Volkswagen recently issued a 2-for-1 series of recalls for owners of the 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport and 2021 Atlas.
Both campaigns are to fix issues that can cause a sudden and dangerous loss of control.…keep reading article "Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport Owners Get a 2-for-1 Series of Recalls to Prevent a Sudden Loss of Control"
Volkswagen is recalling 6,300 vehicles after their supplier informed them the rear coil springs they provided weren’t ready for production.
Um, whoops? If the coil spring breaks it will cause an unsettling noise (bad), a sagging backend (worse), and can even puncture a tire leading to a sudden blowout (holy smokes terrible). Owners of the 2018-2019 Atlas, 2015 Golf SportWagen, and 2019 Jetta should be on the lookout for a recall notice in the mail.keep reading article "VW Says Supplier Sent Coil Springs That Can Snap, Crackle, and Pop the Tires"
You know that annoying-but-useful chime that comes on every time you open the car door with the key still in the ignition?
Turns out it might not be working in the 2018-2019 Atlas and 2019 Jetta. VW determined a
data container wasn't coded correctly, something that will cause a failure of the instrument cluster to provide an audible warning when the driver opens the door with the key still in the ignition.
That’s a federal safety no-no. To fix the issue, VW has scheduled a recall for January 18, 2019.keep reading article "These VW Vehicles Won’t Alert You When You’ve Left the Key in the Ignition"
The 2018 Atlas has been recalled because a twisted A/C evaporator tube can drain water onto the floor of the SUV’s cabin.
Not only are wet carpets stinky, but they can also damage fragile electrical components underneath. You know, like the mini computer that controls your airbags and whatnot.
Volkswagen first checked into the problem in August 2017 after complaints about wet carpets, illuminated airbag warning lights and deactivated airbag control units. VW didn't see it as relevant to safety and issued a service campaign.
10 months after sweeping the problem under the (soggy) rug, a control unit fizzled out and inadvertently deployed an airbag in a 2018 Atlas. Luckily no-one was hurt.
It’s almost as if those WARNING lights were trying to tell VW something a year ago.keep reading article "Atlas Recalled After a Control Unit Gets Wet and Inadvertently Deploys an Airbag"
58 of VW's 2018 Atlas SUVs have been recalled before the calendar even flipped over to the new year.
VW says the tanks were built with walls that aren't think enough, so the tanks will need to be replaced.
I don’t think I’ve ever heard of gas tanks that were too thin to, well … hold gas.keep reading article "VW Atlas Gas Tanks Are Too Thin to Hold Gas"