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Volkswagen recalls Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport vehicles

The vehicle may suffer a loss of steering due to a knuckle failure

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Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 10,303 model year 2021 Atlas and model year 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport vehicles.

The front steering knuckle may fracture in the area of the strut mounting.

A fractured steering knuckle can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and -- as necessary -- replace one or both steering knuckles free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 26, 2021.

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 40Q7.

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