Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Car Photo: MotorTrend

Volkswagen recalls Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport vehicles over risk of fire

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 33 model year 2021 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport vehicles.

The automobile manufacturer noted that damaged relays may have been installed in the engine compartment fuse box, which could inadvertently activate the horn or engine starter.

The company said that a horn or starter that remains activated can overheat, increasing the risk of fire while in motion.

In respect of what to do to correct the error, Volkswagen stated that dealers would inspect, and as necessary, replace the relays free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed to consumers October 5, 2021.

Affected vehicle owners may contact Volkswagen Customer Service on (800) 893-5298, and Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 97FR.

Kindly Share This Story