Volkswagen recalled 246,000 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport SUVs in the US and Canada over a wiring problem that could cause problems with the cars’ airbags, windows and brakes.

Damage to the cars’ wiring can cause airbags to deploy “later than designed,” potentially resulting in injury to people in the vehicle, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The wiring problem can also cause other problems in the cars, including the car windows that roll down on their own and the electronic parking brake that engages inadvertently at low speeds.

Currently, according to the report, the company has no solution to the problem, but Volkswagen will offer a refund program for recalled vehicles.

The recall includes 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 post on May 10, 2022 if their vehicles are included in the recall. The company will also be in touch again when a solution is developed so that owners can bring their SUVs in for repair.

In the meantime, owners can check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website to see if their cars are included in the recall by finding their vehicle identification number or VIN.


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