PhotoVolkswagen Group of America is recalling 9,685 model year 2018 Atlas vehicles.

The air conditioning system drain tube may have been twisted during production, causing water to drain into the airbag control module.

The wet air bag control module may result in an unintentional deployment of the airbags, increasing the risk of injury or crash.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air conditioning drain tube, and if it is twisted, the drain tube and air bag control module will be replaced, free of charge.

Some affected vehicles have had their drain tube previously replaced but did not receive a new air bag control module; the airbag control module will be replaced in these vehicles.

The recall is expected to begin October 14, 2018.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 87F9.


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