Volkswagen has issued a recall for 143,000 Atlas SUVs due to an airbag glitch. The recall affects Atlas SUVs from the 2018-2019 model years.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the airbag control unit in the affected vehicles may not have been properly installed. This could result in the airbags not deploying properly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the driver and passengers.
Volkswagen has stated that it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the issue. However, the company is urging owners of affected vehicles to bring them in for a free repair.
The recall is expected to begin on October 14, 2019. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by mail and instructed to bring their vehicles to a Volkswagen dealer for inspection and repair.
This is not the first time Volkswagen has had to issue a recall for airbag issues. In 2015, the company recalled millions of vehicles worldwide due to faulty airbags made by Japanese supplier Takata.
The recall is a reminder of the importance of vehicle safety and the need for manufacturers to take responsibility for any issues that arise. It is also a reminder for vehicle owners to stay informed about any recalls that may affect their vehicles and to take action promptly to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road.