The recall of many components covers the latest NHTSB US bulletin, including 222,892 Atlas models built and sold by the Volkswagen Group of America.
The automaker is recalling Atlas 2019-2020, Atlas Cross Sport 2020-2023 and Atlas FL 2021-2023 because the electrical contacts of the door harness can be corroded, disrupting the electrical connection and delaying the deployment of the front airbag of the driver or passenger during a side impact.
VW said “the tool is currently being developed.” It is expected that letters with intermediate messages informing the owners of the danger will be sent by mail from May 10, 2022. A second message will be sent as soon as the repair becomes available.
A problem with the wiring can also cause other problems in cars, including the car’s windows rolling back on their own and its electronic parking brake unintentionally triggered at low speeds. cnbc.com reported.
Meanwhile, Ford is recalling 78,376 2021-2022 Edge cars because a software bug could cause the rear view camera to display a blank or distorted image when the car is reversing. The software will be updated by dealers or through over-the-air (OTA) updates.
The automaker is also recalling 157,306 2021 F-150 trucks because the wiper motor could fail, causing the wipers to fail. Dealers will replace the electric motor.
VW is also recalling 45,789 Audi RS6 models Avant 2021, RS7, 2020-2021 A6 Allroad, S6 Sedan, S7, 2019-2021 A6 Sedan and A7 because the fuel level sensor may be delayed, resulting in inaccurate fuel level readings on the combination screen appliances. Dealers will install a new sensor in the tank.
Finally, Kia Motors America recalls 30,362 Cadenza 2014-2016 models because the windshield may not have been properly adhered to the car during production, allowing it to separate. Dealers will inspect the screen and, if necessary, issue and reinstall it.