Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2021 Atlas and 2020-2021 Atlas Cross Sport vehicles. The VW recall of the Atlas SUVs is due to the fact front steering knuckle may fracture in the area of the strut mounting.
The Atlas, which was all-new in 2018, is VW’s three-row SUV and the Atlas Cross Sport, which was all new in 2020, is a two-row SUV built on the same platform.
A fractured steering knuckle can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Volkswagen will notify owners of the VW Atlas recall, 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 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen’s number for this recall is 40Q7.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov to look up more details or further VW Atlas recalls.
The 2018 Atlas was previously recalled for a fuel tank leak.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V026000
Manufacturer Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Potential Number of Units Affected 10,303