Volkswagen Group of America is recalling 4,854 model year 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, Jetta, Jetta GLI & Tiguan, and Audi Q5 & SQ5 and model year 2021 Volkswagen Atlas vehicles.
The front seat backrest frame may not have been welded properly.
The backrest adjustment could break in a crash, possibly reducing the amount of occupant restraint, thus increasing risk of injury.
What to do
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front seats, and -- as necessary -- replace the seatback frames free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin October 25, 2020.
Volkswagen owners may contact their customer service at (888) 241-2289. Audi owners may contact their customer service at (800) 822-2834. Volkswagen's numbers for this recall are 72L1, 72K8, and 72K9.