Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 54,429 model year 2021 Atlas and model year 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport vehicles.
The air conditioning system drain tube could be blocked, causing water to leak inside the vehicle near the airbag control module.
A water leak may damage the airbag control module, causing inadvertent airbag deployment and increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
What to do
Dealers will repair the drain tube and replace the airbag control module -- as necessary -- free of charge.
Interim owner notification letters informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed on January 14, 2022. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available.
Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 87H4.