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Volkswagen recalls model year 2021 Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport vehicles

Damaged relays in the fuse box may cause a fire

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

Damaged relays may have been installed in the engine compartment fuse box, which could inadvertently activate the horn or engine starter.

A horn or starter that remains activated can overheat, increasing the risk of fire.

What to do

Dealers will inspect and -- as necessary -- replace the relays free of charge.

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

Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at (800) 893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 97FR.

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