VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS 2018: SEAT BELTS: REAR:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : ATLAS Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2016-11-17 - 2018-06-14
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V380000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-06-29 Date Received by ODI: 2018-06-07 Date Added to Database: 2018-06-11
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 69X1
Component: SEAT BELTS: REAR:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 54729
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Volkswaen" is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vehicles. The owner's manuals provided with the affected vehicles do not inform the customers about the child restraint size limitation/restrictions for the second row center seating position. As a result, the center and adjacent outboard seat belt buckles on the second row can become damaged it a child seat base is installed that is wider than 12.6 inches.
Consequence:
      A damaged seat belt buckle can release unexpectedly, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.
Remedy:
      Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the center and left outboard seat belt buckles, and replace them if necessary, free of charge. Volkswagen will also provide an owner's manual supplement addressing child safety and child restraints. The recall began June 29, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69X1.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      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.