2021 Volkswagen ATLAS CROSS SPORT Steering Recall

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2021 Volkswagen ATLAS CROSS SPORT Steering Recall

 NHTSA Recall #145601
NHTSA Compaign #20V712000
MFG Compaign #40Q6
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Model Year2021
 Date of notification19/11/20
 Begin date of manufacuring03/03/24
 End date of manufacturing03/03/24
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received17/11/20
 Report created18/11/20
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units776
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2021 atlas and 2020-2021 atlas cross sport vehicles. One or both steering knuckles may have been damaged during production.
 Consequence summaryA damaged steering knuckle can fail, causing a loss of steering, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, replace the steering knuckle, free of charge. The recall began november 19, 2020. Owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 40q6. Note: owners are advised to do not drive the vehicle until the vehicle has been inspected and repaired if necessary.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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