment of the driver or passenger front side air bag during a side impact crash.
The remedy for this problem is currently under development, according to the manufacturer. Interim owner notification letters informing owners of the safety risk will be mailed May 10th. A second notice will be sent once the remedy becomes available.