VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS 2018: AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE

Make : VOLKSWAGEN Model : ATLAS Year : 2018
Build Dates : 2016-11-17 - 2017-08-18
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V537000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-09-14 Date Received by ODI: 2018-08-20 Date Added to Database: 2018-08-20
Manufacturers Involved: Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 87F9
Component: AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 9685
Summary:
      Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "Volkswagen" is recalling certain 2018 Volkswagen Atlas vehicles. During production, the air conditioning system drain tube may have been twisted, causing water to drain into the air bag control module.
Consequence:
      The wet air bag control module may result in an unintentional deployment of the air bags, increasing the risk of injury or crash.
Remedy:
      Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the air conditioning drain tube, and if it is twisted, the drain tube and air bag control module will be replaced, free of charge. Some of the affected vehicles have had their drain tube previously replaced but did not receive a new air bag control module; the airbag control module will be replaced in these vehicles. The recall began September 14, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 87F9.
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.