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VW recommends against using the front passenger seat after recalling more than 143,000 Atlas cars.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed on Tuesday that VW is recalling more than 143,000 of its SUVs due to the possibility that the front passenger air bags may have been turned off.

Many Volkswagen Atlas cars are affected by the recall, according to an NHTSA report.

A wiring issue in the affected models’ passenger occupant detection systems could prevent the front passenger air bag from activating when the seat is occupied, increasing the risk of damage in an accident.

VW claimed that in August 2019, it learned about the reported problems.

Which models have been recalled?

The recalled VW models include:

2018-2021 Atlas.
Atlas Cross Sport 2020.
143,053 automobiles are involved.

Owners of Volkswagens should do what?

On May 26, mail-based notices are anticipated to start going out to affected owners.

Owners can check to see if their car is affected by calling Volkswagen’s customer support at 1-800-893-5298 or entering their vehicle identification number online.

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